Posts with the category “u-s-a”
Does an Apple A Day Keep The Doctor Away?
May 28th, 2020
Does an Apple A Day Keep The Doctor Away? The predecessor of the “apple a day” saying originated in the United Kingdom. But it gained popularity in the United States during the early to mid-20th centu...
The U.S. Army Used To Have A Camel Corps
May 6th, 2020
The U.S. Army Used To Have A Camel Corps On March 3, 1855, Congress allotted $30,000 to the War Department to purchase camels and dromedaries for military purposes. The move was a radical one and prov...
Uber and Lyft sued by California
May 5th, 2020
Uber and Lyft sued by California The state of California has sued ride-hailing firms Uber and Lyft, accusing them of denying their drivers paid sick leave and other benefits. In the lawsuit, Attorney ...
Warren Buffett's company Berkshire Hathaway sells US airline shares
May 2nd, 2020
Warren Buffett's company Berkshire Hathaway sells US airline shares Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says his company Berkshire Hathaway has sold all of its shares in the four largest US airlines. ...
The Real-Life Shark Attacks That Inspired Jaws
April 28th, 2020
The Real-Life Shark Attacks That Inspired Jaws During the summer of 1916, a series of violent deaths shattered the peace of New Jersey’s coastal areas. For 14 days in July, people entered the water at...
Russia claims to have deployed Avangard hypersonic missiles that cannot be intercepted
December 28th, 2019
Russia claims to have deployed Avangard hypersonic missiles that cannot be intercepted Russia says it has deployed its first hypersonic missiles which President Putin claims are capable of transportin...
Lawyers Seeking The Exhumation Of Cryptocurrency Exchange QuadrigaCX Founder
December 13th, 2019
Lawyers Seeking The Exhumation Of Cryptocurrency Exchange QuadrigaCX Founder Lawyers representing users of bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX are asking Canadian authorities to exhume the bod...
Online gaming takes off as major college sport
October 26th, 2019
Online gaming takes off as major college sport A small Pennsylvania university is aiming to be America's best institution for video gamers as it taps into the booming college e-sports industry. Despi...
Why much of the internet is closed off to blind people
September 28th, 2019
Why much of the internet is closed off to blind people Each swipe 17-year-old Maysie Gonzales makes on her smart phone is accompanied by what sounds like the famous Stephen Hawking voice barking out o...
Nasa picks headquarters for Moon lander
August 17th, 2019
Nasa picks headquarters for Moon lander A Nasa facility in Alabama that developed the giant rocket for the Apollo programme in the 1960s will play a key role in sending astronauts down to the Moon's s...
How the Cold War Space Race Led to U.S. Students Doing Tons of Homework
August 13th, 2019
How the Cold War Space Race Led to U.S. Students Doing Tons of Homework Middle-schoolers who trudge home each day with a 50-pound backpack and hours of homework would have had an easier time in 1901. ...
Xbox One successor Project Scarlett to launch in 2020
June 9th, 2019
Xbox One successor Project Scarlett to launch in 2020 Microsoft has announced that its next-generation console is set to go on sale before the end of 2020. Codenamed Project Scarlett, the firm said th...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
Sleep deprivation fuels loneliness because tired people are socially repellent, say scientists
August 14th, 2018
Sleep deprivation fuels loneliness because tired people are socially repellent, say scientists Sleep deprivation is fuelling the loneliness epidemic because overly-tired people are less sociable, a ...
4 Perennial Berries You Can Plant Once And Enjoy For A Lifetime
August 12th, 2018
4 Perennial Berries You Can Plant Once And Enjoy For A Lifetime Many of us living off-the-grid have a robust garden to supplement the homestead’s food supply. Usually, the garden relies on annual plan...
How McKinley's Assassination Spurred Secret Service Presidential Protection
August 10th, 2018
How McKinley’s Assassination Spurred Secret Service Presidential Protection Today, the president of the United States and the Secret Service are inseparable—literally. Agents of the U.S. Secret Servic...
New drug for recurring malaria
July 23rd, 2018
New drug for recurring malaria A new drug to treat malaria has been given the green light by authorities in the United States. The medicine is specifically for the recurring form of malaria - caused b...
France strikes back against Netflix to protect its cultural exception
July 14th, 2018
France strikes back against Netflix to protect its cultural exception France has long defended its ‘exception culturelle' with subsidies, quotas and tax breaks to protect French films, music and tele...
The Louisiana Purchase Was Driven by a Slave Rebellion
July 3rd, 2018
The Louisiana Purchase Was Driven by a Slave Rebellion Children in pens. The overwhelming stink of human waste. Auctions at which human bodies were prodded, compared, and purchased. It was all in a da...
The Deadly Speedboat Shooting That Ended Prohibition
June 25th, 2018
The Deadly Speedboat Shooting That Spurred an End to Prohibition On December 29, 1929, just after 2:00 a.m., the Coast Guard patrol boat C.G. 290 lay in wait by a small group of islands in Naragansett...
Harvard University discriminates against Asian-Americans
June 16th, 2018
Harvard University discriminates against Asian-Americans Harvard University is discriminating against Asian-American applicants, a non-profit group suing the flagship US academic institution has claim...
The First Birth Control Pill Used Puerto Rican Women as Guinea Pigs
May 9th, 2018
The First Birth Control Pill Used Puerto Rican Women as Guinea Pigs It came in a brown bottle, marketed as a safe way for married women to treat menstrual disorders. But the contents of that little br...
Iowa approves most restrictive abortion bill in U.S.
May 2nd, 2018
Iowa approves most restrictive abortion bill in U.S. The US state of Iowa has approved an abortion law banning most abortions once a foetal heartbeat is detected. Republican lawmakers passed the bill ...
5 Weird Stories from the History of Embalming
April 23rd, 2018
5 Weird Stories from the History of Embalming More than 5,000 years ago the Ancient Egyptians developed the first embalming rituals to preserve lost loved ones. But, let’s get real. Mummies may last a...
Ongoing Drought Affecting World Food Prices
April 22nd, 2018
Ongoing Drought Affecting World Food Prices The prices for cereals, which contain the world’s most important food crops, rose by 12.1% over the past year. The cost of cereals, which include grains, co...