Posts with the category “history”
Ancient Greeks Designed the Parthenon to Impress And Last
July 16th, 2019
Ancient Greeks Designed the Parthenon to Impress And Last Few monuments in the world are more recognizable than the Parthenon. Sitting atop a limestone hill rising some 500 feet above the Ilissos Vall...
Do You Really Just Need 8 Glasses Of Water A Day?
July 11th, 2019
Do You Really Just Need 8 Glasses Of Water A Day? Almost everyone’s heard of the 8×8 rule. Specifically, it states that one needs to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day in order to take in ...
Thousands protest price hikes and corruption in Liberia
June 7th, 2019
Thousands protest price hikes and corruption Thousands of demonstrators descended on Liberia's capital, Monrovia on Friday to protest against rising prices and corruption, posing a key political test ...
Leah Chase--The Queen Of Creole
June 2nd, 2019
Leah Chase--The Queen Of Creole In the 1950s and 60s at the height of the US civil rights movement, when activists needed somewhere discreet to discuss strategy, they would go to Dooky Chase in New Or...
Flaxseeds, The Ancient Superfood That Lowers Cholesterol, And Improves Digestion
June 1st, 2019
Flaxseeds, The Ancient Superfood That Lowers Cholesterol, And Improves Digestion They may be little but they are quite powerful. Flax seeds have been around for thousands of years and are still toppin...
Nigerian Teenager Shatters 125 Year School Record in U.S.
May 19th, 2019
A Nigerian-born teenager, Tobechukwu Phillips has shattered the 125 academic history of her high school in Texas, US.Phillips, a student of Alvin High School boasted a 6.9 GPA, after she earned A's th...
Sudan coup leader Awad Ibn Auf steps down
April 12th, 2019
Sudan coup leader Awad Ibn Auf steps down The head of Sudan's military council has stood down a day after leading a coup that toppled long-time leader Omar al-Bashir amid a wave of protests. Defence M...
Neanderthals Resorted to Cannibalism in the Face of Climate Change
March 29th, 2019
Neanderthals Resorted to Cannibalism in the Face of Climate Change We know that Neanderthals were carnivores, with a diet that consisted primarily—if not exclusively—of meat. But a new study by resear...
Protests Grow in Algeria as Aging Leader Eyes Another Term
March 3rd, 2019
Protests Grow in Algeria as Aging Leader Eyes Another Term Algeria is facing its biggest demonstrations in years, with tens of thousands of people taking to the streets to protest another re-election ...
Space Survival Kit That A Stranded Cosmonaut Needs
February 12th, 2019
Space Survival Kit That A Stranded Cosmonaut Needs While it took the engineering expertise of hundreds of engineers, scientists, and pilots to ensure that Russian cosmonauts could survive space itself...
Beirut summit: Arab leaders agree 29-item economic agenda
January 20th, 2019
Beirut summit: Arab leaders agree 29-item economic agenda Arab leaders have agreed a 29-item economic agenda in addition to encouraging the safe return of Syrian refugees to their homeland at the conc...
Kumbh Mela: The World's Biggest Gathering Of People
January 14th, 2019
Kumbh Mela: The World's Biggest Gathering Of People India's Kumbh Mela festival is billed as the world's biggest gathering of people. Between now and March organisers expect about 120 million pilgrims...
Oldest Living U.S. Veteran, Richard Overton, Dies at 112
December 28th, 2018
Oldest Living U.S. Veteran, Richard Overton, Dies at 112 For his first 107 years, Richard Overton lived in relative anonymity. A World War II veteran who fought in the Pacific, he could usually be fou...
North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death
December 16th, 2018
North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death North Koreans mark the seventh anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il with visits on Monday to statues and vows of loyalty to his son a...
France protests an economic catastrophe
December 9th, 2018
France protests an economic catastrophe The "yellow vest" protests have been "a catastrophe" for the French economy, the finance minister says. France has seen four consecutive weekends of demonstrati...
Even The Remains Of Dodo Birds Are Hard To Find
November 27th, 2018
Even The Remains Of Dodo Birds Are Hard To Find There is perhaps no animal more emblematic for the perils of extinction at the hands of human interference than that of the dodo bird. Native only to th...
Women Keeping Peace In Some Of The Deadliest Places On Earth
November 17th, 2018
Women Keeping Peace In Some Of The Deadliest Places On Earth Superintendent Catherine Ugorji is settling in for another 24-hour shift monitoring UN patrols in the troubled Malian city of Gao. This for...
Why Were Vietnam War Vets Treated Poorly When They Returned?
November 8th, 2018
Why Were Vietnam War Vets Treated Poorly When They Returned? Twenty-one-year-old Steven A. Wowwk arrived as an infantryman in the Army’s First Cavalry Division in Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam in early Januar...
A.I. Can Help Us Understand The Roots Of Religious Violence
November 2nd, 2018
A.I. Can Help Us Understand The Roots Of Religious Violence Religion is often said to be at the root of the world’s conflicts, but what if mankind were simply naturally violent? How might we begin to ...
Historic Kenya Airways Maiden Nonstop Flight to U.S. Takes Off
October 28th, 2018
Historic Kenya Airways Maiden Nonstop Flight to U.S. Takes Off Kenya Airways (KQ) told the Sunday Nation that they anticipate very few complaints given the care they have taken with the flight. At 10....
IMF approves $56bn loan package for Argentina
October 26th, 2018
IMF approves $56bn loan package for Argentina The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a $56bn loan package for Argentina to help stabilise the crisis-battered country...
World's longest sea crossing Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens
October 22nd, 2018
World's longest sea crossing Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens Chinese President Xi Jinping has officially opened the world's longest sea crossing bridge, nine years after construction first began. Includ...
Middle Ages was enlightened era not Dark Ages says British Library expert
October 17th, 2018
Middle Ages was enlightened era not Dark Ages says British Library expert It is popularly held as a period when Britain and the rest of the world fell into a deep decline. But according to the British...
Fear grows as DR Congo Ebola death toll climbs
October 12th, 2018
Fear grows as DR Congo Ebola death toll climbs Humanitarian workers are struggling to calm community fears in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where 125 people have died from Ebola, and cases of ...
Cambridge University students vote against Remembrance Sunday motion over fears it glorifies war
October 10th, 2018
Cambridge University students vote against Remembrance Sunday motion over fears it glorifies war Cambridge University’s Student Union (CUSU) has voted down a motion to promote Remembrance Sunday amid ...
Indigenous Seeds Key in Ensuring Food Security in Kenya
October 7th, 2018
Indigenous Seeds Key in Ensuring Food Security in Kenya The solution to achieving food security for the country is based on access to seeds.This is especially because the quality of seeds determines t...
Mysterious Origins Of The Ekoi Skin Mask
October 2nd, 2018
Mysterious Origins Of The Ekoi Skin Mask The inhabitants of southeast Nigeria and western Cameroon—largely known as the Ekoi for their shared spoken language—carved intricate wooden masks that they co...
Nobel prize for landmark cancer therapy
October 1st, 2018
Nobel prize for landmark cancer therapy Two scientists who discovered how to fight cancer using the body's immune system have won the 2018 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine. The work, by Professo...
Ben Lecomte's Trans-Pacific Swim Breaks the 1,000-Mile Mark
September 30th, 2018
Ben Lecomte's Trans-Pacific Swim Breaks the 1,000-Mile Mark Far out in the Pacific Ocean, Ben Lecomte swam past a milestone this week.Lecomte, who’s attempting to become the first man to swim across t...
Modric wins FIFA player of the year award
September 24th, 2018
Modric wins FIFA player of the year award Luka Modric broke a decade of award dominance by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi after being crowned world footballer of the year by FIFA.Modric was voted ...
Pioneering US ballet dancer Arthur Mitchell dies at 84
September 20th, 2018
Pioneering US ballet dancer Arthur Mitchell dies at 84 The pioneering African-American dancer rose from a childhood in Harlem to perform leading roles under renowned choreographer George Balanchine. H...
3,000-Year-Old Site May Be the World's Oldest Brewery
September 17th, 2018
3,000-Year-Old Site May Be the World’s Oldest Brewery For many people, nothing tastes better than a glass of cold beer, whether enjoyed at the end of a long day of work or while relaxing on a summer a...
Kipchoge Smashes Marathon World Record
September 16th, 2018
Kipchoge Smashes Marathon World Record Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge is the new marathon World record holder.Kipchoge smashed the previous world record by compatriot Dennis Kime...
New Guinean Finger Chopper Used To Mourn The Dead
September 4th, 2018
New Guinean Finger Chopper Used To Mourn The Dead The death of a spouse has severe emotional repercussions, but for the women of New Guinea’s Danai tribe, it also can mean great physical pain. It is t...
The Practical And Clever 2-Ingredient Soap The Pioneers Used
September 3rd, 2018
The Practical And Clever 2-Ingredient Soap The Pioneers Used Have you ever wondered what the best way is to make soap if you are living off the land?The hard-working pioneers had to be resourceful and...
Thousands of children forced to wait months for wheelchairs
September 2nd, 2018
Thousands of children forced to wait months for wheelchairs Thousands of disabled children are being forced to wait months for a wheelchair amid “alarming” NHS failures, charities have warned. New fig...
Why Nordic countries might not be as happy as you think
August 25th, 2018
Why Nordic countries might not be as happy as you think Nordic countries like Finland and Norway may regularly come out on top of world happiness indexes for wellbeing year-on-year - but new research ...
The Living Statue: Hananuma Masakichi
August 22nd, 2018
The Living Statue: Hananuma Masakichi The statue of Hananuma Masakichi is so life-like and so realistically detailed that you could easily believe you’re looking at a living person. Carved by the illu...
U.S. prisoners gear up for nationwide strike
August 20th, 2018
U.S. prisoners gear up for nationwide strike An uprising in South Carolina's Lee Correctional Facility in April ended with seven people dead. The uprising was sparked by gang-related tensions, which w...
Ancient Egyptians Were Making Mummies Much Earlier Than Thought
August 17th, 2018
Ancient Egyptians Were Making Mummies Much Earlier Than Thought By the time pharaohs like King Tut ruled Egypt, mummification was a codified practice that had started in the Old Kingdom period around ...