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Putting it lightly, the past year has been a milieu of outbreaks — those of infectious illness and those which decried social and political agendas. It’s a blunt statement, but it does not require much elaboration. We have all lived through it.

We have experienced the hypocrisy of inconsistent mask-wearing mandates — across stores, offices, and institutions with varying procedures and, seemingly, varying levels of concern. As the year progressed, we moved through a gradation of confronting COVID-19 and then producing what counterattacks we could.

Awareness led to response and response to prevention. Even so, the tallies of confirmed coronavirus…


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COVID-19 has devastated communities and invaded every line of rational discourse from friendly klatsches to diplomatic debates. It has closed democracies and republics alike and has cost the jobs of millions of men and women.

Despite its being a downfall to so much of human livelihood, there are those critical onlookers who do not fail to extract the positive attributes that the pandemic has brought with it. While it’s undeniable that significant amounts of face masks have contributed to oceanic pollution, the fact can’t be neglected that air pollution has decreased in numerous countries.

NASA scientists monitoring satellite imagery have…


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Just as in the 1960s, our society is witnessing a revitalization of an international space race. There has lately been a renewed interest in interplanetary exploration with talks of establishing a station on the Earth’s moon and eventually making our way to Mars.

The race looks different than it did half a century ago — not just in technology but also in its longterm goals and the way that missions are funded and strategized. Since the 2000s, there’s been an upsurge in monetary backing and spacecraft engineering on the part of private corporations. …


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Heads up, gamers! The industry is evolving behind the scenes with the merging of two big gaming corporations. Recently, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) stated that its talks for buying out Insomniac Games, Inc. came to fruition, making the latter the 14th creative studio to join the SIE Worldwide Studio conglomerate.

SIE has been a big tech and design innovator in the gaming industry for over two decades. Its origins are nearly as archaic as Super Mario Kart, yet it’s been responsible for driving huge changes in the gaming landscape. …


“The pandemic represents a rare but narrow window of opportunity to reflect, reimagine, and reset our world.” — Klaus Schwab

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Image Source: Dr. Alan Marshall on Twitter.

COVID-19 has devastated communities and invaded every line of rational discourse from friendly klatsches to diplomatic debates. It has closed democracies and republics alike and has cost the jobs of millions of men and women.

Despite its being a downfall to so much of human livelihood, there are those critical onlookers who do not fail to extract the positive attributes that the pandemic has brought with it. While it’s undeniable that significant amounts of face masks have contributed to oceanic pollution, the fact can’t be neglected that air pollution has decreased in numerous countries.

NASA scientists monitoring satellite imagery have…


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In a day when cinemas were erected and designated separately to African Americans and to Caucasian-European Americans, The Intruder delivered a thumper of a story. A powerful and oft-underexamined commentary on racism in the United States, it most assuredly put viewers on pins and needles at its inaugural public screenings back in 1962. More than that, the current atmosphere around racial equality in this country makes it an apt time to revisit the morals and disputes surrounding racial injustice historically and presently in America.

As a contemporaneous article in The New York Times noted during the initial release of…


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THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC has immobilized the world and led to hundreds of thousands of deaths in recent months. While researchers continue their studies, the scientific knowledge of Sars-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, is still in its early stages.

As City Lab addressed a month ago, the count of COVID-19 victims is not a definitive one. This feature of the coronavirus research remains true. It is impossible for health departments to accurately calculate the number of those who have contracted COVID-19 due to varying procedures and timing.

Test results take time to evaluate and are therefore…


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A RECENT INCIDENT involving a sudden health complication with North Korea’s Chief of State has shed light on the nation’s extreme media restrictions.

Last month, American media began raising questions concerning the North Korean Chief of State Kim Jong-un as his whereabouts were trying to be traced. However, this is not the only time that Kim has evaded the media for an extended period of time; he had disappeared similarly in 2014.

The official’s more recent absence of several weeks, which included missing a notable government-influenced holiday on April 15, led to skepticism regarding his health. …


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Lookout from the Beach at Kitty Hawk.

Though a midwesterner, I know peers and professors who have connections to the East Coast area. Additionally, many of my family’s vacations have involved visiting historical landmarks in that region. Last year, when hurricane Dorian swept across the Atlantic Ocean and touched down here in the states, the word about it inundated much of my newsfeed.

The storm made landfall, as the New York Times reported, in the Outer Banks, a spattering of isles in the offshore waters of North Carolina. One particular article caught my attention. The focus of the news piece: the wild horses of the Outer Banks.

John Tuttle

Journalist and creative. Words @ The Hill, Submittable, The Millions, Tablet Magazine, GMP, University Bookman, Prehistoric Times: jptuttleb9@gmail.com.

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