Plastics are everywhere. Made from fossil fuels, consuming energy only to be thrown away, piling up in landfills, clogging our oceans, and contaminating food chains — they somehow sum up everything that’s wrong with how we treat our planet.
Arnaud Beltrame, a French policeman who was shot and stabbed after swapping himself for a hostage in a rampage and siege that President Emmanuel Macron branded as “an Islamist terrorist attack” died of his wounds on 24th March.
Despite rising tensions between Iran and Europe, the Louvre and the Iranian government are moving forward with plans to collaborate on a series of exhibitions, archaeological projects, publications, and other initiatives over the next four years.
You’ve never seen the Passion of Christ celebrated quite like they do in Spain. Holy Week (25th March – 1st April) is one of Spain’s most authentic and elaborate celebrations, with each region of the country commemorating Easter week in it’s own way.
Xi Jinping was reappointed as China’s president with no limit on the number of terms he can serve. The National People’s Congress, also appointed close Xi ally Wang Qishan to the formerly ceremonial post of vice president.
The kindness of strangers is at the heart of a new performance by Turkish performer Ata Dogruel. The artist is spending 28 days in silence, relying on his audience for food in what he describes as an invitation to care.
Three decades after he died and eight months after his remains were disinterred in order to settle a paternity claim to determine whether Dalí was the father of Pilar Abel, a tarot card reader and fortune teller, Salvador’s body has once again been laid to rest, in its entirety, beneath the museum he designed as a shrine to his own life and art.
The SpaceX founder Elon Musk made history with his company last month when he sent the most powerful rocket on Earth up into space – where it dropped off his own car, before coming back down to land on the ground again.
Manchester United’s players, staff and supporters showed their solidarity as they came together to pay tribute on the 60th anniversary of the Munich air disaster which occurred on February 6, 1958 Sir Matt Busby’s team — christened the Busby Babes — were returning from a European Cup tie against Red Star Belgrade when their plane crashed as it took off in snow and eight United players lost their lives.
A video about a unique adrenaline venture, which was achieved 200 meters above the ground in Tijesno Canyon in Banja Luka, was recently published on the official Facebook page of the “National Geographic Adventur”.
The Imperial Household Agency said that the formal engagement and marriage of Princess Mako — the eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito — and her fiance, Kei Komuro, will be postponed until 2020 due to “lack of preparation.”
On 18th February a team of six Israeli researchers ended a four-day Mars habitat experiment in Israel’s Negev desert where they simulated living conditions on the Red Planet, Israel’s Science and Technology Ministry said.
A new museum is coming to Aix-en- Provence in southern France. Pablo Picasso’s stepdaughter, Catherine Hutin-Blay, has announced plans to convert a former convent into a gallery dedicated to the late Spanish artist.
Some of the richest and most powerful people came this year to the World Economic Forum (WEF), which officially began in Davos on 23rd January. The WEF began as a small conference on management in 1971.
Famed Italian hatmaker Borsalino, the company behind Humphrey Bogart’s fedora in “Casablanca” and Harrison Ford’s lucky headgear in the “Indiana Jones” movies, was declared bankrupt at the beginning of January.
Norway has been ranked the best country in the world when it comes to the training and education of its population. According to the newly released Human Capital Report 2017, Norway is the best country in the world in educating its population namely investing in human capital.
This year’s Monte Carlo Circus Festival celebrates 250 years of the “modern circus”. It was in 1768 when a young equestrian named Philip Astley performed in London, in a field near Westminster Bridge, on a circular ring 13 metres in diameter.
A new study carried out by the University of Exeter and Tokyo University of the Arts has found that songs from around the world tend to share features, including a strong rhythm, that enable coordination in social situations and encourage group bonding.
According to the most recent projections, the digital giants Facebook and Google are expected to have scooped up half of global digital advertisement revenues in 2017. What these giants are dealing in, is the exposure and collection of information.
Sydney’s world-famous New Year’s Eve fireworks has taken 15 months of planning and more than 10,000 hours to pull together, as Sydney Harbour Bridge is marking the 40th anniversary of Sydney’s Mardi Gras in 2018.