Fleeing From Syria

GRAPHIC WARNING: The following images depict violence which some readers may find disturbing.   Syria’s civil war is the worst humanitarian disaster of our time. The number of innocent civilians suffering has surpassed more than 11 million. More than four years after it began, the full-blown civil war has killed over 220,000 people, half of whom are believed to be […]

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A HONEY OF A WEAPON

Pompey the Great’s soldiers were bone tired. For most of 65 BCE, Roman legions marched around the southern edge of the Black Sea as they battled the local ruler, Mithridates VI of Pontus. Then, something magical happened: The exhausted troops discovered a stockpile of honeycombs strewn across their path, and they fell upon the sticky treats like hungry bears. But […]

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