As a college-aged student whose life is mostly coordinated by a computer and smartphone, it is easy to forget that my generation is not the only one that uses technology for work and fun. Take, for instance, Facebook’s new policy that allows for users to designate a friend or family member as their legacy contact […]

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Spotify unveiled its largest outdoor advertising campaign ever on Sunday, with large, hand-painted ads going up in ten cities around the world. In New York, personalized billboards can be seen in different neighborhoods. One ad shows that Justin Bieber was the most popular artist in Williamsburg while The Weeknd was most popular in the East […]

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There is no doubt that China’s ascendant economy has produced new millionaires and billionaires who are looking to invest their money for the long term. Increasingly, this group of rich Chinese investors is turning to real estate in America to diversify their holding and secure spots at American schools and universities for their children, all […]

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In the past decade or so, space exploration has become increasingly privatized. At NASA, the emphasis has been on developing the capabilities of private companies to launch astronauts to the International Space Station and complete resupply missions. As one could imagine, such operations have proven difficult to set up and companies such as Elon Musk’s […]

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According to an analysis of wages by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women earn about 78 cents for every dollar men make. Though some would like to believe that women choose lower paying occupations, accounting for lower salaries, the analysis shows that even within specific occupations the wage gaps remain. For example, a male school […]

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In January 1999, Hae Min Lee, a high school senior at Woodlawn High School in Maryland, was murdered. Her body was found in February in a local park, and the investigation of her death intensified. The police received an anonymous tip that the killer was her former boyfriend Adnan Syed. This tip led to Jay […]

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In the past few years, interest in autonomous vehicles has increased exponentially, with companies ranging from Google to Uber to Ford exploring the field, spending vast sums on achieving the futuristic dream of self-driving cars. As one can imagine, these cars must have incredibly advanced crash-avoidance systems, looking out for objects ranging from children to […]

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In a move that was not entirely surprising to those in the industry, YouTube announced on Oct. 21 a Netflix-like subscription service called YouTube Red, which became available today. The service will cost $9.99 per month and will come with three main benefits: removing the ads in all YouTube videos, allowing users to save videos […]

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On Thursday, Odense Zoo in Denmark publicly dissected a nine-month-old lion in front of a large crowd which included many children who were on a school break. This male lion, along with two of its siblings, was put down in February 2015 after the zoo was unable to find another facility in Europe that would […]

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In the past three decades the number of prisoners in the United States has expanded at a rapid pace. Since the crack cocaine epidemic of the 1980s, the government has imposed harsher mandatory sentences on drug-related crimes. Today, the U.S. has the largest prison population in the world, and the second-largest prison population per capita, […]

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