News: Taliban sweeps in as US withdraws from Afghanistan (Vice)

“Do I trust the Taliban? No, but I trust the capacity of the Afghan military, who is better trained, better equipped and more competent in terms of conducting war.”  – President Joe Biden, USA   Despite these words of assurance by the US President, the Taliban has made significant gains after a peace deal was…

The Unknown Stories of Rocky I

Rocky (or Rocky 1) is the first movie of the movie saga Rocky that now includes 8 movies. Released in 1976, it is directed by John G. Avildsen (Karate Kid, Save the Tiger), and written by Sylvester Stallone. Sylvester also plays in the film alongside Talia Shire, Carl Weathers, and Burgess Meredith. The first Rocky…

Doctor Anthony Fauci’s email leak: Is Covid a man-made virus?

If you’ve seen the news recently, chances are you’ve seen the email leak of Doctor Fauci. Who is he, and why does it matter?  Anthony Fauci is one of America’s most well-known and respected doctors who has worked along with each president after Ronald Reagen. His most well-known work is his revolutionary clinical trials for…

Australia moves Biloela refugee family after criticism

A Tamil refugee family has been released from Christmas Island after heavy criticism from the Australian media and public.   Biloela, a refugee family in Australia has been released from Christmas Island. Their youngest child needed medical care and was flown to the mainland. Australia has granted permission for the family to live in Perth…

Climate Change, a vicious killer: Air Pollution

One of the main effects of climate change, that we can observe, is changes in temperature. Temperatures have now risen to 1 degree Celsius or 1.8 degree Fahrenheit since pre-industrial times, 1850s. The world has continued to become hotter under our noses, notwithstanding the health issues that come up with an increase in temperatures this…

Microwaves

To celebrate the end of my summative week, today we’ll be talking about an appliance I’ve been using to make a lot of late-night stress snacks to help me cope with said summative week: The Microwave oven! I’ve always found microwaves to be an everyday magic, you put food in and it comes out hot,…

Climate Change, a vicious killer: Ocean Contamination

We hear it everyday, “don’t throw plastic”, “don’t throw away straws”, “start reusing and recycling”, but in reality, do we even care? We create excuses such as “It’s just one straw” or “How can one small plastic water bottle kill me?”. That ‘one straw’ and the ‘one small plastic water bottle’ accumulate to unimaginable heights,…

Anxiety: What it is, what to do

Remember to not self-diagnose and talk to a medical health professional if you think these symptoms relate to you. remember to speak to a loved one if you are having overwhelming thoughts.  Anxiety is a common unpleasant feeling, some experience it before a test or presentation as it’s your body’s natural reaction to stress. If…

Fossil Feud!: A (Not) Brief Overview of the Bone Wars Part 2/2

(Continuation from Part 1)  After meeting each other in Berlin, Charles Othniel Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope both get along for a very brief period of time, however after Marsh’s betrayal both are now locked in a war (and by war, this actually means publishing mean articles about each other)… The 1870’s came, and the…