The biggest project on the Nile river was initiated by Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egypt’s prime minister between 1954-56 and then president until 1970. Nasser wanted to build a dam which would end Egypt’s dependency on upstream countries by storing the Nile river waters in Egypt. It would also end flooding and bring more electricity to Egyptians.
Most people know about vitamins A, B, C, D and/or E, but vitamin K slips under the nutritional radar. Yet it is essential for life because it’s required for blood to clot normally. Now scientists are now realizing there is more to know about this less appreciated nutrient.
Flowing through 11 African countries, the Nile River plays an important role in the lives of more than 24% of Africa’s population. To both upstream and downstream countries, the Nile waters are crucial in development planning, food and energy production.
Geologists traveled to collect rocks that erupted as lava more than 60 million years ago. By decoding the magnetic records preserved inside them, we hoped to reconstruct the geography of ancient landmasses – and revise the story of the creation of the Himalayas.
Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the German government has confirmed plans to incorporate the Stasi files into the Federal Archive.
An earthquake of a 4.2 magnitude rocked the city of San Fernando, Los Angeles, at about 4:29 am on Thursday July 30, 2020. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake’s center was 1.3 miles from Pacoima, and 1.4 miles north-east of San Fernando.
The summer solstice brings the longest day and shortest night of the year for the 88% of Earth’s people who live in the Northern Hemisphere.
A team of rowing women from the NGO Row Venice are delivering free food to the elderly of the city via the canals during lockdown.
The eerie blood waterfall pours from Taylor Glacier then foams up on the surface of Antarctica. Research found that the color is due to oxidized iron.
Among 10k tigers in the U.S, 4k are in the wild, down from 100k a century ago. You now need a permit to transport a tiger across state lines.
The Damascus goat has become an investment asset in the Arabian peninsula. The female’s price is about US$10,000 and can reach US$15,000. As for the male, the price jumps in some cases to US$50,000 and more.
Humanity celebrates on every March 20th the International Day of Happiness. 2020’s celebration will be a form of resistance against coronavirus.
The mysterious aspect of the lynx gave it a prominent role in ancient Greek and American cultures. So, they consider it as the symbol of the unraveling of truths. They also attribute to it numerous superpowers.
A bright blue sphere crossed the skies of Karelia, a northern republic in Russia. The footage is from a local internet service provider called CityLink in the town of Segezha.
In 2015, two beaver families were released on the River Otter. By 2019, at least seven breeding pairs had spread throughout the river catchment.