Repowering the UK’s oldest wind farms could boost energy generation by 171%

Enlarge (credit: Germanborrillo) Wind energy has been identified as having an important role to play in the world’s move towards a low-carbon future. But due to short-term planning rules, it may not have as big a part as it could in the UK’s own sustainable energy generation. To date, when most UK wind farms were […]

Oldest US military survivor of Pearl Harbor dies at age 106

Audrey McAvoy/AP Ray Chavez, the oldest US military survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack that plunged the country into World War II, died at 106. Chavez, who had been battling pneumonia, died in his sleep in San Diego. In May, he traveled to Washington, D.C., where he was honored on Memorial Day by President Donald […]

The Burden of Being the Oldest Son of Immigrants

Editor’s Note: This article is part of an oral-history series where Aaron Reiss interviewed the young-adult sons and daughters of Chinatown shopkeepers about how they are helping to keep their families’ businesses alive. Jason Luo, a 24-year-old entrepreneur who graduated from helping resolve problems with English-speaking customers in his parents’ JieLi Laundromat to running his […]

The world’s oldest drawing has just been discovered in a South African cave

Craig Foster Said to be the earliest human drawing, scientists have discovered a 73,000-year old sketch in ochre crayon in a cave in South Africa. The heritage site near Still Bay in the Western Cape has yielded a treasure trove of artifacts, which point to the cognitive development of early humans. Researchers say the new […]

It’s the world’s oldest winemaking region, but how’s the wine in Georgia?

Nicole Trilivas June 27, 2018 Share this article Laying claim to an 8,000-year-old winemaking heritage (the world’s oldest) and over 500 native grape varietals, the small, ex-Soviet country of Georgia is a surprising destination for oenophiles. There is certain protocol for receiving wine in a restaurant. First, there’s the wine list ushered forth by a […]

The art of mending memories: Inside the world’s oldest surviving doll hospital

Share this article In the heart of Lisbon, overlooking the lively Praça de Figueira, a hospital with a difference has been restoring dolls from Portgual—and the rest of the world—since 1830. Priyanka Sacheti pays a visit to this storied Portuguese institution. “These are the plastic surgery rooms,” says Manuela Cutileiro of the two sunlit rooms […]

America’s oldest living WWII veteran just turned 112 — and he smokes 12 cigars a day

America’s oldest World War II veteran, and the oldest man in America, turned 112 years old on Friday. Richard Overton is an Army veteran who served in the South Pacific, including Guam and Iwo Jima.  Overton still smokes 12 cigars, drinks multiple cups of coffee and even whiskey and coke every day.  He smokes cigars, […]

In photos: Is this the world’s oldest and smallest religion?

Share this article One of the world’s smallest and most ancient faiths, the Israelite Samaritans remain mysterious to many. Our featured contributor Leon McCarron traveled to the Holy Land during Passover to spend time with this unique community. Jerusalem is often described as the holiest city in the world—after all, it’s held sacred by Jews, […]

Gym fitness: Moves for over 60 – UK's oldest personal trainer sets up OAP Bootcamp

Getting to the gym and building a level of fitness can seem more difficult in your 60s and above, but Britain’s oldest personal trainer is encouraging people of all ages to get back in the gym. Eddy Diget, 73, who is Britain’s oldest personal trainer and trains at DW Fitness First, believes that you should […]

Is Carla the Games’ oldest fan

CARLA Robinson was tipped to be the oldest attendee of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, but unfortunately she had to make a tough decision to put her health first. The 103-year-old had been looking forward to the spectacle for months, but “took a turn” at the last minute and decided to stay home and rest. […]