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Science: Waterproof Rice Invented

Scientists said they hav identified a gene that will allow rice plants to survive being completely submerged in water for up to two weeks. The findings, made by a team from the University of California, Davis, US, and the International Rice Research Inst

Society | August 11, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 931

Music to Hit Sofia's Open Air

Three of Bulgaria's most popular pop performers will be sharing a state Saturday, when a local radio station will throw a party in Sofia. Radio N-Joy has brought together rapper Spens, former D-2 vocalist Dicho and Grafa, Bulgaria's "prince of ballads.

Society | August 10, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 762

German Institute: Beware Hepatitis A in Bulgaria!

A German institute has recommended to those who plan to visit Bulgaria to get a Hepatitis A vaccination, Deutsche Welle reported. It is possible that people get infected with the virus by eating food, which has not passed through enough heat treatment, e

Society | August 10, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 775

Bulgarians on Protest against Life-Saving Drugs Scrap

Patients suffering of renal disorder have lodged a protest declaration in the headquarters of the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF). The document was submitted during an organised demonstration against the changes in the new policy of NHIF affecting

Society | August 10, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 693

Bulgaria Drafts Thracia Encyclopaedia

A special initiative body will launch the drafting of an encyclopaedia on Thracia - telling its ancient and modern history. Encyclopaedia Thracia will dwell on various aspects of culture and history focusing on the key geo-strategic and economic role of

Society | August 9, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 796

Dead Fish Cast Ashore in Bulgaria

Half-dead fish have been cast ashore to the north of Bulgarian Black Sea coastal city of Varna. What lead to the death of a large number of fish was oxygen deficiency, according to the Regional veterinarian medical department in Varna.

Society | August 9, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 888

Bulgaria Fails to Raise Interest for Fear Factory

Industrial metal legends Fear Factory have sold only 277 tickets in Bulgaria, and the planned concert had to be called off. Organizers at New Music Agency had put out 3,000 passes for sale, and the show was due on August 11.

Society | August 9, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1478

Furthest Lighthouse of Bulgaria Marks 150Y on Guard

Bulgaria's furthest east lighthouse is celebrating 150 years on guard this week.

Society | August 9, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 615

Bulgarian Mom of 3 Crowned Super Model of the World

Bulgarian woman, mother of three, won the title Super model of the world, in the beauty contest Mrs. United Nations that took place in USA several days ago.

Society | August 8, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 36827

Bulgaria Exposes Rare Double-Edged Sword

A rare sword from the Antiquity or Middle Ages has been unearthed by Bulgaria's Kaliakra, media reported Tuesday. Archeologists have said that two tombs were also found at the site, a dwarf buried in one of those.

Society | August 8, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 856

Mariah Carey Producer Drops a Set in Bulgaria

David Morales, a famous DJ and music producer who has worked for Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson and the Spice Girls, is heading for Bulgaria. Morales will drop a DJ set in seaside Varna on August 19.

Society | August 8, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1337

Foreign Guide: Bulgaria - Romantic, Dynamic Country

A foreign guide, promoting Bulgaria as a romantic and dynamic country on its way to EU, has been published in English and German.

Society | August 8, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1262

Cuban Latino Star Hits the Road to Bansko

Latino star Raul Paz, born in Cuba, landed in Sofia in a cap and glasses-on manner more appropriate to a tourist than to a celebrity as he is.

Society | August 7, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 936

Thracian "Sacred Field" Brings New Surprise to Bulgaria

A field in central Bulgaria believed to be a Thracian hotspot for bringing gifts for the gods has delighted archeologists once again. A gold plate, silver and bronze ritual knives, and two fine silver vessels are among the latest findings at the site nea

Society | August 7, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1138

Bulgaria Unearths Thracian Dagger of Gold

Almost 600 gold pieces and a sensational, perfectly-preserved dagger, were discovered by archeologists in central Bulgaria. Martin Hristov's team unearthed the Thracian items at a previously discovered hotspot near Dabene, they announced on Sunday.

Society | August 6, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3344

Brits Masturbate Together against HIV

Dozens of Britons queued outside a London studio this weekend to take part in Europe's first "masturbate-a-thon."

Society | August 6, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2428

Bulgaria Finds Thracian Temple, Observatory

Bulgarian archaeoastronomers are studying a unique Thracian observatory in the central region of the country, the bTV channel said Saturday. The unusual site near Buzovgrad combined a religious temple with facilities for observing the solar movements, ac

Society | August 5, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1078

Another 2 Bulgarians with New Kidneys

Surgeons in Sofia have transplanted kidneys to two adult Bulgarians, making for a total of seven such operations over the last ten days in the country. The organs were taken from a 44-year-old dead woman, with the permission of her family.

Society | August 5, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 660

Bulgarian "Redesigns" the Statue of Liberty

Collage masks of the Statue of Liberty by a Bulgarian artist have been displayed in a New York gallery, Bulgaria's state radio said Saturday. Georgi Dukov's project features unique pieces shaped the same as the head of NY's world-famous statue, and stamp

Society | August 5, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1362

"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: 1202