Thursday, January 21, 2021

A Recap of the Georgia Senate Runoff Elections

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Both Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock won against their Republican opponents, giving the seats a 50/50 split, but incoming Vice-President elect Kamala Harris, a Democrat, will be the tiebreaker in any 50-50 vote, giving the Democrats majority control.

Mexico City’s Ban on Single Use Plastics Into Effect

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On January 1st, Mexico City’s ban on plastic bags, utensils, and other disposable items took effect. The city of 9 million, one of the largest cities in the world, has spent the last year preparing for this ban. The law was passed by lawmakers in 2019 and Mexico City has been gradually instituting changes since.

Dutch Cabinet Resigns After Scandal

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The entire Dutch Cabinet under the leadership of Prime Minister Mark Rutte have submitted their resignations to King Willem-Alexander. This comes after a report concluded that poor families were unfairly treated over child care benefits and the government failed to protect these families from being targeted. Rutte has served as Prime Minister since 2010 and has served in elected office since 2003.

Reimagining Eden

The story of Adam and Eve’s expulsion from the Garden of Eden is one of the most widely known parts of Christian lore, and perhaps one of the oldest as well. Like other Biblical stories, it was derived from earlier Sumerian traditions. The word eden is a Sumerian word meaning ‘plain.’ No matter your religion, you are probably familiar with the tale of the world’s first two humans and their misdemeanors in paradise. It is referenced in countless films and books, which leads to it being explained even in secular schools. It has infiltrated pop culture. Despite this, it is almost always depicted incorrectly. As is typical of the Bible, no physical description of Adam, Eve, or the serpent is included. It never explicitly states that the forbidden fruit is an apple or that the serpent is a snake (it was definitely not a snake). In this article, we’ll explore a few ways of envisioning the antagonist in this famous scene.

Benefits vs. Risks of Caffeine for Adolescents

Around 80% of the world’s population consumes caffeine everyday and roughly 73% of kids consume caffeine everyday. This is a shocking statistic, which raises the question: is caffeine good for adolescents?

Musk Passes Bezos, Becomes Richest Man in World

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On January 7th, Elon Musk officially passed Jeff Bezos as the holder of the title richest man in the world.

Stock Market Largely Unaffected by Impeachment Proceedings

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As the Capitol was swarmed by insurrectionists, the stock market didn’t bat an eye. Many thought that they would panic, but that was not the case. While rioters stormed the capitol, the market was still hitting record highs.

A Better Explanation for Physical Differences Amongst Sexes

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Often, society has noted the stark physical differences between men and women: men are generally taller, and women often have wider hips. The typical explanation stems from Charles Darwin’s note that, “undoubtedly,” the greater size and strength of a man is due to how men must impress mates, with natural selection choosing time and time again the strongest and most able in the struggle for life. Men had to be aggressive and competitive for wives, whereas women were picky to choose the best mate.

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

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Source: usatoday.com By: Maler Suresh  What vaccines are currently being distributed? The Moderna vaccine (the second vaccine to be approved in the U.S.) will be ready to...

Section 230 and the Future of Social Media

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Seemingly out of thin air, two monumental lawsuits were quietly filed early in December.

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