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Six impressive wonders of nature in Europe

Nature is the most wondrous work of art. There are many amazing works of art. Many of them are far away and many of them are located in Europe.

November 21 in pictures

BNN offers you to take a look at topical, interesting and simply beautiful pictures of the day.

Calendar of cultural events in Lithuania. Italian Music Concert «Les Strade D’s Europa»

BNN offers you a selection of cultural and sports events in Lithuania for the week during November 21-27

More than half of Latvians to spend up to EUR 20 on festive meal

52% of Latvia’s residents plan to spend upwards to EUR 20 on the festive meal to celebrate the national holiday. 36% plan to spend EUR 21-40 and 9% of residents intend to spend EUR 41-60 on the meal, according to results of a survey conducted by Maxima Latvija.

How to survive in Antarctica? Seven survival tips

Antarctica is a 14 million m2 large desert, where wind speed often reaches 200 m/h, air temperature often drops as far as -73° C and the air is as dry as it is in the Sahara Desert. Scientists working in Antarctica live as though they are on a space station. This is how dangerous this place truly is.

Ten pieces of advice for healthy sleep

Healthy sleep is one of the keys for good health. It improves our well-being and appearance. But what to do if we have problems with falling asleep? What recommendations are worth listening to?

November 14 in pictures

BNN offers you to take a look at topical, interesting and simply beautiful pictures of the day.

Two euro commemorative coin dedicated to Vidzeme to be released soon

On Tuesday, 15 November, the Bank of Latvia will release a two euro coin dedicated to Vidzeme. This coin, featuring Vidzeme’s coat of arms, will be one of the bank’s contributions to the country’s 100th jubilee.

Calendar of cultural events in Lithuania. XI International Slavic Folk Festival «Pokrovskije Kolokola»

BNN offers you a selection of cultural and sports events in Lithuania for the week during November 14-20

Four events worth attending during Latvia’s national celebration month

November is a month of patriotism for Latvia. There are many events organized to reflect the mood and commemorate the bravery of Latvian troops in their fight for freedom.

VIDEO: how does the body react when it is kept awake for 48 hours?

According to an American study, spending six hour asleep over a course of two weeks, force a person’s mental and physical abilities to decline to a level equal to a state after spending 48 hours awake. But how does a person’s body react to being kept awake for two days straight and dangerous it is for health? An experiment was conducted in Latvia in autumn this year to find out.

Plans to colonize Mars – a look at history

The red planet has always been a fascinating object for scientists and writers. Mankind has been dreaming of visiting Mars for at least 70 years. Fortunately, technologies have reached a point when such a trip may be possible.

PHOTO: snowy Riga

Weather in Latvia remains dictated by the north-west portion of the leaving cyclone. With that, the country had to deal with precipitation throughout most of Monday, 7 November.

Largest supermoon in 78 years soon in the sky

A worthwhile astronomy event is expected to take place in November, when the Moon will be as close to the Earth as it has last been in 1948.

Photo: fire fighters put out dangerous fire in Kipsala

After approximately four hours, fire fighters managed to localize and neutralize a very dangerous fire that broke out in a hangar in Kipsala in the evening on 2 November.

A look at the new apartment and office complex in New Teika

Hanner Real Estate as begun the construction of a new office centre in New Teika district. This will be the final stage of the current New Teika development plan. The new office centre and other buildings there form the largest office complex in Riga and offer office space and comfortable surroundings in an area of more than 50,000 m2.

Weekend destination: torch hike in Mangalsala active tourism portal offers residents and tourists to enjoy the coming of winter with an exciting torch hike in Mangalsala. The start is planned for 6 November. The hike will commence at 17:00 in Mangalsala at Stavvadu Street bus stop.

Clocks to be turned one hour back at the end of October

Daylight saving time will end in Latvia and elsewhere in the world on 30 October, when clocks will have to be turned one hour back.

Five possible natural disasters that worry researchers

Massive floods, fires, earthquakes and volcano eruptions – without a doubt, those are natural processes that transpire on earth. These processes are also affected by climate change, which is something mankind is responsible for.

PHOTO: Latvians 120 years ago

Up until 17 September 2017, the National History Museum of Latvia will be holding an exhibition for a wide audience ‘The Latvians: An Interpretation. Latvian Ethnographic Exhibition of 1896’. This exhibition will reflect the exhibition that was held in Riga 120 years ago.

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