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One of Africa's best kept secrets - its history

<b>Africa has a rich and complex history but there is widespread ignorance of this heritage. A celebrated British historian once said there was only the history of Europeans in Africa. Zeinab Badawi has been asking what is behind this lack of knowledge and looking at the historical record for an</b> …

Ancient History

'Forest cities': the radical plan to save China from air pollution

Stefano Boeri, the architect famous for his plant-covered skyscrapers, has designs to create entire new green settlements in a nation plagued by dirty air<p>When Stefano Boeri imagines the future of urban China he sees green, and lots of it. Office blocks, homes and hotels decked from top to toe in a …

Skyscrapers

The Most Terrifying Glass Slide Ever Opens Atop LA Skyscraper

Beware this new Los Angeles attraction if you’re afraid of heights. I know I am because <i>nope.</i><p>The Skyslide, a glass slide fixed along the tallest …

Britain may lose historical heritage as archaeologists admit there is not enough storage space for finds

Britain risks losing a large part of its precious historical heritage as archaeologists are forced to dump their finds because of a lack of storage space.<p>Thousands of objects which could shed light on the lives of our ancestors - such as Roman pottery fragments, Stone Age flints, medieval coins and …

These solar powered, floating homes could be the future of housing

A staggering 4.2 million Americans could be displaced by rising sea levels in the next 100 years, according to a Nature Climate Change study.<p>But a floating home could help you continue living safely along a coastline.<p>California-based Terry & Terry Architecture has designed floating concepts that it …

Architecture

The 30 Most Beautiful Places in the World

Time to dust off your passport.<p>There are so many amazing places around the globe to see, we couldn't possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking destinations are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list–whether you're looking to relax on a beach, get …

National Parks

Will the Sumatran Tiger be only a memory in the future?

<i>by Rajiv Louis</i><p>A few days ago I read a report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on tigers. The report says tigers are soon to disappear in the wild. …

Wildlife

Dog Searches Hospital Every Day For Owner Who's Never Coming Home​

The connection between humans and our canine companions is famously unshakable, but for one lonely dog in Argentina, even death could not break that …

U.S. Netflix customers on grandfathered plans will get slapped with a price increase

Did you sign up for Netflix’s $7.99 per month plan with high-definition streaming before new pricing tiers were unveiled?<p>If so, the company will …