BruNews Weekly Round-up: September 29


Rhode Island killing it: The University of Alabama has released a map revealing the statistically worst things about every state. Rhode Island came in first for the highest rate of illicit drug use, with around 12.5 percent of the population using. Just another fact to add to one of the strangest states in the country. Check out your home state’s fact at Policy Mic.

Too cool to miss: Scientists at Harvard and MIT have successfully created “photonic molecules,” a phenomenon that occurs when photons bind together into a solid state. The coolest part: these molecules could potentially be used to make light sabers. Light sabers. Harvard Professor of Physics Mikhail Lukin stated “It’s not an in-apt analogy to compare this to light sabers. When these photons interact with each other, they’re pushing against and deflect each other. The physics of what’s happening in these molecules is similar to what we see in the movies.” Maybe they’ll use real light sabers for Star War VII. Just maybe (International Business Times). Continue Reading

Five things to know about ‘Breaking Bad’ if you don’t watch ‘Breaking Bad’


Sunday will mark the end of an era and I feel lost. Nay, aimless. After five spectacular seasons of AMC’s Emmy-winning TV series, it’s time to say goodbye to Breaking Bad‘s questionably lovable meth-cooking ex-high school teacher Walter White. There are some of you, however, who have never seen a single episode—you’ve never experienced the frustration brought on by Skyler fucking White; you’ve never watched Walt Jr. eat breakfast over and over and over again; you’ve watched Saul’s spin-off without ever seeing him save Walt’s ass; and you still think of Heisenberg as merely a theoretical physicist. To those of you who identify with the aforementioned statements: I envy you. You can still experience everything for the first time. But let’s be real, you’re not going to watch all five seasons before Sunday. To get you caught up, read the five things you should know about the legendary series after the jump.

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I think that was The Emmys…

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Most of Emmy night is a blur for me due to a mixture of wine, confusing montages of the civil rights thrown in by the Emmy Academy, and the fact that everyone I was with wanted to play games rather than watch. Of course, the show was just about the longest thing ever, probably because nothing that went on made absolutely any sense. In exploring last night’s award show absurdity, we will divide all confusions and atrocities into three categories: 1) Fashion (aka WTF are you wearing?!) 2) Upsets (aka WTF they won?!) and 3) Everything Else (aka WTF is going on?!) Continue Reading

They found a what?!?!?

Apparently, some students at Georgetown love the critically acclaimed show Breaking Bad a little too much…

At around six o’clock this morning, police discovered a suspected “methamphetamine lab” inside a Georgetown freshman’s dorm room.  The building was subsequently evacuated and two students were taken into custody.

We here at BlogDailyHerald sincerely apologize for not adding “disassembling your meth lab” to our list of things to do to prep for Parents Weekend, and for any subsequent awkwardness this omission may have caused you with the rents.  Our bad.