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Jellyfish Population Explodes in Parts of Greece

An explosion in the population of jellyfish along some of the beaches in Greece is causing concern for scientists and beachgoers this summer. Experts are monitoring the proliferation of the Pelagia noctiluca, a purple jelly that carries a very painful...

Remains of “Dragon of Death” With 30-Foot Wingspan Found in Argentina

Fossilized remains from a giant flying reptile, dubbed by scientists The Dragon of Death,  have been discovered in Argentina. The newly discovered species was the size of a bus and hunted prey from Earth's skies around 86 million years ago. When...

Is there Evidence Aliens Have Visited Earth?

The existence of aliens elsewhere in the universe is a fascinating question for science and society. The search for extraterrestrial life, therefore, is a legitimate pursuit, subject to the same burden of evidence that applies to all science. By Steven...

The Mystery of the Tidal Rips of Chalkida, Greece

The mystery and beauty of the phenomenon of Chalkida have captivated the Greeks since ancient times, including the Aristotle himself.

ECOS Honored for Green Strategy at Corporate Growth Awards

ECOS, the maker of safer, plant-powered laundry detergents and household cleaners, recently received the Green Sustainability Award at the Association of Corporate Growth Awards. The Award was given for the company's commitment to stewarding long-term consumer and employee value by...

Secret “Doorway” Spotted on Mars Sparks Theories of Alien Life

A photograph of Mars captured by the Curiosity rover last week and released by NASA appears to show a doorway carved into the rock, sparking conspiracy theories that point to it as evidence of alien life on the red...

The Three Million-Year-Old Petrified Forest in Greece

In Laconia in southern Greece, lies a rich geological museum of a petrified forest that dates back to between two or three million years ago. In a large seaside area that extends from Agios Nikolaos, Agia Marina, Spitha, and Voies...

The Hellenic Initiative Launches “Plant A Tree In Greece”

The Hellenic Initiative has launched a campaign entitled “Plant a Tree In Greece,” which aims to have a measurable positive impact on Greece by reforesting the land and restoring the livelihoods destroyed in the wildfires of 2021. In response to...

First Image of the Black Hole in Our Own Milky Way Galaxy Revealed

The first image of Sagittarius A*, the gargantuan black hole spinning away at the center of our own galaxy, the Milky Way, was released on Thursday by scientists collaborating on the massive Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project. Located roughly 27,000...

Greece Braces for Fire Season Hoping to Prevent Repeat of 2021 Disaster

Greece is bracing for the fire season hoping to avoid a repeat of 2021 when it was hit by some of the most devastating fires in recent history in the northern part of Evia island and West Attica. The new...

Piraeus Bank Among Europe’s Climate Leaders for 2022

Piraeus Bank is among the top 400 Climate Leader companies in Europe for the second consecutive year, according to the Financial Times. Piraeus Bank is the only Greek company included in the Financial Times list of "Europe's Climate Leaders" in...

Greece’s Tilos Island Becomes Global Leader in Recycling

Greece's Tilos island is the island with the greatest recycling rate globally due to a program introduced in December 2021 by a private company. The program plans to turn Tilos into the first green island globally with zero household trash,...

Scarce and Valuable Metal Germanium Discovered in Greece

The critical metal germanium was discovered near the town of Molaoi in southern Greece the precious and base metal exploration company Rockfire Resources PLC announced on Monday. The London-listed metal-exploration company said the presence of germanium was discovered during laboratory...

Only Virgin Forest in Greece Seeks UNESCO World Heritage Status

The forest of Frakto in the Prefecture of Drama in northern Greece is the only virgin forest in Greece and one of the most important in Europe. The forest below the highest peak of central Rhodope at an altitude of...

Revolutionary White Paint Could Cool Greek Island Buildings Better than AC

A revolutionary new ultra-white paint developed at Purdue University could possibly replace air conditioning one day.