Missing Notebooks of Charles Darwin returned to Cambridge after two decades

In November of 2000, two notebooks that initially belonged to the famous naturalist Charles Darwin were taken out of storage at Cambridge University in England to be photographed. It was completed in the same month. However, it was discovered during a routine check made in January of the following year that the box which contained the books had not been returned to its original place. … Continue reading Missing Notebooks of Charles Darwin returned to Cambridge after two decades

Moscow bans interview of Zelensky talking about the war

It’s already one month into the war and not much is changing between Russia and Ukraine. Many Ukrainians continue to flee the country, and the Russian government continues to crack down on the spread of “fake news” about the war in the country. Russian President Vladimir Putin has even gone as far as to sign a new law in which anyone who is found to … Continue reading Moscow bans interview of Zelensky talking about the war

World’s Biggest Plane Destroyed In Ukraine by Russian Occupants

The invasion of Ukraine by Russia had already been tough and scary for a lot of people, as so many lives have already been lost. However, Russian occupants recently just did a huge blow to the aviation world. It was recently confirmed by Ukrainian officials that the Antonov AN-225, the world’s largest aircraft, had been destroyed after Russia had invaded Hostomel airport, where the plane … Continue reading World’s Biggest Plane Destroyed In Ukraine by Russian Occupants

World’s First Octopus Farm causes Ethical Concerns

Due to a gradually increasing demand for seafood, a Spanish fishing company by the name of Nueva Pescanova plans to open the world’s first octopus farm. After decades of academic research and about €65 million ($74 million) later, they beat other rival companies in Japan in Mexico in creating a habit for octopi that’s also fit for industry-scale breeding. “This is a global milestone,” said … Continue reading World’s First Octopus Farm causes Ethical Concerns

Convicted killer of Pakistani celebrity Qandeel Baloch has been acquitted

Back in 2016, Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch was killed by her brother. Waseem Baloch, in a so-called “honor killing” after she had posted “inappropriate” photos on Facebook. However, almost six years later, the same man is now being acquitted of his charges. The Balochs lived in a particularly patriarchal and conservative region of Pakistan, so conservative that women had to leave their house … Continue reading Convicted killer of Pakistani celebrity Qandeel Baloch has been acquitted

Belgium passes new law to allow government workers the right to “disconnect”

(Featured image provided by Getty Images) As of this Tuesday, Belgium has just passed a law allowing its government workers the right to “disconnect,” or, in other words, no longer have to answer any work emails, calls, etc. after work hours. Under this new law, federal/civil servants cannot be contacted in any shape and or form outside working hours unless there are circumstances that are … Continue reading Belgium passes new law to allow government workers the right to “disconnect”

SAT to go fully digital by 2024

(Featured image provided by Wikimedia Commons) In an announcement made on Tuesday on the official College Board Newsroom website, the College Board stated that they will be officially starting to deliver the SAT® Suite of Assessments tests digitally. The Suite of Assessments includes the PSAT™ 8/9, PSAT™ 10, PSAT/NMSQT®, and SATs. The SAT will still be scored out on a scale of up to 1600, … Continue reading SAT to go fully digital by 2024

Differences between the American and Italian school system

In the American movie industry, the stereotypes of a “regular teenage experience” are clear: going to a large high school, talking with your friends at lunch, playing sports, participating in clubs, etc. But is that accurate for other countries?  In Banfi, Italy, the primary and secondary school stages before going to high school are the same as the American education system: five years of elementary … Continue reading Differences between the American and Italian school system