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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.
Years of Surging Lithium Prices Show Signs of Turbulence as Electric Vehicle Makers Adapt
In the pursuit of sufficiently-powered vehicles, a market rally for lithium has caused a sharp increase in the price of the metal over the last year.  However, the spike in prices has shown its cracks...
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The Sacred Caves of Ajanta, Housing Ancient Buddhist Artifacts
Deep within an isolated part of India, there lies a collection of 30 caves that, for centuries, was an integral part of sacred tradition. Far from an adventure movie’s deadly cave, the Ajanta caves offer...
Highly-Valued Opium Farming Banned in Afghanistan, Taliban Enforces Harsh Punishment Against Violators
On April 3, the Taliban government in Afghanistan implemented a repressive ban on the cultivation of drugs in the country. Those caught opposing the law are to be punished according to the Taliban’s interpretation of...
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AUKUS Alliance Inks Deal to Develop Hypersonic Missiles
On Tuesday, April 5, AUKUS, the strategic defense alliance between the U.S., UK and Australia announced plans to develop “hypersonic weapons and electronic warfare capabilities.” The U.S. has been criticized for its slow development of...
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Mysterious Cases of Spontaneous Savants
The human mind is full of mysteries, and the mind of the savant is no exception. Some of the greatest geniuses of all times are regarded as savants, and many are linked with a history...
As COVID-19 and Washington put pressure on China’s semiconductor supply chain, Beijing’s semiconductor firms are determined to continue operating.
China Faces Potential Disruptions to Semiconductor Industry, Ignores Biden Administration Warnings
Since late March, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has faced potential risks to its semiconductor industry as COVID-19 and political tensions with the West threaten its capabilities.  Despite the lockdowns and political repercussions, China’s top...
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Millions of Baby Oysters Rescued From Flood Waters in New South Wales
As northern New South Wales (NSW) faced one of its worst floods in over a decade, oyster farmers rushed to relocate three million tiny baby oysters to safe waters on March 15. While other fields...
As communist China threatens to invade Taiwan, some see Japan as a stronger ally than the U.S.
Taiwanese Public Trust Japan Over Biden-Led US Against Chinese Invasion
In a two-day poll conducted on Mar. 14, roughly 40 percent of the people in Taiwan believe that Japan is a more likely ally than the U.S. against a possible Chinese invasion. As Russia’s invasion...
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Japanese Joro Spider May Be a Welcome Invader
A Japanese invader is taking hold in the U.S, but it may do more good than harm. The Joro spider is termed an invasive species, as it was introduced to an environment different from its...
As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, unreliable media reports make it unclear how many civilians are caught in the crossfire.
Unreliable Media Coverage Clouds Impact On Civilians in Russo-Ukrainian War
Russia’s military operations in Ukraine have persisted for a month and accounts of civilian casualties and struggles have naturally emerged. However, between inaccurate media coverage and the unreliability of the Internet, there is no clear...
With over 5,000 new cases popping up in one day, China is once again bringing lockdowns and measures to curb the virus, testing Beijing’s “zero-COVID” policy.
Lockdowns, Panic Ensue as China Has Worst COVID-19 Outbreak in Two Years
On Tuesday, Mar. 15, China once again implemented harsh lockdown restrictions as more than 5,000 new cases of COVID-19 were reported across multiple cities.  Despite China’s strict “zero-COVID” policy, this is the worst outbreak in...
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Invasive Chinese Snail Threatens Canada’s Lakes and Waterways
An invasive species is one that is introduced to an environment different from its native home, and greatly affects the new ecosystem. Oftentimes they are purposely introduced by man for one purpose or another. Other...