Global environmental problems

The excessive exploitation of natural resources has led to environmental problems that are difficult to resolve.

A fight for minds

The phenomenon of the brain drain causes one of the most significant tensions between developing and developed regions.

Developed countries

Developed countries are the engines of the world economy, and they have the highest GNP as well as the highest living standards in the world.

Craft guilds

Guilds were powerful forces in the medieval economy. Learn more about them.

The developed North and the developing South

There is a huge gap between the socio-economic conditions of the northern and southern hemispheres. The reasons for this can be traced back to geographical...

The curse of the pharaoh

The opening of Pharaoh Tutankhamen’s tomb claimed a heavy price.

Frozen river

In winter months when it is cold enough the surface of even fast-flowing rivers can freeze.

Traditional Arab house

So many cultures, so many customs. Let’s take a look at what an Arab house used to look like prior to the 20th century.

The magic square

Magic squares were known as far back as ancient times. Their special properties evoked fear in ordinary people. Many cultures even attributed magic powers...

The structure of the economy

People do a wide range of jobs every day. But is there a way to categorise all these jobs?

The World of Bees

Honey bees fly from flower to flower, harvesting nectar and pollen to take them back to the colony.

The population of the Earth in 2150

We are witnessing a rapid increase in the world’s population. It will reach 8 billion within just a few years and it will not stop there.

The fairy tale castle of Neuschwanstein

Everyone who likes fairytales, the world of kings and queens, and everyone who likes contemplating the past will see Bavaria as pure heaven on earth. The...

Medieval Universities

Learn more about the universities in the Middle Ages.

Firsts in the history of the modern Olympic Games

There are plenty of exciting, interesting stories about the modern Olympic Games.

German unification

In the 19th century the fragmented German states united under the leadership of Prussia.

Population pyramid

The population pyramid is a representation of the age and gender composition of a given country.

Women in the Middle Ages

Medieval women contributed to all aspects of families’ livelihood, in addition to doing the lion’s share of domestic chores.

The apple tree

The apple is the best-known fruit and indeed one of the most popular fruits in the world.

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