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735 Toys ‘R’ Us Stores Are Closing

735 Toys ‘R’ Us Stores Are Closing

Joshua B., Writer

March 16, 2018


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After filing for bankruptcy back in September, Toys ‘R’ Us is closing down. All 735 of its remaining locations will be shutting down, leaving 31,000 workers unemployed. The shift towards online shopping and electronic games lowered Toys ‘R’ Us’s income, increasing their debt. Eventually, they ran out ...

Renowned Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies At 76

Renowned Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies At 76

Joshua B., Writer

March 16, 2018


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On Wednesday, March 14th, 2018, Stephen Hawking passed away at age 76. When he was a graduate student, he discovered that he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This disease would destroy his nervous system, leaving him paralyzed. In 1963, he was given only a few years to live. Stephen lived on...

Fortnite Mobile Takes The Nation By Storm

Fortnite Mobile Takes The Nation By Storm

Joshua B., Writer

March 16, 2018


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After the popular game Fortnite released its invite-only mobile edition, it quickly became the top iOS game in the USA, despite only being accessible to a limited amount of players. Fortnite took the gaming market by storm on PC and beat out the popular game, League of Legends, on Twitch for average viewers....

The World’s Last Male Northern White Rhino Is Sick

The World’s Last Male Northern White Rhino Is Sick

Joshua B., Writer

March 2, 2018


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The world’s last male northern white rhino is severely ill. The rhino, whose name is Sudan, lives at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. The illness was likely age-related, as Sudan is currently 45 years old. Only five rhino subspecies continue to exist, and the northern white rhino is edging towards extinc...

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Could Possibly Disappear

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Could Possibly Disappear

Joshua B., Writer

March 2, 2018


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The well-known Great Red Spot on Jupiter could vanish within the next 10 to 20 years. If you didn’t already know, Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is a gigantic storm that measures several Earths across. It has lasted for over 200 years, and it appears to be coming to an end. “Slow changes allow for the storm to adjus...

Snapchat’s Value Drops By 1.3 Billion After One Tweet

Snapchat’s Value Drops By 1.3 Billion After One Tweet

Joshua B., Writer

February 26, 2018


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Snapchat’s value dropped by 1.3 billion dollars after a tweet by Kylie Jenner. The tweet stated, “[S]ooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me... ugh this is so sad.” In response, the individual stock values dropped by about six percent, which would be calculated as a loss of 1...

The US Will Sell Its Share Of The ISS By 2025

The US Will Sell Its Share Of The ISS By 2025

Joshua B., Writer

February 23, 2018


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The Trump Administration’s latest budget proposal included plans for the USA to sell their share in the International Space Station. They hope to sell their part of the ISS by the year 2025. The iconic space station, dating back to 1984, would be sold off in order to provide more money for the Trum...

Apple Plans To Add Second Generation To AirPods

Apple Plans To Add Second Generation To AirPods

Joshua B., Writer

February 23, 2018


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Apple is planning to upgrade their popular AirPods later this year. The new AirPods would come with an upgraded chip and the option to say, “Hey Siri,” to activate Apple’s smart assistant. Apple Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri stated in a conference after sales jumped almost 70 percent, “Wearables were the second-largest contributor to revenue gr...

Alzheimer’s Disease Is Cured In Mice

Alzheimer’s Disease Is Cured In Mice

Joshua B., Writer

February 16, 2018


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Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic were able to cure Alzheimer’s Disease in mice. By deleting a single enzyme, they were able to completely reverse the growth of amyloid plaques, which cause Alzheimer’s. They were able to remove the enzyme by altering the gene, BACE1. As said on ABC News, “By using BACE1 inhib...

Gunman Kills 17 Students At Florida High School

Gunman Kills 17 Students At Florida High School

Joshua B., Writer

February 16, 2018


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On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shot and killed 17 students and wounded another 14. The 19-year-old was recently expelled for disciplinary reasons and was forced attend a different school in the district. The man appeared to be working alone and did not ...

Elon Musk Straps Tesla Roadster Onto Rocket

Elon Musk Straps Tesla Roadster Onto Rocket

Joshua B., Writer

February 9, 2018


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Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, strapped his own personal Tesla Roadster onto the Falcon Heavy, the most powerful rocket launched from the USA since the 1970s. In addition, a dummy nicknamed, “Starman,” was placed behind the wheel of the Tesla. The flight was live streamed on Youtube for over four hours. Elon Musk wrote in an Instagram ...

Government Shuts Down For The Second Time This Year

Government Shuts Down For The Second Time This Year

Joshua B., Writer

February 9, 2018


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On Thursday, February 8th, 2018, the government shut down for the second time this year. The shutdown is likely to be short-lived, as a bill to reverse the effects has already gone through the Senate. After a budget deal hit a snag in the legislation process, they were unable to fund the government in...

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