US academics who help locate Holocaust mass graves and execution sites in Eastern Europe have used ground-penetrating radar to seek burial sites on Cyprus of people missing since the 1974 Turkish invasion and earlier interethnic strife.


“The initiative of the Archimedes center started as a thought and today is a real project which has guaranteed funding from the recovery fund in order to gather in Greece brilliant minds who work on this subject. I am also looking forward to this,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Wednesday at an event for the establishment of the Archimedes research center, which will focus on the subjects of artificial intelligence, data science and algorithms.

Grieving parents were at high risk of a heart attack in the days following the death of a child, and an increased risk may persist for years. [Sun Bai/The New York Times]

Losing a child is one of the most emotionally wrenching experiences a parent can go through. New research suggests it may also literally damage the heart. The study found that in the days after the death of a child, a parent is at greatly increased risk for a heart attack, and the increased risk may persist for years.


The United States Embassy in Athens, in co-operation with non-profit organization SciCo, announced this week the second year of STEM Stars Greece. Its goal is to support, highlight, and reward high-school students who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).


European Space Agency (ESA) flight surgeon Adrianos Golemis, seen here in a Mars simulation suit, monitoring the well-being of the astronauts before and during spaceflight as well as during their rehabilitation after their return.

Members of the nonprofit Libre Space Foundation traveled from Greece to Spain to test the resilience of the materials in the picosatellites they manufactured.

So far, so good. It is dawn on September 3 and the members of the Libre Space Foundation are staying up to watch a live broadcast from California of a rocket launch by the private American corporation Firefly Aerospace from their lab in Athens or their homes all over Greece.

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Cyprus aims to join the global space exploration drive by developing a compact, X-Ray instrument capable of dating Martian soil and rock samples relatively accurately to potentially reveal more about the Red Planet’s geological history and offer a glimpse of Earth’s own future.


The oldest known pre-human footprints, discovered on the island of Crete in 2002, have been dated as being 6.05 million years old, about 350,000 years older than originally estimated, according to a scientific study published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports.