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Darren Maung

Darren is an aspiring writer who wishes to share or create stories to the world and bring humanity together as one. A massive Star Wars nerd and history buff, he finds enjoyable, heart-warming or interesting subjects in any written media.
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Kindness Is Contagious: One Family’s Selfless Deed Generated Another
Kindness is a blessing, both to the recipient and the one who bestows it. In a world full of crises, people are especially touched by a spontaneous selfless act; and in many cases, kindness is...
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Elon Musk and Joko Widodo Meet to Discuss Possible Investments in Indonesia
On Saturday, May 14, Indonesian President Joko Widodo met with Tesla CEO Elon Musk in Texas to discuss the possibility of investing in batteries and electric vehicle (EV) technology in the Southeast Asian nation.  Following...
Pigeons and People – A Complex and Enduring Relationship
Pigeons and people have known each other since ancient times. Over the course of history these birds have served as pets, messengers, sources of food and entertainment, and even heroes. What is it that makes...
The Dodecahedron – An Ancient Roman Artifact of Unknown Application
The powerful Roman empire, with its fascinating and well-documented history, made great contributions to civilization in both art and innovation. Sturdy roads, grid based cities, concrete, newspapers, and aqueducts all date back to Roman times,...
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Americans to View COVID-19 Like the Common Flu, FDA Says
In early May, the Food and Drug Association (FDA) expressed that U.S. citizens must “accept” the COVID-19 virus as if it were the common flu. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the world, the...
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Truce in Yemen to Potentially Reverse Humanitarian Crisis, UN Says
Following a truce in Yemen, brokered by the United Nations (UN) on April 2, the international organization is now saying that it believes that the ceasefire could allow humanitarian aid to reach those in dire...
Preserving Memory: A 20 Minute Trick to Keep Your Memory Sharp
Memory is essential for learning, connecting with the past, and basically getting through the day. If your memory is not sharp, you might miss out on so many things; but that’s not to say you...
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Spike in Crypto Mining Threatens to Disrupt Texas’ Electricity Grid
In late April, Texas’ grid operator said that it foresees an increase to electricity demand “by up to six gigawatts by mid-2023”, as Bitcoin farming expands in the Lone Star state.  Reportedly, the amount of...
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Germany Borrows 40 Billion Euros to Combat Fallout From the War in Ukraine
On Wednesday, April 27, the German government approved a budget adjustment green-lighting an additional 39.2 billion euros ($41.24 billion) in borrowing as a means to mitigate the economic repercussions caused by the war in Ukraine. ...
Birds’ Abilities in Language Closer to Humans Than Any Other Animal – Even Primates
A Japanese researcher may have made a breakthrough that could bridge the gap of understanding between humans and fauna, especially our feathered friends. Birds' abilities in linguistics have been demonstrated in their use of a...
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1 in 4 Africans Face Food Insecurity as Continent Suffers Worst Crisis Since 2017
On April 5, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) reported that almost a quarter of Africans are suffering from the worst hunger crisis to hit the continent since 2017. As humanitarian aid is...
2.4 Billion GE Mosquitoes to Be Released in US, Despite Uncertainties
UK-based biological pest control company Oxitec claims to have discovered a way to apply genetic engineering (GE) on insects to curb mosquito-borne diseases. While the plan has met with approval by the EPA, various concerns...