Why do Cyclones Have Names?

Cyclone Pam has devastated the South Pacific this week. It is possible that this is the worst natural disaster in the region’s recent history. The United Nations has said that 44 people have died in Vanuatu so far.┬áThe number may be higher. But why do cyclones...

American Tourists Write their Names on the Colosseum

Two American women, aged 21 and 25 wrote their names on the Colosseum, a 2000 year old building in Rome. They used a coin to carve their names into the brick. They then took “selfies” with the vandalism. Other tourists saw the girls and reported them to...

You cannot name your child Nutella

Vocabulary: daughter (n), to laugh at (v), chocolate spread (n), court (n), teasing (n). In France today, a mother and father were told that they cannot name their daughter Nutella. The French court has decided that the name is not good for a child because other...