In the 1980s, the Pentagon attempted to develop satellite-based laser weapons to intercept incoming nuclear missiles. While the US lacked both technical knowhow and political will to finish the Strategic Defense Initiative, that didn’t stop them from testing a slew of space weapons, many of which it fears, now that other nations possess them.
Back in 2019, Victoria's Secret moved to cancel its annual fashion show for the first time in 2019. At the time, the lingerie brand's parent company, L Brands, said it was mulling how to "advance the positioning of the brand and best communicate that to customers."
Last month, famed Hollywood actor and producer Matthew McConaughey teased that a possible campaign for Texas governorship is a "true consideration." It is unclear what party the Oscar-winning actor would run under, as he has previously described himself as "aggressively centrist."
Ugandan human rights activist Esther Nakajjigo started her efforts when she was 17, saving for college and intending to open a health care center with free treatment for woman and girls. She was also awarded multiple times for her humanitarian activity while also creating a reality show to help underserved women.
Some big businesses have already invested huge sums into digital currencies, acquiring cryptocurrency assets, and the tendency seems to be spreading across political actors too. Meanwhile, financial regulatory authorities have been stressing their concern about the lack of transparency of transactions made in crypto.
Two months after losing an aging submarine with all hands, Indonesia is looking to drop serious cash in order to modernize its military, buying up new warships and aircraft. Meanwhile, regional nations are meeting to try and defuse tensions in the South China Sea.
In 2020 the makers of the Russian Sputnik V jab introduced a new approach to anti-COVID immunization by mixing vaccines. This year the method has once again proven to be successful by researchers who used other jabs.