West Africa steams over jollof rice war

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Shutterstock Which nation makes the best jollof rice? This simple question has grown into a fierce debate in some West African countries, where jollof rice is a national delicacy. The celebration dish is hugely popular in countries such as Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Cameroon. The reddish one-pot dish is [...]

7 days quiz: When was the US’s last solar eclipse?

Warren Fyfe

It’s the weekly news quiz – have you been paying attention to what’s been going on in the world over the past seven days? If you missed last week’s quiz, try it here Picture credits: Getty Images Join the conversation – find us on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-41037691

7 days quiz: Which ice cream flavour is under threat?

Warren Fyfe

It’s the weekly news quiz – have you been paying attention to what’s been going on in the world over the past seven days? If you missed last week’s quiz, try it here Picture credits: Getty Images Join the conversation – find us on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-40927595

My partner vanished without warning. I had to find him

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Getty Images Every year, thousands of Britons vanish from their lives. Kirsty and Zack had just celebrated the birth of their son when Zack suddenly walked out of their home. This is the story of how Kirsty tried to track him down. It’s breakfast time and Zack, 28, is running late for his [...]

Silk Road: Google search unmasked Dread Pirate Roberts

Warren Fyfe

You could buy any drug imaginable, wherever you were in the world, on the Silk Road website. Hidden on the dark web, it made millions of dollars every week. The US government had been trying to shut it down for more than two years when tax agent Gary Alford was brought in to try to [...]

How PrEP changed Matt’s life

Warren Fyfe

The arrival of HIV/Aids in the 1980s had a devastating effect on gay communities around the world. Sexual intercourse was linked to the risk of contracting a deadly disease. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a relatively new treatment in the fight against HIV. Research suggests that taking a daily pill can drastically reduce the chances of [...]

The brainwashed teens fleeing to Europe

Warren Fyfe

On the streets of Europe, we meet teenage boys trained by IS. Their testimony reveals wide-ranging plans to turn children into killers. TAP HERE TO READ MORE Image subject to copyright Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-40936304

Lele Tao: The ‘online goddess’ who earns $450k a year

Warren Fyfe

Meet 24-year-old Lele Tao, who chats and sings to her 1 million fans, mostly young men. China’s internet showgirls: watch more episodes Part 2. How much of a cut should her manager get? Part 3. Internet showgirls: A tale of unrequited love A film for BBC Trending by Natalia Zuo You can follow BBC Trending [...]

Does the world need polymaths?

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Getty Images Two hundred years ago, it was still possible for one person to be a leader in several different fields of inquiry. Today that is no longer the case. So is there a role in today’s world for the polymath – someone who knows a lot about a lot of things? “The [...]