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"Nomads" to Roam Bulgarian Sky

Humans and birds came together in central Bulgaria this weekend, when an international paragliding event kicked off. SkyNomad Open 2006 boasts 150 participants from 25 countries, who will be wandering in the clouds over Stara Planina mountain for a week.

Society | August 5, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 744

Babies Suckle Together in Downtown Sofia

Almost 30 Bulgarian moms turned their back to shyness Saturday and joined a campaign to promote breastfeeding. The women went out to the center of Sofia to feed their young treasures, and teach passers-by the benefits of breastfeeding, as part of an inte

Society | August 5, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1200

Bulgarian Campaign Drums Summer Free of Sexual Risks

An anti-HIV program will ride the wave of summer and holidaymaking in the coastal city of Varna, Bulgarian Red Cross (BRC) announced.

Society | August 4, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 698

Tarzan, Zorro, Jesus among Bulgarian Names

Bulgarian parents are showing creativity and innovation in giving curious names to their children, a 2006 register has shown. A number of baby boys boast the heroic name of Zorro, others pay tribute to the jungle star Tarzan, media reported.

Society | August 4, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2451

Health: Obesity Preventive Vaccine Made

US researchers have made a vaccine preventing weight gain in rats, opening way to further application in human treatments. The vaccine prompts the body to produce antibodies against ghrelin, a hormone that stimulates hunger and weight gain.

Society | August 4, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 638

Science: New Plant Roots in Bulgaria

A new species of plantain, previously unmet on Bulgarian land, was discovered to the south of Bulgaria.

Society | August 4, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 774

Forks&Corks: Vegetable Cebaps

Ingredients for vinaigrette: 1/2 cup white-wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (preferably white), 1 large garlic clove, minced, 1 1/4 teaspoons sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1 cup olive oil Ingredients for vegetables: 1 lb

Society | August 4, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 546

Jazz Mingles with Salsa in Bulgaria' Bansko

The annual Jazz Festival at all-season-loved resort of Bansko will open this year with a salsa party. The singing of Raul Paz passioned up by dances of Alfredo Torez will add an exquisite - and extravagant - touch to the ninth edition of the summer festi

Society | August 3, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 880

Bulgarian Magazine Kicks Off with Hand Wash

Bulgarian music stars, models and journalists welcomed the first issue of Story magazine on the local market, with a chill-out downtown party. Story's team surprised VIP guests by offering them to rinse hands in special bowls, a ritual symbolizing the wa

Society | August 3, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1877

Bulgaria Reveals 7,000-Aged Coded Letters

A stone tile in coded letters dating back since 5,000 BC was made public for the first time on Thursday. Prominent archaeologist Professor Nikolay Ovcharov held a special news conference in Sofia to show the finding reportedly unearthed 20 years ago.

Society | August 3, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1793

HIV Strikes Every Third African - WHO

The fatal HIV virus has hit one in every three Africans, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) report.

Society | August 2, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 746

Fear Factory to Storm Sofia

US industrial metal legends Fear Factory are readying for their first concert in Bulgaria. The four will hit the stage in capital Sofia on August 11, organizers announced Wednesday.

Society | August 2, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 899

Bulgarian Lady Wins Dublin City University Grant

Stefka Djumalieva from the central Bulgarian city of Veliko Turnovo has won a grant for a Business Information master program in the Irish Dublin City University. The grant, which is only one per academic year, envisages one-year university education, Da

Society | August 2, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 828

Bulgarian Town Breastfeeds Together

Mothers in a town in southern Bulgaria are coming together in the open on Wednesday, to breastfeed their babies together. The public event aims to teach the local community the benefits of breastfeeding.

Society | August 2, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 837

Bulgarian Celebs Flock to See IMAX

Political and showbiz celebrities flocked Tuesday afternoon to see a movie at the first on the Balkans IMAX cinema.

Society | August 1, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1543

Brit Funk Band Gigs in Bulgaria

Brit funk band Level 42 is packing up for a major gig in Sofia to mark the fifth birthday of local Jazz FM radio.

Society | August 1, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2091

Bulgaria to Promote Breastfeeding

Bulgaria has joined a traditional world event to promote the benefits of breastfeeding babies, starting on Tuesday. The World Breastfeeding Week will continue until August 7, to facilitate and strengthen social mobilization for breastfeeding.

Society | August 1, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1178

Sofia Monkeys Enjoy Artful Cells

Monkeys and other animals in the Sofia Zoo have enjoyed renovated and artful dwellings reconstructed specially for them by students in arts.

Society | July 31, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 918

Bulgaria Introduces Revolutionary Apoplexy Treatment

Bulgarian hospitals have started treating apoplexy through a revolutionary method that shows "phenomenal" results reports say. Seaside Varna's Saint Marina hospital is already treating patients, who have had a stroke, using this method, bTV channel repor

Society | July 30, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 689

Ancient Bikini-Clad Statue Unearthed in Bulgaria

Bulgarian archeologists have stumbled upon an ancient female cult figurine, visibly dressed in a bikini, Darik News reported. The sculpture dates back to the Vth century B.

Society | July 30, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2817

2,500 Groove with Victor Calderone at Bulgaria's Seaside

House legend Victor Calderone made the night of some 2,500 at Bulgaria's seaside resort of Sunny Beach, where he turned tables for several hours on Saturday.

Society | July 30, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 819