Debate of the Week: Should we all refuse to watch?
THE NEWS: Qatar’s attitudes towards homosexuality, women’s rights and labour law violations are provoking international outcry. Now some are calling for a boycott of the World Cup. A fire-breathing spider made from fifty tonnes of steel. Seven glitzy new stadiums. Ice rinks just miles from beach clubs; theme parks next to circuses; light shows which […]
Debate of the Week:Is India the World’s Next Superpower?
THE NEWS: Rishi Sunak’s election as Conservative leader makes him the UK’s first British Asian leader. And he has family connections to a country that is quickly gaining influence. It was a historic moment. Sunak will be the first prime minister of Asian origin, and the first Hindu. “I am thoroughly British,” he has said: […]
Debate of the Week:Has Iran protest gone global?
THE NEWS:Hajipour’s Baraye received 95,000 submissions to win a Grammy, or 83% of the fan vote. Is the Iran protest going global? A new hit song has taken social media by storm and brought awareness to the uprising. Some are hopeful that it could help the movement to expand beyond Iran’s borders. Users clicking onto […]
Asteroid’s path altered in NASA’s first test of planetary defense.
The spacecraft NASA deliberately crashed into an asteroid last month succeeded in nudging the rocky moonlet from its natural path into a faster orbit, marking the first time humanity has altered the motion of a celestial body, the U.S. space agency announced on Tuesday. The $330 million proof-of-concept mission, which was seven years in development, […]