September 9, 2016
A natural disaster is any catastrophic event that is caused by nature or the natural processes of the earth. The severity of a disaster is measured in lives lost, economic loss, and the ability of the population to rebuild.
Luxurious resorts and sunny skies
September 8, 2016
Bora Bora, a 30 km2 island often described as the center of the romantic universe, is famed for its beauty, with luxurious resorts, sunny skies, warm waters and friendly locals. Dormant volcanoes rise up at its center and fan out into lush jungle before spilling into an aquamarine lagoon.
Global health emergency
September 4, 2016
The Zika virus, first identified in Uganda in 1947, is transmitted by the same type of mosquito that carries dengue, yellow fever and Japanese encephalitis. A mosquito bites an infected person and then passes those viruses to other people it bites. Outbreaks did not occur outside of Africa until 2007, when it spread to the South Pacific to the Americas, leading to the 2015–16 Zika virus epidemic.
New York state expands Medical Marijuana Program
August 31, 2016
The state of New York announced on August 30, 2016, the implementation of new recommendations to its Medical Marijuana Program, which includes home delivery of cannabis and authorizing nurse practitioners to certify patients for the program.
Everything that follows is a bonus
August 29, 2016
Tsutomu Yamaguchi is the only man officially recognized by the Japanese government as having lived through the atomic bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.
From richest to poorest
August 26, 2016
Nauru is the world's smallest republic with less than 10,000 inhabitants on 21 square kilometers. It’s also the least visited country in the world.
Deadliest and largest quakes
August 25, 2016
247 people were reported killed and dozens more were missing or feared dead after a magnitude 6.2 earthquake and a series of aftershocks struck several towns in central Italy on August 24, 2016. On the same day, a powerful earthquake of 6.8 magnitude struck central Myanmar, killing 3 people and shaking buildings across the Southeast Asian nation and the region. Tremors were felt as far away as Bangkok, where witnesses reported high rise buildings swaying, and the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka.
U.S. in largest transfer under Obama
August 16, 2016
The United States announced it sent 15 Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United Arab Emirates, marking the largest single transfer during the tenure of Barack Obama, who believes that Guantanamo Bay fuels the recruitment of jihadists and creates stronger anti-U.S. feelings. "This is about closing a chapter in our history," Obama said. "It reflects the lessons we've learned since 9/11 - lessons that must guide our nation going forward."
Legends of creation
August 8, 2016
Nature and humans can create bizarre things, and there are some absolutely strange places around the world. They can make you fascinated or scared and will never vanish from your memory once you see them.
Diet and lifestyle
August 4, 2016
Japan’s Okinawa Island is home to more than 400 people who are over the age of 100. It is considered to be the healthiest place in the world, where the average life expectancy of an Okinawan woman is 86, and man’s is 78.