Whether you wish to visit the ruins of medieval architecture or explore the splendors of fairytale-like castles, Germany offers all such wonders and more. (Image:  Günter Hentschel   via  flickr  CC BY-ND 2.0)

Why Travelers Love Germany

Germany is the seventh largest country in Europe and its position as a top tourist destination has been steadily increasing over the past years. In 2017, the number of overnight stays reached a record 459.6 million, a 3 percent increase…

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced that she won’t be competing in the upcoming elections. (Image:  EU2017EE Estonian Presidency   via  flickr  CC BY 2.0 )

Merkel Will Not Run for Elections in 2021

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced that she won’t be competing in the upcoming elections. This will mark an end to the Merkel-Era in Europe, creating a vacuum in German leadership and contributing to the rise of a nationalist, anti-immigrant…

With the U.S. markets on a tear and Chinese shares on a downturn, it appears that U.S. stocks have thus far weathered the effects of the trade war. (Image:  pixabay /  CC0 1.0)

US Markets Have a Trade War Edge Over China

Chinese stock indexes have posted steep losses in recent months, with market volatility rising so far this year, but U.S. stocks are up and volatility is down. Indeed, with the U.S. markets on a tear and Chinese shares on a downturn, it appears that U.S. stocks…

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Enormous Emerald Discovered in Africa

British Mining Company Gemfields has announced the recent discovery of the Lion Emerald, a 5,655-carat crystal mined from its Kagem mine in Lufwanyama, Zambia. Gemfields owns 75 percent of the…

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Hometown Treasure

There were two travelers who met on the road and talked about wonders at home.

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China’s ‘Bridge of Death’

Chinese President Xi Jinping recently inaugurated the 34-mile long sea bridge that links Zhuhai to the semi-autonomous regions of Macau and Hong Kong. It has an undersea tunnel that allows…

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Air Pollution Linked to Autism in China

Exposure to toxic air pollutants is linked to an increased risk of developing autism, according to a Monash University study of Chinese children during their first three years of life.…

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Will the World Go to War for Antarctica?

The increasing involvement of China and Russia in Antarctica is reportedly making the Australian government nervous. Both countries seem less interested in safeguarding the marine ecosystem of Antarctica than pushing forward…

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Honoring 100 Million Victims of Communism

In November 1917, Vladimir Lenin’s revolutionaries stormed the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, overthrowing the legal Russian government and establishing the world’s first communist regime.

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Health Secrets From Ancient India

Indian sages have always taught that for a person to live a happy life, they must focus on two things — a healthy body and a healthy mind. To this…

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Fracking Wastewater Found in Freshwater Mussel Shells

Elevated concentrations of strontium, an element associated with oil and gas wastewaters, have accumulated in the shells of freshwater mussels downstream from fracking wastewater disposal sites, according to researchers from…

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Losing the Economy or Losing Face?

The Chinese stock market has been on a slump in recent times as tensions regarding growth keep investors away from betting on the economy. Experts predict that the situation could…

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Xi Jinping Asks Chinese Military to Be War-Ready

Chinese President Xi Jinping has asked the military to prepare for war, sparking fears that the current U.S.-China trade conflict might end up bloody. He was addressing the Southern Theatre…

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5 Stunning Ancient Indian Scientific Achievements

India is known today as a third world country. But despite this negative image, India in ancient times made some stunning contributions in the fields of scientific knowledge from mathematics…