Author: Ziggy Marley

The new scramble for Africa

Graphic by Matt Withers/The Economist Article via Economist.com The first great surge of foreign interest in Africa, dubbed the “scramble”, was when 19th-century European colonists carved up the continent and seized Africans’ land. The second was during the cold war, when East and West vied for the allegiance of...

Student climate campaigner Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Photo by Axel Heimken (AFP Photo) Article viaYahoo! News Greta Thunberg, the Swedish schoolgirl climate campaigner who has inspired worldwide protests, should be awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize, Norwegian lawmakers said Thursday. "We have proposed Greta Thunberg because if we do nothing to halt climate change it will...

Why Captain Marvel’s milestone status creates so much pressure for it to succeed

Photo by Gareth Cattermole (Getty Images for Disney) Article by Constance Grady and Alex Abad-Santos, via Vox After 11 years of Marvel moviemaking, Captain Marvel has made history simply by existing. The film, about a fighter pilot turned alien soldier turned cosmic superhero, is the first in Marvel Studios cinematic history...

Vijender Singh dreams of becoming India’s first boxing world champion

Photo: Getty Images Article by Mark Lelinwalla, via Sporting News Vijender Singh pounds on the heavy bag under the vigilant eyes and guidance of Freddie Roach at the legendary trainer’s Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood. This has been a snapshot of the daily scene at the...

How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Science

Illustration by Rachel Suggs Article via Quanta Magazine No human, or team of humans, could possibly keep up with the avalanche of information produced by many of today’s physics and astronomy experiments. Some of them record terabytes of data every day — and the torrent is only increasing....

Trump signs major public lands, conservation bill into law

Photo by David Iliff (Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA 3.0) Article by Darlene Superville, via Associated Press President Donald Trump signed a wide-ranging public lands bill Tuesday that creates five new national monuments and expands several national parks. The new law also adds 1.3 million acres of new wilderness and permanently...

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Theme Park Opening Dates Revealed By Disney

Article by Chris Agar, via Screen Rant The opening dates for the Star Wars Galaxy's Edge theme park at Disney's California and Florida locations have officially been revealed. When the Mouse House acquired Lucasfilm back in 2012, it was clear they had much grander plans for...

Kiké Hernandez collects 2 more hits as Dodgers beat Angels

Photo by Charlie Neibergall through Daily News Article by J.P. HOORNSTRA, via Daily News THE GAME: The Dodgers beat the Angels 6-2 before an announced crowd of 8,215 on Thursday afternoon at Tempe Diablo Stadium. HITTING REPORT: Kiké Hernandez singled and scored on Austin Barnes’ double against Felix...