The Ninth Planet

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have potentially discovered a ninth planet in our Solar System.  The planet, currently known as “Planet Nine”, is said to be a large planet well beyond Pluto’s orbit. It is believed that this Planet Nine is two to four times the size of the planet Earth, and…

The Problem With Flint’s Water

The industrial city of Flint, Michigan is currently undergoing a major crisis with its water supply.  After the city changed water suppliers in 2014 to save money, Flint residents have complained that the water smells awful and makes them sick. Flint’s children have been found to have high amounts of lead in their bodies. President…

Oscar Racism Controversy

The Academy Awards are under fire for having a perceived lack of ethnic diversity among this year’s nominees, particularly in major categories such as Best Actor and Best Actress. Director Spike Lee and actress Jada Pinkett Smith have announced that they will not attend this year’s Academy Awards to protest the lack of diversity, and…