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Russian goat who made unlikely friends with tiger dies

Moscow: A Russian goat named Timur whose unusual friendship with a tiger won him nationwide fame, has died, the director of the safari park where the pair lived, said Friday. “Timur’s heart stopped beating on Nov. 5,” Dmitry Mezentsev, director of a safari park outside the Pacific port of Vladivostok, told AFP. The billy goat, […]

THE EARLY SCIENCES

T“For many centuries, Islamic civilisation fostered cultural and scientific advances on a scale unparalleled since ancient times. Islamic scholars assimilated the ancient lore of Persia and India and the classical heritage of Greece, preserving and translating manuscripts in centres of learning as widespread as Baghdad (Iraq) and Cordoba (Spain). Not only did they preserve the […]

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