Underground hideout from nearly 2,000 years ago unearthed in Israel

Archaeologists in northern Israel have uncovered an immense underground hideout comprising narrow tunnels and bigger rooms that were dug by Jewish villagers nearly 2,000 years ago at a time of revolt against the Roman Empire. The experts said the labyrinth is evidence that Jewish communities as far north as the hills of the Galilee, […]

Nine dead in Taiwan’s strongest earthquake in 25 years, 50 missing

Taiwan’s biggest earthquake in at least 25 years killed nine people on Wednesday, injuring more than 900, while 50 hotel workers were missing en route to a national park, authorities said, as rescuers used ladders to bring others to safety. Television broadcast images of buildings tilted at precarious angles in the mountainous, sparsely populated […]

Two years of turmoil: Ukrainian despair, Russian dissent

As the grim second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine looms, the toll of the protracted conflict is increasingly evident, both within the embattled nation and beyond its borders. Russia has been building up its military near Ukraine since 2021, but the situation came to a head in February 2022 when Russian President Vladimir […]

Ukraine needs $486b. into recover, rebuild after two years of war

Rebuilding Ukraine’s economy after Russia’s invasion nearly two years ago is expected to cost $486 billion, 2.8 times its 2023 expected economic output, a new study by the World Bank, United Nations, European Commission and the Ukrainian government found. The estimate released Thursday covers the period from Russia’s invasion on Feb. 24, 2022, through […]

Earliest production of weapons dating back 7,000 years found in Israel

We know well how modern warfare in this region is carried out – with guided missiles, mortars, rockets, thermobaric grenades, anti-tank explosives, and drones, among others. We know that David, who became king of Israel, used a slingshot against Goliath when he was a youth and other weapons used were bows and arrows, swords, […]

Ancient Roman mosaic reveals: Women wore bikinis thousands of years ago

Many believe that the bikini is a 20th-century invention. In 1946, it was independently conceived by two French designers. Jacques Heim, the proprietor of a clothing store in Cannes, pioneered this swimsuit, which he dubbed “sealed” to highlight its minuscule size, comparable to the dimensions of an atom, the tiniest unit of a chemical […]

New Year’s Day Black-Eyed Peas

New Year's Day Black-Eyed Peas

Looking for the best black-eyed pea recipe? One that will finally, assuredly bring you good luck in the new year? No guarantees, but maybe this is this one. “It’s a superstitious thing,” says Julia Sullivan, owner of Henrietta Red in Nashville. Making a large pot of Southern black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day is “something […]

Love letters to French navymen uncovered after 265 years

Wives and girlfriends haven’t sent love letters written on paper to their men at war for a long time. Instead, the feelings are usually expressed on WhatsApp and with emoji symbols.  All such messages – whether written in ink or digitally – are about universal human experiences. When we are separated from loved ones […]