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March 24, 2017

The US Senate Just Voted To Kill Your Internet Privacy

The Senate just voted to overturn the regulations on internet privacy. The governance was put in place by the FCC under the Obama administration. The regulations were to disallow internet service providers (ISP) from selling private information based on an individual’s browsing history. This data would be collected from sites that people visited in their browser and the apps that they use on their phone or tablet. This deregulation was a motion that was pushed through by the republican party and succeeded in a very close 48-50 vote. The action is going to be presented to the house in the next coming weeks where it is predicted to pass. This could mean an end to internet privacy but [...]

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March 16, 2017

MIT Students Bring Invincible Ironheart To Life With Short Film

A few months ago, Marvel revealed there would be a new character behind the Iron Man arc. African-American MIT student RiRi Williams would be donning the famous Stark armor in future issues. Williams will get to don a special version of the Iron Man armor, code-named ‘IronHeart’.

Williams introduction set the internet on fire, as fans were seemingly torn on the new direction of the comic. Most people took issue with the fact that Williams was so young, but the largest controversy came from her being a character of color in addition to her being a woman. 

Williams back story is that of an everyday regular Marvel character. A normal person with [...]

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March 8, 2017

Google Is Spoonfeeding Us Fake News

Let me start by saying I love Google products. I’m an avid Android user, and mostly everything I use to communicate with is tied to Google servers. That being said, I’m highly concerned with an issue that caught my attention over the weekend, and has yet to be corrected. I and millions of other users across the world rely heavily on Google’s Search feature to provide us with sources that may not be as easily accessible otherwise. Google helps us research, discover, interact, and win arguments–all from a simple query. What if the answers to those questions though, were wrong? What if 75% of the “knowledge” you had access to was incorrect, or [...]

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February 28, 2017

Astronomers Have Found A Real Life ‘Tatooine’

On Monday, Astronomers seemingly stumbled across a planet orbiting two suns, similar to the Star Wars planet Tatooine. Tatooine is the home planet of one Luke Skywalker, and is most known for their unique double sun and triple moon star system.

The planet was discovered amongst rocky debris in a system named SDSS 1557 – between two stars, a white dwarf and a brown dwarf – some 1,000 light years away.

The University College London (UCL) took part in the study and said that “the debris appears to be rocky and suggests that terrestrial planets like Tatooine…. might exist in the system.” Terrestrial planets are planets that are usually rocky, [...]

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