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Monthly Archives: April 2014

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 produced a flood of conflicting information. In the weeks following the incident, aviation experts and investigators posited a variety of theories to explain the March 8 disappearance. Explanations...

By Evan Luke on Apr 29th, 2014

The deadliest Ebola outbreak since 2007 has spread through West Africa since late March. With 218 clinical cases of the virus, including 141 deaths in Guinea, many countries in the region are facing a public health crisis. ...

By Record on Apr 29th, 2014

The recent Nuclear Security Summit 2014, or NSS, on March 24 and 25 featured global nuclear powers coming together to improve nuclear security. ...

By Evan Luke on Apr 25th, 2014

On April 3, the CEO and co-founder of Mozilla, Brendan Eich, resigned less than a month after being appointed, amidst heavy criticism for a $1,000 donation he made in 2008 to support California’s Proposition 8, an amendment to the state’s...

By T.S. Blanchard on Apr 24th, 2014

Last week Pope Francis asked for forgiveness for the damage done to children who have been abused by members of the clergy and asserted that sanctions must be imposed to tackle the problem of child abuse within the Church. It is the first time...

By T.S. Blanchard on Apr 22nd, 2014

Mary Barra, the CEO of General Motors (GM), came under fire as she appeared before Congress on April 1, to answer for the corporation’s prolonged failure to fix an ignition switch defect, recently linked to 13 deaths. ...

By Record on Apr 17th, 2014

Since 2012 – when Qatar was chosen to host the 2022 World Cup – an estimated 900 Indian and Nepalese workers have died in the building of stadiums, an airport, a subway system and a port. ...

By Record on Apr 16th, 2014

Currently 600,000 people are what researchers describe as “modern day slaves” in the small north-west African country of Mauritania. As a term, modern day slaves are all those in debt bondage, forced marriage or victims of human trafficking....

By Record on Apr 9th, 2014

As the use of digital technologies continues to grow, people around the world who would otherwise never meet can now make contact, share ideas, form communities, and become friends. However, the digital world not only provides the opportunity...

By T.S. Blanchard on Apr 9th, 2014

The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is receiving more criticism than ever before for not being an accurate indicator of academic performance. ...

By Anisha Chadha on Apr 8th, 2014