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Bwogline: NASA has launched its latest mission to Mars, called InSight. It’s due to land in November and will place seismometers on Mars’ surface to detect any tectonic activity, hoping to reveal how the underground rock is layered and provide insight (ha!) on the relative time of the planets’ formation. (BBC) Study Tip: If you’re feeling […]

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Happening in the World: After a historic summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean leader Moon Jae-in, Kim Jong-un has agreed to work toward denuclearization and an eventual peace treaty to end the Korean War. The two briefly stepped into North Korea, while holding hands, after returning to the South, followed by […]

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Happening in the World: North Korea says it will halt nuclear and missile tests and scrap its nuclear test site in favor of pursuing growth and peace, ahead of planned summits with South Korea and the United States. Kim Jong-Un says North Korea no longer needs to conduct nuclear tests because they have reached their goal of […]

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WBAR-B-Q, WBAR’s annual spring concert, is happening today from 12 to 4 pm in the Barnard Quad, and it’s completely free and open to the public! Come out and join WBAR, Barnard’s freeform radio station, in celebrating their 25th anniversary. This year’s WBAR-B-Q will feature Palehound as the headliner, along with Weaves, pinkcaravan! and Crosslegged. […]

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Happening in the World: A lawmaker from India’s ruling party was arrested for raping a teenager, days after protests erupted against the government’s refusal to address the situation. These protests are said to be reminiscent of mass protests against sexual violence in 2012. (Reuters) Happening in the US: Michael Cohen, Trump’s top lawyer, is under criminal […]

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Happening in the World: About 30 people were injured, and several dead, when a van ran into pedestrians in Germany. The suspect is speculated to be dead, and city officials have warned citizens to avoid the area. (BBC) Happening in the US: Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $100 billion in Chinese […]

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Happening in the World: Malala Yousafazi returned to Pakistan for the first time since getting shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012. Her return was kept a secret, mainly for security purposes. She remains in Pakistan, and she will not return to the Swat Valley, the place where she was shot. (NBC) Happening in […]

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Scrambled Eggs: You’re very straightforward about what you want. You take what life gives you, never complaining about any obstacles you might face and tackling them to reach your goals. Your approach to most things is very simple, yet extremely effective; you like to “go with the flow,” being extremely nonchalant yet putting in lots […]

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Happening in the World: A mother in France has been sentenced to eight years in jail after drowning five newborn babies and hiding their bodies in the freezer. These births were said to occur over the past 10 years, going unnoticed by the woman’s husband. (BBC) Happening in the US: The United States is projected […]

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Happening in the World: Egyptian authorities have arrested an Egyptian mother who spoke to BBC about the torture and forced disappearance of her mother, detaining her for 15 days. She was arrested on suspicion of spreading false information, but she insists that her story is true. (BBC) Happening in the US: In wake of Trump’s recent […]

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How will new telescope technology allow us to find out more about the galaxy we live in? Bwogger Ramisa Murshed attended the Columbia Astronomy Outreach’s latest event in their Stargazing & Lecture Series, “The LSST Revolution: These Data Belong to You and Me,” to find out. As I entered the lecture hall in which I […]

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Happening in the World: The International Committee of the Red Cross revealed that 21 of its staff members engaged in sexual misconduct within the last three years. This follows the report that Plan International, a children’s aid agency, confirmed six cases of sexual abuse or child exploitation by its staff members and associates. (BBC) Happening […]

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Happening in the World: Following the Prime Minister’s resignation, Ethiopia declared a state of emergency. The Prime Minister’s resignation is said to be a result of growing tensions between the four parties in the country’s ruling coalition, which has been in power since 1991 and currently holds all 547 seats in parliament. (Reuters) Happening in the US: After […]

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Happening in the World: The 2018 Winter Olympics kicked off in Pyeongchang, South Korea. This year’s Olympics are said to be the largest in history, with 92 countries competing. The opening ceremony also consisted of a historic handshake between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Kim Yo-jong, the sister of Kim Jong-un. (NYT) Happening in the […]

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Happening in the world: With new remote sensing technology, researchers were able to discover over 60,000 hidden Mayan ruins in Guatemala. The technology, called Lidar, allows archaeologists to find things that are invisible to the naked eye. (BBC) Happening in the US: Russia recently developed a new nuclear-armed torpedo that could easily strike US coastal cities, […]

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