A New State of Water Reveals a Hidden Ocean in Earth’s Mantle

Scientists have thought for a while now that there may be water trapped within the earth’s mantle. Yeah, a secret ocean–underneath our oceans–inside the earth! This would change our common understanding of what the earth looks like on the inside. Now, there’s new evidence that provides even more support for Continue Reading

How Powerful Is The Mormon Church?

Mormons. We know the name thanks to high profile members like Mitt Romney and a popular broadway musical, but according to a recent survey, most Americans don’t know much about them. In fact, critics suggested that voters didn’t allie with Romney in 2012 because they were suspicious of the Mormon Continue Reading

How The Rising Middle Class Is Changing Brazil

Brazil’s economy is changing, and its people are changing with it. Over the past decade, more than 40 million Brazilian citizens have entered the middle class. This emerging class, known as “Class C”, currently makes up more than half of the population, and wields significant power. So, what is Brazil’s Continue Reading

Is India’s Caste System Still Alive?

India is growing and changing fast, but some traditional views are still in place. Institutions like the caste system have been outlawed, yet caste discrimination and segregation still occurs. The most recent economic data indicated that, in urban areas, a wealth gap of 60% exists between people traditionally from the Continue Reading

How Powerful Are The Baltic States?

In recent years, Russia’s actions in Ukraine have created severe tension in the surrounding ex-Soviet republics. In particular, three countries in northern Europe, known as the Baltic States, have asked for NATO protection. Their insistence on support made us want to know, how powerful are the Baltic states? Well, the Continue Reading

Can States Ignore Federal Law?

On February 8th, Alabama’s Chief Justice Roy Moore issued a last-minute order to Alabama probate judges to deny same sex marriage licenses. This directly conflicted with a federal court decision on January 23rd, which legalized gay marriage in the state of Alabama. So, what happens now? Are states able to Continue Reading

Is Being ‘Green’ Finally Trendy?

The environment gets the shaft for sure, but now studies are starting to show that if one person start composting, their neighbors will too… it’s like… an environmentalism arms race! Environmentalism isn’t sexy. We know from other DNews videos that if I say “Global Warming” some of you will perk Continue Reading

Is Scientology A Religion Or A Cult?

Since it was established by Science Fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard in 1954, Scientology has  reportedly amassed over 10 million members worldwide. Scientology might affirm itself as a religion but some scholars argue that it should instead be classified as a new religious movement, while other critics suggest that it Continue Reading

Does The First Amendment Really Protect Speech & Religion?

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution might be the most frequently debated amendment in US history. Although it is regularly used as shorthand to talk about freedom of speech, it also includes a number of other important clauses, without which the US would be unrecognizable. So, what exactly Continue Reading

Nepal’s Desperate Struggle For Democracy

With the recent devastating earthquake in Nepal claiming thousands of lives, the Nepalese government has admitted that they are “ill-prepared” to deal with rescue efforts. We wanted to examine the political crisis leading up to this natural disaster. So what’s been going on in Nepal? Nepal’s entire history has been Continue Reading