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  • Ben Norman
  • 4 Days ago
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China’s stock market in shambles after tariff threats

Looming trade war troubles China China’s stock took a massive blow on Tuesday after President Trump amidst fear of a trade war with the United States. Over a thousand stocks fell by more than 10%, and the Shanghai Composite Index dropped below 3,000 – its lowest point since 2016. Following confirmation of President Trump’s announcement […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 1 month ago
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Starbucks’s new policy towards non-paying customers

Starbucks’s new policy allows non-paying customers to sit in their cafes and use their restrooms. A video centered on two African American men in a Starbucks in Philadelphia spiraled out of control on the internet. It caught world-wide attention not long ago. The two men, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, were seen to be ushered […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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What is #RedForEd about?

#RedForEd stands for the walkout initiated by K-12 educator in Arizona. It is also connected to Governor Ducey’s “20 by 2020” initiative.  By now most people are already aware of the latest trend #RedForEd inspired by the walkout organized by the teachers in Arizona. Schools are shutting down for the rest of the week for […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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Climate Change Affects the Timing of Natural Processes

Global warming is becoming more concerning by the minute. Climate change has made an impact on the timing of natural processes. One of the most pressing issues in this generation is the negative impact that capitalism has towards the environment. To start off, there is a significant number of people out there who believes the […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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FDA Bans the Sales of Bulk Concentrated Caffeine Products

Powdered caffeine has caused caffeine overdose in the past – leading to the loss of precious lives. The FDA has banned the sales of bulk caffeine products in powdered and liquid form. Four years ago, there was an uproar over the death of a prom king in Ohio. Logan Stiner, who at the time of […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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Can Apple’s commitment to Renewal make an impact?

Apple continues to show its dedication towards sustaining the environment. Apple and Google have both purchased RECs such that they are 100 percent running on clean energy. With all the commotion about climate change and the role we have assumed in the contribution of it, it is no wonder that large multinational corporations are taking […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 3 Months ago
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Why did NASA transport human sperm samples into space?

NASA has recently transported samples of human sperm into the outer space. This is part of the experiment to achieve procreation in zero-gravity. According to qrius news outlet, NASA has recently transported samples of sperm to the International Space Station (ISS). What’s more is that it is not merely human sperm, but also bull sperm. […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 3 Months ago
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Is there going to be a second wave for the 2018 influenza?

Influenza A, H3N2, began towards the end of 2017 and peaked on March 31, 2018. There may be a second wave this year, with the virus of influenza B.  It seems like the year of 2018 is another episode of widespread influenza. H3N2 is the virus that is behind influenza A. It began at the […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 3 Months ago
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Are we getting closer to the secrets in the universe?

Scientists have discovered the most distant star unintentionally. Its official name is the Lensed Star 1, and Icarus, informally. Nature Astronomy journal has published a paper that reveals a new discovery of the universe. Astronomers have just discovered a newfound star in a spiral galaxy that is halfway across the universe, as reported by NBC […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 3 Months ago
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How is Facebook affecting your well-being?

The use of Facebook contributes to the levels of stress hormone cortisone. The study required participants to not use Facebook for five days. The Journal of Social Psychology has just published the findings of a research regarding the use of social media. It was done by the University of Queensland in Australia. They have proven the […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 3 Months ago
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Is Tesla Inc. the ultimate loser amidst the trade war?

Trump Administration considers adding a 25% tariff on Chinese car imports. China retaliates with an equal 25% of 106 U.S. imported goods. Tesla Inc. is already paying 25% due to China’s tariff on car imports. China has been the most prominent trading partner of the United States for some time now. NBC News states that the trades […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 3 Months ago
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Will a surcharge reduce congestion in Manhattan?

Recently approved New York state budget includes a surcharge in ride-hailing services. The additional funds will go into the maintenance and upgrade of the subway. Governor Cuomo is moving forward with the congestion-pricing plan. We live in a generation where everything comes down to money. It will be the ultimate deciding factor in every step that […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 3 Months ago
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Microsoft imposes strict Code of Conduct, Severe Punishments

Microsoft is reinforcing and revising its Code of Conduct terms. Microsoft has threatened to suspend or ban people for infringements.  Due to the anonymity that exists in cyberspaces, there is an astronomical amount of unsolicited content on the internet nowadays. Hence, it should come as no surprise that Microsoft is revising its terms and conditions to […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 3 Months ago
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Grab Acquires Uber’s Foothold in Southeast Asia

Uber Technologies is experiencing global challenges. Grab has procured Uber in Southeast Asia. Grab is a ride-hailing and logistics service based in Singapore. Its services are available in most of its neighboring countries in Southeast Asia. These include countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and so on. The company has excelled in recent years such […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 3 Months ago
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“Streaming Apps” to “Instant Apps,” Why the Change?

Google has introduced the new technology “Instant Apps”. It is a variation of the previous “Streaming Apps”. Google has brought a new feature to the Play Store in celebration of the Annual Game Developers Conference last week. A few games on Android will now allow users to access them before officially downloading them. This “Try […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 3 Months ago
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Logging Allegations Come to Light, Facebook’s Public Opinion Sways

Zuckerberg admits to Cambridge Analytica rumor. Facebook says calls and texts logging requires users’ permission. Just last week, there was news of Facebook Inc. alleged leak of some 50 million users’ personal information to a British firm, Cambridge Analytica. Cambridge Analytica has supposedly worked for President Trump in the 2016 electoral campaign. Following that, several […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 3 Months ago
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Why are the cryptocurrencies crashing?

Within the past weekend, Bitcoin has fallen drastically to $7,335.57, at its lowest on Sunday. Fortunately, as CoinDesk conveys, the value of the cryptocurrency gradually recuperated. By Monday afternoon, the value of Bitcoin picked up again returned to an average of $8,585. Although we can never know for certain the reason underlying such change, many […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 3 Months ago
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United Airlines Attempts to Avoid a PR Mess

United Continental Holdings Inc., the Chicago-based airline has become the airline that has the most controversial issues for some time now. Perhaps you have heard about the David Dao incident. The passenger was physically coerced into leaving the flight because of a mistake made by the airline. They overbooked the flight, leaving no available seat […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 3 Months ago
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Flights are cancelled as a direct result of global warming

With the deterioration in global warming, it is no wonder we have been experiencing such extreme weathers in 2018. Owing to the phrase ‘global warming’, many have been questioning the validity because of the extreme cold that we have experienced – and are still experiencing – this year. While the change in climate has not […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 4 Months ago
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The Mysterious Case of Amelia Earhart

The disappearance of Amelia Earhart, the first female who flew across the Atlantic Ocean on her own, have baffled millions of people since 1937. Back then, hers was a name that was widely recognized due to her achievements in air travel. Consequent to the incident, she has come to be the subject of many public […]
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