Shell Oil has decided to shut down its controversial oil operations in Alaska. Stating there is not enough oil to make further exploration profitable, they are closing up shop. Read about the controversial topic here.
Monday, September 28, 2015
Thursday, September 24, 2015
King Salman is reviewing how Hajj is organized after hundreds of people were killed and hundreds more injured in a stampede. For millions of Muslims, Hajj is an important pilgrimage to Mecca. As the number of attendants grows, so does the risk of complications. Click here to read more.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Friday, September 18, 2015
In Pakistan almost a quarter of marriages happen illegally, with young girls who are well below the age of consent. Many people are pushing for that to change including a growing number of men. They understand that for their county to progress there must be equal rights for girls and women. Read all about the movement here.
Friday, September 11, 2015
During the Cold War, cartographers in the USSR worked hard from behind the iron curtain to map the outside world. Their maps frequently had an amazing amount of detail, describing building materials and dimensions from halfway around the globe. At the same time they created purposefully distorted maps of the USSR to confuse their counterparts. Read all about these Soviet maps in this article by Wired magazine.