Tag Archives: history

Following Fidel

On Friday, 25th of November, President Raúl Castro of Cuba announced his elder brother and predecessor to the title, Fidel Castro,    ... more

Thawing through the law

Last week, the landmark case regarding the cryonic freezing of a terminal 14 year-old was settled by the Honorable Mr. Justice    ... more

Shifting Shanghai

Whilst it may be one of the most easterly municipalities of China, Shanghai itself may be the most populated city in China,    ... more

History and Hallowe’en

Each year at the end of October, families and friends of all ages aim to come together in order to celebrate    ... more

All bark without the bite in Zaragoza

In a week’s time in Zaragoza, visitors and locals may be able to relax after a ‘ruff’ day of work or    ... more

Pirate queen

Grace O’Malley is believed to have been born in or around 1530 and was the daughter of a Gaelic chieftain and    ... more

History is happening in Manhattan

Eleven time Tony award winning musical Hamilton: An American Musical attempts to chronicle the life of one of the founding fathers of    ... more

Revolutionary pop queen

In light of her 13th album release, pop icon Madonna may be visiting the O2 Arena on the 1st-2nd December 2015    ... more

A mammoth task

A team of researchers at the University of Chicago carried out the first in-depth analysis of the woolly mammoth genome recently.    ... more

Broad strokes

A new test might be able to detect every virus that someone has ever harboured from a single drop of blood.    ... more

Bridging an ancient gap

Within deep hydrothermal vents beneath the Arctic Ocean, scientists have discovered an organism that may be the evolutionary link between simple    ... more

Bare-bones investigation

The Museum of London has reportedly announced new, ground-breaking research to be undertaken on skeletons from the collection, adding to their    ... more

Ancient history reformed anew

To the North of the Great Lake, and just south of the Kulen Hills, buried deep into tropical Cambodian forests and    ... more

A land of mystery and magic

Beyond the arc of the Carpathian mountain range, past the acres of dense pine forests, in the heart of ancient Romania,    ... more

The witching hour begins

The celebration of Halloween dates as far back as the 10th century. The Gaelic tradition of Samhain brought the vegetable carving    ... more

A stroll through history and heritage

Texas, the second largest state in the US, may be is recognized as the land of; blue skies, cowboy hats and    ... more

The timeless treat

From celebratory gift items to comforting hot drinks, chocolate has been known as a valued confectionery whether it is wrapped in    ... more

The legend lives on

Deep within the expanse of green, beyond the wooded pastures, dwells a legend of English heritage. Sherwood forest is 400 acres    ... more

The sweetness of the summer harvest

The first few weeks of August have traditionally marked the end of the sugar season in Barbados, and ever since the    ... more

Dancing through South America

Argentina is the second largest country in South America, and eighth in the world. Its terrain is vast and diverse with    ... more

The festival of equality and discovery

Belgium's tidy farmland resembles that of middle England, with a few more colourful windmills scattered across. Its ordered hedgerows are matched    ... more

Painting the town red

Buñol is a small historic town in the province of Valencia, roughly 40kms west of the autonomous capital. It is a    ... more

Summer beers amongst summer sounds

The museum quarter in the seventh district of Vienna is the eighth largest cultural area in the world, home to a    ... more

Racing through a nation of colour

Beyond the commotion and tumult of Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore in the north, between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats    ... more

With walls of stone and a heart of art

This week marks the 65th anniversary for the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, one of Europe's five most distinguished cultural festivals. It is    ... more

Hooping through Berlin

Berlin is the city for the traveler; it is young, multicultural and still finding its feet as the coolest destination in    ... more

Discovering hidden beauty in the East

Made up of largely under-visited towns and cities and huge areas of under-traveled countryside, Ukraine is often described as a true    ... more

Exploring the land of variety and adventure

On the northern tip of South America lies a country most widely known for its diversity and variety, Venezuela. Diversity in    ... more

French city of wondrous history and beauty

In Caen one will find themselves falling into a breezy calm stroll, far from the brisk Parisian pace that is unable    ... more

Breathing more life into the north

The historic county of Yorkshire stretches as far as the small town of Sedbergh in the west, Middlesbrough and Whitby in    ... more

Knighthoods recognise public spirit

This weekend marked the annual festivities of the Queen’s birthday, celebrating her 88th year. Saturday saw the parade of the Troop    ... more

Carpe Diem in the land of antiquity

Africa is an ancient landmass on many fronts; in a geological sense the most aged rocks are dated to 4 billion    ... more

Strictly Science

Some may be amazed by science’s past deeds, others attempt to visualize its future and the rest weave the present. The    ... more