Google self-driving car at fault in accident

Google self-driving car at fault in accident

Chloe Ruffennach, Staff writer
March 10, 2016 • 151 views
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Google has released a statement claiming that their famous self-driving car may have been at fault in an accident on February 14th with a city bus. According to cnn.com, any of the previous 17 accidents Google’s self-driving car was involved in were not the car’s fault, but rather a human error...

US student detained in North Korea speaks out

US student detained in North Korea speaks out

Caroline Foley, Staff Writer
March 10, 2016 • 170 views
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Otto Warmbier, an American college student detained in North Korea, spoke out in a video statement on Monday for the first time in the two months following his arrest. According to CNN, Warmbier is accused of trying to steal a North Korean banner containing a political slogan that was hanging from...

North Korea peace treaty talk rejected by U.S. after latest missile test

North Korea peace treaty talk rejected by U.S. after latest missile test

Krist Muñoz-Malavé, Staff Writer
February 24, 2016 • 158 views
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According to The Wall Street Journal, only days before North Korea's latest nuclear-bomb test, the Obama administration agreed to conduct peace talks with North Korea to formally put a close to the Korean War. As reported by Reuters, the talks were cancelled due to the fact that they would not be...

Zika virus raises concern for Rio Olympics

Zika virus raises concern for Rio Olympics

Caroline Foley, Staff Writer
February 23, 2016 • 143 views
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Due to the recent Zika virus outbreak in Brazil, the safety of citizens, athletes, and visitors during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro has come into question. The World Health Organization has declared Zika to be an international public health emergency. There are not currently any plans...

Hong Kong faces rioters

Hong Kong faces rioters

Krist Muñoz-Malavé, Staff Writer
February 19, 2016 • 1,203 views
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Last week, the localist movement in Hong Kong rose up once more to cause violent riots, this time within the city. On the surface, it's easy to dismiss the recent riots as nothing but some anger concerning unlicensed food stalls, BBC News reported. However, behind the scenes there's a very large political...

Penguin colony suffers after being landlocked by iceberg

Penguin colony suffers after being landlocked by iceberg

Caroline Foley, Staff Writer
February 19, 2016 • 161 views
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Approximately 150,000 Adélie penguins have perished after being trapped on land by a massive iceberg. The iceberg first caused problems when it became trapped in Commonwealth Bay in Cape Denison, Antarctica in 2010.  Unable to access the ocean and hunt for fish, the penguins must now trek nearly...

Ukraine faces an increased risk of open war with Russia

Ukraine faces an increased risk of open war with Russia

Krist Muñoz-Malavé, Staff Writer
February 9, 2016 • 178 views
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According to Reuters, the possibility of an open war with Russia looms over Ukraine as Petro Oleksiyovych Poroshenko, President of Ukraine, informed the German newspaper Bild last Wednesday. "The danger of an open war is greater than last year. Russia is investing a great deal in war preparations,"...

Winter storm Jonas buries east coast

Winter storm Jonas buries east coast

Caroline Foley, Staff Writer
February 2, 2016 • 164 views
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The northeastern region of the US has begun the process of digging out from the massive amounts of snow dumped this past weekend as a result of Winter Storm Jonas. Eleven states in total declared a state of emergency at some point during the storm, and at least 48 people have died as a result of ...

Extinct relative of the zebra brought back

Extinct relative of the zebra brought back

February 2, 2016 • 155 views
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The Quagga, a cousin of the more commonly known Zebra, has been extinct for more than one hundred years. Now a group of scientists from Cape Town has began to take steps to bring this animal back into the world. A group formally known as the Quagga Project has been working hard to give this lesser...

Earth’s solar system may have a new planet

Earth’s solar system may have a new planet

Matt Di Michele, Staff Writer
February 2, 2016 • 144 views
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Years after the planetary body Pluto was relegated to a non-planet designation, scientists at the California Institute of Technology may have discovered another planet that could potentially be the ninth planet in our Solar System. Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown, the researchers who first observed...

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