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Color of the Year 2023 Revealed by Pantone

Pantone has officially revealed the color of the year. The New Jersey-based company has announced that Viva Magenta 18-1750 is the hue of choice for 2023. Pantone describes Viva Magenta as "powerful and empowering". The company is considered an authority...

Historic St. Catherine’s Monastery on Mount Sinai

Saint Catherine's Monastery at the foot of Mount Sinai in the town of Saint Catherine, Egypt is one of the most important Christian monasteries in the world

The Greeks of Bogota, Colombia

Bogota, the capital of Colombia and a sprawling mega-city of almost 10 million inhabitants, is home to a grand total of approximately 150 Greek people. However, most have become successful entrepreneurs in the food industry, adding a Greek touch to...

ISIS Leader Killed, Terrorist Group Names Successor

Abu Hasan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi, the leader of the Islamic State (ISIS)—also known as ISIL, Daesh, or IS—has been killed in combat, the terrorist group announced on Wednesday, November 30th. At the apex of its power in 2014, ISIS controlled approximately...

The Ancient Greek Kingdoms of China

  Most are unaware that there were Ancient Greek kingdoms in China and that Hellenism spread all the way to Japan and Korea via India. However, the fact is that the Greeks were indeed in China, and, in addition to this,...

Two Alien Minerals Unknown to Earth Found in Meteorite

Geologists have discovered two alien minerals unknown to Earth in a meteorite in Somalia. A small, 2.5 ounce (70-gram) fragment of the fifteen thousand kilogram fallen comet known as El Ali revealed the alien ore. Scientists stumbled upon the unknown...

A Rat Without a Y Chromosome Could Reveal Human’s Genetic Future

A spiny rat  that has lost its Y chromosome has been discovered by researchers in the Amami Islands. The finding could reveal the future of human genetics. The rattus - its scientific name - from the island in the Ryukyu archipelago of...

World’s Wealthiest Female Billionaires in 2022

The world’s wealthiest female billionaires are quite diverse. Some were born into wealthy families, while others produced their own fortunes. The "Forbes List of Billionaires" and the "Bloomberg Billionaire Index" each provide regular insights into who the five hundred most...

Airplane Mode While Flying Abolished in Europe

Dying to make a phone call while flying? Well, you'll be able to do so as of June 30, 2023. The European Commission intends to abolish airplane mode. From that moment on, passengers traveling within the European Union can...

Balenciaga Brand Criticized for Sexualizing Children

Luxury fashion brand Balenciaga has been heavily criticized for an advertising campaign that featured young children with sexually-suggestive items. Critics have decried the campaign for its potential to normalize child pornography. The campaign featured images of two female children holding...

China Faces Largest Protests Since Tiananmen Square Massacre

China is facing its largest anti-government protests since the Tiananmen Square massacre after activists filled the streets to openly call for an end to the rule of President Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Hundreds of students at...

Foxconn Pays Protesting Workers to Leave Largest iPhone Factory

In an attempt to suppress violent protests at the world’s largest iPhone factory in China, Foxconn offered to pay newly recruited workers $1,400 (10,000 yuan) to leave the premises. Foxconn, the apple supplier, made the offer on Wednesday night after...

Rats Eat 200kg of Seized Cannabis

Rats in India have been accused of destroying over 200 kilograms (440 pounds) of seized cannabis, as reported by local police, with some of it being "eaten up by the rats." The acquisition of cannabis by rats came into play...

More than 200 Dead in Indonesia Earthquake

More than 200 people have been killed by an earthquake that hit the island of Java in Indonesia. Many of the victims were children who were trapped under rubble when the school buildings collapsed. The quake, which had a magnitude...

Turkey and Egypt Rekindle Relations After 9-Year Rift

Turkey and Egypt renewed their relationship after years of strain with a warm handshake between Presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on the sidelines of the World Cup in Qatar on November 20th. The presidency in Cairo on...