U.S. Navy to bar Confederate flags from ships, aircraft and bases

World Jun 10, 2020

U.S. Navy to bar Confederate flags from ships, aircraft and bases

The U.S. Navy is working to ban the Confederate battle flag from all public spaces on Navy installations, ships and aircraft, the service said Tuesday, as the military and the country as a whole grapple with questions about racial inequality. The Navy made the move ...

Cause of hair turning white 'overnight' found

World / Science & Health Jan 23, 2020

Cause of hair turning white 'overnight' found

Marie Antoinette's hair turned white overnight, according to folklore, before she was executed by guillotine in 1793 during the French Revolution. The ill-fated queen embodied an extreme example of the phenomenon of stress-induced graying of the hair. The biological mechanism behind such graying had long ...

World Jan 3, 2020

How African countries left their colonizers

A wave of sub-Saharan African countries became independent in the 1960s, 17 achieving self-rule from colonial Belgium, Britain and France in 1960 alone. Portugal's colonies would only break free in the 1970s and it took other nations, such as Eritrea, even longer to re-establish their ...