US-Russia Relations Part III: The Russian Experiment

US-Russia Relations Part III: The Russian Experiment

During the final years of Obama’s presidency, the relations between Russia and the United States were strained if not downright hostile. Putin’s government saw the Obama administration as a barrier to many of his interests, due to Obama’s sanctions on Russia over its annexation of Crimea as well as his support of rebels in the Syrian Civil War. 

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Scamming Science: Predatory Journals are Devaluing Scientific Research

Scamming Science: Predatory Journals are Devaluing Scientific Research

In a political climate filled with false facts, ignorance of data, and exaggerations of the truth, it is no wonder informed citizens are looking to scientists more than ever before to make claims based on proper evidence. Scientific journals allow researchers to publish their findings, furthering scientific advancements and understanding. Publishing in these journals is essential for scientists looking for research funding and promotions in their field. 

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US-Russia Relations Part II: Not Quite the End of History

US-Russia Relations Part II: Not Quite the End of History

The Soviet Union was a shell of its former self by the 1980s, with its institutions and structures significantly weakened due to economic hardship. The Communist Party was beginning to look like a gerontocracy as well, as many of the party’s elite members were well into their 70s. Political dissent was growing domestically and in Soviet satellite states, as one idea always stood out to their residents: life in the Western Bloc was evidently better.

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Church Coffers: Pope Francis and Financial Reform

Church Coffers: Pope Francis and Financial Reform

On a list of the 21st century’s most groundbreaking figures, Pope Francis I would undoubtedly pop up somewhere near the top. His installment in 2013 as head of the Catholic Church marks a heap of firsts for the papacy: first Jesuit in the role, first from the New World, first from the Southern Hemisphere, and first non-European since the 8th century. 

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Uber: BC Edition

Uber: BC Edition

The phenomenon of start-ups using innovative methods to respond to consumer demand is not new. What started in 2008 as an app by two men who had trouble hailing a cab in Paris, is today a multinational corporation valued at $62.5 billion. Uber is an online transportation network company, which currently has operations in 528 cities around the world. Its growing presence worldwide has been met with both successes and difficulties in its introduction. 

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