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Climate migrants

A newly coined word, ‘climigration’, summarizes the fate of islanders forced to flee from sea levels rising because of global warming While...

Mining of the third kind

The US is preparing to exploit the minerals in asteroids, but who owns the riches in space? When an asteroid streaked across...

Imperial Mathematics

American researchers believe they have found the key to history with software that predicts the rise and fall of ancient empires For...

Ahmed Mourad, courtphotographer

Mourad, the official photographer Hosni Mubarak and Mohamed Morsi, also writes successful thrillers… “The hardest thing to deal with when taking photographs...

The difficult art having a laugh with Allah

For today’s Westerners, ‘Islamic humour’ seems almost an oxymoron – but have you heard the one about crying over a kabob? The...

‘Eats on the Street’ become respectable

Street food and sidewalk dining now influence mainline cuisine Street food, usually seen as ‘food for the poor’, is now conquering cities...

On-screen piracy

Raiders on the high seas between cinema and reality. Captain Jack Sparrow versus Afweyne, the Somali pirate king Piracy in a film...

Maritime music from the Pharaohs to Britney Spears

“A song is worth ten men”, a seafaring saying goes. Sailors, castaways, pirates and kings swinging with the Beach Boys  There...

New green ships for eco-oceans

Rigid sails collect solar energy while hulls catch the wind and kites tow container ships: the sea will never be the same ...

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