This Independence Day, let’s pledge to win our freedom back from Covid-19: T’wood stars

As India celebrates its 74th Independence Day, the mood among the people in the city is different this year. There are no large-scale flag-hoisting events or gatherings to remember our fallen heroes. People are instead planning to spend the day at home with just one thing on their wishlist — to get rid of Covid-19. […]

Sleeping with bees: Unusual bee hotel in central Slovakia provides buzzing experience

Enjoy the scentVisitors have the option to stay in the house for a few hours or for the whole night. “When I started as a beekeeper, the best thing for me was when a beekeeper from whom I was learning, opened the beehive near me and I smelled that beautiful scent,” Budinský said. “It is […]

Mitch McConnell claims opponent Amy McGrath’s new ad is ‘racist’ against his wife

McConnell is no stranger to ads targeting his relations with China, while he claims the attacks racially exploit his marriage. In one example in 2018, West Virginia GOP Senate hopeful Don Blankenship released a “Ditch Mitch” ad declaring “Swamp captain Mitch McConnell has created millions of jobs for China people.”

WB expert advises Vietnam to think about FDI role

According to Trinh, the World Bank expert recommended that Vietnam reconsider its FDI attraction policy. He also mentioned a worrying issue: Vietnam’s high growth rate heavily depends on international business and domestic consumption. Meanwhile, because of Covid-19, both export and domestic consumption has fallen significantly.

Psychedelics Promise a ‘Paradigm Shift’ in Treating Mental Illness

In 2006, researchers at the University of Arizona published a study showing obsessive-compulsive patients who ingested psilocybin had immediate and lasting reductions in problematic symptoms. The same year, Johns Hopkins University physician and researcher Roland Griffiths showed that in healthy volunteers, psilocybin produced lasting benefits like improved mood and peacefulness six months after ingestion. Study […]

Theatre in a COVID-19 world: The rise of new formats

There have been instances where actors sent each other matching bedsheets via Dunzo to create the same backdrops, Sunil adds. The direction, then, would naturally involve a certain choreography that would cater to the screen: for instance, if multiple screens are involved on a window, actors’ positions and body language need to align with co-actors. […]

North County Pizzeria Earns ‘Pizza Napoletana’ Crown

The international AVPN was established in the mid-1980s to keep alive worldwide the culinary art of making a true, Naples-original Neapolitan pizza, sometimes called “Pizza Margherita” — crafted with a soft crust, tomatoes, fresh basil and fresh mozzarella or buffalo mozzarella cheese. Click here to see the stringent AVPN guidelines.

10 of the best motorway stop-offs: readers’ travel tips

Flower power by the M25, Godstone, Surrey Just five minutes’ drive from J6 of the M25, in Godstone, is Flower Farm – a fantastic farm shop with pick-your-own fruit, and a pretty, socially distanced outdoor tea garden and bar, Strawberry Fields. It’s the ideal place to stock up on local produce, with an amazing deli […]

Hungry wolf-pack, prowling badgers and glowing fireflies revealed in stunning nocturnal animals photo collection

The oldest living human on record was Jeanne Louise Calment who lived to the ripe old age of 122 years and 164 days A spider named Number 16 lived until it was 43 years old The oldest cat on record lived to 38 years old The longest living gold fish was won at a funfair […]

Robot boat completes three-week Atlantic mission

This was a competition to find the next-generation technologies that could be used to map the global ocean floor. Four-fifths of the sea bottom have yet to be surveyed to an acceptable resolution. Robotic solutions will be essential if we’re to have any chance of closing the knowledge gap.