Roxanne Powell

Roxanne Powell is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she received her BA in Creative Writing Literature. She is now working on her MFA at San Jose State University in Poetry and Screenwriting.When not writing and editing for PopWrapped, she enjoys reading, watching television, playing with her dogs, and spending time with her family.

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San Francisco Law Requires Pet Shops To Sell Rescue Animals

A new San Francisco, California law will "ban the sale of non-rescue" animals in the hopes of wiping out "inhumane" breeding operations throughout the Bay Area. The law will also prohibit the selling of any animal under eight weeks old.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});Any breeder with a valid license will not be affected by this new measure. Lawmakers hope this new amendment will help thousands of shelter animals get adopted and find the...

NASA Revives Crystallized Alien Organisms

NASA recently found crystalized lifeforms dated at 60,000 years old! Reviving these organisms has revived our hopes of finding life in "extreme environments" on other, distant planets.Penelope Boston, NASA's director of Astrobiology Institute, and her team explored Mexico's Naica Mine in Chihuahua. They searched through caves "as large as cathedrals" hoping to find extremophiles to take back to the lab. Boston claimed, the first time she saw a photograph of the mine...

Peter Capaldi May Be Replaced By Younger Doctor

Peter Capaldi hasn't been at the helm of the TARDIS for very long, but already we're bracing ourselves for his regeneration. The Twelfth Doctor (Thirteenth if you count Meta!Ten) actor is said to be leaving Doctor Who when showrunner Steven Moffat steps down at the end of Series 10.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});According to the BBC, Capaldi will be "bowing out" after the next Christmas special, marking four years as the Time Lord. T...

Bill Gates Says Working Robots Should Pay Taxes

Bill Gates thinks robots should be taxed "at a similar level" to humans if they do the same type of labor. By having them pay taxes, the "spread of automation" will slow down and other types of employment will have a chance to be funded.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});“Certainly there will be taxes that relate to automation. Right now, the human worker who does, say, USD 50,000 worth of work in a factory, that income is taxed and you ...

Piers Morgan Gets Harry Potter Tweeted To Him Line-By-Line

By now, we probably all know about Piers Morgan's great Twitter "spat" with Harry Potter author JK Rowling. Morgan and Rowling duked it out over President Donald Trump's travel ban, resulting in Morgan claiming he is "#StillNeverGoingToReadYourDrivel."#StillNeverGoingToReadYourDrivel https://t.co/H8l7sKZsCh — Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 11, 2017Thankfully, one magical fan did not take too kindly to Morgan's refusal of the Wizarding World. Simon Key ...

Luke Bryan Will Sing The National Anthem At The Super Bowl

Finally, some good news in this crazy whirlwind of a week! Country singer Luke Bryan announced via his official Twitter that he will be performing the National Anthem at Super Bowl LI! The game will host rival teams the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});Excited to perform the National Anthem on @NFL's biggest stage #SB51. See y'all in Houston. pic.twitter.com/MIbk2gJbah — Luke Bryan (@LukeBr...

Madonna Claims Her Anti-Trump Speech Was “Taken Wildly Out Of Context”

Just one day after Donald J. Trump was sworn in as President of the United States of America, millions of people attended the Women's March in Washington, D.C. and its sister cities. Celebrities, veterans, teachers, civilians, everyone who wanted their voice to be heard turned out for what turned out to be one of the biggest protests in history. Madonna even gave a "fiery, expletive-laden" anti-Trump speech at the D.C. march but, unfortunately, says her words were "taken ...

President Trump To Cut Funding To NPR And PBS Heritage Programs

This may be the first we've heard of the Trump team's possible definite action against the arts, but it's not surprising. According to The Independent, President Trump "is believed to be planning on shutting down arts and heritage programs as part of a raft of budget-tightening measures."(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});The first programs to go, according to a report from Trump's transition team, are the National Endowment for the Arts ...

President Trump Signs Go-Ahead For Keystone And Dakota Access Pipelines

A lot of interesting and controversial changes are moving forward in the Oval Office, the latest of which is President Trump's green-lighting of the "construction of two controversial oil pipelines, the Keystone XL and the Dakota Access."While President Trump did say his team is looking "to renegotiate some of the terms" of the projects, the pipelines would still cause issues. The Keystone XL, for instance, would carry crude oil from western Canada through to the Gulf...

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