Oasis

An oasis is an isolated area of vegetation in a desert, typically surrounding a spring or similar water source, such as a pond or small lake.

A fight for minds

The phenomenon of the brain drain causes one of the most significant tensions between developing and developed regions.

Developed countries

Developed countries are the engines of the world economy, and they have the highest GNP as well as the highest living standards in the world.

Desert

A desert is a barren area of land where little precipitation occurs and consequently living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life.

Craft guilds

Guilds were powerful forces in the medieval economy. Learn more about them.

Hellenistic period: Alexandria

Alexander the Great founded a number of new cities as administrative centres in which Greek culture blended with Egyptian and Persian influences.

Frozen river

In winter months when it is cold enough the surface of even fast-flowing rivers can freeze.

Medieval Universities

Learn more about the universities in the Middle Ages.

Firsts in the history of the modern Olympic Games

There are plenty of exciting, interesting stories about the modern Olympic Games.

The magic square

Magic squares were known as far back as ancient times. Their special properties evoked fear in ordinary people. Many cultures even attributed magic powers...

The fairy tale castle of Neuschwanstein

Everyone who likes fairytales, the world of kings and queens, and everyone who likes contemplating the past will see Bavaria as pure heaven on earth. The...

The population of the Earth in 2150

We are witnessing a rapid increase in the world’s population. It will reach 8 billion within just a few years and it will not stop there.

The structure of the economy

People do a wide range of jobs every day. But is there a way to categorise all these jobs?

The World of Bees

Honey bees fly from flower to flower, harvesting nectar and pollen to take them back to the colony.

Dubai

Dubai is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf.

Milford Sound

Deep within Fiordland National Park lies New Zealand’s most stunning natural attraction: Milford Sound

The soil

Soil is the loose, uppermost, fertile layer of the Earth’s crust.

How does a mathematician catch a lion in the Sahara?

By using the bisection method, we can find the roots of any real continuous function that has positive and negative function values.

How is honey made?

Honey is a type of food produced by bees that people have been consuming for thousands of years.

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