Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has been making headlines recently for a host of reasons. He has been called to testify before the US Congress about his company’s questionable data practices. His wealth has increased by 25 billion USD since January 1, more profit than any other individual in the s
The Trump administration has repeatedly imposed budget cuts on scientific research and development, most recently relating to the development of medicine and vaccines for the novel coronavirus. With no proper scientific solution to the virus, many unproven methods against the virus have emerged, as
The KAIST Herald interviewed four professors who have been employing a range of online technology and teaching methods to cater for the varying needs of their students in different class styles. These were Hyotcheorl Ihee from the Department of Chemistry, Dong Hyuk Shin from the Department of Aerosp
The virtue of bravery has long been touted to be worthy of medals and celebration. But true acts of bravery in the modern age seldom earn praise — more often than not, they face punishment. Yet, many courageous figures have risked everything, not because of the applause, but despite the certain lack
Tesla presented its new vehicle on November 21: the Cybertruck. Elon Musk — dubbed the real-life Tony Stark for his modern visionary and revolutionst take on technology — uncovered the blandest vehicle imaginable: a pick-up truck. Prior to its unveiling, a pick-up truck with a Tesla logo seemed inco
Every full-time undergraduate student at KAIST who entered after 2011 has experienced the Happy College Life (HCL) and Exciting College Life (ECL) programs in their freshman year. The KAIST Herald interviewed Mr. HyunJune Dhong, the manager of the Freshman Program Designers (FPDs) and proctors. Coul
Anyone mildly interested in football has surely heard the term “Sonaldo”. Reminiscent of Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the world’s best football players, it is actually the nickname for Heung-min Son, the forward for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the captain of the South Korean national team
Mental health issues are prevalent among young adults, with suicide being one of the leading causes of death among students. The conversation about mental health needs to be brought to the fore. Especially in KAIST, where students are under intense pressure, it is important to get rid of the negativ
Serious discussion on climate change is overdue, or perhaps overdone. With so many authorities trivializing the effects of global warming, and with a series of unsuccessful attempts to defend the truth, the general public does not pay heed to the severities of climate change anymore. This is why Gre
We have all heard about innovative solutions to uninspiring classroom lectures and shorter-than-goldfish-attention spans. 21st century education models are being grafted into existing university programs, with the hopes of adapting to new technologies and the changing job landscape. The Minerva Scho
From being a fraud journalist to becoming Prime Minister (PM) of Great Britain, Boris Johnson has come a long way. Although he currently represents a significant power on the world stage, he does not seem to harbor the qualities expected from such a position. Johnson is an English version of Donald
With the anti-vaxx movement gaining traction and a series of measles outbreaks occurring all over the world, public uproar from both proponents and opponents of vaccines is taking over online discourse. A lookback at the historical context behind the creation of the first vaccine will hopefully provide some insight into why vaccines are required in contemporary society.
John McCain passed away on August 25, and this segment of the publication wishes to acknowledge the passages of his life that cause his name to be attributed a sense of deference in the contemporary context.
Swedish musician Tim Bergling, better known by his stage name Avicii, was found dead on April 20 in Muscat, Oman. Aged 28, Avicii died of an apparent suicide, leaving his family, fans, listeners, and enthusiasts devastated.