A museum larger than life itself?

December 5, 2017 Joseph Riley 0

The newest addition to Washington D.C.’s vast number of historical institutions has arrived. Opening its doors with two giant bronze tablets of scripture, the Museum of the Bible stands just a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol. 

How Conservative is Fox News?

November 14, 2017 Joseph Riley 0

Watching just three minutes of Fox News can cause a substantial rightward shift in the average viewer’s political attitude, according to a study by Emory and Stanford University researchers conducted earlier this year. Political scientists Gregory Martin and Ali Yurukoglu found that watching only three minutes of Fox News can make the average democratic voter 1 percent more likely to vote republican. They estimate that if Fox News never existed, John Kerry would’ve been the popular vote winner in the 2004 election, and Barack Obama would’ve captured 60 percent of the popular vote in 2008, as opposed to just 52 percent.

Asexuality: The Invisible Orientation

October 31, 2017 Joseph Riley 0

Asexuality a term that is widely misunderstood. Asexuality is defined as “someone who does not experience sexual attraction,” by The Asexual Visibility & Education Network. Although a study from 2004 found that one percent of British residents identify as asexual, it’s a very understudied subject. While the study of sexuality has been widespread throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, studies of asexuality have been limited to the biology of plants and microbes.

The North Korea nuclear threat: how did we get here?

October 3, 2017 Joseph Riley 0

Both North Korea and the U.S. have ratcheted up tensions lately, from North Korea’s launch of ballistic missiles to President Donald Trump stating that North Korea will be “met with fire and fury and…power the likes of which this world has never seen before” if they make any more threats to the United States. While the stakes have been considerably increased by the nuclear capabilities of both countries, the tensions have been broiling under the surface for decades.