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Dragon Man: Newly Discovered Species Lived Among Homo Sapiens

Paleoanthropologists have reportedly discovered what they claim to be a new hominin species in northeastern China. The skull was discovered outside of Harbin, and has a combination of features so divergent from Homo sapiens, Denisovans, and Neanderthals, that researchers...

Heladeria Americana: The Greek Ice Cream Legend of Colombia

A Greek immigrant brought ice cream to Colombia in the 1930's -- and since then, the business has become the ice cream kings of country.

‘Napalm Girl’ Receives Final Skin Treatment 50 Years After Iconic Image

In the photograph, she was burned and screaming in pain in the midst of the Vietnam War. Fifty years after an American bombing raid changed her life forever, the same woman has had her final skin treatment. In 1972, a...

How Many Greeks are There Around the World

The Greek diaspora, or the number of people with Greek ancestry living outside of the country, is one of the most widespread and largest in the world. Since ancient times, Greeks have traveled the world, making the their homes in...

Human Ancestors One Million Years Older than Previously Thought

The fossils of the earliest human ancestors found in South Africa are a million years older than previously thought, meaning they walked the Earth around the same time as their East African relatives like the famous "Lucy," according to...

Sister Nectaria: The Only Greek in Kolkata Is Mother to Thousands

A Greek Orthodox nun in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), India has become a symbol of the eternal fight against poverty, illiteracy, child trafficking, and prostitution in the city. Sister Nectaria Paridisi, by most accounts the only Greek individual left in Kolkata,...

Searching for the Lost Biblical City of Bethsaida

Israeli archaeologists recently found two areas which might have been part of the ancient city of Bethsaida, which was mentioned prominently in the Bible. A Byzantine church may be the missing link needed to establish one of them as...

Russian Journalist Auctions Nobel Prize to Help Ukraine Refugees

Russian editor Dmitry Muratov's 2021 Nobel Peace Prize sold at auction for a record $103.5 million. Muratov won the award for his efforts in defending freedom of expression but was forced to suspend his independent newspaper's operations in March. All...

Cambodia Stingray is the “World’s Biggest” Freshwater Fish Ever Netted

A fisherman on the Mekong river in Cambodia last week hooked the biggest freshwater fish ever recorded, scientists said -- a 300-kilogram stingray. The giant stingray that measured about 13 feet in length was caught by a fisherman, Moul Thun,...

Hundreds Killed, Scores Injured in Afghanistan Earthquake

More than 900 people have been killed, and scores were injured after a powerful earthquake hit Afghanistan on Wednesday, according to the country's state news agency. Pictures shared on social media showed people on stretchers, rubble, and ruined homes in...

7.9 Billion and Counting: How Much Population Can the Earth Support?

In June 2022, the world population is 7.9 billion individuals. Can the Earth support this many people indefinitely? What will happen if we do nothing to manage future population growth and total resource use? These complex questions are ecological,...

Dimitri Tsafendas, The Greek Who Killed the Architect of Apartheid

When Dimitri Tsafendas killed South African Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd on September 6, 1966, the courts decided it was an act of a madman. Yet, the Greek-Mozambican knew very well that the man he stabbed to death was the architect...

The University of Panama and Greenwood Energy Launch Environmental Educational Partnership

The University of Panama (UP), the largest university in the country, and Greenwood Energy (GWE), a renewable energy subsidiary of the Libra Group, recently announced the launch of the ɅLMɅ MɅTER public-private partnership for the development of a new...

The Controversial Quest to Find the Ancient Ark of the Covenant

The quest to find the ancient Ark of the Covenant, created by the Hebrews thousands of years ago, not only rocked the archaeological world in the early 1900s but also caused so much outrage that it still reverberates around...

The Turbulent Story of Greeks in South Africa

Greeks in South Africa managed to rise socially and prosper, with several of them becoming very successful and wealthy.