Author Archives: Mbiyimoh Ghogomu

U.S. Deploys Heavy Weapons to Eastern Europe for the First Time Since the Cold War

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Stories like the McKinney pool party, the tragedy in Charleston and the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling have dominated the public’s attention in recent weeks, prompting many news outlets to throw the conflict in eastern Europe onto the back burner. But don’t let the lack of coverage fool you: tensions in the region are higher than ever. On Tuesday (6/23), U.S. defence secretary Ashton Carter announced that the United States would be deploying heavy weaponry to central and eastern Europe, something that hasn’t been done

The World’s First Commercially Available Jetpack Goes On Sale Next Year! (Video)

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A New Zealand-based company called Martin Aircraft is preparing to make history by making jetpacks commercially available for the first time ever. The Martin Jetpack is made of aluminum and carbon fiber, and uses large fans instead of traditional rockets, which have more power but are harder to control. The fans are capable of lifting up to 265lbs (120kgs), and the jetpack comes with an emergency parachute in case anything goes wrong. Martin Aircraft began testing the jetpack back in 2011, and recently

Watch: SpaceX Rocket Explodes and Disintegrates Minutes After Launch

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This morning, SpaceX geared up for its third attempt at recycling one of its Falcon 9 fuel rockets by landing it on a floating barge in the ocean. The first attempt was on target, but lacking in control; the second attempt was extremely close, but still failed. SpaceX’s engineers were hoping that the third time would be the charm with today’s launch. But as it turns out, they never even got a chance to try the barge landing. About two minutes after launch, SpaceX’s Dragon supply rocket

A Republican Sneak Attack On Net Neutrality Is Gaining Momentum In Congress

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The FCC’s new net neutrality rules officially went into effect earlier this month, after a federal judge rejected a flurry of legal challenges from cable and phone companies. But before the rules even took effect, Republicans in the House of Representatives had already come up with an underhanded way of effectively crippling net neutrality. On June 10, the day before the new rules became official, House Republicans introduced a seemingly routine appropriations bill (ie. a bill that must be passed in

Breaking: Supreme Court Makes Gay Marriage Legal Across the United States

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In a monumental 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court has declared that state bans on gay marriage are unconstitutional, effectively legalizing gay marriage across all 50 states. In the majority opinion, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, the five justices argued that state-level bans on gay marriage violate the Fourteenth Amendment, which gives all American citizens equal protection under the law. Kennedy writes, “It is now clear that the challenged laws burden the liberty of same-sex couples, and it must be further acknowledged

After 67 Years, Japan Finally Lifts Its Ban On Dancing

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Club-goers in Japan are shaking their hips in celebration after the country announced that it would be getting rid of its strict laws on dancing. The ban was put in place after World War II, when dancehalls in Japan often served as safe havens for prostitution. The law forced entertainment venues to apply for “dancing licenses”, forbidding people from dancing in any establishment that didn’t have one. Dancing after midnight was also banned under the law. The ban was inherently hard to enforce, however, and authorities relaxed their enforcement of

The Civil War Was About Slavery, NOT “States’ Rights” – Here’s the Proof (Editorial)

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The debate over the Confederate flag has once again made its way to the forefront of American society, bringing with it the inevitable discussion about the legacy of the Civil War. One of the most widely circulated myths about the Civil War is that the conflict was over states’ rights. Over the past few days, I’ve heard a number of people make this claim as part of their defense of the Confederate legacy. Let’s be clear, there was only ONE state right

Remember That Fried “Rat” from KFC? Ya, It Was Actually Chicken

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Two weeks ago, a California man named Devorise Dixon shared the following photo to his Instagram account: I WENT TO KFC YESTERDAY AND BOUGHT A 3PIECE CHICKEN TENDER. AS I BIT INTO IT I NOTICED THAT I WAS VERY HARD AND RUBBERY WHICH MADE ME LOOK AT IT. I NOTICED IT HAD A VERY LONG TAIL AND WAS SHAPED LIKE AN RAT! IT SENT DEEP CHILLS THROUGHOUT MY WHOLE BODY IM STILL FEELING SICK CANT EVEN EAT!!! PLEASE WATCH WHAT YOU EAT

Gmail’s Newest Feature: There’s Finally A Way to Unsend An E-Mail!

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There are few things more terrifying than sending off a sensitive e-mail and then realizing a moment later that you made a major error in your message, sent it to the wrong person, or, in the worst-case scenario, hit the dreaded “reply all” button. Google employees are dealing with the same issues, apparently. On Tuesday (6/23), Gmail officially added an “Undo Send” button to its list of features. The new tool allows Gmail users to set a delay time — anywhere from 5 to 30 seconds

This 16-Year-Old Girl Has Developed A $5 HIV Test for Low-Income Communities

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At the age of 16, most teenagers are focused on getting their driver’s licenses and surviving the social jungle that we commonly refer to as high school. But Nicole Ticea is not most teenagers. At the age of 15, Ticea was spending long hours in a university lab developing an innovative early detection HIV test. According to The Huffington Post, the test can, “…detect the virus in babies under 18 months old, as well as adults who’ve been infected for only three

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