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Science: New Planet Detected in Inner Milky Way

Scientists have discovered a planet more like Earth than any other found before, they said on Wednesday. It's 20,000 light-years away, just shy of the center of the Milky Way.

Society | January 27, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 472

Scientist: Sex Helps Public Speeches

A Scottish scientist has found out that sex might be the best way to reduce stress before making a public speech. Stuart Brody, a psychologist at the University of Paisley, monitored how various forms of sex affected blood pressure levels in a stressful

Society | January 26, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1154

Michael Madsen Shoots with Bulgarian Team in Sofia

Hollywood actor Michael Madsen will star in the first for 2006 production of Nu Image in Bulgaria - Rin Tin Tin. Bulgarian actors and movies specialists are in the key positions in the production.

Society | January 26, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1647

Sofia Sports Trendy Boutique for Whimsy Brides

Brides are also subject to fashion trends and can say "I do" in avant-garde wedding dress. This is one of the messages that young Bulgarian designer Nevena Nikolova sent as she opened Thursday evening a boutique for bridal and official dresses.

Society | January 26, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1326

Harry Potter Star "Dreams" of Shooting with Jolie

Stanislav Ianevski, the Bulgarian-born star from the latest Harry Potter admitted for SNA that he would love to work with Angelina Jolie some day. The actor, who reached international stardom with his portrayal of Bulgarian Quidditch champ Viktor Krum, e

Society | January 25, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4823

Over 40 Events to Mark Mozart's Year in Bulgaria

Over 40 events will be organized in Bulgaria to mark the Year of Mozart, the Austrian Embassy announced. A total of 33 concerts, five master classes, three contests, two discussions and an exhibition will be organized in Bulgaria to celebrate Mozart's 25

Society | January 25, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1074

Bulgaria's VIP Big Brother Kicks Off in March

Bulgarian celebrities will bare their souls in the country's first VIP season of the Big Brother reality show, starting on March 1. Local producers announced Wednesday that viewers will be given the opportunity to nominate participants themselves.

Society | January 25, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1546

Bulgaria Launches Spicy Sex Portal

Bulgaria's Internet input has grown hotter with a pioneer sex portal, which was officially presented on Wednesday. SexWell was created by sex toys distributor Boris Furnadzhiev and, to no surprise, offers an impressive range of accessories for online sal

Society | January 25, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4009

Legendary Rockers from Helloween Ready for New Bulgarian Gig

The legendary rock band Helloween will rock Bulgaria anew some two years after their last concert in the Balkan country. Sofia's gig of Helloween will take place on January 29.

Society | January 25, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 722

Sofia's "Talisman" Named Restaurant of 2005

"Talisman" restaurant was declared "Top Restaurant of the Year" in the traditional annual competition, organized by Bacchus, the Bulgarian-language gourmet lifestyle magazine. This is the fifth running year when Bacchus magazine, in partnership with the

Society | January 25, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1072

Sofia Concert Celebrates Chinese New Year

A Chinese New Year's concert took place in Sofia Tuesday evening. Gun Zunli, soprano, and Dun Xiaoli, playing pipa - Chinese lute, performed together with the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra conducted by Deyan Pavlov.

Society | January 24, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1089

Bulgaria Enters Eurovision Young Musicians

A Bulgarian student will try to impress Europe with a Mozart classic. For the first time, the country will be represented at the Eurovision Young Musicians challenge, which will be dedicated to the legendary composer and will take place in Vienna.

Society | January 24, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 719

Arabian Rapper Joins Wu Tang Killa Beez for Sofia Gig

Salah Edin, described as the Arabian number one hip hop performer in the world has confirmed his participation in the Sofia gig of Wu Tang Killa Beez. The concert will take place February 14 in Sofia's Hristo Botev Hall.

Society | January 24, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1295

Da Vinci Code to Open Cannes Festival

The movie version of best-selling book The Da Vinci Code, directed by Ron Howard, will open the Cannes Film Festival on May 17, two days before its worldwide release. Dan Brown's book, about a series of high-profile murders behind a Vatican plot to conce

Society | January 23, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 685

126 Bulgarian Songs Run for Eurovision

A total of 126 Bulgarian songs have applied for the chance of representing Bulgaria in the 51st edition of the Eurovision song contest.

Society | January 23, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 800

Scientist: Jan 23 Unhappiest Day of The Year

A British scientist says he has proven January 23 to be the year's lowest emotional point. Cliff Arnall has made the calculation after coming up with a special formula of personal and seasonal factors.

Society | January 23, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1987

Depeche Mode Tickets Sparkle Craze in Sofia

Huge crowds flocked to a Sofia booking office on Monday morning as ticket sales began for a Depeche Mode gig. A SNA reporter said that many people were queuing at the National Palace of Culture ticket office, defying the blistering cold.

Society | January 23, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1890

Italians Unveil Secret of Bulgaria's Precious Thracian Head

Italy's restorers have unveiled the secret hidden in the eyes of King Sevt III's unique bronze mask discovered in Bulgaria, archeologist Georgi Kitov has said. The sculptors who have worked on the mask probably knew a lot about chemistry too, Kitov was q

Society | January 22, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5524

Bulgaria's Patriarch Maxim Makes First Appearance on Name Day

A day after leaving hospital, Bulgarian Patriarch Maxim attended a service held for his health in St Nedelia church in Sofia.

Society | January 21, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1055

Bulgarian Women Tributes Midwives, Men Banned

With a variety of colourful rituals, Bulgaria marks the day of midwives Saturday on the so-called Babinden. Traditions have it that early in the morning the midwives visit the children they have delivered, and wash their faces with water.

Society | January 21, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 611

Jolie, Pitt Expecting "Twins"

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are expecting twins, an inside source close to the couple has confided.

Society | January 20, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 6464