China imposes new taxes on goods purchased through foreign websites
At the same time, China waives certain duties. Some imported products will be more expensive and others less costly, according to Internet Retailer. Overseas brands and retailers selling to Chinese online shoppers will have to adapt to new cross-border regulations that took ...
New Dubai tower 'to surpass' world's tallest building Burj Khalifa

New Dubai tower 'to surpass' world's tallest building Burj Khalifa

11.04.2016 [17:51]
Developers have announced plans to build a new tower in Dubai to surpass the Burj Khalifa, currently the world's tallest building, according to BBC. Emaar Properties has not announced the height of the proposed tower, saying ...
Seventh new dinosaur discovery confirmed in Japan

Seventh new dinosaur discovery confirmed in Japan

01.03.2016 [12:18]
A new kind of dinosaur has been confirmed in Katsuyama, Fukui Prefecture, researchers said Friday, bringing the number of species discovered in Japan to seven, according to Japantimes. According to fossil analysis, the new creature was a small theropod that had both primitive and ...
South Africa's Sterkfontein Caves produce two new hominin fossils

South Africa's Sterkfontein Caves produce two new hominin fossils

12.02.2016 [12:14]
The two new specimens, a finger bone and a molar, are part of a set of four specimens, which seem to be from early hominins that can be associated with early stone tool-bearing sediments that entered the cave more than two million years ago ...
Twice the size of Burj Khalifa: Mile-high tower proposed as centerpiece of future Tokyo

Twice the size of Burj Khalifa: Mile-high tower proposed as centerpiece of future Tokyo

08.02.2016 [20:35]
Architects want to build a mile-high skyscraper in the Japanese city of Tokyo, two times the size of the world’s current tallest building. The aptly titled “Sky Mile Tower” is proposed as part of sustainable Tokyo development plan till 2045, according to Russia Today ...
Spain creates Europe's first underwater museum

Spain creates Europe's first underwater museum

03.02.2016 [13:06]
Work on Europe's first underwater museum began off the coast of the Canary Island of Lanzarote, according to The Local newspaper. The island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands set up of the first sculptures in what will be the first completely underwater museum in ...
Evidence of huge ninth planet found in solar system

Evidence of huge ninth planet found in solar system

21.01.2016 [12:26]
Scientists have found evidence of a ninth planet in the solar system which is travelling on a bizarre elongated orbit, BBC said. The body, which has been dubbed 'Planet Nine' is 10 times the mass of Earth and takes between 10,000 and 20,000 years to orbit the Sun ...
Great white shark dies after 3 days in Okinawan aquarium

Great white shark dies after 3 days in Okinawan aquarium

09.01.2016 [18:44]
A great white shark has died after barely three days in a rare case of captivity in a Japanese aquarium, according to Japan Today. The 3.5 meter shark, which was accidentally caught in a net in southwestern Japan, died, according to Okinawa Churaumi ...
China domain '.cn' becomes world's largest

China domain '.cn' becomes world's largest

09.01.2016 [18:41]
China's country code domain ".cn" is now the world's most commonly used, according to China Daily. It had 16.36 million users by the end of last year, topping Germany's ".de," according to data released on Friday by the China ...
Astronaut Tim Peake calls wrong number from space station

Astronaut Tim Peake calls wrong number from space station

25.12.2015 [19:45]
UK astronaut Tim Peake has tweeted a light-hearted apology after dialling a wrong number from space and saying to a woman on the other end of the line: "Hello, is this planet Earth?", according to the BBC. Mr Peake said on Twitter it was not intended to be a "prank call". The astronaut ...
Sylvester Stallone memorabilia sells for over USD 3 million at auction

Sylvester Stallone memorabilia sells for over USD 3 million at auction

25.12.2015 [13:29]
Stallone's famous black leather jacket from 'Rocky' sells for USD 149,000 Memorabilia from Sylvester Stallone's top films has sold for just over USD 3 million at an auction, the Euronews said. Fans were able to bid at Heritage Auctions in Los Angeles ...
First puppies conceived through IVF born

First puppies conceived through IVF born

10.12.2015 [19:21]
The first litter of puppies conceived through in vitro fertilization has been born, in a scientific breakthrough decades in the making, US researchers have announced. A female dog into which 19 embryos were transferred gave birth in July to seven healthy puppies ...
Scientists discover how ocean fish magically disappear

Scientists discover how ocean fish magically disappear

20.11.2015 [20:47]
A study released Thursday says that two ocean fish - the big-eyed scad and the lookdown - have fine-tuned a method of avoiding predators by hiding in light. Elements in their silvery skin render them nearly impossible to see. The U.S. Navy funded the study as part of ...
Biggest diamond in more than a 100 years found in Botswana

Biggest diamond in more than a 100 years found in Botswana

19.11.2015 [21:57]
A small Canadian diamond company has found what it says is the world's second-biggest gem quality diamond ever recovered, and the largest in more than a century, at its mine in Botswana, according to Independent newspaper ...
Injured firefighter gets most extensive face transplant ever

Injured firefighter gets most extensive face transplant ever

17.11.2015 [18:44]
A volunteer firefighter badly burned in a 2001 blaze has received the most extensive face transplant ever, covering his skull and much of his neck, a New York hospital announced Monday. ...
Toronto's first ever cat cafe opens

Toronto's first ever cat cafe opens

17.11.2015 [18:12]
Toronto's first ever cat cafe TOT has opened. TOT is the first cat cafe in Toronto but there are already several others across Canada. At least two feline friendly cafes are up and running in Quebec, there's one in Vancouver ...
Kurt Cobain’s famous ‘MTV Unplugged’ sweater sold for $137,500

Kurt Cobain’s famous ‘MTV Unplugged’ sweater sold for $137,500

10.11.2015 [16:27]
The ratty green cardigan worn by Kurt Cobain during Nirvana’s 1993 Unplugged concert just sold for $137,500 – exponentially more than what he probably bought it for at the thrift shop, according to yahoo.com. The item was part of an Icons and Idols of Rock ‘N’ Roll auction, held on November 7th by ...
Manuscript written and signed by Lincoln fetches $2.2 mln

Manuscript written and signed by Lincoln fetches $2.2 mln

05.11.2015 [16:58]
A text written and signed by former US President Abraham Lincoln for a 10-year-old boy, just weeks before his assassination, fetched a whopping $2.2 million, four times more than its minimum bid at an auction, according to the Business Standard. ...
Child bites venomous snake to death in Brazil

Child bites venomous snake to death in Brazil

03.11.2015 [16:02]
The mother of a 17 month-old boy was shocked and scared when her son ran home with blood in his mouth and on his hands and a dead snake whose venom easily kills. It turned out that the toddler managed to kill the deadly viper with a bite while he was playing in the ...