By Rohma Sadaqat
There are many people that you think or you end up hoping will live forever; Stan Lee was definitely one of them. Ask any fan, myself included, if they have a list of people they would hope to meet at the Comic-Con convention, and chances are that Stan Lee’s name would be first on that list. Stan ‘The Man’ Lee, the Marvel icon who died on Monday at age 95, was in many ways larger than life, and his passion for what he did never seemed to fade.
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By Keith Pereña
Wow! An astronaut! I told my grandmother as ASIMO, a humanoid robot, appeared on our boxy television’s screen. His white figure walked in measured steps to reach a spotlight where he finally waved hello to the rest of the world. Grandmother adjusted the antenna on the tube so that my brother and I could view the spectacle clearly. The advert ran for a minute before regular programming of the news and afternoon dramas resumed. Continue reading Bye-bye, ASIMO, the original robot, retiring after 18 years
By Shalini Gopalkrishnan
How did the universe get created? How does quantum physics and relativity combine into one? How do you take an obscure subject and make it a bestseller? How do you beat a death prognosis and live 50 years more than what the doctor ordered? How do you become a celebrity when you cannot speak or write?
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By Keith Pereña
I was going about my regular weekend ritual of gaming and playing the guitar when my phone lit up with a notification. On any other day, I would ignore the phone and carry on but I could read parts of it from the corner of my eye — it was from one of my best friends from high school.
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