WaspReporter volume 15.1

1000 cultural enhancers

With the growing trend of globalisation, we’re bound to meet with many people of different backgrounds and cultures. In this Web Task you are going to dive deeper into the world of cultural differences. Find out how Dutch you are, listen to a foreign student in the UK, and visit the blog about 1000 cultural encounters.


America's Food Crisis

Nowadays, Americans spend half of their food budgets at restaurants. Now compare this to stats from the 1972-1973 when Americans were spending only 37% of their budget on eating out. It’s no secret that as a nation we’re getting heavier and the uptick in our restaurant meals probably isn’t helping... read more


The war on stupid people

As recently as the 1950s, possessing only middling intelligence was not likely to severely limit your life’s trajectory. IQ wasn’t a big factor in what others thought of you. The 2010s, in contrast, are a terrible time to not be brainy. Those who consider themselves bright openly mock others for being less so...  read more


Meet the parliament of Pwning

Robert Xiao, a 26-year-old Ph.D. student, stares intently at his MacBook, his eyes darting among his Windows, OS X, and Linux setups, indie K-pop blaring from his headphones. He hasn’t slept in 22 hours. Around him 10 hacker teams huddle in small groups, talking in hushed voices...  read more