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Cape Town Dangerously Close to Running Out of Water

Cape Town, South Africa is dangerously close to becoming the first city in the world to run out of water. “Day Zero,” a term coined by the Democratic Alliance, South Africa’s main opposition party, is predicted to arrive sometime between April and May. This is the day when the Theewaterskloof Dam — alone responsible for more than half of Cape Town’s surface water supply — will finally run dry, and the taps will officially turn off. Continue reading Cape Town Dangerously Close to Running Out of Water

Volkswagen Under Fire for Animal Testing

Last Thursday, the New York Times released an article that uncovered an even more heinous layer of the Volkswagen diesel scandal. Following concerns surrounding the adverse health aspects of diesel exhaust, scientists funded by Volkswagen, BMW, and Daimler (owner of Mercedes-Benz) conducted an unusual experiment: Ten monkeys squatted in airtight chambers, watching cartoons for entertainment as they inhaled fumes from a diesel Volkswagen Beetle.

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Aziz Ansari: Bad Date or Sexual Harassment?

 

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On January 13th, an article was published on www.babe.net which describes a woman’s unsettling date with actor, comedian, and star of Netflix sitcom “Master of None,” Aziz Ansari. Published directly after Ansari’s appearance at the Golden Globes wearing a “Time’s Up” pin, the piece details how “Grace,” a 23 year old Brooklyn-based photographer (renamed to protect her identity), experienced something that is, unfortunately, a shared experience of many women: a man who won’t take no for an answer. Continue reading Aziz Ansari: Bad Date or Sexual Harassment?