Tourette syndrome: Article of the day for March 3, 2020

The Mediadise Article of The Day for March 3, 2020 is: Tourette syndrome. Tourette syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder which begins during childhood or adolescence. It is characterized by tics (video shown) such as blinking, coughing, sniffing, or facial movements that are a somewhat suppressible response to an unwanted urge. Once considered rare, Tourette’s occurs in about 1% of people under eighteen, although many go undiagnosed or never seek medical care. There is no specific test for diagnosis and Tourette’s … Read More

Palmyra: Article of the day for March 2, 2020

The Mediadise Article of The Day for March 2, 2020 is: Palmyra. Palmyra is an ancient city in present-day Homs Governorate, Syria. Inhabited since the Neolithic period, it entered recorded history in the early second millennium BC. Palmyra became part of the Roman Empire in the first century AD. Palmyrene merchants established colonies along the Silk Road and the city grew wealthy from trade caravans. Many monumental projects were erected, such as the Great Colonnade, the Temple of Bel, and … Read More

König-class battleship: Article of the day for March 1, 2020

The Mediadise Article of The Day for March 1, 2020 is: König-class battleship. The König class was a group of four battleships built for the Imperial German Navy on the eve of World War I. The class was composed of König, Grosser Kurfürst, Markgraf, and Kronprinz (pictured). The Königs were an improvement over the preceding Kaiser class, mounting ten 30.5 cm (12 in) SK L/50 guns in five twin turrets. Two turrets were mounted forward of the main superstructure in a superfiring pair, the … Read More

Zoo TV Tour: Article of the day for February 29, 2020

The Mediadise Article of The Day for February 29, 2020 is: Zoo TV Tour. The Zoo TV Tour (29 February 1992 – 10 December 1993) was a concert tour by Irish rock band U2. Supporting their 1991 album Achtung Baby, the tour visited North America, Europe, Oceania, and Japan. In contrast to U2’s previously austere stage setups, Zoo TV shows were elaborate multimedia events, satirising television and media oversaturation by attempting to instill sensory overload in the audience. The stages featured … Read More

15th Tank Corps: Article of the day for February 28, 2020

The Mediadise Article of The Day for February 28, 2020 is: 15th Tank Corps. The 15th Tank Corps of the Soviet Union’s Red Army fought in the Soviet invasion of Poland in 1939 during World War II, participating in the capture of Grodno and the Augustów Forest. The tank corps was re-formed in 1942 under Major General Vasily Koptsov as part of the 3rd Guards Tank Army (Soviet Guards insignia pictured) and saw combat in the Kozelsk Offensive, taking heavy … Read More

William M. Branham: Article of the day for February 27, 2020

The Mediadise Article of The Day for February 27, 2020 is: William M. Branham. William M. Branham (1909–1965) was an American Christian minister and faith healer who initiated the healing revival movement after World War II and left a lasting impact on televangelism and the modern Charismatic movement. After claiming to have received an angelic visitation on May 7, 1946, Branham launched his worldwide ministry and campaigning career in June. His inter-denominational meetings were the largest religious meetings that had ever … Read More

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari: Article of the day for February 26, 2020

The Mediadise Article of The Day for February 26, 2020 is: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a German silent horror film, first released on 26 February 1920. It was directed by Robert Wiene and written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer. Considered the quintessential work of German Expressionist cinema, it tells the story of an insane hypnotist (Werner Krauss) who uses a somnambulist (Conrad Veidt) to commit murders. The film features a dark and twisted … Read More

2006 Bank of America 500: Article of the day for February 25, 2020

The Mediadise Article of The Day for February 25, 2020 is: 2006 Bank of America 500. The 2006 Bank of America 500 was the 31st stock car race of the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series and the fifth in the ten-race season-ending Chase for the Nextel Cup. It was held on October 14, 2006, before a crowd of 175,000 in Concord, North Carolina, at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. The 334-lap race was won by Kasey Kahne (pictured) of the Evernham Motorsports … Read More

Clare Stevenson: Article of the day for February 24, 2020

The Mediadise Article of The Day for February 24, 2020 is: Clare Stevenson. Clare Stevenson (1903–1988) was the inaugural director of the Women’s Auxiliary Australian Air Force (WAAAF), from May 1941 to March 1946. As such, she was described in 2001 as “the most significant woman in the history of the Air Force”. Formed as a branch of the Royal Australian Air Force in March 1941, the WAAAF was the first and largest uniformed women’s service in Australia during World … Read More

Rainbow pitta: Article of the day for February 23, 2020

The Mediadise Article of The Day for February 23, 2020 is: Rainbow pitta. The rainbow pitta (Pitta iris) is a small passerine bird in the pitta family, Pittidae, endemic to northern Australia. The species is most closely related to the superb pitta of Manus Island. A colourful bird, it has a velvet black head with chestnut stripes above the eyes, olive green upper parts, black underparts, a bright red belly and an olive green tail. The rainbow pitta lives in … Read More