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.
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.
Why a bill will be paid, why Brits need to learn about Europe and why Yanis Varoufakis is a dubious teacher for strategy. But that leather jacket may prove a perfect fit for Britain's chief negotiator.
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