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Beyond the Bubble 5.9.14

GTACXY: First Life from Artificial Gene Code Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute recently created an organism with an expanded artificial genetic code in its DNA. This is the first major step to genetically modifying and altering the fundamental alphabet of life. In addition to the four nucleotides or bases found in DNA (G, T,…

ukraine protests

Beyond the Bubble 1/30/14

Ukraine Protests On January 16th, 2014, the Ukrainian government passed 10 laws restricting Ukrainian citizens’ freedom of speech and protest. These were passed due to protests which began in November amid the seizure of trade negotiations between the Ukrainian government and the European Union. On 28 January 2014, the Prime Minister Azarov and the entire…


Beyond the Bubble Winter Week 3, 2014

Colorado: Legalization of Recreational Pot Colorado became the first state in the U.S. to legalize recreational pot after 55% of its voters agreed on this resolution. The tax collected from retail marijuana may generate state revenue of over 67 million dollars a year, with 27.5 million dollars used to build schools. Residents of Colorado over…


“Shutting Down” Bangkok

The protests in Bangkok, labelled “the Bangkok Shutdown”, began on Monday, January 13th. On January 14th, an explosive device was thrown at a leader’s house and two people were shot and wounded. Tens of thousands of protesters gathered with the goal of disrupting traffic and marching in front of government offices. They want the Thai…


Oscars 2013

Written by Allegra Chapman’15   Get ready everyone because the best time of the year is upon us, Oscar season! This year offered a diverse group of contenders for the coveted Best Picture award, all of which I have reviewed for you here. Les Misérables: The cast of Les Miz was given very little to…

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