Simone Jonker

Seven Decades Before it Was Recognized, Einstein Proposed a Physics-Biology Connection
Nobel Laureate Albert Einstein's previously undisclosed letter to researcher Glyn Davys, written over 70 years ago, recently came to light on the internet. The letter penned by the German-born mathematician and scientist discusses both bees...
Sana Khan (20) and her sisters, Noor, Ilham and Asam, sitting among the Cape Coast flowers. The girls started their luxury honey brand, named Beelal Honey, during the national lockdown.
Sibling’s Cape Fynbos Honey Scoops Top Spot at the International Awards in London
Four South African sisters are in a class of their own, after winning the top prize at the London 2021 International Honey Awards (LIHA).  The Khan girls from Cape Town - Athlone were presented with...
Giant Goldfish Destabilize the Ecosystem, Requiring Them to Be Removed by the Thousands
Pet goldfish released into natural bodies of water are causing problems around the world. Their growing population has generated concern in Minnesota, Virginia and Washington states, Australia, Canada, and other areas, according to USA Today. ...
Exmoor National Park Sees First Beaver Birth in 400 years – Nature Conservationists Thrilled
The birth of a baby beaver, the first in 400 years in Exmoor Park, met with great enthusiasm by the National Trust. The charity organization based in the UK released camera footage of the infant. ...
Buchu: the Ancient ‘Miracle Herb’ of South Africa
South Africa's "miracle herb,” Agathosma Betulina, or Buchu, is a natural plant resource. Sometimes referred to as "The Cape's First Doctor," Buchu is found solely in South Africa's Western Cape area.  The flowering herb is...
Many tales, myths, and rich traditions have been passed down from ancient China.
The Story of Wang Xiang, a Classic Tale of Filial Piety
Many tales, myths, and rich traditions have been passed down from ancient China. This well known tale involves filial piety. In ancient Chinese culture, filial piety is considered the fundamental principle of Confucian ethics. It...
A 5-Point Checklist for Snapping Safe Selfies
Taking selfies is a popular and entertaining way to keep up with friends, so of course, dramatic and powerful images are often sought after. But all too often, we see that taking selfies in potentially...
Singers perform at a karaoke lounge in Hong Kong on February 11, 2011. The Chinese Communist Party wants to ensure social stability by centrally overseeing what songs can be sung in the country’s karaoke bars.
China Moves to Ensure Only ‘Healthy’ Songs Played at Karaoke Bars
The Chinese Communist Party is tightening its grip on all aspects of daily life, social interaction, entertainment, and traditional culture. For example, the Chinese Ministry of Culture recently announced plans to increase control over a...
The ‘Dragon Blood’ Trees of the Arabian Sea: Popular Pigment, Medicine and Mysticism
The Socotra Dragon Tree, dracaena cinnabari, is a member of the Asparagaceae family native to the island of Socotra in the Arabian Sea. Dracaena cinnabari is unusual in both its longevity and the fact that,...
Duckling Calls for Help at Stanwood Library Door
There are times when you're unsure of what to do, the best course of action is to visit your local library. In an effort to save its brothers and sisters, a courageous duckling waddled right...
Stray Dog Sets Sights on Stuffed Unicorn, Animal Control Officers Buy it for him
It was love at first sight and simply a “must have'' for a young golden Labrador mix stray who had his heart set on a large stuffed purple unicorn  showcased in the Dollar General Store...
A driver uses the map on the Didi Chuxing ride-hailing app on his smartphone while driving on a street in Beijing on July 5, 2021. The Communist Party put the brakes on the app just days after its debut on the NYSE.
China Pumps the Brakes on Ride Hailing App Didi After NYSE Debut
Beijing-based ride hailing app Didi Global's shares fell more than 10 percent on the NYSE on June 2 after China broadened an internal probe into the company, blocking new users from signing up for the...