How Europe Got Its Name: The Greek Myth of Europa
Europe got its name from the Greek princess of Phoenicia, Europa. According to Greek mythology, Zeus, the king of the Olympian Gods, transformed into a beautiful white bull to abduct the girl he loved. The story of Europa is one...
Jupiter Mission Begins as Juice Blasts Off
On Friday, the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (Juice) began its eight-year mission to assess the chance of life on the gas giant's moons. Juice was launched by an Ariane 5 rocket at the European Space Agency's spaceport in French Guiana....
Countries With Names Derived From the Greek Language
Surprisingly, the names of countless countries around the world come from words found in the Greek language, attesting to the influence of Greek.
NASA’s Juno Captures Closest Images of Jupiter Moon Europa
NASA's spacecraft, Juno, captured the closest images ever taken in the last two decades of Jupiter's moon, Europa, on Thursday, September 29th, giving us our first really good look at this ice-encrusted ocean world. The images revealed surface features in...
Jupiter’s Moon Europa May Be Hiding Alien Life
A new study exploring the icy shell of Europa, one of Jupiter’s largest moons, finds the frigid satellite shares striking similarities with Greenland. Evidence of the shallow pools—not far beneath the frozen surface of Europa—emerged when scientists noticed that giant...
Vergina Royal Tombs Mystery Solved
"A nearly 40-year-old mystery concerning the Royal Tombs of Vergina has finally been solved," experts claim in a recent study published in the "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences" journal. In their study, entitled "The lameness of King Philip II...
Pay a Visit to Greek 'Europa' With New Banknote
While Greece was struggling to get its proposed reform measures accepted by the European Commission (EC) in order to succeed the extension of its bailout program, the European Central Bank (ECB) renewed its long-standing tough love vows with Athens, releasing new €20...
New 10 Euro Note to Be Released on September 23
The new 10 euro note, scheduled for release on Tuesday, September 23, will feature the portrait of Europa, inspired by Greek mythology, in the hologram and the watermark. It will also include some enhanced security features. As in the first series of...
New EU Platform Helps Voters Find Their Political Profile
A new online voting advice application called EUVox was launched on Thursday by the European Union, which set it up for the forthcoming European Parliament elections with a view to helping EU citizens to compile their political profile while also...
Avranas’ Miss Violence at Venice Festival
The Greek film Miss Violence by Alexandros Avranas is participating in the 70th International Film Festival of Venice, which started on August 28 and will be completed on September 7. This is the second feature-length film for the Greek director,...
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