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Health: Laptops Damage Male Fertility

Men who use laptop computers could be unwittingly damaging their fertility, scientists claim. Balancing it on the lap increases the temperature of the scrotum, which is known to have a negative effect on sperm production, researchers found.

Society | December 10, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 576

Science: Chicken Reveals Genetic Secrets

Scientists have published a detailed analysis of the chicken genome, the biochemical "code" in the bird's cells that makes the animal what it is.

Society | December 10, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 459

US Actor Makes Directing Debut in Sofia

A young US actor featured in Bold and The Beautiful and All My Children made his debut as a director with a Sofia premiere. Michael Cory Davis shot the movie Svetlana's Journey in Bulgaria with a local crew.

Society | December 9, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1216

Bulgarian Art Walls up Brussels Gallery

A collection of canvass and sculpture by Bulgarian artists have opened for the art lovers in Brussels with the special inauguration of the country's first diplomat Solomon Passy. The art pieces exhibited in the gallery of Flemish businessman and arts pat

Society | December 9, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1342

Egyptian Desert Reveals 20 Gilded Mummies

Excavators have discovered 20 gilded mummies in Egypt's Bahariya oasis. The ancient cemetery has been known as the Valley of Golden Mummies, with 214 of those previously found there.

Society | December 9, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 642

Stoitchkov Grabs Action Hero Prize

Bulgaria's national team football coach swept Thursday an Action Hero award for his energetic style and successful performance with the team. Hristo Stoitchkov has not suffered a single defeat on the pitch since he took on the coaching job.

Society | December 9, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 592

President Parties Bulgarian Students' Day

President Georgi Parvanov enjoyed the opportunity to remember his studentship days, as he was invited by the Union of Students to join their disco party on the Students' Day, December 8. Georgi Parvanov expressed his belief in the usefulness of the fresh

Society | December 8, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1088

Bulgaria's PM Enjoys La Scala's Reopening

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg joined the glitz and clamor marking the reopening of Milan's expanded and refurbished La Scala opera house. Bulgaria's prime minister and his wife Margarita Gomez-Acebo enjoyed Antonio Salieri's "Europa Ricono

Society | December 8, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 698

World Commemorates Lennon

Music fans commemorate Wednesday John Lennon, the legendary Beatles frontman who was shot dead 24 years ago on that day.

Society | December 8, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1169

Bulgaria Marks Students' Day

All Bulgarian students mark on December 8th their holiday. The Day of the Bulgarian students was first marked in 1903 in the country's Sofia University and has been celebrated ever since both by current and former students.

Society | December 8, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 992

DW Airs Sofia Concert around the World

A concert of world famous German Symphony Orchestra and the Windsbach Boys Choir, due in Sofia on December 8, will be aired on the frequencies of Deutsche Welle around the world. Deutsche Welle audience will have the chance to enjoy the performance of Ba

Society | December 7, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 779

Survey: World's Best Schools are in Finland

Finland has topped an international triennial study of the abilities of the 15-aged students. The Finnish teenagers showed up with best results in the science and reading skills categories.

Society | December 7, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 751

Bulgaria Prides in Improved Birth Rate

Death rate in Bulgaria has decreased while birth rate in country is slowly going up, data of the National Statistical Institute (NSI) shows. The number of the newly born children in Bulgaria went up by nearly 0.

Society | December 7, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1231

Greenpeace Builds Mankind Salvation Ark

A new "Noah's Ark" has been built by the Greenpeace organisation in Buenos Aires as a symbol of mankind salvation from an ecological apocalypse on the Earth, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported. A gigantic boat, 30m in length and 8m in height, was b

Society | December 6, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 628

Bulgaria's Big Brother Censored Hot Action

A sex scene involving participants in the Bulgarian version of Big Brother has been concealed for viewers, a local daily says. The chief of Bulgaria's Nova TV, which is broadcasting the reality show, has admitted to beclouding a hot toilet episode betwee

Society | December 6, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 12114

Nikulden Unites Partying Fishermen, Bankers

Bulgarian fishermen, sailors and bankers united Monday in celebrating their common patron, Christian St Nicholas "the Miracle Maker."

Society | December 6, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1258

Bulgaria Unearthed Yet Another Ancient Gold

Two gold earrings were found during excavation works near the Black Sea city of Nessebar. The jewellery belonged to a woman buried during the Hellenic period IV- III century B.

Society | December 5, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5389

Foreigners Admire Bulgaria's People, Nature, Cuisine

Foreigners are fond of Bulgaria's nature, cuisine and people, a recent survey shows. The Vitosha Research study, executed among foreigners living in Bulgaria, revealed that the foreigners were mostly impressed by the hospitality of the Bulgarian people,

Society | December 4, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1162

Miss Peru Wins World Beauty Title

Miss Peru, Maria Julia Mantilla Garcia, was crowned Miss World 2004 in the southern Chinese city of Sanya. Miss Dominican Republic Claudia Julissa Cruz Rodriguez was the first runner-up and Miss USA Nancy Randall was third runner-up.

Society | December 4, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 15866

Bulgarian Star in Another Hollywood Blockbuster

Bulgarian Hristo Shopov, already known around the world as Pontius Pilate from Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ", has joined yet another Hollywood hit. Shopov will star along with his colleague passionist James Caviezel (Jesus Christ) in the "I Am

Society | December 4, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2410

Cat Lovers Enjoy Major Sofia Show

Cat lovers in Bulgaria saw a major show organized in Sofia, as Bulgaria's capital city hosted two international cat exhibitions. For the first time in Bulgaria two major international events of that kind will be organized in two successive days- December

Society | December 4, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 668
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