The desert

One third of the continents is covered with desert. Today, desertification is a growing problem.

The taiga

Among the climate zones with the greatest extremes, the taiga only formed in the Northern hemisphere. The scenery is breathtaking, and the population is scarce.

Traditional Arab house

So many cultures, so many customs. Let’s take a look at what an Arab house used to look like prior to the 20th century.

Detectives of days gone by

History is not always based on mere facts, serious research needs to be done to explore the past.

Collapse of the USSR

The collapse of the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics (USSR) ended the Cold War and radically changed the world by 1991. Numerous reasons led to the end...

Cayan Tower

Cayan Tower, known as Infinity Tower prior to its inauguration, is a 306-meter-tall, 75-story skyscraper in Dubai.

Florence, the Renaissance city

Straddling the River Arno and spreading out through its valley, the city has a long history. Let’s go for a walk in this town that is so rich in art relics.

The developed North and the developing South

There is a huge gap between the socio-economic conditions of the northern and southern hemispheres. The reasons for this can be traced back to geographical...

Migrant workers

The term "migrant worker" has different official meanings and connotations in different parts of the world.

The mix of the European peoples

During those few thousand years, many kinds of people settled in Europe. Their way of life was in sync with environmental conditions.

The formation of a bipolar world

The formation of the UN and the events following the end of World War II.

Iceland: the tundra in bloom

Rich in wonderful natural sights, Iceland is also called the 'land of ice and fire'. Its population is just slightly above 300,000.

The math behind the lottery

A lot of people have certainly dreamt about winning the lottery. But how big is that chance? Let’s do some math!

Early Christian art

Early Christian relics stand out as witnesses to the Christian death cult in the first millennium.

Masada

Masada is an ancient fortification in the Southern District of Israel. This is one of Israel's most popular tourist attractions.

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.

Hellenistic period: Alexandria

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

The geographic distribution of the world’s population

The world’s population is very unevenly distributed across the globe. Some areas are uninhabited, while others have a population density of around 60,000...

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.

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