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The e-commerce markets continue to grow at a double-digit pace every year in the United States. This growing demand offers a great opportunity for the delivery market. Recent technological innovations, new business systems, and new delivery companies have caused major disruption in the way a package gets delivered to the consumer. Especially, the last mile of a delivery can be drastically improved, since it makes up around 30 percent of the total delivery cost, according to a research project by the Stanford graduate school of business. These major changes matter to everyone, whether a person is just ordering something from…

While facial hair used to be allowed in the United States military as far back as the revolutionary war, times changed and regulations were put in place that required all soldiers to be clean cut. However, the US Army Research Labs recently reached out to press to confirm the existence of a testing initiative to see if beards can be safely brought back. Poisonous gas was a pretty revolutionary invention that saw almost constant usage during the first World War. It was because of this that gas masks for troops became a priority. Because the mask required a tight seal…

In today’s age, texting is becoming increasingly popular within the population. The Crisis Text Line has ingeniously taken advantage of this by implementing a crisis text line, in which people who are in dire need of help, have the access to a crisis counselor readily available. The Crisis Text Line is a non-for-profit organization that offers a free 24/7 text line for people experiencing crises. The organization also announced that as of Mar. 1 2017, they have gained the ability to communicate with people through Facebook Messenger, as a result of the partnership formed with Facebook. “We want to be…

According to the New York Times, as of Mar. 25, 2017, there are 18 open cases of missing young people, all minorities, in Washington D.C., half of which are girls. As such, the D.C. police department’s Twitter page has exploded with tweets regarding the missing youngsters. Majority of these missing young people are minorities, and alarmingly, more than 750 people have gone missing since the beginning of 2017. It has been reported by U.S. Today that 500 of these cases involve juveniles. Despite the numbers of missing persons, the police department has reported that there has been a decline in…

The new President Donald J. Trump has stated that he will continue his efforts to bring back coal mining jobs to the United States. These efforts seem controversial in an industry that has seen a massive decrease through automation and a decrease in demand for coal. There already are  technological advancements in the industry; for example, in an Appalachia coal mine in Decatur, Ill., engineers are working and testing self-driving mammoth haul trucks that need little to no human supervision. However, in spite of the technological advancements, Trump has made clear his disapproval for this decrease in coal mining jobs.…

The conflict in Syria has escalated with another chemical weapon attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in the province of Idlib in northern Syria. The attack on Apr. 4 killed almost one hundred people, including many children. Russia’s defense ministry has argued in a press conference that Syrian planes were destroying chemical weapons, not deploying them, and said the airstrikes targeted a rebel storage depot for toxins. Many western nations, including the United States, however, blamed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. “The US government is working to ascertain the truth behind this incident, but it has the fingerprints of a…

By: Victoria E. Calvillo Are humans the most intelligent mammals on earth? Not exactly, most people are ignorant to the fact that most animals are just as intelligent as humans are. “Marine invertebrates are found to be surprisingly intelligent, one of the most intelligent ones for example are octopi,” commented Dr. Ellis, biology professor at Saint Leo University. Along with some marine invertebrate, chimps, crows, and pigs are part of the top ten smartest animals, according Science on NBC News. The theory of evolution considers that human beings are evolved from different species, one being chimpanzees. Chimpanzees have many similar…

According to data revealed by international math and science assessments, U.S. students fall behind many advanced industrial nations in regards to mathematics. Even though the students’ scores are above average in regards to science and reading, their scores on mathematics test have been lower than the average. Every three years, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which consists of 35 countries, sponsors the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). The assessment measures students’ reading ability, math, and science literacy among 15-year-olds in many developed and developing nations, according to Pew Research Center. The most recent results, which come from…

By: Travis Farmer On Apr. 9, 2017, on a flight bound for Louisville from Chicago, a controversial incident occurred that has quickly resulted in nearly everyone in the country responding to it in some way. United Airlines Flight 3411 was overbooked, and the airline needed four seats to be freed up in order to move airline staff to Louisville in order for them to make a flight out of the city the next day. However, when it was found that every seat was taken an airline manager boarded the flight and asked for volunteers to take a later flight in…

Since the Great Recession that officially began in 2007 and lasted until June 2009, which had a significant impact on Florida’s economy, the metropolitan area of Tampa has expanded its employment by 24 percent, according to the Tampa Bay Online. The city has been ranked as number one in the state and number four in the country in regards to employment growth. Part of this success is a result of tech companies’ investments in the area. The state of Florida is ranked as the best state for business climate, and second best state in regards to infrastructure in the United…

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