Brazil has enough coffee stocks to supply exports and domestic demand this year even though a severe drought will result in a lower-than-expected harvest, the nation’s coffee industry association Abic said on Thursday. … (Read more)
South Korea: Science and art: Unlikely partners create beauty
London-based art trio Troika presents installations that cross the boundary between science and art.
In this wired society, checking Facebook news feeds and Twitter updates is an hourly routine. Swipe the screen of your smartphone and you will instantly be immersed in a sea of information. Social networking services have become so addictive that the first thing many people do after waking up is fiddle with their smartphone to check for updates that arrived while they were asleep. This modern-day obsession with staying updated is critically observed by London-based art trio Troika in its latest exhibition. … (Read more)
Switzerland: Geneva unveils massive housing project plan
Public input is being sought on a master plan for the redevelopment of railway and industrial land in Geneva that could accommodate 11,000 residential units for a canton struggling to deal with an ongoing housing shortage. … (Read more)
Italy is having a hard time adjusting to the new voice of Homer Simpson. This week Massimo Lopez took over as the voice of the father in the iconic cartoon family after his predecessor of 23 years … (Read more)
The number of foreign students studying at Japanese universities and other institutions of higher education has fallen for the third straight year since the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Not all the news is bad though, as that trend may end as soon as this year. … (Read more)
ACMI’s latest exhibition sets out to celebrate the people, culture and unique artwork of DreamWorks Animation, the US-based company responsible for box office hits like Shrek and Kung Fu Panda.
In 2012 while visiting Global Creatures, the Melbourne-based studio responsible for building the creatures for DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon stage show … (Read more)
If you’re planning to take the career path less travelled, Spain is full of exciting one-of-a-kind possibilities. The Local takes a look at some of the weird and wonderful jobs you won’t find anywhere else. … (Read more)
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