Special Interest

How Discovering Life of Mars Will Change Humanity

How Discovering Life of Mars Will Change Humanity

For decades, scientists have looked to our nearest planetary neighbors in search of evidence of life among the stars. So far, all evidence points to a chilling and, ultimately, unusual likelihood: we’re probably all alone, at least in this pocket of the universe. However, some believe that the discovery of …

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Year in Review: Federal Executions

Year in Review: Federal Executions

In July of 2020, President Donald Trump resumed federal executions after they had spent 17 years as a historical fact instead of standing policy. The move outraged death sentence opponents but was lauded by many members of the president’s dedicated base. Many have noted how Trump’s resuming of the practice …

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How Bad Was 2020, Really?

How Bad Was 2020, Really?

A common refrain heard online toward the end of the year was some variation of “okay, 2020 was bad, but it wasn’t the worst year ever, right?” Many have pointed to historical years, like those during the First and Second World Wars or the American Civil War, as other recent …

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Year in Review: Saying Farewell to Those We Lost

Year in Review: Saying Farewell to Those We Lost

The past year has been devastating in terms of human cost. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused hundreds of thousands of deaths in the United States alone, and wreaked havoc on the global economy. On a smaller scale, numerous celebrity deaths gave the year a depressing quality, due to the sheer …

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