World's largest solar boat on Greek prehistoric mission
The world's largest solar boat, the catamaran PlanetSolar, will embark on a Greek mission to find one of the oldest sites inhabited by man in Europe, an organiser said Monday.
Understanding the economics of human trafficking
Although Europe is one of the strictest regions in the world when it comes to guaranteeing the respect of human rights, the number of people trafficked to or within the EU still amounts to several hundred ...
Startup offers elderly an Internet key to family links
Two grandmothers mystified by computer tablets have inspired a French-Romanian startup to develop an application and service to help the elderly stay in touch with their relatives through the Internet.
Ancient grassland species take a century to return
Old chalk grasslands that have been disturbed by farming can take more than a hundred years to recover their full diversity of plants, new research shows.
Scientists flying to the rescue of bees
A world without bees? Don't even consider it! Of course we would miss the products of the hive, such as honey, pollen and beeswax. But most of all, these super-pollinators are essential to agriculture. ...
China genes stopped Euro-pigs from being total boars
European pig producers have found a lucrative market selling porkers to China for breeding purposes.
Google startup investment arm reaches to Europe
Google is launching a fund devoted to nurturing promising tech startups in Europe.
Exploiting the potential of geothermal district heating
Recent turbulence in Ukraine has led to an even more intensified hunt for secure sources of energy for Europe. Geothermal district heating (GeoDH) is one of the solutions being touted as a valuable and immediate ...
Litter now everywhere in the ocean
Litter is now found in even the most remote areas of the oceans, say scientists trying to understand how much rubbish is lying at the bottom of Europe's seas.
French police smash illegal Bitcoin trading ring
French police said Monday they had smashed an illegal Bitcoin trading network, seizing virtual currency worth 200,000 euros ($272,000) in the first such operation in Europe.
Spike in requests to remove Google search results
Google says the number of requests from people seeking to have some search results removed in Europe has jumped to 70,000 by the end of June.
New software brings the right wind farm to the right spot
Wind farms are springing up all across Europe, covering some 8 % of the EU's electricity needs in 2013 according to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). But several drawbacks have so far prevented ...
New study quantifies the effects of climate change in Europe
If no further action is taken and global temperature increases by 3.5°C, climate damages in the EU could amount to at least €190 billion, a net welfare loss of 1.8% of its current GDP. Several weather-related extremes ...
Straw albedo mitigates extreme heat
Wheat fields are often tilled immediately after the crop is harvested, removing the light-coloured stubble and crop residues from the soil surface and bringing dark bare earth to the top. Post-harvest tilling ...