Ex-Templer colony to become Tel Aviv hotspot
The buildings were built by German ... Few are aware why the former Templer quarters, now swallowed up by modern-day Haifa and Jerusalem, are still referred to as “the German colony,” or that the well-known Jaffa oranges label was started by the ...
23.2% of bee colonies perished this winter, less than the 30.5% of last year but still a problem
Losses reported by some individual beekeepers were even higher ... Thanks Simian. The mystery of why honey bees leave their colonies in the middle of winter to die in the cold has not been completely solved but a carefully controlled study by Harvard ...
The sorry saga of the American farmers of Jaffa
Two years after their arrival in Jaffa, all but two dozen or so members of the American Colony in Jaffa had ... Fortunately, several were saved and restored – definitely a sight to see. And the story, known to very few, is worth hearing.
The Declaration of Independence is the birth certificate of the United States
In the early 1580s, Sir Walter Raleigh requested permission from Queen Elizabeth I to establish British colonies ... fourth of the words were stricken from the original text. In the end, the document now known as the Declaration of Independence served ...
Egypt's last leprosy colony broaches time of integration
"Why would I want to go?" The future of the colony is ... towards leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease – one of the oldest medical conditions on record. In the middle ages sufferers of leprosy in some parts of the world were made to wear bells and ...