Articles in the category Social News

Newly Discovered Species of Weevil Named After Chewbacca

Dr Matthew H. Van Dam of the SNSB-Zoological State Collection, Raymond Laufa of The University of Papua New Guinea, and Dr Alexander Riedel of the Natural History Museum of Karlsruhe have discovered a new species of weevil, and they’ve named it after the beloved character Chewbacca from the Star Wars film series. Trigonopterus chewbacca was one of four new species discovered, […]

Peter Yarrow Serenades Us With “The Colonoscopy Song”

It’s time to put on your grown-up pants, lie back, and tune in. You”ll never look at another colonoscopy session the same way again. Peter Yarrow, folk singer, social activist, and one third of the 60’s folk group Peter, Paul, and Mary has teamed up with CBS to sing about the joys, triumphs, and importance […]

Poll Shows Most Millennials Reject Free-Market Capitalism

Millennials Are Increasingly Skeptical of Capitalism A recent Harvard poll of young adults between 18 and 29 years old found that Millennials are increasingly skeptical of free-market capitalism. A whopping 51 percent of respondents said don’t support capitalism, compared to only 42 percent that say they do. The results of Harvard’s survey are in-line with other research indicating […]

Hillary Clinton Supporters Coordinate to Remove Bernie Groups from Facebook

Pro-Clinton Facebook Group Coordinates To Shut Down Large Bernie Sanders Groups on Facebook Last night, supporters of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton launched a coordinated attack on pro-Bernie Sanders groups, in an apparent act of mass reporting that was meant to shut down the largest Facebook groups supporting Sanders. In a press release, an admin of the Bernie Believers Facebook group […]

What Made This Entire Town’s Police Department Resign?

Police officers have been in the headlines a lot recently for a variety of reasons, but this one may be one of the strangest. The city of Green Mountain Falls in Colorado is dealing with a huge problem when it comes to law enforcement. The town’s entire police department resigned… at the same time. Green […]

Saudi Arabia Might Be Making Life Easier For Women

Thanks to some bold economic plans, life could get better for women in the infamously repressive country of Saudi Arabia. Dubbed “Vision 2030,” a Saudi prince announced the Kingdom’s intention to ween itself off oil as the center of its economy by the year 2020. He also announced other facets of this sweeping economic and social reform, including […]

It’s World Penguin Day, Yet We Insist On Killing Penguins

April 25th is World Penguin Day. Yes, there is a World Penguin Day. Today is World Penguin Day. You may be surprised to learn there’s a whole day dedicated to these waddling little creatures. In point of fact, there are TWO days on the calendar dedicated to penguins. The other is Penguin Awareness Day, which takes place on […]

Digital Learning Becomes Focal Point Of Asian Education Systems

With the rising popularity and use of social media and technology among young people in Singapore and other Asian countries, educational institutions are realizing the importance of digital learning. Recent technological innovations have created several new opportunities to teach students. During the recent International Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology, experts discussed the need […]