Japan’s Solution to Space Junk

By: Brian T

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Ever since man ventured into space, we have tossed things into our orbit without blinking an eye. We have abandoned stuff from paint flecks, to used up rockets up in space, but now that is coming back to bite us. The problem of space junk has gotten so bad, that in 2011, the National Research Council announced that junk in space has reached critical mass and the problem has only worsened since then. Thankfully, Japan has created an anti-space junk measure to help mitigate the problem and will be tested for a before burning up in the atmosphere. Will this be enough to stop the problem, or has the issue gone too far to reverse?

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From Polka Dots to Fist Fights – 5 Weird New Year’s Celebrations Around The World

By Debadrita

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It’s the end of another year now, and it’s time to send it off in good style. Celebrating the beginning of the upcoming year is important to most cultures on this planet, and you probably grew up with New Year’s traditions yourself. From watching fireworks to feasting on great food (and making flimsy resolutions you, your neighbour, and your neighbour’s dog know you’ll never stick to), there are some widespread customs that most people have grown up with, or at least heard of. The following few traditions, ranging from cool, to very cool, to just plain weird (not necessarily in that order), are ones you may not have heard of before: Continue reading

The Terror attacks in Berlin and how politicians reacted

By Benjamin. G

On Monday, December 19th, a horrifying terrorist attack occurred on German soil. An attacker drove a truck through the crowded stalls of Berlin’s Christmas market. The truck hit and killed 12 people, as well as injuring 50 others. The suspect has been identified as a Pakistani, but he has been released after interrogation, and police have been frantically searching for the real suspect. Isis has claimed responsibility for the attack. This and recent terror attacks have had a profound impact on Germany’s viewing of Chancellor Merkel, and her whole immigrant policy.

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Trump Becomes Official President of United States

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Electors gathered in Washington on Monday, December 19 to make Donald J. Trump the official 45th president of the United States of America. The electors completed the formal process and voted trump in with a final tally of 304-227 in favor of Trump. The prelude to the electoral process was riddled with petitions and theories of changing the results but the end result stayed the same since the election on November 3rd.

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