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Space Exploration

Martes, 23 Julio 2019

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Mount Everest

Miércoles, 5 Junio 2019

Three people have died on Mount Everest amid scenes of overcrowding at the summit of the world’s highest mountain. The latest fatalities bring the number of people who have died on the mountain in the past week to seven. The three victims were said to have died from exhaustion while descending from the summit. In the last few days, a 65-year-old Austrian climber, an Irish professor and an Indian mountaineer have also lost their lives on Mount Everest. The deaths come amid traffic jams near the summit as record numbers make the ascent, despite calls to limit the number of climbing permits. It has been reported that Nepal has issued 381 permits of roughly £8,600 each for the spring climbing season at the world’s highest peak. A photograph of hundreds of climbers queuing to reach the top of Everest ignited fears that the high number of attempts is putting lives at risk. The photo of the route to the 8,848m (29,029ft) summit was taken by Nirmal Purja, a former Gurkha and Royal Marine. Mr Purja, who is making a world-record attempt to climb all 14 peaks of the Himalayas in seven months, estimated that there were around 320 climbers in the queue. The number of people climbing Everest in 2019 could exceed last year’s record of 807 people. This has led to calls for limits to be put in place.

AC Radio

Jueves, 2 Mayo 2019

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Plant For The Planet

Lunes, 4 Marzo 2019

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Do emojis and GIFs restrict our language and communication?

Jueves, 3 Enero 2019

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Recently I read Nineteen Eighty-Four, a dystopian novel by George Orwell set in a totalitarian state where even the language they use is controlled. Adjectives are forbidden and instead they use phrases such as ‘ungood’, ‘plus good’ and ‘double plus good’ to express emotions. As I first read this I thought how impossible it would be in our society to have such vocabulary. However, the more I thought about it, the more I realised in its own way it’s already happening. I type messages to my friends and alongside each is the obligatory emoji. I often use them to emphasise something, or to not seem too serious, or because this specific GIF conveys my emotions much better than I ever could using just words. And I wonder, with our excessive use of emojis, are we losing the beauty and diversity of our vocabulary?

English has the largest vocabulary in the world, with over one million words, but who’s to say what it’ll be like in the future? Perhaps we will have a shorter language, full of saying ‘cry face’ if something sad happens or using abbreviations like LOL (laugh out loud) or BRB (be right back) instead of saying the full phrase. So does this mean our vocab will shrink? Is it the start of an exciting new era? Will they look back on us in the future and say this is where it all began – the new language? Or is this a classic case of the older generations saying, ‘Things weren’t like that when I was younger. We didn’t use emoticons to show our emotions’?

Yet when you look back over time, the power of image has always been there. Even in the prehistoric era they used imagery to communicate, and what’s even more incredible is that we are able to analyse those drawings and understand the meaning of them thousands of years later. Pictures have the ability to transcend time and language. Images, be it cave paintings or emojis, allow us to convey a message that’s not restrictive but rather universal. 

Diwali

Miércoles, 7 Noviembre 2018

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Feng Shui Your Way To Good Grades In School

Miércoles, 3 Octubre 2018

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8 a.m. classes, 18 credits, homework, projects, part-time job…you know how it goes. At the end of the day, all you want to do is go back to your room and relax some with some popcorn and Netflix. Sometimes your room can get so messy that it’s hard to unwind because last week’s pizza is staring at you from its corner begging to be brought out and is distracting you from finishing your essay that’s due in the morning. Having such a busy schedule makes it hard to keep your things organized, but we forget how much having a clean environment can affect our lives for the better. When you bring feng shui into your room, you’ll notice a big change in your personality and your grades.

Eliminate clutter

Most students find this one to be really difficult, but having a really cluttered room takes a toll on you. Dirty socks and Biology textbooks tossed on the floor and left for days gives off a sticky energy that no one enjoys. Make sure to not overly clear your things though; having your room look as it’s someone’s home and that there’s life there is a big part of what makes a room comfortable and appealing. It’s a similar concept to the idea that we need at least a little socialization and company in our lives to really be happy, but being around too many people can start to be overwhelming. It’ll help you keep those headaches away and you’ll be surprised how much lighter you feel when your room is open and more organized.

Have your desk directed toward your door

Working facing away from an entrance can be stressful on your body because it makes your subconscious feel that you’re in a vulnerable position. Most dorms have desks attached to the wall, so you’re not able to physically move it in a different direction. To compromise, put a mirror above your desk in a position that lets you be able to see the door while you’re studying. You’ll be surprised how much more powerful you feel, and your studying will be much more effective.

Plants, plants, plants!

Plants represent nature, creativity, and most importantly, growth. Plus, they really help even out the atmosphere if you have a lot of electronics in your room. These should add to your life, not feel like a burden. Pick plants that you can manage with your schedule. Cacti are perfect for a college lifestyle; you can probably guess why.

Put decoration higher up on your walls

It was pointed out to me as a kid that looking down or having your head lowered can be really stressful on both your mind and body. Fortunately, art is the perfect fix for that. The attention-grabbing nature of decorations will encourage you to keep your head up, mentally and physically. Lifting your art will lift your spirit and your grades.

The Dangers Of Heavy Backpacks — And How Kids Can Wear Them Safely

Miércoles, 5 Septiembre 2018

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Cave Rescue in Thailand

Miércoles, 8 Agosto 2018

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A group of 12 youngsters from the Wild Boars football club plus their 25-year-old coach went in to explore the cave on 23rd June.

But monsoon flooding cut off their escape and prevented rescuers from finding them for almost 10 days.

The first four boys were rescued on 8thJuly at around 6p.m. local time, and were taken to a field hospital near the cave.

Shortly before 8 p.m., the Thai Navy SEALs reported on their official Facebook page that four had been rescued.

A second rescue phase began on 9thJuly and a further four boys were rescued.

The third day of the mission successfully took place leading to the rescue of the final group of boys and their coach.

How were the boys and their coach rescued?

A team of 90 expert divers - 40 from Thailand and 50 from overseas - worked in the Tham Luang caves to get the boys and their coach out safely.

The divers guided the boys and their coach through darkness and submerged passageways towards the entrance to the cave system.

The rescue process included walking, wading, climbing and diving using guide ropes.

Wearing full-face masks, which are easier for novice divers, each boy was accompanied by two divers, who also carried his air supply.

The toughest part of the escape was at a section named “T-Junction” or “choke spot”, which was so tight that the divers had to take off their air tanks to get through.

After the tight spot, a cavern called Chamber 3 was turned into a forward base for the divers.

The boys could rest there before walking out to the entrance of the cave, where they were then taken to hospital in Chiang Rai.

They were rescued in stages between Sunday, 8th July and Tuesday, 10th July, when the final four boys and coach emerged to safety.

On 18th July, the boys left hospital and made their first public appearance, recounting their “miracle” survival story in front of the media.

2018 FIFA World Cup

Domingo, 1 Julio 2018

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