Dead animals across the world

Pollution and weather

October 19, 2016
Dead animals across the world
Animals are dying all over the world in huge numbers because of the polluted seas and air. Millions of fish and massive numbers of various marine creatures are washing ashore dead. Birds are falling dead from the sky, and millions of poultry and wildlife are dying from avian flu. Land animals are also dying in large numbers from disease.

Flights that disappeared

No wreckage or bodies ever recovered

October 14, 2016
Flights that disappeared
The rapid development of global communications increased exposure to news about accidents. As plane tracking technology has improved and become more widely used, the rare incident in which tracking fails gets attention immediately. There have been several flights throughout aviation history that never made it to their destinations, with no wreckage or bodies ever recovered.

Controversies and facts about Nobel Peace Prize winners

Prize worth 8 million Swedish crowns

October 7, 2016
Controversies and facts about Nobel Peace Prize winners
The 2016 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded October 7, 2016, to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who became president in 2010 and signed a historic peace deal with FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono in September.

385 million children in poverty

UNICEF and WB analysis

October 5, 2016
385 million children in poverty
Children are more than twice as likely as adults to live in extreme poverty, according to a new analysis from the World Bank Group and UNICEF. Ending Extreme Poverty: A Focus on Children finds that in 19.5 per cent of children in developing countries were living in households that survived on an average of US$1.90 a day or less per person, compared to just 9.2 per cent of adults. Globally, almost 385 million children were living in extreme poverty.

When imagination has no bounds

World’s strangest buildings. Part I

September 30, 2016
When imagination has no bounds
Matured and amateur architects have brought many amazing buildings to the world, challenging nature’s miracles. Quirky shapes, ambitious designs, new materials and various styles create an impressive picture of modern architecture from sky scrapers to weird stone constructions.

If a hurricane hits

Be prepared

September 9, 2016
If a hurricane hits
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.

Bora Bora, the center of romantic universe

Luxurious resorts and sunny skies

September 8, 2016
Bora Bora, the center of romantic universe
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.

Growing spread of Zika

Global health emergency

September 4, 2016
Growing spread of Zika
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.

Drug or medicine

New York state expands Medical Marijuana Program

August 31, 2016
Drug or medicine
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.

A man who survived two atomic bombings

Everything that follows is a bonus

August 29, 2016
A man who survived two atomic bombings
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.