Our Plastic Oceans

An Ocean of Plastic Surrounds Various Continents  Our hydrosphere, already besieged with major issues such as climate change and overfishing, is home to tons of garbage and plastic that could further endanger various ecosystems around the world. According to an alarming study published in April by Science Advances magazine, Spanish researchers discovered a massive accumulation of…

Dr. Evelyn Gitau: An African Immunologist in Search of Einstein 

Health risks and dangerous conditions such as malaria, pneumococcal infections, viral induced encephalopathy, and bacterial blood diseases continue to affect African populations, particularly children, across the continent. These matters also constantly keep Dr. Evelyn Gitau, a cellular immunologist from Kenya, busy in the lab and the field. Dr. Gitau believes that clinical immunity to malaria…

iPhones and “iCars”? Apple Plans to Test Autonomous Vehicles 

Drivers and pedestrians in California could soon share the road with stylish Lexus sports utility vehicles driven solely by technology developed by the company behind the legendary iPhone and Macintosh computers. In mid-April, the Department of Motor Vehicles in California approved a request by Apple to test three luxury hybrid SUVs equipped with self-driving technology…

SA President Zuma Celebrates 75th Birthday Amid Protests

If anyone knows how to party, it’s South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma. Zuma reportedly celebrated his 75th birthday in high style. However, many citizens used this occasion as a call to protest against the controversial leader. While Zuma spent the morning of his birthday meeting with various ministers, his official birthday celebration was scheduled for…