The Week in Stories Around the Globe

In worsening gang fighting in Haiti, 20 dead, thousands displaced

Criminal violence in Haiti intensified this week, with fighting among rival gangs in part of the capital killing at least 20 people, among them children, and leading to thousands having to flee their homes.

#Haiti #Gangs #Violence

Heatwave in India breaks records, still worsening

The average temperature in India in March 2022 was about 92 degrees F (33 degrees C), the warmest March ever recorded since records began in 1902.

#climatechange #heatwave #india

Non-binary lesbian ‘raped and murdered by six men’

Sheila Lumumba, a 25-year-old hospitality worker, was found dead in their home in Karatina, a town in Nyeri County, earlier this week, LGBT+ groups and activists and BBC Africa reported.

#Kenya #LGTBQ #HateCrimeAwarenessWeek

When Will Humanity Become a Type I Civilization?

Russian astrophysicist Nikolai Kardashev proposed the scale in 1964. He categorized civilizations into three types: planetary, stellar, and galactic. A Type I species is able to harness energy on a scale equal to the amount stellar energy that reaches its home planet. Type II species can harness energy on the scale of its home star, and Type III can harness the energy of its home galaxy. The idea was further popularized by Carl Sagan, who suggested a continuous scale of measurement rather than simply three types.

#Science #Civilization #physics

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