On Sunday, May 19, more than 20 000 runners from 60 countries of the world will be participating in the Nordea Riga marathon. The runners will be offered two distances to run: five and ten kilometres, as well as a semi-marathon and other marathon distances.
On the International Museum Day (May 18) Latvia will hold the Museum Night event in its largest cities. This year's topic is “Green colour – the forest”.
A Chinese firm best known for building air conditioning units is constructing a vertical city. Broad Sustainable Construction (BSB) said this week that next month it will finally break ground on its the tower that will not only be the world’s tallest but could, according to BSB, become a model for how China deals with mass urbanization.
Most people would rather not do it, a group of leading researchers, however, say drug wastewater analysis is an exciting and «rapidly-developing scientific discipline» that may useful to shape the way we treat illicit drug use.
Natural disasters have claimed countless human lives throughout history, with their unexpected waves of destruction. But there's still something uniquely terrifying and heart-breaking about an industrial disaster, when our best precautions fail and our achievements turn deadly. Here are the worst industrial catastrophes ever.
Latvia's representatives – PeR group – failed to enter the finals of Eurovision on Thursday, May 16.
When two Swedish economists set out to examine whether economic freedom made people any more or less racist, they knew how they would gauge economic freedom, but they needed to find a way to measure a country’s level of racial tolerance. So they turned to something called the World Values Survey, which has been measuring global attitudes and opinions for decades.
Unlike previous years, there was a fewer number of insurance claims submitted to insurance companies in regard to thefts of brand new cars. Compared to last year, mirrors of expensive cars seem to be stolen a lot less in recent times. This is because the items are often marked, and therefore are a lot harder to sell.
On Thursday, May 16, Latvia's representatives – PeR group – will be performing in Sweden's city of Malme with their song Here We Go in the second semifinal of Eurovision.
There are few drugs more readily available to 21st century people than caffeine. It long ago made the jump from coffee and sodas into energy drinks and guarana-infused shots, and now the leg-jiggling alkaloid is worming its way out of your drinks and into your food via energized sunflower seeds and extreme sport jelly beans. And now, caffeine could show up somewhere even farther from the coffee cup: your toothbrush.
The tech world is mystified and frightened by teens. At the same time, tech companies are desperately catering to them, knowing that teens will shape the industry's future.
A 1968 work by German painter Gerhard Richter has been sold for a record price for a living artist's work. The photo-painting «Domplatz, Mailand» («Cathedral Square, Milan») was sold for EUR 46.5 million.
The creaking trucks that ply Pakistan's treacherous highways form a vibrant tapestry in the country's often bleak and rugged landscape. Showcasing the Pakistani tradition of painting vehicles elaborately, the trucks are covered with everything from detailed arabesques and Urdu calligraphy to portraits of Pakistani pop icons. Often, drivers hang chains of bells from their vehicles' bumpers.
Both Latvia’s neighbours – Lithuania and Estonia – have overcome the first semi-finals of the international song contest Eurovision.