• Technology

    How Competitions Are Advancing The New Space Race

    Which Countries Are Joining The Space Race?¬†http://testu.be/1QLYFUj¬† Who Pays For Science?¬†http://bit.ly/1XEYYWj¬† Subscribe!¬†http://bitly.com/1iLOHml Since the 1700s, science competitions have fueled the field of scientific innovation. So what are some of the largest scientific prizes? Learn More: The Space Race¬† http://www.history.com/topics/space-race¬† “After World War II drew to a close in the mid-20th century, a new conflict began. Known as the Cold War, this battle pitted the world’s two great powers-the democratic, capitalist United States and the communist Soviet Union-against each other.” The Longitude Act, 1714 https://longitudeprize.org/history¬† “For any maritime nation, investment in long distance trade, outposts and settlements overseas made navigation, including the ability to determine a ship’s longitude, increasingly important.” A…

  • Activism,  USA

    Who Owns The Media?

    How Rio’s Poorest Are Fighting Against Police Brutality¬†http://testu.be/1PbMaky¬† Subscribe!¬†http://bitly.com/1iLOHml In past decades, media has been parceled off and is now controlled by a few companies known as “the Big Six”. So what companies control the media? Learn More: Americans’ Trust in Media Remains at Historical Low http://www.gallup.com/poll/185927/ame… “Four in 10 Americans say they have “a great deal” or “a fair amount” of trust and confidence in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately and fairly. ” These 6 Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In America http://www.businessinsider.com/these-… “This infographic created by Jason at Frugal Dad shows that almost all media comes from the same six sources.” Comcast http://www.mediadb.eu/en/data-base/in……

  • Activism,  USA

    Why Is America’s Water Infrastructure Failing?

    What Led To Flint, Michigan’s Poisoned Water?¬†http://testu.be/1RpEoEO¬† Why Is America’s Infrastructure Collapsing?¬†http://testu.be/1QUj4gl¬† Subscribe!¬†http://bitly.com/1iLOHml Lead contamination in the drinking water of a Michigan city helped expose serious problems with America’s water infrastructure. So how bad is the country’s water crisis? Learn More: Buried No Longer: Confronting America’s Water Infrastructure Challenge http://www.awwa.org/Portals/0/files/l… “A new kind of challenge is emerging in the United States, one that for many years was largely buried in our national consciousness.” Millions in U.S. Drink Dirty Water, Records Show http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/08/bus… “More than 20 percent of the nation’s water treatment systems have violated key provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act over the last five years, according to a…

  • Activism,  Politics

    Where Are The World’s Nuclear Weapons Stored? – Test Tube News

    Nuclear Weapons Of Mass Destruction playlist¬†http://bit.ly/1K03uN1 Subscribe!¬†http://bitly.com/1iLOHml There are over 16,000 nuclear weapons in more than a dozen nations across the world. So which countries store these nuclear weapons? Learn More: Worldwide deployments of nuclear weapons, 2014 http://bos.sagepub.com/content/early/… U.S. Nuclear Weapons in Europe¬† https://www.nrdc.org/nuclear/euro/eur… “Piecing together evidence from an array of sources, the Natural Resources Defense Council has determined that the United States is still deploying 4801 nuclear weapons in Europe.” A guide to Trident and the debate about its replacement http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-1… “The Conservatives say replacing Trident in its current form is the best option.” Safeguards to Prevent Nuclear Proliferation¬† http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/Saf…¬† “Most countries participate in international initiatives designed to limit…

  • Activism,  Middle East

    How Powerful Is Palestine?

    Why Isn’t Palestine A State Yet?¬†http://bit.ly/1W8Vuej¬† Why Are Israel and Palestine Fighting?¬†http://testu.be/1qEjJ3Y¬† Subscribe!¬†http://bitly.com/1iLOHml Palestine has been in an uphill battle politically and economically since the 1940s. So, with its status still in limbo, how powerful is Palestine? Learn More: U.N. Assembly, in Blow to U.S., Elevates Status of Palestine http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/30/wor… “More than 130 countries voted on Thursday to upgrade Palestine to a nonmember observer state of the United Nations, a triumph for Palestinian diplomacy and a sharp rebuke to the United States and Israel.” Security services drain Palestine’s budget http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/origi… “The Palestinian Authority (PA) is going through a severe financial crisis, especially since Israel froze in December 2014 the transfer…

  • Activism,  Middle East

    What If Saudi Arabia And Iran Went To War?

    Saudi Arabia And Iran’s Fight to Control The Middle East¬†http://testu.be/1PMhyJe¬† Why Do Saudi Arabia And Iran Hate Each Other?¬†http://testu.be/1ORGCLJ¬† Subscribe!¬†http://bitly.com/1iLOHml For decades, Saudi Arabia and Iran have been in an ideological battle. So if war broke out between Saudi Arabia and Iran, who would win? Learn More: US warns Saudi Arabia’s execution of prominent cleric risks inflaming sectarian tensions http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016… “Saudi Arabia’s execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr risks worsening sectarian tensions, the US has warned, joining a chorus of critics from the west and the Middle East who have condemned the killing.” The cold war between Saudi Arabia and Iran that’s tearing apart the Middle East, explained…

  • Activism,  Middle East

    Could ISIS Take Over Turkey? – Test Tube News

    The Military Structure Of ISIS Explained¬†http://testu.be/1K49tQH¬† Subscribe!¬†http://bitly.com/1iLOHml After several deadly attacks and threats to the government, Turkey has officially declared war on ISIS. But will Turkey be able to keep ISIS out?¬† Learn More: Turkey to Join Coalition’s Airstrikes Against ISIS http://www.wsj.com/articles/turkey-to…¬† “Turkey and the U.S. have completed an agreement allowing Turkey to begin striking at Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria, the Pentagon said Tuesday, but officials said they don’t expect the airstrikes to begin immediately.” Why Turkey Has Finally Declared War on ISIS http://time.com/3971161/turkey-isis-war/¬† “For almost two years, Turkish troops sat idly on the country’s shared border with Syria as Islamic militants increased their territory and fought…