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13 Dec 18
Biology Computes

Undergraduate Group 1: Kira Combs, Aparna Maddala, Collin Spencer, Vunya Srinivasa Introduction The goal of this project was to identify and analyze pathogenic SNP variants within an exome by mapping the exome gene sequences to a reference genome and using analytical tools to filter out specific variants. The SRR725438 exome was chosen from sample HG02589  […]

12 Dec 18
Nicks Blog

Throughout history, our collective memory and the stories we tell ourselves have been crafted with the intent to convince. Indeed, stories and the fantasies they carry with them, the language they use, all take on a life of their own as they too are situated within a world of evolving context and scene. In America, […]

12 Dec 18
Quartz
You can tell a lot about the state of the world through what its inhabitants want to know about. Google recently released its Year in Search report for 2018, which reveals the top trends that dominated the search engine this year. The lists “are based on search terms that had the highest spike this year as compared to the previous year,” Google said. You can view this year’s top searches by category, and even apply filters to get an in-depth look at what specific countries were most curious about. Globally, the World Cup topped overall searches, while some celebrities who died—Avicii, Mac Miller, Stan Lee—also featured in the top five search trends for 2018. Black Panther was the top-trending film, while Meghan Markle was the most-searched person in the world. Here is a glance at what was on people’s minds the most in 2018. The World Cup was the big winner “World Cup” was the most-trending search term worldwide in 2018. The FIFA tournament only takes place once every four years, and this year, Russia played host. France took home the trophy, but the lead-up to the final, as ever, captivated the entire globe. Croatia beat England to win a spot in its first-ever World Cup final, Japan made history by becoming the first Asian team to beat a South American side, and France’s players of African descent were caught up in identity politics. Hurricanes and politics dominated the news While “World Cup” was also the top term in the news category, the rest of the top 10 was largely concerned with extreme weather events and politics. Hurricane Florence, which made landfall in the Carolinas in September, made headlines for flooding pig-manure lagoons and being a portent of more extreme weather to come. In October, Hurricane Michael tore through Florida, threatened the world’s pecan supplies, and was one of the strongest storms to ever hit the US. The term “election results” was the fifth-most trending news term in the world. Major elections happened in Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Malaysia, India, and elsewhere. The US midterms also had global consequences, and ended up being a win for female representation especially. “Kavanaugh confirmation” also had traction worldwide. Quartz has you covered on Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, from women’s rights to witches. Meghan Markle took the crown… …For the most-searched person, that is. Meghan Markle and prince Harry’s engagement was a bright spot among bad news in Britain this year. Almost 30 million people tuned in to the royal wedding, which spotlighted black American culture and the UK’s colonial past. Markle’s entry into the monarchy has sparked conversations about race and new beginnings. People wanted to know about Avicii’s death The death of Avicii, the Swedish DJ and music producer whose real name was Tim Bergling, topped the “loss” category. Other musicians also died young this year, including Mac Miller and XXXTentacion, who took the second and fifth spots, respectively. People also wanted to know about the lives and legacies of Stan Lee, Anthony Bourdain, and Stephen Hawking. Of the top 10 people in this category, only three were women: Kate Spade, Aretha Franklin, and Sridevi. Sylvester Stallone was on people’s minds Sylvester Stallone beat out controversial YouTube star Logan Paul, teen heartthrob Noah Centineo, and comedian Pete Davidson—whose former engagement to Ariana Grande is the stuff of hits and skits—to become the most-searched actor on the internet in 2018. In June, Stallone faced a sexual assault allegation that was eventually dropped, and he also starred in Creed II, which builds on the Rocky franchise. Tristan Thompson’s affair overshadowed his sport Tristan Thompson is an NBA player for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was the most trending athlete of 2018 on Google, but Google Trends showed that online users were more concerned with his relationship and subsequent breakup with Khloe Kardashian than his basketball skills. The top searches related to Thompson had to do with Lani Blair, with whom he had an affair. Soccer-player Alexis Sanchez and alpine ski racer Lindsey Vonn came in second and third in this category, but for their sporting skill instead. Superhero movies like “Black Panther” conquered the world The top four most-searched films were superhero movies: Black Panther, Deadpool 2, Venom, and Avengers: Infinity War, in that order. The massive success of Black Panther was largely considered a landmark moment in Hollywood, and stirred up discussions around race, different African cultures, and more. Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody rounded up the top five. Nick Jonas made the top 10 in music because of Priyanka Chopra Nick Jonas came in at number 10 in the music category, but the top 25 related search queries were all to do with his wife, Priyanka Chopra, suggesting that online interest was largely fueled by his marital affairs rather than his music. Demi Lovato, who overdosed in July, took the top spot, while Cardi B came in second. Chinese TV series “Story of Yanxi Palace” beat Netflix’s shows The “Story of Yanxi Palace” is a Chinese period drama set in the 18th century during the Qing dynasty, and topped the list for the most-trending TV series worldwide. The South China Morning Post reports that in Hong Kong, people were more curious about the drama than they were about the US-China trade war or Typhoon Mangkhut. Worldwide, there was a bigger spike in searches for the Chinese series compared to Netflix’s offerings, including Altered Carbon and The Haunting of Hill House.
12 Dec 18
Women and Words

WELL, HELLO THERE, my little bouncing sugarplums!!!! Andi here and WELCOME to the 2018 Women and Words Hootenanny! We’re so glad you decided to join us for all the cray that we get up to in here, for this, the giant-ass, over-the-top, omg no they di’n’t (yes we did), book extravaganza! You would think that […]

12 Dec 18
LEE's blog

In this portfolio we are going to observe cognitive, physical, and psychosocial aspect of 3-6 years old children development. In order to observe the development of children i and my friend went to Brainy Bunch kindergarten in kota samarahan which is located at the opposite of UNIMAS. Here we also thank to the management of […]

12 Dec 18
WATCHA Guru

What to do with 3 days in this beautiful City? We visited Berlin at the end of November, which was a great time to not only soak up the sights, culture and beauty of this city, but to also experience the wondrous Christmas markets! Although it is rather chilly this time of year, so definitely […]

12 Dec 18
Archy news nety

Google has published its 2018 "year in search" lists of what internet users have been looking for this year, with "Black Panther" getting the highest score in the search for entertainment. The Disney-Marvel Studios superhero movie "Black Panther" was the only film or TV series in the top 10 of the overall trend searches on […]

12 Dec 18
50 shades of Tarantino

From Reservoir Dogs, in 1992, to Kill Bill, in 2003, Tarantino’s way of filming and scenarizing women might have change, making him a real feminist, able to subvert the codes of masculine movies… or not. Tarantino is really controversial about his positioning on feminism. Often ironic to avoid critics, if he has included more important […]

12 Dec 18
Variety

Google released its 2018 “year in search” lists of what internet users sought out this year, with “Black Panther” scoring as the top-trending entertainment search. Disney-Marvel Studios’ superhero blockbuster “Black Panther” was the only movie or TV show in the top 10 trending overall searches on Google this year (both in the U.S. and worldwide). […]

12 Dec 18
CS373 Fall 2018: Paulina Lee

What did you like the least about the class? I think my least favorite thing about the class was how sometimes we’d really dive into the weeds of Python or Java. For example, I thought refactoring was super useful, but by the 10th one I was kind of getting tired of it. What did you like the most about […]

12 Dec 18
CraftD Movie Critiques

Amazon/Plan B (2018) 120 min. R  Director: Felix Van Groeningen  Screenplay: Luke Davies & Felix Van Groeningen based on Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey through His Son’s Addiction by David Sheff & Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines by Nic Sheff Cinematography: Ruben Impens; Editing: Nico Leunen; Production Design: Ethan Tobman; Art Direction: Patrick M. Sullivan Jr.; […]

12 Dec 18
Jen J.'s Booksheets

As of October there’s still a good chunk of 2018 titles coming in with three starred reviews or more. We’ve also got our first 2019 titles with three starred reviews which are listed down at the bottom below the 2018 information. October 2018 stars tally: 1135 books published in 2018 have been awarded 1812 starred […]

11 Dec 18
Andrea's Blog

Final Blog Post Research Question: What challenges do online female influencers face while providing digital labor for cosmetic and fashion brands? Twitter Live Stream: Preamble to my final post: Summary of my research project regarding digital labor on social media. #ints249digilit pic.twitter.com/7tnUU5CF4R — Andrea Stone (@astone25gmu) December 12, 2018 Social media has created career opportunities […]