5 Things to Know (14th – 18th January)

Happy Friday! Here are this week’s new highlights 🙂 The UK promises ‘bold new goal’ to tackle air pollution Scientists in the UK believe that air pollution cuts British people’s lives by approximately six months. On the 14th of January, the UK government published its ‘clean air strategy’. This ‘bold new goal’ is aimed at…

Happy Children’s Day!

Today is Children’s Day, the perfect opportunity to fully appreciate being young (although it’s ideal that you appreciate your youth on a regular basis. Hey, time flies by really fast). So here’s to all the laughter, the squeals and the screams; the procrastination, the stress and the pretending-to-do-work-and-adults-falling-for-it-because-we’re-better-at-using-technology-than-them. Enjoy it while you can. Have a…

5 Things to Know (7th January – 11th January)

Welcome back to school everyone! Here are five highlights of the week: A Saudi teenager of 18, Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, detained in Thailand after escaping her country because her family abused her physically and psychologically. According to Thai officials, she renounced Islam and will not be sent back to her country if she is not…

5 Things to Know (3rd – 7th December)

Happy Friday! Here are this week’s news highlights. Google’s drone delivery service heads to Europe Helsinki, the capital city of Finland, will be the first area in Europe to experience Wing’s air delivery service. Wing is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. and a potential competitor of Amazon Prime Air service. They claim to deliver packages…

ServICE- You are missing out!!

Trust me when I say you’re missing out. One of the highlights of 2018 was the ServICE conference held at ASB from 16-18th November. The name itself may not sound intriguing or inviting, but this event is more than just any day spent doing service.                     …

5 Things to Know (26th November – 30th November)

It’s finally Friday!! Here are this week’s top news highlights: NASA’s Insight Mission The American space agency attempted to put another robotic probe on the planet. This robotic probe is being targeted at a flat plain, located in the north of the equator of the planet, known as Elysium Planitia. InSight successfully survived the first…

5 Things To Know (19th – 23rd November)

Happy Friday! Here are this week’s news highlights. Father sues McDonald’s for Happy Meals marketing Quebec, a heavily forested province in Eastern Canada, has strict laws that prohibit marketing to children under the age of 13. Mr Antonio Bramante, a concerned father of three children, has displayed his frustration against McDonald’s Happy Meals. He is…

5 Things to Know (5th – 9th November)

Happy Friday! Here’s an update on the news highlights this week. 🙂 Bacteria-layered mushroom produces clean energy Scientists had designed and participated in a creative idea of producing electricity through mushrooms and bacteria. 3D printing was used to attach the energy-producing bugs to the mushroom cap. The fossil-free mushroom provided the ideal environment for the…

5 Things to Know (29th October – 2nd November)

Angela Merkel to abandon CDU party role Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, has declared to her CDU Party that she would not be running for re-election as its chairman in December. This was decided after her party suffered heavy losses during the time of regional elections, which threatened the governing coalition stability. She has been…

5 Things to Know (15th – 19th October)

The weeklong holiday is approaching! Just before you dive into relaxation mode, here are this week’s news highlights. 🙂 UK aims for a “zero-carbon economy” The UK is looking forward to reducing its carbon emissions considering its advancement in technology and the involvement of both the private sector and the government, as specified by Climate…