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Hong Kong to Give Away 500,000 Free Airline Tickets to Boost Tourism

The government in Hong Kong has unveiled plans to give away 500,000 free airline tickets as part of an initiative to boost tourism and draw visitors back to the city. The "Hello Hong Kong" initiative was revealed for the first...

Plagues Follow Bad Leadership in Ancient Greek Tales

The tales of ancient Greece remind the public that leaders must be able to plan for the future based on past events. Examples are evidenced through leaders' performance in the great plagues. By Joel Christensen In the fifth century BC, the...

Word of the Year Is Half-Greek

Each year, Collins English Dictionary chooses ten words or phrases to define a specific period. This year's top word is half-Greek. Well, it’s 2022, so there is a new term that has now been picked that describes the feeling of...

Melting Glaciers May Lead to Next Pandemic

The next pandemic may not be caused from bats or birds. A recent scientific study has implied that it may result from melting glaciers. An analysis of an arctic lake showed that frozen viruses and bacteria may soon thaw...

Ancient Greek Drug Could Lower COVID-19 Deaths

An ancient Greek drug made from saffron, obtained from the pistils of crocus flowers, could potentially be used to reduce severe illness and death for patients with COVID-19. A report published at the beginning of the European Journal of Internal...

Biden Declares COVID-19 Pandemic Over in the US

President Joe Biden pronounced the COVID-19 pandemic to be over in the US. The US President stated that things are moving in the right direction even if "we're still doing a lot of work on it". The World Health...

How a Pandemic Affected Ancient Greek Wars

Throughout history, a plague, or pandemic, has affected the outcome of Ancient Greek wars, as studies by historians and medical scientists suggest

Man Tests Positive for COVID-19, Monkeypox, and HIV

The first known instance of a person testing positive for COVID-19, monkeypox, and HIV all at the same time has been documented by scientists. Nine days after his return from a trip to Spain, where he had unprotected sex, the...

Cannabis Can Prevent COVID-19 Infection, Study Finds

New research indicates that the hemp compounds in cannabis are capable of preventing COVID-19 from infecting human cells and people. The study, which was recently published in the Journal of Nature Products, found that cannabinoid acids attach to the SARS-CoV-2...

Mithridatis: How a Rapper Shook Political Normalcy in Greece

Greek musician Mithridatis rocked the establishment by releasing via YouTube a 12-minute rap "manifesto" which criticizes the government