Action/Gardening Dark Soil Has Players Reaping What They Sow

Gardening is no easy task, and coupled with deadly plant life, it’s down right dangerous. Dark Soil is a mix of Dark Souls and gardening, having players planting seeds, sprinkling them with water to raise them into vicious vegetation, then fighting the sinister plants they’ve grown. Armed with your trusty watering can and a sack […]

Passport news: Iconic blue passport will NOT be made on British soil

Last year it was celebrated that the iconic blue British passports will be returning to British citizens following the UK’s withdrawal from Europe.  However, the Home Office is left outraged following the announcement that this very British document will not be made on British soil. The security company Gemalto, based in Paris has won manufacturing […]

Crush the right rock and spread it on farms to help soil and the climate

Enlarge / Instead of adding crushed limestone to soil, we could opt for basalt. (credit: Mark Robinson) The best response to a leaking pipe is to stop the leak. But even if you haven’t quite got the leak solved, a mop can keep the pool of water on your floor from spilling into the next […]

Accountancy takes root in the inhospitable soil of Afghanistan

Waiting for the auditor WHEN Afghan lawmakers were debating rules of conduct for accountants, some were confounded by their strictness. Why should those found guilty of murder, asked one member of parliament, be struck off? That is a sign of the challenges facing the professional body for bean-counters, Certified Professional Accountants (CPA) Afghanistan, which was […]

Conor McGregor faced off with Richard Branson in Ireland, stating: ‘He is no Sir on this soil’

Ethan Miller/Getty Images UFC fighter Conor McGregor and Virgin CEO Richard Branson had a play fight in front of a live audience on Wednesday. McGregor posted an image from the night on his Instagram account and told his followers that Branson is “no knighted Sir” in Ireland.   UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has given […]

Chechen leader mocks sanctions & travel ban, says got ‘no order to step on US soil yet’

Published time: 20 Dec, 2017 22:17 The head of Russia’s Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, has said that while he is proud to be sanctioned under the Magnitsky Act, the US should search for real human rights abusers at home, “in the White House and the Pentagon.” Kadyrov seemed flattered to be placed on the US […]

ISIS threatens attacks on US soil over Trump's Jerusalem decision

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has threatened attacks in the United States in retaliation for Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, according to one of the terrorist group’s social media accounts. The message was relayed on an account on the Telegram instant message service. In that message, IS said it […]

Canadian women's volleyball team tops Peru for 1st Grand Prix win on home soil

Veteran outside Kyla Richey led the way for Canada as she earned 22 points, including 17 kills, to lead the Canadians to a 3-1 (20-25, 25-17, 25-17, 25-21) win over Peru in the 2017 World Grand Prix at the Richmond Olympic Oval Saturday. Alongside Richey, Canada’s Elly Wendel came off the bench to contribute 20 points in Canada’s first-ever World Grand Prix […]

No bones needed: ancient DNA in soil can tell if humans were around

Enlarge / Neanderthals and Denisovans probably enjoyed the view from Denisova cave, too. (credit: flickr user: loronet) Humans, modern and otherwise, have lived in Denisova Cave in Siberia for tens of thousands of years, where they left behind a treasury of archaeological artifacts. The cave is famous for giving its name to Denisovans, a species […]