School is in full swing, and needless to say, I find myself staying up for those late-night study sessions. To survive these, I turn to my savior, tea. But what about tea help me get through? Caffeine.
It’s a morbid thought, that humans may one day no longer walk the planet. But in reality, we all face extinction at any day, whether it be by a rampaging killer-disease, or a black hole. Humans are a relatively new race compared to some animals, but mass extinctions have occurred in the past and who’s to say it won’t happen again?
But what if we do live? If we overcome all the hardships, and the human race does survive all the threats that has been thrown onto its path. What if we survived for 100, 000 years into the future? Would we look any different?
#TheDress- the debate picked up by news sites everywhere, Buzzfeed, and plethora of celebrities. It’s divided families and friends for the past day. I myself have had countless arguments on whether the dress is white and gold or black and blue (for the record, I only see white and gold).
The question is, why has this become such a phenomenon?
It all started when tumblr user swiked posted an image of a dress, saying that her friends couldn’t agree on whether the dress was gold and white or black and blue. Upon posting theimage on tumblr, it became a global frenzy. It became a top trend on Twitter, celebrities shared their thoughts on the color of the dress, and scientists got cracking right away on the actual color. Majority of people are divided on if it’s blue and black, or white and gold. Turns out, the actual color is… (spoilers)
Obama takes last place in survey of the greatest black presidents of the US.
This statement is true… technically.
This statement, as well as many other examples, were the main focus of Feb. 17’s FSL Discover session; misleading representation of data.
I have a friend who is hard-of-hearing. I think it is absolutely amazing that we are still able to talk about anything and everything; by watching the movements of my lips. One of the things she has confessed to me, though, is the difficulty of telling people that she is hard-of-hearing, and that reading from lips is sometimes a challenge.
Admittedly, I have lied. You have lied. We all have, whether we are aware of it or not. Our parents and teachers from a young age have taught us the repercussions of lying, yet, why do we do it?
When I was in Grade 2, my parents were called in to talk to my teacher. This scared me quite a bit, I mean sure I maybe-accidently pushed that kid while playing soccer cause he “missed the ball” and “accidentally” hit my shin, but other than that, I was a pretty good student and I didn’t see why the teacher had to talk to my parents. My parents went inside while I waited, tapping my feet nervously for an anxious 15 minutes. They walked out, their faces’ sullen. My heart was pumping. My mom turned to me and said the sentence which changed my life.
“Hebah, you’re going to need glasses.”
Turns out, you don’t have to work in a laboratory, wear a white coat, or have a PhD to be a scientist.
Admit it, you sang that in your head.
It’s hard to believe that a year ago Frozen was the thing on everyone’s mind. I still clearly remember all the hype about it; going into the theaters, finding them filled to the max (sometimes more with youth than younger children), watching little girls fight over whether Elsa or Anna was better, and being able to sing all the songs by heart.
Needless to say, I’ve watched Frozen a couple of times now, and hands down my favorite scene is when Elsa builds her ice palace during the song ‘Let It Go’. What really amazed me was the beauty of the palace, and how ‘realistic’ the structure was; the snowflakes were anatomically symmetrical, and radiated beauty. But turns out, Disney did get some help to create the magical world of Frozen.