By Diya G. and Rhea D.
Earlier this year Facebook created genius robots. Later in the year a network programmed two of the robots. Their names were Alice and Bob and they were paired together to go against each other. The company was not going to get any rewards for making them speak English. They developed their own language that only they understood and that is the reason they shut it down. Because the robots spoke a different language, some researchers thought the robots were planning an attack. Researchers say that they might have created a shorthand that allowed them to speak more easily. Linguist, Mark Liberman said, “it's unlikely that the language is a precursor to new forms of human speech”.
We think that it is a good idea that they shut the robots down. We think this because if they didn’t shut them down it could have developed into something bad and Facebook could have lost a lot of money through legal suits if the robots had hurt someone or destroyed something.
By Jacob P.
Astronomers announced on October 16th that they had seen and heard a pair of dead stars collide, giving them a first glimpse of the violent process by which of most of the gold and silver of the universe was created. The collision, known as a kilonova, rattled the galaxy and sent fireworks across the universe.
It sent scientists stampeding to their telescopes, in hopes of answering one of the long-sought mysteries of the universe.
By Sean C.
For a very long time, the tension between North Korea and USA has been very strong. But recently, US President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have had sparks of anger fly as they argue over their supremacy. As North Korea sends their missile tests closer and closer to U.S. soil, many people worry that this may become World War 3. Neither party is willing to back down.
Kim Jong Un is the North Korean leader who shocked the world by ordering the executions of his own brother and uncle. He is 33 years old, has a daughter, and has ordered the execution of many senior officials soon after he inherited dictatorship of North Korea from his father Kim Jong Il. Kim Jong Un has a history of leading the launch of missile “tests” into foreign airspace.
Many hope for the prospect of a peace treaty instead of a war. In the U.S., Kim Jong Un is known as “Rocket Man”. He also makes arrogant statements on social media about the North Korea situation. There are concerns that the USA will be attacked by North Korea. What will happen here if we are attacked? Let’s hope we never find out.