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Five Remarkable Marine Animals of Greece (And Where to Find Them)

Many remarkable marine animals can be found in the waters of Greece.

EU Firefighters Arrive in Greece for Summer Mission

Greece welcomed on Friday the first contingent of a total of 200 EU firefighters who started their mission to assist the work of their Greek colleagues during the summer firefighting season. The Romanian contingent, which was the first foreign unit...

Geology of Greece: How the Country’s Beautiful Landscape Formed

Greece and its geology are a wonder of nature, a stunning landscape blessed with high mountains, blue seas and over six thousand islands.

Newly Formed ‘Double Crater’ On Moon Puzzles Scientists

NASA announced last week that there is a new “double crater” on the moon, but no country is claiming responsibility for the impact. The double crater is the combination of two craters, both roughly 19.5 yards and 17.5 yards in...

Snakes, Apes and Ferrets: The Ancient Greek Love of Pets

Animals were an important part of life in antiquity, and Ancient Greeks loved their pets. Ancient sources tell us that they kept a wide variety of animals at home, ranging from dogs to snakes. Paintings, writings, and sculptures from ancient...

The Lion’s Den: When Big Cats Roamed the Land in Ancient Greece

Greek scientists believe that a cave near Vravrona, about 40 km (25 miles) east of Athens, was a hideout for lions and panthers which roamed the ancient Greek countryside thousands of years ago. Fossils belonging to small and large mammals,...

Rare Mummified Baby Woolly Mammoth Found in Canada

The mummified remains of a nearly intact baby woolly mammoth were discovered by miners in the Klondike gold fields of Canada’s far north last week. Members of the local Tr’ondek Hwech’in First Nation named the calf Nun cho ga, which...

Chimpanzee Escaped from Athens Zoo, Shot Dead

A male chimpanzee was shot dead after escaping from its enclosure at the Attica Zoological Park, which is located just outside of Athens, on Saturday. The killing of the animal, as well as the details surrounding its escape from the...

Giant Sunspot Doubles Size in 24 Hours and Points Right at Earth

A huge sunspot that has doubled in size in just 24 hours now faces Earth, threatening to send a solar flare our way. The sunspot known as AR3038 has been growing in size recently, and footage from NASA's Solar Dynamics...

The Unbelievable Variety of Greece’s Landscapes

Greece's many coastal islands, dense urban centers, and historical architectural sites like the Parthenon have been iconic to foreigners across the world for decades. But the country is also home to an unbelievable variety of landscapes that non-natives would...

How Climate Change Weakened the Ottoman Empire

At its peak, the Ottoman Empire spanned three continents, controlling a vast part of Southeastern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.

Construction of Hard Rock Casino at Hellinikon in Athens Set to Begin

Hard Rock International and GEK TERNA Group announced their partnership for the construction and operation of an integrated resort and casino at Hellinikon, the former Athens airport, on Wednesday. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Athens, which is set to open...

Greece Boasts One of the Oldest Oak Trees in Europe

An ancient oak tree in northern Greece is believed to be among the oldest surviving tree of its kind in Europe. 

Cambodia Stingray is the “World’s Biggest” Freshwater Fish Ever Netted

A fisherman on the Mekong river in Cambodia last week hooked the biggest freshwater fish ever recorded, scientists said -- a 300-kilogram stingray. The giant stingray that measured about 13 feet in length was caught by a fisherman, Moul Thun,...

The Worst Year Ever to Be Alive in History

The volcanic explosions of the year 536 caused researchers to state recently that that year was definitively "the worst year to be alive."