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The Greek Shepherd Who Became Chicago’s Greatest Marketing Genius

A Greek-American tavern owner may have well been the marketing genius to top them all. William "Billy Goat" Sianis rose from being a penniless shepherd in the hills around Tripoli to become the owner of a legendary tavern and...

Food Ingredients that Could Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Central Florida are exploring the possibility of food ingredients helping to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Researchers Michael Kinzel and Kareem Ahmed are interested in foods that actively thicken and diminish an individual's saliva,...

Why Many Greek American Women Want to Get Married in Greece

When Greek-American women dream of their wedding day, they often include fantasies of getting married in Greece. Is it the beautiful backdrop of the country, the dancing and food, or the lavish Greek Orthodox churches that inspire Greek-American women to...

FDA Rejects Pfizer’s Booster Shot Request

A Food and Drug Administration vaccine advisory panel voted against giving Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine booster shot to the majority of the population. The FDA decided that booster shots would only be necessary for those over the age of 65 as...

France Recalls Its Ambassadors to the US and Australia after AUKUS Announcement

French President Emmanuel Macron has recalled France's ambassadors to the United States and Australia in response to the AUKUS alliance between the two countries and the United Kingdom. Macron is recalling the ambassadors in retaliation against Biden's announcement of the...

Why an American Think Tank Brands Bitcoin ‘a Scam’

An American think-tank called the Gravel Institute recently released a new video explaining why it believes Bitcoin is a scam akin to a Ponzi scheme. Writer and economist Doug Henwood spoke in the video explaining why he believed Bitcoin resembled...

AMC Will Begin to Accept Cryptocurrency as a Form of Payment

AMC, currently the largest movie theater chain in the world, will begin accepting Bitcoin and other forms of cryptocurrency as payment for movie screenings and concessions. The company's CEO, Adam Aron, announced the groundbreaking news on Wednesday by tweeting “Cryptocurrency enthusiasts:...

France Suspends Thousands of Unvaccinated Health Workers

France has suspended thousands of hospital, care home and health center workers after they refused to meet the country's rules requiring COVID-19 vaccinations. Oliver Veran, the Health Minister of France, told French radio that the suspended workers would be unpaid,...

Pfizer, Moderna Release Data Supporting Booster Shot

Late on Wednesday, the pharmaceutical firm Moderna released new data regarding breakthrough cases of the coronavirus that it says supports the need for a third booster shot of its coronavirus vaccine. Earlier the Pfizer Corporation had announced that evidence from Israel...

Scientists Develop “AstroCrete” Concrete for Affordable Housing on Mars

The University of Manchester has developed a "cosmic concrete" called AstroCrete to make the colonization of Mars cost effective. The material is more durable than typical concrete and can function longer in Mars' challenging environment. The material is composed of...

France Blasts US, Australia Over Ditching of Massive Defense Deal

France accused the U.S. of on Thursday of stabbing it in the back after Paris was pushed aside from a lucrative defense deal worth more than €50 billion that it had signed with Australia for submarines. Instead, Australia announced it...

SpaceX Inspiration4 Launches Crew of Private Citizens into Space

SpaceX's Inspiration4, a spaceflight manned by four 'everyday citizens,' has successfully launched into orbit from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida today. SpaceX completed its launch during a livestream after the company tweeted "All systems and weather are looking good...

AUKUS: US, UK and Australia Announce Pact in Effort to Stop China

President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that he will be working with the United Kingdom to help Australia get nuclear-powered submarines, a partnership the nations are calling "AUKUS." The countries' efforts are part of a larger movement headed by Biden...

Greece Leads all European Nations in Summer Tourism in 2021

Greece welcomed more than two million visitors to its shores during just the months of July and August of 2021 -- more than any other European nation -- marking real success in its vital tourism industry despite the pandemic...

Woolly Mammoths to be Resurrected Within Next Decade, Scientists Say

Jurassic Park has nothing on three scientists who have decided to reassemble genes from woolly mammoths and resurrect them once again after having been extinct for more than 10,000 years. What could go wrong, you may well ask, since the...