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Health: Few Cigarettes Smoking "Deadly"

Smoking just one to four cigarettes a day almost triples the risk of dying of heart disease, according to Norwegian researchers.

Society | September 23, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 958

Science: Heatwave Made Plants Warm Earth

A new study has shown that during the 2003 heatwave, European plants produced more carbon dioxide than they absorbed from the atmosphere.

Society | September 23, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 555

Bulgaria's Stolen Eyes Brace for Oscar Rivalry

The highly recognized movie Stolen Eyes will represent Bulgaria at the preliminary round of Oscar selection for international film. The National Cinema Council has picked the movie of producer Radoslav Spasov, which has reaped several international award

Society | September 22, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 717

Festive Venue Brings Alpine Legend to Bulgaria

The venue of the IV International Climbers Meeting Vratsa 2005 and the Republican Alpine Gathering has brought to the country the legend in world alpinism Doug Scott. He gave the start to a five-day program in the city of Vratsa, north-west Bulgaria, whi

Society | September 22, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 489

Bulgarians Swept by Colds

The bad weather over the last week has unleashed a wave of respiratory diseases, health officials announced.

Society | September 21, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 721

Bulgaria Cheers Rakiya-Inspired Festivities

The preferred drink of many a Bulgarian will be honored in a two-day-long celebration in the picturesque old mountain town of Troyan in Central Bulgaria. The Feast of the Plum and the Troyan Plum Rakiya, starting Friday, September 23, will be held for th

Society | September 21, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1064

Unique Fashion Show Introduces Elle to Bulgaria's Public

A glamorous fashion show marked the first issue of the Bulgarian Elle magazine. Bulgarian fashion connoisseurs had the chance to enjoy the latest models of Pret-a-Porter Autumn/ Winter 2005- 2006 presented on the catwalk.

Society | September 20, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1261

Bulgarians Lack Sleep, Survey Shows

More than half of the Bulgarians sleep no longer than six hours a night, a sociological survey showed.

Society | September 20, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 522

Red Book about Bulgarian Archaeological Monuments at Risk

Red book about all the archaeological monuments at risk in Bulgaria will be issued by the Bulgarian Architects Union. The initiative is a part of this week's cultural campaign "Heritage at Risk", part of the European Heritage Days.

Society | September 20, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 918

Royal Thracian Palace Unearthed in Bulgaria

Bulgarian archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a Thracian city and a royal residence, the National Museum of History announced. The first two floors of the palace, spreading over 104 square meters are preserved and the archaeologists, led by Ivan

Society | September 20, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4768

Big Brother Launches Second Season in Bulgaria

Fifteen shortlisted participants entered the house of popular TV show Big Brother to spend three months in complete isolation from the outer world.

Society | September 19, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1173

NASA Plans Return to Moon by 2020

The US space agency NASA has announced plans to return to the Moon by 2020.

Society | September 19, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 405

Harry Potter Movie Star Banned from Signing Autographs

Harry Potter's aide in fighting the Dark Lord - Ron Weasley - can no longer sign his mug shots for classmates, according to a newly accepted rule in his own school. This is not the plot of an upcoming book, but reality in which actor Rupert Grint, 17, an

Society | September 19, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2589

Bulgarian Wine Cellar in the Whirl of Festivities

"Todoroff" Bulgarian wine cellar arranged a true ethnographic feast for their guests to celebrate the consecration of the new harvest on Sunday.

Society | September 19, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1329

Elle Reaches out to Bulgaria's Women

The first Bulgarian edition of Elle, to hit the newspaper stands September 20, was presented to journalists Sunday.

Society | September 18, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1052

First Bulgarian Orthodox Radio on Air in Oct

Bulgaria's first Orthodox radio will start broadcasting on October 19.

Society | September 18, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 480

Sofia Fashion Boulevard Wakes up Naked

You wouldn't find the sorts of things that catch the eye when you spot them in shop windows along Sofia's fashionable boulevard Vitosha Sunday morning.

Society | September 17, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1278

Sofia Joins World's Biggest Dance Party for Peace

Sofia joined for the second time in the Earthdance event, which unified more than 150 towns in 50 countries in a virtual dance floor in support of global peace. The highlight of the Earthdance event is a simultaneous dance-floor link up, when every event

Society | September 17, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 612

Free Blood Pressure Tests for Sofia Citizens

Free blood pressure tests were organized in Sofia by the Bulgarian arm of pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca, heralding the World Heart Day's celebrations. About 1000 Sofia citizens availed themselves of the service provided in front of the National Theatr

Society | September 17, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 583

Bulgarian Capital Celebrates St Sofia Day

Bulgaria's capital celebrated Saturday St Sofia Day, the date when the Orthodox world pays homage to the Holy Martyrs Sofia and her three daughters Faith, Hope and Love.

Society | September 17, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 959

Artists Get Sofia Culture Awards

Acting Sofia mayor Minko Gerdzhikov awarded prominent Sofia culture activists for their achievements.

Society | September 16, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 696