WORLD’S FIRST FLOATING UTOPIAN CITY

Australian house prices getting you down? Want a change of government? Grossed out by our new $10 bills? Maybe you should consider moving to this modern infrastructural paradise, soon to be planted in the middle of the ocean according to its proponents. It’s long been considered nothing but science fiction, but the world’s very first […]

THE MOST DANGEROUS DEADLY STREAM IN THE WORLD THAT SWALLOWS PEOPLE

Between Barden Tower and Bolton Abbey in Yorkshire, England, lies one of nature’s most dangerous booby traps. It’s a small innocuous-looking mountain stream, about six feet across, known as Bolton Strid, or simply the Strid. But below the water’s surface is a deep chasm with powerful undercurrents that pulls anybody that falls into it to […]

THE VILLAGE THAT TURNS BOMBS INTO SPOONS

The Vietnam War ended 40 years ago, but left a deadly legacy, especially in Laos. The US military dropped more than 2 million tons of bombs on the country during the war between 1964 and 1973, making Laos the most heavily bombed country in the world on a per capita basis. There were more than […]

MEDICAL SITUATIONS WHERE BEING OVER WEIGHT IS ACTUALLY A BLESSING

It may sound strange at first, but having excess body fat could help to reduce your chances of succumbing to an infectious disease in hospital. For the many health problems a high body mass index (BMI) can cause, there’s a heated debate over whether obesity can ever be a good thing. And a number of […]

AN EGG A DAY REDUCES HEART RISK SAYS THE NEW STUDIES

Eating one egg a day may significantly cut your risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study from Chinese researchers. The study published in the journal Heart recruited more than 500,000 people in China between 2004 and 2008 to ask about their egg consumption. The study led by researchers from Peking University Health Science […]

MAJOR STAPLE FOOD IS AT RISK OF BECOMING LESS NUTRITIOUS

Human-caused greenhouse gas emissions threaten to make rice less nutritious, scientists said in a study released Wednesday, raising a worrying possibility about the staple food item for billions of humans. Rice, the scientists found, contains lower levels of key vitamins when grown amid high concentrations of carbon dioxide, the most common of the greenhouse gases […]

US EMPLOYEE SUFFER BRAIN INJURY AFTER THE SOUND INCIDENT IN CHINA

A US government employee in China suffered brain trauma linked to “abnormal sounds” that resembled the still-unexplained injuries that befell US and Canadian diplomats in Cuba last year, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday (May 23). US and Chinese authorities are investigating after the unnamed employee, who was assigned to the southern city […]

HIGH SCHOOL GIRL HELPS KIDS FROM GOING HUNGRY WITH HER PHONE

When a child is young, his or her brain develops very quickly. Without the proper amount of protein, nutrients, and energy, the student’s cognitive development may be greatly hindered. On her first day tutoring students from low-income families at an after-school program in New York City, Alyssa Kapasi noticed how many kids were lining up […]

SENIOR DOG BECOMES SINGLE DAD TO ORPHANED BABYDUCKS

Single parenthood can be tough, but rewarding. Just ask Fred, a yellow Labrador hailing from Mountfitchet Castle near Stansted, Essex. He recently took a brood of nine baby ducks under his paw … and on top of his head … and lined up aboard his back (aww!) . This posh senior pup — Fred is […]