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