Posts with the category “world”
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...
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. ...
Hidden Benefits Of Fermented Foods
May 1st, 2020
Hidden Benefits Of Fermented Foods Fermented foods: the words bring up images of sauerkraut and kimchi along with other pungent morsels. But if you haven’t given it much more thought than that, well, ...
Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen dies aged 79
April 30th, 2020
Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen dies aged 79 Pioneering Nigerian drummer Tony Allen, a co-founder of the Afrobeat musical genre, died in Paris on Thursday aged 79, his manager says."We don't know the exac...
Nation's Richest 3,500 Own More Than the Bottom 32 Million In South Africa
April 27th, 2020
Nation's Richest 3,500 Own More Than the Bottom 32 Million In South Africa When people call South Africa the most unequal country in the world, they're talking about income. Now, we have a clear pictu...
Six Natural Immune Boosting Foods Your Ancestors Used
February 28th, 2020
Six Natural Immune Boosting Foods Your Ancestors Used In the not-so-distant past, antibiotics and antibacterial wipes, lotions and hand sanitizers had not been invented, so one had to rely on your imm...
Hong Kong Hospital Strike Over Virus Border Fears
February 2nd, 2020
Hong Kong Hospital Strike Over Virus Border Fears Hundreds of hospital workers in Hong Kong have gone on strike, demanding the border with mainland China be completely closed to reduce the risk of the...
How To Keep Feet Warm During The Winter Season
November 24th, 2019
How To Keep Feet Warm During The Winter Season In winter, and throughout the year, keeping warm is essential to your work. When you are comfortable from head to toe, you’ll be able to weather conditio...
Calls for the Protection of Lions Roar on World Animal Day
October 4th, 2019
Calls for the Protection of Lions Roar on World Animal Day Animal protection organisations Humane Society International (HSI)/Africa and FOUR PAWS South Africa join forces this World Animal Day with a...
Zimbabwe ex-President Robert Mugabe dies aged 95
September 6th, 2019
Zimbabwe ex-President Robert Mugabe dies aged 95 Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has died at the age of 95, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said."It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the...
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 ...
Bob Collymore, CEO of East Africa's Largest Telecom Company Dies
June 30th, 2019
Bob Collymore, CEO of East Africa's Largest Telecom Company Dies Safaricom chief executive officer Bob Collymore has died at his home early Monday morning. The Guyanese-born British citizen took a med...
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...
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...
Turmeric: The Colorful Superfood That Fights Arthritis, Cholesterol, And Cancer
February 3rd, 2019
Turmeric: The Colorful Superfood That Fights Arthritis, Cholesterol, And Cancer Turmeric is a rhizome, similar to ginger, that grows wild in Southeast Asia, and it is what provides curry dishes with t...
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...
Over 700 Health Workers Received Scholarships In Uganda
January 6th, 2019
Over 700 Health Workers Received Scholarships In Uganda Kampala — The government has awarded scholarships to more than 700 health workers from across the country, particularly those from the hard- to-...
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...
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...
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....
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 ...
Indonesian troops prepared to shoot looters amid quake desperation
October 3rd, 2018
Indonesian troops prepared to shoot looters amid quake desperation The death toll in Indonesia's twin quake-tsunami disaster has climbed above 1,400, with time running out to rescue survivors six days...
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 ...
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...
8 Powerhouse Cancer-Fighting Foods
September 8th, 2018
8 Powerhouse Cancer-Fighting Foods Did you know that your immune system is capable of healing pretty much every disease known to man? The body’s self-healing capabilities are quite astounding.There ac...
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...
Millennials turn to dating apps for something more than romance--a new job
August 5th, 2018
Millennials turn to dating apps for something more than romance - a new job They are less hedonistic than their parents' generation - more likely to be tee-total and less likely to engage in casual se...
Lemur extinction: Vast majority of species under threat
August 2nd, 2018
Lemur extinction: Vast majority of species under threat Almost every species of lemur, wide-eyed primates unique to Madagascar, is under threat of extinction. That is the conclusion of an internationa...
Zimbabwe’s Transitional Election: An Opportunity to Rebrand
July 28th, 2018
Zimbabwe’s Transitional Election: An Opportunity to Rebrand Zimbabwe will elect Emmerson Mnangagwa as the new president this month. Amidst global trends of divisive politics, Zimbabwe will hope to bu...
Italy restricts vehicle access to the Dolomites to protect mountains from excessive tourism
July 24th, 2018
Italy restricts vehicle access to the Dolomites to protect mountains from excessive tourism Italian authorities have started restricting motor traffic into the Dolomite mountains during summer to prev...