Category archives: Place

Have Egypt's long lost pyramids really been found on Google Earth? Historical maps show sandy mound may hide monument larger than Giza

    Sandy mounds discovered by an American scientist in the Egyptian desert are labelled as pyramids on 34 rare, antique maps     Archaeology researcher Angela Micol’s find was dismissed by many but a preliminary ground study has found shafts and cavities     One site spotted on satellite is three times the size of Great Pyramid at Giza Mounds of sand spotted in the Egyptian desert using Google Earth might be […]

Detroit becomes largest US city to file for bankruptcy

Detroit has become the largest US city ever to file for bankruptcy, with debts of at least $18bn (£12bn). The city, once a symbol of US industrial power, is seeking protection from creditors who include public-sector workers and their pension funds. Unions described the bankruptcy filing as a power grab. Detroit has faced decades of problems linked to declining industry. Public services are nearing collapse and about 70,000 properties lie […]

Dubai Aquarium. One of the largest tanks in the world !!!

Dubai Aquarium. One of the largest tanks in the world !!! The Dubai Mall is the world’s largest shopping mall based on total area and sixth largest by gross leasable area. Located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, it is part of the 20-billion-dollar Downtown Dubai complex, and includes 1,200 shops Please follow and like us:

Six women climb London's Shard to protest Shell drilling

Six women attempted to climb one of Europe’s tallest buildings Thursday to rally against Shell’s Arctic drilling plan. The women from environmental group Greenpeace said they dodged security guards around the London landmark and once on top, they planned to “to hang a huge work of art that captures the beauty” of the Arctic. “They expect the grueling project to take most of the day,” the environmental group, Greenpeace said […]

Multiple blasts rock one of holiest Buddhist sites in India

A number of explosions have rocked the Mahabodhi temple complex, south of Gaya in northeastern India. The Buddhist pilgrimage site his home to a towering Buddha statue and a holy tree where Buddha is believed to have reached enlightenment. Indian police reported eight blasts at the Bodh Gaya temple between 5:30 am and 6:00 am on Sunday morning. Four exploded inside the complex and 2 outside, but the temple, a […]

Mars Rover Opportunity Trekking Toward More Layers

Mission Status Report PASADENA, Calif. – Approaching its 10th anniversary of leaving Earth, NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is on the move again, trekking to a new study area still many weeks away. The destination, called “Solander Point,” offers Opportunity access to a much taller stack of geological layering than the area where the rover has worked for the past 20 months, called “Cape York.” Both areas are raised segments […]

US warns against Egypt travel after deadly clashes

The US has warned Americans not to travel to Egypt and has told non-emergency diplomatic staff to leave, as clashes continued in the country. The state department also urged US nationals in Egypt “to remain alert”. The warning came as at least three people – including a US citizen – died in clashes between supporters and opponents of President Mohammed Morsi. Tensions have been rising ahead of a mass rally […]


Archaeologists unearth ancient royal tomb in Peru.

Archaeologists in South America have discovered the first undisturbed tomb of the ancient and mysterious Wari civilisation, unearthing the mummified bodies of three Queens alongside golden treasures and macabre human sacrifices. The 1,200-year-old ‘temple of the dead’ was found at the El Castillo de Huarmey site, a four-hour drive north of the Pruvian capital Lima. It provides a wealth of information about the enigmatic Wari empire that ruled the Andes […]

Look out --The new Asian tiger mosquito is invading U.S.

There’s a new pest invading many American towns, and it’s about as menacing as it sounds: the Asian tiger mosquito. Named for the black-and-white stripes on its body, the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) was first brought to Texas in a shipment of tires (which are notorious for holding the standing water that mosquitoes require for breeding), the Wall Street Journal reports. The bug is worrisome for several reasons: Unlike […]