• Did the Indus Valley Civilisation Grow Without a River?

    Many great civilisations in history developed along rivers.  Up to now, historians have assumed that one of the oldest civilisations grew on the banks of the Indus River and its tributaries. […]

  • Plague May Have Entered Europe in Prehistoric Times

    According to recent scientific research conducted by Germany’s Max Planck  Institute, the plague was in Europe as far back as the Stone Age. When scanning the remains of 500 prehistoric skeletons, scientists found plague bacteria […]

  • China Overtakes US in Number of Supercomputers

    For the first time in history, China has overtaken the United States in the number of supercomputers.  Currently, China has a total of 202 of the world’s 500 fastest computers, […]

  • Singles Day Achieves Record $25 Billion

    Singles Day is the biggest e-commerce day in the world. Organized by China’s Alibaba, shopping sales on November 11 hit a record $25 billion,  40% more than on Singles Day […]

  • Smog Returns to Delhi

    Deadly smog has returned to Delhi. Air pollution reached several times the level suggested by the World Health Organisation. People were told to stay indoors and not walk on the […]

  • More Billionaires in Asia Than in US

    For the first time in history there are more billionaires in Asia than in the United States. But, the amount of wealth among American billionaires is still higher than in […]

  • Singapore Bans Additional Cars

    The government of Singapore has announced that it will ban further cars from its streets and roads starting in February 2018 . Authorities in the island state want to avoid […]

  • Thailand Bans Smoking on Beaches

    The government of Thailand has announced that smoking on tourist beaches will not be allowed any more. Those who do not obey the new law must pay a fine of […]

  • Japanese Woman Dies After Working Too Hard

    Miwa Sado is a Japanese journalist who died in 2013 after working too hard. Her case became public this week after labour inspectors published a detailed report.  The journalist worked 160 hours of […]

  • Rohingya People Flee from Myanmar

    More than half a million Rohingya have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh in the past year. For ages, the people have been oppressed and discriminated against by the Myanmar government, which does […]