A Tipping Point Crossed: Dawn of the Freak Storms

The annual Atlantic Hurricane Season generally fails to pique the interest of the international community, save for the North and Central American nations which are forced to deal with massive evacuations, grueling emergency patrols and pricey relief funds every year. However, the recent barrage by a seemingly endless succession of frenzied hurricanes have been arousing the interests – and worries – that hundreds of climatologists … Continue reading A Tipping Point Crossed: Dawn of the Freak Storms

Effective Cyclical Sanitation for Girls Need Loud Voices, Not Silenced Periods

Sanitation and development are intersectional topics that are widely recognized and discussed– except for a particular topic which halts girls and women’s daily routine. Every month, a girl somewhere around the world will miss school, be psychologically distressed, socially excluded all because of a natural body function: the menstruation cycle.   According to UNICEF, one in ten girls in Africa skip school during their menstruation … Continue reading Effective Cyclical Sanitation for Girls Need Loud Voices, Not Silenced Periods

Decoding India’s Inherent Behavior Towards Waste Management

Anyone who has been to India from outside will wonder why is it not so clean here. But we have not been always like this. Can you recall the Indian movies of the 80s and 90s consisting of song videos shot betwixt a beauteous backdrop with serene and green meadows? Not very long back, I’m talking about just 20 years back when all you needed … Continue reading Decoding India’s Inherent Behavior Towards Waste Management

A Sanctuary State in the Trump Era

As the state’s legislative year draws to a close this morning, California’s lawmakers are preparing to return to their home districts. They are not scheduled to reconvene in the state’s capital, Sacramento, until January of 2018. But during the final forty-eight hours of their working period this year, the State’s Senators and Assemblymembers debated and voted on hundreds of bills, perhaps most notably approving SB … Continue reading A Sanctuary State in the Trump Era

Updating the Ethical Rules of Artificial Intelligence

We are living in a world in which we are surrounded by technology. We are now so immersed in smartphones, tablets, and computers that the youngest generation of people who are growing up in this world are labeled as the iGeneration. Named after the sudden rise of the tech conglomerate Apple and their iPods, iPhones, and iPads, this generation has watched technological advancements occur at … Continue reading Updating the Ethical Rules of Artificial Intelligence

The US Government Just Censored Climate Change Research–Again

With Hurricane Harvey sweeping through the south, the United States should be on high alert when it comes to climate change. But in reality, the nation’s political leaders are still trying to hide the problem by repeatedly censoring the words “climate change” and “global warming”. Continue reading “The US Government Just Censored Climate Change Research–Again”

Pasta, Beaches and Earthquakes: Tremors in Ischia

Monday night, an earthquake on the Italian island Ischia killed at least one, injured dozens. The Italian island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples, is in its peak during this tourist season. It is also home to 500,000 locals. On Monday, August 20, 2017, tourists and locals alike were rocked by an earthquake. In Casamicciola, where the earthquake hit the hardest, a hospital and … Continue reading Pasta, Beaches and Earthquakes: Tremors in Ischia