Tag: europe

Stuff Explained Ep11: Potatoes

We return to exploring the history of food items that we may currently take for granted. In this episode, learn how the potato made its way from a misunderstood New World plant to becoming a vital European foodstuff. Advertisements

Newsworthy – Oct 18th, 2019

Risk of major California earthquake increases, the opioid crisis is costing billions of dollars every year, more six-figure-income families are renting over owning a home, racism in European soccer games is still a big issue. These, and more, are the newsworthy stories from this…

Stuff Explained Ep07: Tomatoes

The tomato. Is it a fruit or vegetable? Where did it really come from? Why were so many people scared to eat it for centuries? Find out the answers to these questions, along with many other interesting facts, in the latest episode of Stuff…

Newsworthy – Aug 23rd, 2019

Vast fires are destroying the Amazon rainforest, this week marks the 400th anniversary of the beginning of slavery in what would become the United States, many economists see a recession in the next 2 years. These, and more, are the newsworthy stories from this…

Newsworthy – Aug 2nd, 2019

Ethiopia planted more than 353 million trees in 12 hours, Capital One’s hack affected more than 106 million people, and wages in the U.S. have stalled over the last three decades while costs have continued to grow. These are the newsworthy stories from this…

Newsworthy – Jul 26th, 2019

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco to focus more on climate change, the Trump administration will tighten food stamp eligibility, Guatemala has become the largest source of illegal immigration into the U.S., and record high temperatures in Europe have exacerbated a drought. These…

Newsworthy – Jul 19th, 2019

Included in this week’s edition, U.S. manufacturing is moving out of China to other Asian countries, cutbacks on nuclear reactor inspections are being recommended, criminals are using “audio attacks” to steal money from corporations. These are the newsworthy stories from this past week.

Newsworthy – July 5th, 2019

President Trump holds an Independence Day celebration, US soybean farmers are hurt by Chinese tariffs, drugmakers increase prices, and the US and China face the economic consequences of an aging population. These are the newsworthy stories from this past week.

Newsworthy – Apr 12th, 2019

Evidence found of a previously unknown human species in the Philippines, first ever image of a black hole shared, continued spread of measles, White House to help private sector in 5G development, public retirement facing problems, and Disney+ to launch in November. These are…

Newsworthy – Mar 15th, 2019

The consequences of breeding chickens to grow rapidly, minimalist phones are growing in popularity, FAA grounding Boeing’s 737 MAX fleet, the U.S. Navy is under cyber-siege, and rural American law enforcement unwilling to enforce new gun control measures. These are just a few of…