In the Norwegian valley town of Rjukan, giant mirrors have been erected to reflect the sun into the town's main square, which is normally into darkness in October. The idea was first thought up a century ago.
Scorpions have a bad reputation. Namibian scorpion researcher Martin Handjaba says it's unjustified. He tells DW about their painful stings, why they glow under UV light and why we shouldn't kill them.
A shrinking population and tighter household budgets mean that operators of short-stay hotels for amorous couples need to provide new experiences and seek out a new generation of clients. Julian Ryall reports.
The official countdown to the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro has begun with the lighting of the Olympic flame in Greece. This kicked off the torch relay leading up to the start of the Olympics in early August.
An Oslo firm have developed a laser gun which kills an out-of-control parasite threatening Norway's massive aquaculture industry.
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