• Reunification: Does South Korea Want It?
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    With President Moon Jae-in in office, the relationship between North and South Korea has been getting better. During the April 2018 inter-Korean summit, both President Moon and Supreme Leader Kim met in person and discussed the future of the Korean Peninsula. With this positive atmosphere, analysts are starting to debate about the chance of reunification. […]

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  • The World’s Most Valuable AI Unicorn
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    SenseTime is an Artificial Intelligence startup based in China. The company researches and develops several practical AI services, including intelligent video analytics, identity verification, mobile internet, and autonomous vehicle tech, all of which make SenseTime China’s largest AI algorithm provider. Large international companies are looking to make strides in emerging AI technologies, and China hopes […]

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  • On “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”
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    With December comes an onslaught of Christmas music. To the exception of intentionally political Christmas songs—like Billy Joel’s “Christmas in Fallujah” or John Lennon’s “Happy Xmas (War is Over)”—holiday music tends to be uncontroversial. Because most Christmas songs explore agreeable topics (wintery weather, romance, and Santa, to name a few), they have largely avoided conflict. […]

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  • Sustainable Holidays
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    Most people view the holiday season as a joyful and fun time. What if it could also be seen as sustainable? The average amount of electricity needed to light a Christmas tree is about the same as it takes to power a 55 inch flat screen TV. To decorate the outside of a house with […]

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  • America’s Tradition: The Army-Navy Football Game
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    College football is a sport built on tradition and competition. The annual Army-Navy Football game may be the greatest representation of these qualities. For over a century, the Army Black Knights have competed against the Navy Midshipmen for inter-service bragging rights, a privilege unlike any other. As a Navy enthusiast, there is nothing more satisfying […]

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  • The Hidden Message Behind the Firing of Marc Lamont Hill
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    Last Thursday, CNN political commentator Marc Lamont Hill was fired from CNN following his remarks on Israel and Palestine at the United Nations. Hill called for countries to boycott and divest from Israel in the Wednesday speech given for the U.N.’s International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. He said: “We have an opportunity […]

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  • Biggest Surprises in the NBA This Year
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    Fear the Deer / We The North   Don’t get me wrong – the Milwaukee Bucks were a good team for the past couple of years. With their superstar forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, they were good enough to make the playoffs as a low seeded team but that was about it. However, it’s been a whole […]

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  • The Curious Case of Richard Nixon
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    Upon accepting the Republican nomination for president at the RNC in 1968, Richard Nixon dedicated his victory to the “non-shouters” and “non-demonstrators” of America. Nixon called these voters his Silent Majority. Weary of the Civil Rights Movement and anti-Vietnam War protesters, the Silent Majority sought solace in Richard Nixon, who made it clear that he […]

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  • China’s AI News Anchor Isn’t Really AI
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    Last week, a government-owned Chinese news agency unveiled what they called the world’s first AI news anchor. The anchor, created by XinHua News, was modeled after a real news anchor who works for the agency. The anchor made its debut at the World Internet Conference. During its unveiling, it boasted about its ability to broadcast […]

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  • Artwork Restoration and the Dignity of Art
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    Artwork from hundreds or even thousands of years ago remain on display in museums and exhibits for millions of people to view. Locked away in airtight, glass cases and surrounded by armour and alarms, the world’s most famous pieces of art are contained for their safety. The public is only allowed to view at certain […]

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