In the city of Goethe and Schiller, classical music fans want another famous former resident to be honored in Weimar. They’re seeking to rebuild the home of Johann Sebastian Bach, who composed some of his most important works in the city.
It may be a small city, but Weimar is the pinnacle of German high culture … (Read more)
If you ate a tablespoon of pure caffeine, it would probably kill you. Why? Because it’s a naturally occurring chemical in plants that functions as an insecticide. That’s what author Murray Carpenter discovered when researching caffeine — and our culture’s love for caffeinated beverages … (Read more)
Switzerland: The Sweet Spread Of Urban Honey
Did you know that city life is good for bees? Try that honey flavored with lime, or with scents of thyme and lavender, or another with an aromatic touch of hazelnut. What do these different kinds of honey have in common? They are all made by urban bees.
The phenomenon may surprise, but should not worry you … (Read more)
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Iceland: Plan To Build Giant Data Centre
Options have confirmed they plan to approach the Icelandic government with a proposal to take a 100-year lease on an area of land in the Westfjords. … (Read more)
The Nilsson family found the hefty gravestone tucked in under the floor. It measured almost two metres in length and was some 10 centimetres thick.
“I was quite surprised. And my wife is still getting over the shock,” Gert Nilsson told The Local. “It’s the last thing I could imagine finding under my floorboards.” … (Read more)
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