International News Archive - September 28, 2012

404 Error Page Helps Find Missing Children

Hundreds of website owners will soon begin displaying photos and biographical details of missing children on “404 File Not Found” error pages, thanks to the work of a new European initiative dubbed the NotFound Project.

Tribal Courts Can End War In Papua New Guinea

Traditions stem gunfire after 4,800 die in Enga, Papua New Guinea

Bronze Age Trade Connections Revealed By Ancient Stinging Nettles

A piece of nettle cloth retrieved from Denmark's richest known Bronze Age burial mound Lusehøj may actually derive from Austria, new findings suggest.

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'