Daily Archives: November 16, 2018

Radioactive Rocks Under Antarctica Make an Area of Ice the Size of Rhode Island Disappear

by Hannah Osborne

Scientists discovered that an area of ice bigger than Rhode Island was missing from the South Pole—and believe an unusual, previously unidentified hot spot powered by radioactive rocks and heated water is to blame.

Khmer Rouge leaders get second life sentence

The trial chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), better known as the Khmer Rouge Tribunal was packed on Friday (Nov. 16) when the sentence in case oo2/02 was pronounced – Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea were both sentenced to life imprisonment.

China | China’s Building Spree In Poor Nations: Does It Really Help The Local Economy?

by Joanne Lu

China has done a ton of building in the developing world.

Over the past two decades, it has financed and built bridges, hospitals, roads, railways, airports and seaports — many billions of dollars’ worth and counting. “China has recently become a major financier of economic infrastructure,” according to a new report from AidData, a development finance research lab based at the College of William & Mary.