Remembering Elvis Presley Forty Years Later

Remembering Elvis Presley Forty Years Later

Elvis Presley is one of the immortal figures of American life, not simply American music. In the forty years since his 1977 death, his bridging of white and black culture, his appearance at the onset of rock and roll music, the sometimes cheesy movies, and jumpsuit-clad movements of his body later in his career have […]

North Korea Miniaturizes Nuclear Warhead

North Korea Miniaturizes Nuclear Warhead

North Korea has successfully produced a miniature nuclear warhead that can be placed on one of its ballistic missiles, entering a new phase of its atomic program, confirmed U.S. intelligence agencies and the Japanese Defense Ministry. According to the Washington Post, the news is alarming and explains the strong criticisms expressed by China, the only Pyongyang […]

Israel Wants Al-Jazeera Out of the Country

Israel Wants Al-Jazeera Out of the Country

Al-Jazeera is not feeling much love these days. The Qatari television station, the largest Arab media network, has been attacked in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain – including having its signals blocked in those countries, amidst a broader dispute between those governments and Qatar. Now, Israel has said that the government […]

Johnson & Johnson Could Be Closing in on HIV Vaccine

Scientists may be getting close to solving one of the greatest public health tragedies in history.

Johnson & Johnson Could Be Closing in on HIV Vaccine

United States diversified health care conglomerate Johnson & Johnson could be closing in on a potential vaccine for HIV, in what would be a monumental achievement in the health care industry nearly forty years after individuals first contracted what was then a mysterious illness. Preliminary data were presented yesterday in Paris at the IAS COnference […]

Brazil Corruption Crisis Deepens

Brazil Corruption Crisis Deepens

Latin America’s nexus of corruption has been widely known for a long time, even if specific players and evidence has been harder to get. But, no one would have been able to forsee the explosive revelations that have emanated from Brazil in the recent past. The country, once seen as on a path to joining […]

Kurdish Led Forces Advancing Against ISIS

Kurdish Led Forces Advancing Against ISIS

Risking displeasure from ally Turkey, the United States announced it would arm Kurdish fighter earlier this week to assist it in its fighting in Syria against ISIS. One day after the announcement, the Kurdish force captured Tabqua and are preparing to take Raqqua, another ISIS stronghold. The Kurdish force is the only force that has become acceptable […]

Looking for Dark Matter in all the Right Places

Looking for Dark Matter in all the Right Places

The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer was installed on the International Space Station in 2011 with the goal of measuring antimatter in cosmic rays as well as search for dark matter. Dark matter is a hypothetical construct built from existing theories but never before been directly observed. It is called “dark” because it is invisible to the electromagnetic […]

Einstein’s General Theory Survives Another Test

Einstein’s General Theory Survives Another Test

It has now been more than one hundred years since Einstein published his General Theory of Relativity and nearly that long since an experiment measuring the deflection of starlight by the sun gave credence to it. Now, another experiment continues to confirm its continued relevance. The General Theory of Relativity attempts to explain the phenomenon […]

United Airlines Goes on “Mea-Culpa” Initiative

United Airlines Goes on “Mea-Culpa” Initiative

United Airlines has taken fresh action to resolve a public relations crisis after a passenger was beaten and removed from a flight earlier this month. The airline announced changes to ten policies as well as a legal settlement with the beaten passenger, Dr. David Dao. The trouble for United began on April 9th, when four […]

French Presidential Candidate Fillon Remains Defiant

French Presidential Candidate Fillon Remains Defiant

As the April 23rd French Presidential election draws closer, center-right candidate Francois Fillon is rallying supporters in the midst of accusations from opponents of corruption. Fillon previously served as Prime Minister while Nicolas Sarkozy was the French President between 2007 and 2012. The corruption allegations against Fillon stem from accusations that he directed large payments […]