When people hear the name “Hubble,” they likely think of the Hubble Space Telescope, which has brought the wonders of the universe to all of us. It showed us that we are just a drop in a system of 100 billion galaxies. Yet the scientist behind the telescope’s name, Edwin Hubble, was just as important (if not more) in opening the eyes of the world to the wonders of space.
Princeton University announced that it will consider taking down a portrait of President Woodrow Wilson and renaming a building bearing his name following a 32-hour sit-in by the university’s Black Justice League.
Twin suicide bomb attacks in Beirut, Lebanon killed over 40 people and injured more than 200 last week, and the death toll would have been much higher were it not for Adel Termos. After the first bombing, crowds quickly gathered outside of the mosque where it took place. Termos was among them, and is reported to have seen a second suicide bomber heading toward the crowd when he decided to engage in the ultimate act of sacrifice. The 32-year-old car mechanic threw himself at the man, tackling him and causing the bomb to detonate before the suicide bomber could reach the crowd.
“He and others at the mosque went to check out what was happening when Adel noticed a man running down the hill, screaming ‘Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar’,” Termos’ father, Akram, told CNN. “Adel ran toward him, pushing him and pinning him down on the ground, at that instant, the man (detonated) the bomb and the second explosion happened.”
Bernie Sanders’ early political career was molded by economic uncertainty and social upheaval—situations that are all too familiar to most voters today.
When it comes to races, Bernie Sanders has a track record of winning that goes back as far as his high school days: as a freshman, he was a bonafide track star capable of outrunning seniors. At 74, he’s in a far more philosophical, but no less daunting, long-distance race: the one for the White House.
Bernard “Bernie” Sanders graduated from New York City’s illustrious James Madison High School in 1959, and even from a young age was known to advocate for social—and some might argue far-flung—change. While still in high school, he ran for student body president on a platform to provide scholarships to war orphans in Korea.
Shortly after Sanders graduated from high school, his mother died, at the age of 46. She had been a stay-at-home mother in the Sanders’ Brooklyn apartment, and her death—taking place just as Sanders was beginning his post secondary education at Brooklyn College—shook him to his core. In an interview with Vermont’s corner of NPR, his brother Larry later said he and Bernard grew up “grew up feeling loved and secure—except in matters of money.”
A masked man dressed in all black shocked the world last year when videos surfaced showing him beheading American, British, and Japanese journalists and aid workers. The videos, released by ISIS militants, made the masked executioner the public face of the absolutely gruesome Islamic State. The man’s name wasn’t immediately released to the media, but he soon gained the nickname of “Jihadi John.”