Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Month: February 2018

What Income Around The World Looks Like

What Income Around The World Looks Like

Gapminder Foundation is a non-profit venture registered in Stockholm, Sweden, that promotes sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals by increased use and understanding of statistics and other information about social, economic and environmental development at local, national and global levels. They are a modern “museum” that helps make

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Europe’s Capital Of Culture: Valletta, Malta

Europe’s Capital Of Culture: Valletta, Malta.

Valletta is the capital city of Malta, colloquially known as Il-Belt (lit. “The City”) in Maltese. Geographically, it is located in the South Eastern Region, in the central-eastern portion of the main island of Malta having its western coast with access to the Marsamxett Harbour and its eastern coast in the Grand Harbour. The historical city has a population of 6,444 (as

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Axolotl

Axolotl

Axolotl. The axolotl, also known as a Mexican salamander (Ambystoma mexicanum) or a Mexican walking fish, is a neotenic salamander, closely related to the tiger salamander. Although the axolotl is colloquially known as a “walking fish,” it is not a fish, but an amphibian. The species originates from numerous lakes, such as Lake Xochimilco underlying Mexico City. Axolotls are unusual among amphibians in that

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Cetus Constellation

The Cetus Constellation

The Cetus Constellation. Cetus, its name refers to a sea monster in Greek mythology, although it is often called ‘the whale’ today. Cetus is located in the region of the sky that contains other water-related constellations such as Aquarius, Pisces, and Eridanus. Although Cetus is not considered part of the zodiac, the ecliptic passes less than a quarter of a degree

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Blockchain Explained

Blockchain Explained

Blockchain Explained. Blockchain is an algorithm and distributed data structure for managing electronic cash without a central administrator among people who know nothing about one another. Originally designed for the crypto-currency Bitcoin, the blockchain architecture was driven by a radical rejection of (government-guaranteed) money and bank-controlled payments. Blockchain is a

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Burned To The Ground

Burned To The Ground

Burned To The Ground. From the information that Reuters had pieced together recently from the Inn Din village incident (1st article below), with personal accounts from survivors and villagers, along with the systematic patterns of widespread destruction of Rohingya villages throughout the Rahkine Province (2nd report below), there appears to

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