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Climate scientists were shocked this week when a new discovery concerning global warming was announced that turned the field on its head. Long had it been believed that atmospheric CO2 levels were to blame for the world-wide change in climates, but a new study by a leading scientist from the International Coalition of Climate Scientists and Artic Mammal Aficionados (ICCSAM), Dr. Emma Lyin proves that this c ...

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Apocalypse Saturday: It’s the End of the World, Again.

Polish your horned helmets* and sharpen your axes, freonds, because this Saturday only is the end of the world! I mean sure, we lived through Y2K, the Mayan Apocalypse, the Rapture, death by fire, and heck… Zorp returns every year! What makes the Ragnarok so different from all of these other ends of the world? Well, uh… um… ...

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German Art Discovered

Last year the news of $1 billion dollars worth of stolen historical art kept in Cornelius Gurlitt’s, apartment in Munich, Germany came to light on November 6, 2013. During the spring of 2011 many of the art pieces stolen by the Nazi’s were found due to an investigation by Bavarian tax authorities who broke in Gurlitt’s apartment for a suspected tax evasion. ...

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United States Affected by Snow

This winter has been different for many cities throughout the United States. There have been long periods of time that not only is it below zero degrees Fahrenheit in the Midwest but snow just keeps falling in different areas of the country that as of February 13, 2014 at least 57.9 percent of the United States is covered in snow. This is a record breaking season because 49 out of the 50 states, all except ...

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World in Briefs (11.25.13)

If an elite group of scientists were tasked with determining what the most ridiculous animal was, the platypus would undoubtedly be one of the finalists. The combination of bird, reptile, and mammal traits creates an adorably hilarious creature. Sure, the males have a spur on their hind foot that can deliver extremely potent venom, but they’ve always just been cute little buddies, right? Not exactly. ...

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Toronto Mayor Admits to Buying Illegal Drug

In Toronto, Ontario, Canada, mayor Rob Ford is in deep water after he not only admitted that he was drunk in public, not only that he admitted to using crack cocaine, but he admitted buying crack in the last two years on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. In a vote 41-2, the Toronto city council has symbolically called for him to resign, but Ford refused, saying: “I'm most definitely keeping this job... I am not ...

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World in Briefs (11.08.13)

I am by no means a master of impersonations; there are only a few of mine that are somewhat passable. That’s why I am thankful everyday for the existence of Sylvester Stallone. There’s no way that the man with the iconic voice and extensive list of film can do even more, right? Wrong. The 67-year-old celebrity recently opened an art exhibit featuring his very own work. Selecting around 30 pieces from the pa ...

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Guns: Controlling the Problem

It seems like the issue of gun control has been at the forefront of news recently and with good reason. Shootings are occurring on what almost seems like a daily basis. People are desperate for a solution, but they seem split on the process for implementing one. Should gun control be restricted further, or should the laws be more relaxed? ...

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World in Creeps (10.30.13)

Greetings, readers! We have a special “spooktacular” version of World in Briefs this week. Prepare to be shocked, terrified, and confused over these real events going on in the world—the very world that you live in! For the best experience make sure to listen to Bobby “Boris” Pickett’s classic hit “Monster Mash” while reading. ...

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One Giant Leap for One Giant Nation

Space is pretty cool. Many people can recall dreams of being an astronaut when they were growing up—exploring distant planets and wearing a funny suit with a fishbowl for a hat. As they got older, most lost the desire due to the impracticability of such aspirations. Work, bills, family, and life in general took the front seat. Looking up at the sky at night, I think we all wonder about the rest of the unive ...

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