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Europe’s oldest astronaut Paolo Nespoli recently arrived home after a 139 day stay on the International Space Station. The 60-year-old Italian spent just three hours returning from the ISS with crewmates Randy Bresnik from NASA and Roscosmos’ Sergei Ryazansky.He touched down beneath a clear blue sky, and went from the 22 degree Celsius comfort of […]

A note that scientist Albert Einstein gave to a courier in Tokyo, which briefly described his theory on happy living, has surfaced after 95 years and is up for auction in Jerusalem. It was 1922, and the German-born physicist famous for his theory of relativity, was on a lecture tour in Japan. He had recently […]

In Croatia, a concrete organ for the sea has been constructed on the edge of the Adriatic Sea, and it uses the natural movement of the water to make eerily beautiful music. The Sea Organ in Zadar, Croatia is more than 230-feet long, and it has 35 different pipes built into the concrete that are […]

The days of fumbling for change to give to a street charity may be coming to an end, as recently the Simon Community have been accepting Apple Pay and Android Pay phone swipes around Dublin streets. AIB Bank is assisting the initiative, and donated a number of contactless ‘Clover’ terminals to the Dublin Simon Community […]

London-born Caroline Murphy never thought she would end up selling eggs in West Cork, Ireland. But after moving to Cork she bought 4 hens and slowly but surely built up an egg business from there. Caroline saw she had a good wholesome product to push and started getting it onto the supermarket shelves and into […]

The launch of Ireland’s food brand ‘Ornua’ into the world’s 11th largest economy of South Korea and Japan has boosted the recent Irish trade mission led by Agriculture Minister Michael Creed and Bord Bia Chief Executive Tara McCarthy. The company is to expand into the South Korean market, with the launch of Kerrygold butter, to […]

A former lawmaker and political exile Darío Ramírez from Venezuela who now lives in Panama, recently proposed to his girlfriend under unusual circumstances. He met his fiancé, Maryangel Espinal, in church a year and a half ago, so it made sense to him to propose in a religious setting. So he decided to use his […]

In the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi recently celebrated the opening of its Louvre museum with a fireworks display, complemented with performance artists and colourful projections. French President Emmanuel Macron was the guest of honour at the event. The UAE capital is positioning itself as a city of cultural tourism with a display of hundreds […]

In the US, two-year-old Gideon Purchase has overcome stage 4 cancer with breakthrough treatment at a children’s hospital in Tennessee. His healthy appearance and happy personality hide the arduous battle he fought for most of his brief 2 years of life. When Gideon was 6 months old, he lost his appetite, began to sleep poorly, […]

In London, a catering business is turning surplus artisan produce into high-quality, affordable meals. Although the vast majority of the UK’s retail sector food waste comes from supermarkets, it’s a problem that impacts independent artisan food suppliers too. The scale may be small, but the quality from these suppliers is high. Everything from specialist cheeses […]


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