2017 Week 15

Introductory material

   

Sunday April 9, 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Friday April 14, 2017

Friday April 14, 2017 European migrant crisis More than 2,000 migrants are rescued from the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya. (Reuters)

Friday April 14, 2017 Global surveillance disclosures (2013–present) The Shadow Brokers group releases files allegedly from the National Security Agency which indicate efforts to monitor financial transactions made through the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication. (Reuters)

Friday April 14, 2017 The release also includes programs targeting Microsoft Windows operating systems. Microsoft announces that it had already fixed most (but not all) of these exploits. (Engadget) (Motherboard)

Saturday April 15, 2017

Saturday April 15, 2017 South Sudanese Civil War At least 16 people are killed amid fresh fighting in Raga, according to a SPLM-IO spokesperson. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said that over 60 humanitarian aid workers were forced to flee. (Al Jazeera)

Saturday April 15, 2017 Emma Morano, the last person living who was born before 1900, dies at the age of 117. (Reuters)

Other History

Other history including prehistory, antiquity, and classical and medieval history can be connected.

Other modern history

Other modern history including the 16th century, 17th century, 18th century, and 19th century can be connected.

Other 20th century including the early 20th century, early mid 20th century, mid 20th century, late mid 20th century, and late 20th century can be connected.

Other early 21st century including the early 2000s can be connected. The late 2000s including 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 can be connected.

Thursday, April 13, 2017 The European Court of Human Rights rules that Russia had failed to protect students and teachers during the 2004 Beslan school siege, which left 334 people dead, and orders the Russian Government to pay 2,955,000 euros to 409 relatives of the victims. The ruling was quickly denounced by Russia as "unacceptable". (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)

Sunday, April 9, 2017 War in Somalia (2009–present)

The early 2010s including 2011, 2012, and 2013 can be connected. 2014 including the first quarter 2014, second quarter 2014, third quarter 2014, and fourth quarter 2014 can be connected.

Monday, April 10, 2017 Voter ID laws in the United States A federal district court for southern Texas rules that the state's voter ID law was passed in 2011 with the intent to discriminate against minority voters. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals previously found that the law had the effect of discriminating against minority voters, and remanded the case to the district court for further action. (Reuters) (Talking Points Memo)

2015 including the first quarter 2015, second quarter 2015, third quarter 2015, and fourth quarter 2015 can be connected.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 War in Afghanistan (2015–present) A suicide bomber kills at least five people and wounds ten more near government offices in Kabul. ISIL claims responsibility for the attack. (Al Jazeera)

Thursday, April 13, 2017 War in Afghanistan (2015–present),

Other late 2010s

Other periods of the late 2010s including 2016 and other periods of 2017 can be connected.

2016

2016 including the first quarter 2016, second quarter 2016, third quarter 2016, and fourth quarter 2016 can be connected.

The first quarter 2016 including January 2016, February 2016, and March 2016 can be connected. The second quarter 2016 including March 2016, April 2016, and June 2016 can be connected.

The third quarter 2016 including July 2016 and August 2016 can be connected. September 2016 including 2016 week 36, 20156 week 37, 2016 week 38, 2016 week 39, and 2016 week 40 can be connected.

Fourth quarter 2016

The fourth quarter 2016 including October 2016, November 2016, and December 2016 can be connected. October 2016 including 2016 week 39, 2016 week 40, 2016 week 41, 2016 week 42, 2016 week 43, 2016 week 44, and 2016 week 45 can be connected. November 2016 including 2017 week 45, 2017 week 46, 2017 week 47, 2016 week 48, and 2016 week 49 can be connected. The election of Donald Trump as US President has continuing consequences. December 2016 week 49, 2016 week 50, 2016 week 51, 2016 week 52, and 2016 week 53 can be connected.

Other 2017

Other periods of 2017 including the first quarter 2017 and other periods of the second quarter 2017 can be connected.

First quarter 2017

The first quarter 2017 including January 2017, February 2017, and March 2017 can be connected.

January 2017 including 2017 week 1, 2017 week 2, 2017 week 3, 2017 week 4, and 2017 week 5 can be connected. The Inauguration of Donald Trump as US President has continuing consequences. February 2017 including 2017 week 5, 2017 week 6, 2017 week 7, 2017 week 8, and 2017 week 9 can be connected. March 2017 including 2019 week 9, 2017 week 10, 2017 week 11, 2017 week 12, and 2017 week 13 can be connected.

Other second quarter 2017 including other April 2017 and May 2017 can be connected.

Other April 2017 including 2017 week 13 and 2017 week 14 can be connected. 2017 week 16, 2017 week 17, and 2017 week 18 can be connected.

May 2017 including 2017 week 18, 2017 week 19, 2017 week 20, 2017 week 21, and 2017 week 22 can be connected.

Future

The future including the middle future, and far future can be connected. The near future including next month, next quarter, next year, and the nest 4 years can be connected.

Sunday, April 9, 2017 The Government of Egypt imposes a three-month state of emergency in response to the [Palm Sunday] bombings. (ABC)

Monday, April 10, 2017 Starting this spring, the state of New York will offer free four-year public college tuition for residents whose families make less than $100,000, the first state in the country to do so. (NBC News)

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Iranian presidential election, 2017 The five-day registration process of candidates begins for the elections to be held on 19 May. (Mehr News)

Sociology

Sociology including peoples of the world, communities, and social mechanics can be connected.

Peoples of the world

Peoples of the world including nations and major groups of Western Civilization, Asiatic peoples, African peoples, and American Indian peoples can be connected.

Nations including South Africa, South Korea, Burma, Colombia, Spain, Ukraine, Tanzania, Argentina, Kenya, Poland, Algeria, Canada, Iraq, Uganda, Morocco, Sudan, Peru, Uzbekistan, Malaysia, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Nepal, Yemen, Afghanistan, Ghana, North Korea, Mozambique, Taiwan, Australia, Syria, Côte d'Ivoire, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Angola, Cameroon, Romania, Chile, Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Niger, Burkina Faso, Guatemala, Mali, Ecuador, Cambodia, Malawi, Zambia, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Chad, Cuba, Belgium, Greece, Rwanda, Tunisia, Portugal, Czech Republic, Bolivia, Guinea, Burundi, Haiti, Hungary, Somalia, Sweden, Belarus, Dominican Republic, Azerbaijan, Benin, Austria, Honduras, United Arab Emirates, South Sudan, Switzerland, Israel, Tajikistan, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea, Libya, Paraguay, Jordan, Laos, El Salvador, Togo, Nicaragua, Eritrea, Denmark, Kyrgystan, Slovakia, Finland, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Turkmenistan, Norway, Central African Republic, Ireland, Georgia, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Palestinian Territories, Croatia, and Lebanon can be connected.

Western Civilization

Western Civilization including Anglic, Latin, Germanic, and Northeast European peoples can be connected. Italy can be connected.

Sunday, April 9, 2017 Finnish municipal elections, 2017 Voters go to the polls for municipal elections in Finland. (Finnish Ministry of Justice) (Yle News)

Anglic peoples including Anglo-American peoples can be connected. The United Kingdom can be connected.

Anglo-American peoples such as those of the United States can be connected.

Sunday, April 9, 2017 North Korea–United States relations The United States Pacific Command deploys warships, including the USS Carl Vinson, to move towards the Korean Peninsula following North Korea's recent tests with weapons of mass destruction and opposition to the Sharyat missile strike. North Korea is also reclassified as a state sponsor of terrorism. (BBC News)

Monday, April 10, 2017 Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court nomination President Donald Trump's pick for the U.S. Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, is sworn in at the White House. (Reuters)

Monday, April 10, 2017 Starting this spring, the state of New York will offer free four-year public college tuition for residents whose families make less than $100,000, the first state in the country to do so. (NBC News)

Monday, April 10, 2017 Alabama Governor Robert Bentley resigns as the Alabama House Judiciary Committee began impeachment proceedings against him over a relationship with a former aide. In addition, Bentley pleads guilty to two "failure to disclose" misdemeanors. Kay Ivey is sworn in as Alabama Governor. Under terms of the plea bargain, Bentley is forbidden from ever running for elected office in Alabama again. (NBC News) (Business Insider) (WHNT)

Monday, April 10, 2017 Voter ID laws in the United States A federal district court for southern Texas rules that the state's voter ID law was passed in 2011 with the intent to discriminate against minority voters. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals previously found that the law had the effect of discriminating against minority voters, and remanded the case to the district court for further action. (Reuters) (Talking Points Memo)

Monday, April 10, 2017 North Park Elementary School shooting An elementary school teacher and an 8-year-old student were shot and killed by the teacher's estranged husband, who then killed himself, at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, California. Another student, a 9-year-old boy who was also behind the teacher, was wounded. (CNN) (NBC News) (Fox News)

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Sheila Abdus-Salaam, an incumbent associate judge of the New York Court of Appeals and the first African-American woman to serve on the Court of Appeals is found dead in the Hudson River. (NY1 News)

Friday April 14, 2017 Amtrak Police taser a man at New York's Penn Station after the man allegedly became agitated due to a delayed train. Bystanders, falsely believing a shooting had occurred, caused a stampede, injuring more than a dozen people. (New York Daily News) (Newsday)

Saturday April 15, 2017 United States Vice President Mike Pence visits Alaska, where he meets with Governor Bill Walker and discusses stationing F-35 squadrons in the state. Pence is beginning a 10-day trip to South Korea, Australia, Indonesia and Japan. (US News & World Report)

Saturday April 15, 2017 Tax Day March Tens of thousands of people march in dozens of U.S. cities and at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, to demand that Trump release his tax returns and to show the public cares about the issue. There were clashes between Trump supporters and protesters at some locations, with 11 people injured and 21 arrested at a riot in Berkeley, California. (The New York Times) (Reuters) (Los Angeles Times)

Saturday April 15, 2017 Legal affairs of Donald Trump U.S. President Donald Trump's lawyers tell a federal court, in a case alleging negligence and incitement to riot during a 2016 campaign rally in Louisville, Kentucky, that he is "immune from suit because he is President of the United States." A lawyer for the plaintiffs responds that, in Clinton v. Jones, the Supreme Court found the president could be sued for events that occurred before he took office. (The Washington Post)

Latin peoples including Hispanic and Lusitanic peoples can be connected. France can be connected. Hispanic peoples such as those of Mexico can be connected. Lusitanic peoples such as those of Brazil can be connected.

Thursday, April 13, 2017 2017 Venezuelan constitutional crisis Thousands of people take to the streets in Caracas as Venezuelan authorities acknowledge a fifth death in the protests. (AP)

Germanic peoples such as those of Germany can be connected.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 2017 Borussia Dortmund team bus attack Three explosions occur near the Borussia Dortmund football team bus as it slowed down to turn a corner. Spanish player Marc Bartra was injured and has been taken to hospital. Dortmund's UEFA Champions League fixture against AS Monaco FC is subsequently postponed. (The Daily Telegraph) (The Independent)

Northeast European peoples such as those of Russia can be connected.

Thursday, April 13, 2017 The European Court of Human Rights rules that Russia had failed to protect students and teachers during the 2004 Beslan school siege, which left 334 people dead, and orders the Russian Government to pay 2,955,000 euros to 409 relatives of the victims. The ruling was quickly denounced by Russia as "unacceptable". (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)

Asiatic peoples

Asiatic peoples including Middle Eastern, South Asian, Oriental, and Southeast Asian and Oceanic peoples can be connected. Thailand can be connected. Cities such as Tokyo can be connected.

Sunday, April 9, 2017 South Ossetian presidential election, Name change referendum, 2017 Voters in the breakaway state of South Ossetia go to the polls for an election and a referendum. The referendum will ask voters if the country's official name should be changed to "Republic of South Ossetia–the State of Alania". (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)

Middle Eastern peoples including Egyptian and Persian peoples can be connected. Turkey can be connected.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Syrian Civil War, Russian military intervention in Syria According to the Russian Defence Ministry, two of its soldiers have been killed by a mortar attack in Syria while another was wounded. The ministry did not specify when or where the attack occurred. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)

Friday April 14, 2017 2017 Jerusalem Light Rail stabbing A British student is stabbed and killed during an attack on a light-rail train in Jerusalem, Israel. Two other passengers are injured. A Palestinian man with a history of mental problems and other issues is taken into custody by Israeli authorities. Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon linked the attack to terrorism. (Haaretz)

Saturday April 15, 2017 Syrian Civil War, 2017 Aleppo suicide car bombing A car bomb strikes a convoy of buses near Aleppo which were carrying evacuees from the pro-government towns of Al-Fu'ah and Kafriya. Over 100 people are killed. (BBC), (AP via Yahoo! News)

Egypt can be connected.

Sunday, April 9, 2017 2017 Palm Sunday church bombings At least 45 people have been killed and 50 injured in explosions near two Coptic Christian churches packed with worshippers on Palm Sunday in the Egyptian cities of Tanta and Alexandria. (Al Jazeera), (ABC Australia)

Sunday, April 9, 2017 The Government of Egypt imposes a three-month state of emergency in response to the bombings. (ABC)

Persian peoples such as those of Iran can be connected.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Iranian presidential election, 2017 The five-day registration process of candidates begins for the elections to be held on 19 May. (Mehr News)

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Iranian presidential election, 2017 Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad registers to run in next month's election for a non-consecutive third term, according to state media. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 War in Afghanistan (2015–present) A suicide bomber kills at least five people and wounds ten more near government offices in Kabul. ISIL claims responsibility for the attack. (Al Jazeera)

Thursday, April 13, 2017 War in Afghanistan (2015–present), April 2017 Nangarhar airstrike The United States Air Force drops the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, reportedly on an ISIL complex of tunnels and caves. This is the first use of the weapon on the battlefield. (Business Insider)

Friday April 14, 2017 Iranian presidential election, 2017 President Hassan Rouhani seeks for a second term while one of his main rivals Ebrahim Raisi also registers with just one day remaining for the submission. (Al-Jazeera)(Reuters)

Friday April 14, 2017 War in Afghanistan The Afghan Ministry of Defense reports as many as 36 suspected ISIL militants were killed while no civilians were harmed in yesterday's bombing in Nangarhar Province using the so-called "mother of all bombs" (GBU-43). The ministry spokesman added these deaths have not been independently verified. (Reuters)

Saturday April 15, 2017 Iranian presidential election, 2017 Tehran Mayor Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf and First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri submit their candidacies as registration closes. The final list of approved candidates will be announced on April 27. (Mehr News)

Saturday April 15, 2017 2017 Nangarhar airstrike The death toll according to a Nangarhar official source now stands at 94 militants, including 4 commanders. Former president Hamid Karzai says the strike was in violation of national sovereignty. (TOLOnews)

Saturday April 15, 2017 2017 Iran's North West floods Flash flooding caused by torrential rain leaves at least 17 people dead and 20 others missing in northwestern Iran, according to state television. (Al Jazeera)

South Asian peoples such as those of India and Pakistan can be connected. Bangladesh can be connected.

Friday April 14, 2017 A landfill slide in Colombo, Sri Lanka, kills at least 16 people. (RTÉ)

India can be connected.

Sunday, April 9, 2017 Srinagar (Lok Sabha constituency) by-election, 2017 Six people are killed in clashes between protesters and police near Srinagar in the disputed region of Kashmir Valley, during a by-election for a vacant seat in the Indian Lok Sabha. (BBC)

Pakistan can be connected.

Thursday, April 13, 2017 One student is murdered and another injured in Mardan, Pakistan over alleged blasphemy. The student who died, Mashal Khan, was known on social media for his secular and liberal views. (BBC)

Oriental peoples such as those of China can be connected. Japan can be connected.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 North Korea–United States relations North Korea announces its readiness to declare war on the United States after the country previously stated that they felt threatened as U.S. military forces approach the Korean Peninsula. (News.com.au)

Thursday, April 13, 2017 North Korea and weapons of mass destruction, North Korea–United States relations U.S.-based monitoring group 38 North says satellite imagery of North Korea's Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site indicates that preparation for a sixth nuclear weapons test is underway. (The Guardian)

China can be connected.

Monday, April 10, 2017 Cross-Strait relations People's Republic of China detains Taiwanese political activist Lee Ming-che on suspicion of endangering national security and revokes his wife's travel permit. (Voice of America)

Friday April 14, 2017 China–North Korea relations Air China suspends all flights to North Korea's capital Pyongyang amid rising tensions between North Korea and the United States. (CNN)

Southeast Asian and Oceanic peoples including Southeast Asian Island peoples can be connected. Vietnam can be connected.

Southeast Asian Island peoples such as those of Indonesia can be connected. The Philippines can be connected.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Ten people are killed in Inabanga, Bohol, in the Philippines' Central Visayas, after the country's National Police and Armed Forces clash with suspected members of Abu Sayyaf. (CNN Philippines)

Indonesia can be connected.

African peoples

African peoples including Eastern African and Western African peoples can be connected. Congo DR can be connected.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Zuma Must Fall Julius Malema addresses a large, multi-racial crowd in Pretoria before their march on the Union buildings. (Weekly Xpose South Africa)

Eastern African peoples such as those of Ethiopia can be connected.

Sunday, April 9, 2017 War in Somalia (2009–present) A car bomb explodes outside the Ministry of Defence in Mogadishu, killing at least 15 people. Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for the attack. (Al Jazeera)

Monday, April 10, 2017 South Sudanese Civil War Government-aligned militias kill 10 people during a raid in Wau, South Sudan. (Reuters)

Monday, April 10, 2017 War in Somalia (2009–present) A suicide bomber attacks a military training camp in Mogadishu, killing at least nine soldiers. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack. (Al Jazeera)

Friday April 14, 2017 War in Somalia (2009–present) The United States is to deploy troops to Somalia for the first time since 1994 to help train the Somali Armed Forces in their conflict with al-Shabaab insurgents. (BBC)

Western African peoples such as those of Nigeria can be connected.

Thursday, April 13, 2017 The Democratic Republic of the Congo suspends its military cooperation with Belgium. (Jeune Afrique)

American Indian peoples

American Indian peoples including Middle American Indian, South American Indian, and North American Indian peoples can be connected. Mexico can be connected.

Middle American Indian peoples such as those of the southwestern the United States can be connected. South American Indian peoples such as those of Brazil can be connected. North American Indian peoples such as those of the United States can be connected.

Communities such as Seoul, Mexico City, New York City, Mumbai, Jakarta, Sao Paulo, Delhi, Shanghai, Manila, Karachi, Cairo, Beijing, Osaka, Canton, Moscow, Los Angeles, Calcutta, Dacca, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro, Shenzhen, Lagos, Paris, Nagoya, Lima, Chicago, Kinshasa, Tianjin, Chennai, Bengaluru, London, Saigon, Donguan, Hyderabad, Chengdu, Lahore, Johannesburg, Tehran, Essen, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Wuhan, Ahmedabad, Chongqing, Baghdad, Hangzhou, Toronto, Kuala Lumpur, Santiago, Dallas, San Francisco, Quanzhou, Miami, Shenyang, Belo Horizonte, Philadelphia, Nanjing; Madrid, Houston, Xian, Milan, Luanda, Pune; Singapore, Riyadh, Khartoum, St. Petersburg; Atlanta, Surat, Washington, Bandung, Surabaya, Yangon, Alexandria, Guadalajara, Harbin, Boston, Zhengzhou, Qingdao, Abidjan, Bogota, Taipei, Suzhou, Nairobi, Barcelona, Kabul, Ankara, Xiamen, Kuwait City, Dar es Salaam, Phoenix, Dalian, Accra, Monterrey, Berlin, Sydney, Fuzhou, Medan, Dubai, Melbourne, Rome, Busan, Cape Town, Jinan, Ningbo, Hanoi, and Naples can be connected.

World cities such as Tokyo and Seoul can be connected.

Social mechanics including social change, social types, and social structure can be connected.

Institutions

Institutions including religion, government, economics, education, and family can be connected.

Religion including religious organization, religious practice, and religious belief can be connected. Particular religions including Abrahamic religion, Asiatic religion, pagan religion, and secularism can be connected.

Government including government structure, and law can be connected. Particular governments including international government, national government, and local government can be connected. Government activity including state relations, administration, and succession can be connected.

Economics including economic systems, industries, and economic activity can be connected.

Monday, April 10, 2017 Business and economics Aspen Skiing Company and KSL Capital Partners agree to acquire Intrawest for $1.5 billion. (Reuters) The United Kingdom-based Jaeger fashion chain collapses into administration after failing to find a buyer. (BBC)

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 United Express Flight 3411 United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz issues an apology for the removal of a passenger from an overbooked flight on April 9, which has since gone viral. United Airlines stock drops more than 4%, a loss of £800 million to the company's value. (BBC)

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Business and economicsHistory of the United States dollar In an interview, U.S. President Donald Trump says the U.S. dollar is "getting too strong" and wants to keep interest rates low, causing the U.S. Dollar Index to fall. (Reuters)

Education including school systems, educational organization, cultural institutions, teaching, and research can be connected. Families including particular families, kinship, parenting, and marriage can be connected.

Culture

Culture including behavioral culture, conceptual culture, and material culture can be connected.

Behavioral culture including cultural events, recreation and entertainment, occupations, and customs can be connected. Conceptual culture including philosophy, applied science, mathematics, literature, graphic arts, and language can be connected. Material culture including miscellaneous artifacts, communications technology, transportation technology, clothing and dress, foodstuffs, building technology, and industrial technology can be connected.

Sunday, April 9, 2017 Disasters and accidents2016–17 South Pacific cyclone season Dozens of people in Vanuatu are in shelters as Cyclone Cook hits the island. It is due to pass through New Caledonia tomorrow. (Radio New Zealand)

Sunday, April 9, 2017 Sports2017 Masters Tournament In golf, Sergio García of Spain wins the 2017 U.S. Masters defeating Justin Rose of England in a sudden-death playoff. It is García's first major victory. (The Guardian) In rugby union, SANZAAR announces that three teams will be eliminated from Super Rugby after the current season. One team from Australia and two from South Africa will be axed, reducing the competition to 15 teams. (ABC Australia) In basketball, Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder sets a new record for most triple-doubles in an NBA season, collecting his 42nd of the 2016–17 season in the Thunder's 106–105 win over the Denver Nuggets. Westbrook surpassed Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson, who had 41 in the 1961–62 season. (AP via ESPN)

Monday, April 10, 2017Arts and culture2017 Pulitzer Prize The New York Daily News and ProPublica win the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for reporting on nuisance abatement by police targeting minorities. (The New York Times) The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead and Sweat by Lynn Nottage win the Pultizer Prizes for Fiction and Drama respectively. (The Guardian)

Monday, April 10, 2017 Disasters and accidents2016–17 South Pacific cyclone season Category 3 Cyclone Cook hits Grand Terre, the main island of New Caledonia. (ABC) (Stuff.co.nz)

Thursday, April 13, 2017 Disasters and accidents2016–17 South Pacific cyclone season A state of emergency is declared and coastal areas are evacuated in the Coromandel Peninsula as Cyclone Cook sweeps across the North Island of New Zealand. (BBC) European migrant crisis A boat carrying migrants sinks off the coast of Libya, with 97 people reported missing. 23 others were rescued by the Libyan coast guard. (Al Jazeera)

Anthropology including human geography, human ecology, physical anthropology, demography, and social foundations can be connected. Particular groups can be connected.

Personal studies including biography, psychology, and the human body can be connected.

Science including biology, earth science, astronomy, chemistry, and physics can be connected.

Monday, April 10, 2017 Science and technologyThe Australian Research Council reports that two thirds of the Great Barrier Reef have suffered from severe coral bleaching, denoting a second consecutive year of severe bleaching. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Thursday, April 13, 2017 NASA announces Saturn's moon Enceladus has the conditions in its global subsurface ocean to support life. (The Guardian)


Created 10 Apr 2017 Last updated 29 Aug 2017