I LIVE on a small farm in the north of Sweden. Recently, when two of my hens started incubating eggs, I took notice of their actions. A couple of days after the first chicks were hatched, some of them went out for a stroll and happened to pass by
“Food carries an emotional weight far heavier than anything that can be measured in calories or grams.”—Janet Greeson, author. ANOREXIA and bulimia are the two most common eating disorders. Each has its unique characteristics. Yet, as we shall see, both can be dangerous—even deadly. Anorexia—Self-Starvation Anorexia sufferers, anorexics, either refuse to
“GANVIÉ is one of Benin’s premier tourist attractions,” states a travel guide to West Africa. Says another: “Africans themselves are fascinated by Ganvié; you’ll see as many African tourists as westerners.” Ganvié is indeed unique. It is a village of 15,000 inhabitants that is built on stilts above the waters of
A RIFLE shot rent the silence of the Italian countryside. That signal gave Guglielmo Marconi confirmation that the rudimentary equipment he was using had worked. Electromagnetic waves generated by a transmitter and radiated into space had been picked up a mile and a half [2.5 km] away by a receiver.
ONE OF the most fascinating surprises in strange, unexplored lands in times past must have been the discovery of exciting and unusual animals. This was surely the case in Australia after the year 1788. Back then, penal colonies around Port Jackson (now Sydney) were settled by convicts brought as prisoners from
“ONE of the most notable natural marvels of South America” is how one encyclopedia begins its description of these outstanding falls located near where the borders of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay meet. What makes them especially attractive is their natural setting—a virgin tropical forest. Truly jewels set in a background