Three wars and constitution
February 24, 2017
The dream of Cuban independence had existed for over a hundred years before the final war for independence from Spain began on February 24, 1895 and ended with a formal treaty signed in Paris on December 10, 1898. It was the last of three liberation wars that Cuba fought against Spain, after the Ten Years' War (1868–1878) and the Little War (1879–1880).
Zazas, unusual neighbors
February 23, 2017
During the recent years, Armenian media outlets have frequently referred to the distinctive features of the people called Zazas living in present-day Turkish town of Dersim (formerly the territory of Western Armenia) and the local Armenian communities, who survived the Genocide.
Reigning America's drug market
February 15, 2017
The Sinaloa Cartel is one of the most powerful Cartels in the world. It specializes in the distribution of cocaine and heroin. Having complete control over the Mexican states of Baja California, Durango, Sonora and Chihuahua, the organization has been targeted by the United States Intelligence Community (IC) as one of the most dangerous.
Cholera pandemics and Dr. Snow’s theory
February 13, 2017
Cholera is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. It infects the small intestine. Cholera is still active throughout the world. Estimates from 2010 say that between three- and five million people get cholera every year, and 58,000–130,000 people die from the disease every year.
February 8, 2017
Teghenyats monastery is located just 40 km away from Yerevan in a forested fold of the Tsaghkunyats mountain range not far from Buzhakan village of Armenia’s Kotayk province. PanARMENIAN.Net talked about this impressive medieval monument to Gagik Sargsyan, the director of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography at the RA Academy of Sciences, while PAN Photo took the photographs.
February 4, 2017
The Armenian National Statistical Service has published the macroeconomic data for the period of January-December 2016, reporting 20% growth as compared to 2015. The export totaled $1,783 billion against $1,485 billion in 2015. The import amounted to about $3,292 billion against $3,239 in 2015 (1,6% growth).
Lobola, tribal tradition of biblical times
February 3, 2017
Some tribal traditions remain to be a mystery and a fascination for most of the modern world, although globalization and technologies grant an opportunity to learn more and more about the tribes that live in their own universe and have practices which are exclusively theirs.
“I’ll just try it once”
February 2, 2017
Heroin, also known as diamorphine among other names, is an opiate typically used as a recreational drug for its euphoric effects. Medically it is occasionally used to relieve pain and as a form of opioid replacement therapy alongside counseling. Heroin is typically injected, usually into a vein, however, it can also be smoked, snorted or inhaled. Onset of effects is usually rapid and lasts for a few hours.
Armenians, who save Jews during Holocaust
February 1, 2017
The United Nations General Assembly designated January 27, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this annual day of commemoration, the UN urges every member state to honor the victims of the Nazi era and to develop educational programs to help prevent future genocides.
From stress to schizophrenia
January 25, 2017
There's an often-quoted opinion that right-handed people live on average nine years longer than left-handed people. The theory that was advanced by American psychologists Diane Halpern and Stanley Coren has both supporters and critics. Let’s look into the myths and facts about left-handedness.