Skeleton Coast of Namibia: an African Treasure
Many people associate the Skeleton Coast with golden orange desert dunes tumbling into the sea. While this is true of some parts of Namibia-Skeleton Coast National Park, in other areas the landscape is harsh, barren,...
A Volatile Planet: Volcanic Activity Is More Pervasive Than one Might Presume
Interest has been stirred in volcanoes recently after Indonesian photographer Gunarto Song, on a mission to capture the awesome spectacle of Mount Merapi’s eruption, chanced to capture a meteor striking the volcano in an instantly...
Why Traditional Faiths Believe Every Encounter Is Meaningful
In ancient China, and according to Buddhist principles, people believed that everything in this world was a result of cause and effect. The seeds sown in the past, become the fruit of one’s future. When...
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will issue new rules on the participation of transgender athletes in the Olympics.
International Olympics Committee to Revise Rules on Transgender Athlete Participation
The 2020 Olympic Games held in Tokyo this year stood out from its predecessors in a number of ways. Apart from athletes not competing due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) stipulations and the absence of...
The USA topped the medal tally at the Tokyo Olympics, with China coming in at second.
2020 Tokyo Olympics: US Tops Medal Tally, China Second, Host Japan’s Best Performance Ever
The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics has drawn to a close, and America clinched the top spot in the medal tally. At 113 medals, the United States significantly outperformed second-ranked China with 88 total medals. The...
Female wrestler brings home historic gold medal for the U.S.
Tamyra Makes History, the First American Black Woman to Win Gold in Wrestling
On August 3, American wrestler Tamyra Mensah-Stock created history by winning gold in the women’s 68-kilogram freestyle wrestling final at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She has become the first black woman in the history of...
Drought-resistant Prickly Pear Seen as a Sustainable Food, Feed and Fuel Source
The food and fuel potential of Sweet Prickly Pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) has been under investigation for years. As early as 2015, United Kingdom scientists proposed that water-efficient plants may be the key to future bioenergy...
Wieliczka’s Prestigious Underground Salt Mine
Salt is not just a flavorful friend in the kitchen; it is one of history’s greatest resources. The mineral’s ability to preserve food was a contributing factor in early civilization, allowing people to transport their...
USA's Oshae Lanae Jones (red) and China's Gu Hong fight during their women's welter (64-69kg) semi-final boxing match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo on August 4, 2021.
2020 Tokyo Olympics: China Leads America, Japan and Russia in Gold Medals
The Tokyo Olympics is getting into its final phase this week and the rush for gold medals is beginning to reach a fever pitch. The nations leading the medal tally are China, the U.S., and...