Distant Star Moved by Tides

Recently, the scientific Journal Nature published an interesting theory online. Astronomers believe that the surface area of a distant star is influenced by the gravity of a huge alien planet. Earth’s moon is responsible for the tides that we observe here on Earth and equally, so the astronomers argue, the … Continue reading

A Doctor’s Touch

This week, Dr. Sebastian Müller (Ph.D.) discusses the challenging ideas of Dr. Abraham Vergese, a professor at the University of Stanford. Doctors constitute one of the oldest human profession. Arisen mainly from ancient Greek philosophy as well as religious institutions such as monasteries  in the Western world, this profession has … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Nicole Kidman

On 20 June, City Connect celebrates the birthday of Nicole Kidman – actress, singer, producer and humanitarian – born on this day in 1967. Nicole Kidman began her career in 1983, starring in various Australian film and television productions until her breakthrough in the 1989 thriller Dead Calm. Nicole Kidman’s … Continue reading

Caroline’s Caravan Capers

I decided to write a travel feature about our 6 berth Adria Altea caravan as I wanted to give my view point and show a different perspective compared to others, as it has opened up many opportunities to experience life and holidays in a very different way. My husband, two … Continue reading

Blood Acidity – Keep It in Check

This week our health correspondent Dr. Sebastian Müller (Ph.D.) continues his series on health and discusses alkalising and acidifying foods.  “You are what you eat” This is such a true statement, and with the increase of variety in today’s supermarkets, it is more important than ever to understand what certain … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Natalie Portman

On 09 June, City Connect celebrates the birthday of Israeli-born American actress Natalie Hershlag – better known by her stage name Natalie Portman – who was born on this day in 1981. Natalie Portman played Nina Sayers, a veteran ballerina, in Darren Aronofsky’s 2010 film Black Swan, a role of … Continue reading

Living and Dying. Which Will You Choose?

Do you ever feel that maybe something is missing from your life? Life is a curious thing. When did it begin? What is really true? Do we live on in spirit once our body dies? Will we be made accountable to all of our actions at some point? What is our purpose for life? These … Continue reading

TV Review: Breaking Amish – Simple Lives or Ostracised?

This weekly American reality show on the brand new TLC channel is definitely compulsive viewing. The series revolves around five young Amish and Mennonite adults, who leave their strict communities and simple lives behind to move to the bright lights of New York City to experience a very different life … Continue reading

Ecstasy – A Love Affair With Mandy

The “Drugs Live” show broadcasted on Channel 4 at the end of September 2012 provoked a prominent response amongst a large proportion of our society. To me, it struck a raw nerve as I recalled with reproach the fairly recent deterioration of a close friend upon succumbing to the drug … Continue reading

The Future Of Mobile Bill Payment Technology

Today, technological advances are more relevant than ever, especially in the world of finance. Though the basic principle of using non-coin-based systems has been around for quite some time, it has only been in recent years that the technology to support those ideas has become so widely available.  It seems … Continue reading