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Iran: 10 Surprising Facts

Iran: 10 Surprising Facts

In order to help promote world cooperation, here are 10 surprising facts many Americans do not know about Iran. With ISIS becoming the number one enemy and threat to peace in the Middle East, the United States is trying to form new friendships. First and foremost the Kurds are finally getting recognition after years of problems as […]

Study: Saying ‘Thank You’ Is a Cornerstone of Civilization 

Study: Saying ‘Thank You’ Is a Cornerstone of Civilization 

Saying “thank you” is a cornerstone of civilization and the key to personal friendships according to a new study by researchers at the University of New South Wales in Australia. Perhaps there is something to the thank you notes mothers are forever forcing children to write to great-aunts and grandparents. Gratitude may not simply be […]

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge–Matt Damon Adds Dirty New Twist

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge–Matt Damon Adds Dirty New Twist

Matt Damon finally accepted the ALS ice bucket challenge from friends Ben Affleck and Jimmy Kimmel, and added a dirty new twist. Damon has been one of the most notable figures to not respond to the challenge. He has finally found a way to pick up the gauntlet that satisfies his integrity. He doused himself […]

Robot Bosses Preferable to Human Bosses Study Says

Robot Bosses Preferable to Human Bosses Study Says

A new study out of MIT shows that robot bosses are preferable to human bosses. The goal of the researchers was to analyze how comfortable people were working alongside a robot. Surprisingly, most people in the study preferred the robot to be in charge. A good boss is essential to a happy workplace, and everyone […]

New Nail Polish Detects Date Rape Drugs

New Nail Polish Detects Date Rape Drugs

College students have developed a nail polish to detect date rape drugs. Four students working from the North Carolina State University have created the nail polish in response to growing awareness and activism about sexual assaults, especially on college campuses. These young men are doing their part to protect female friends and family members who […]

Amazon and Twitch – How Gaming Is Affecting the Cultural Landscape

Amazon and Twitch – How Gaming Is Affecting the Cultural Landscape

Amazon’s recent purchase of the online video game video streaming website Twitch signals a statement of intent from the company that they intend to diversify further following the purchase of LoveFilm and its amalgamation into its Amazon Prime service.  The purchase, which is rumored to have cost the online shopping giant $970 million, demonstrates just […]

The Emmys: Anatomy of an Outstanding Male Actor Winner

The Emmys: Anatomy of an Outstanding Male Actor Winner

Bryan Cranston was never the most likely man to portray a monstrous drug baron. Best known by many as the hilarious Hal from Malcolm in the Middle, he was perhaps most associated with comedic roles that showed off his acting skills without ever really allowing him to flex his dramatic muscle. In January 2008 that all […]

Electronic Cigarettes: WHO Calls for Ban

Electronic Cigarettes: WHO Calls for Ban

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently declared that the sale of electronic cigarettes to children should be banned. Furthermore, they state that the ban should extend far enough to prevent their use indoors and to restrict the creation of flavors that could be deemed attractive to children. If such measures are taken, two of […]

Ariana Grande, Jesse J and Nicki Minaj Viral Video

Ariana Grande, Jesse J and Nicki Minaj Viral Video

Jesse J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj performed their hit Bang Bang at the VMAs and then released its new video, which has quickly gone viral. MTV aired the video exclusively Sunday night but this morning it is sweeping the internet with millions of views. Although it may be hard for the trio to become […]

Middle School Science Fair Project Solves Microbial Mystery

Middle School Science Fair Project Solves Microbial Mystery

A middle school science fair project has solved a microbial mystery. Elan Filler helped to identify the source of a life-endangering fungus in southern California. She tagged three Californian trees as the source of the puzzling infection. The fungus Cryptococcus gattii has been causing illness and even death for decades. It may be that up to one […]

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