This Is What Europe's Solar Eclipse Looked Like From Space

This morning Europe was lucky enough to enjoy a solar eclipse—though only those in the Faroe Islands and Svalbard, Norway, were theoretically able to see a full occlusion. This wonderful view from space, though, we can all appreciate. » 3/20/15 8:30am 3/20/15 8:30am

What do other countries call Santa Claus?

Christmas Man. Daddy Christmas. Grandfather Frost. Yule Man. Yule Elder. Yule Gnome. Yule Goat. Father Christmas. Old Man Christmas. Biblical Magi. Christ Child. Christmas Log. All those names are names for Santa Claus in other countries around the world. Calling him just Santa Claus just seems so boring in… » 12/24/14 8:03pm 12/24/14 8:03pm

What the USA thinks of Europe and what Europe thinks of the USA

Stereotypes today are typically outdated and vaguely racist but when harmless, they can be quite comical. Like these quick hitter animations about what the USA thinks of Europe and vice versa and what different parts of Europe thinks about the other parts. They're a lot of fun to watch. » 10/22/14 9:27pm 10/22/14 9:27pm

How much a European city has changed in 100 years

My favorite thing about these then and now type of videos that show what the world used to look like versus what it looks like now is not seeing what has changed but seeing how much has actually stayed the same. This video shows the 100 year difference at Alkmaar in the Netherlands. » 9/19/14 9:44pm 9/19/14 9:44pm

Switzerland Puts Secret Bacteria in Cheese to Catch Knockoffs

In parts of Europe, where cheese is taken seriously as a source of national pride, entire labs are devoted to spotting knockoff Emmental and Gruyere. Switzerland has what may be the most impressive strategy yet: secret cocktails of bacteria, sent only to licensed cheesemakers, that work as living biological tracers. » 8/28/14 3:46pm 8/28/14 3:46pm

A sneak peek into the guts of the new European Space Shuttle

Photographer Enrico Sacchetti got a peek of Europe's new experimental space shuttle, the Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle, and sent us this cool photo of its guts. The IXV will be launched from Kourou, French Guiana, on October 2014. » 8/25/14 10:30pm 8/25/14 10:30pm

Wikipedia Reveals Which Pages the "Right to be Forgotten" Law Killed

Earlier this week, Europe's controversial "Right to be forgotten" legislation started going after Wikipedia pages. Now we know more: Wikipedia has revealed the five pages removed from Google searches, adding up to more than 50 links in total. » 8/06/14 10:44am 8/06/14 10:44am

13 European Dream Homes You Can Actually Rent

It's no secret that Europe is full of magical places. However, you're probably never going to stay in Windsor Castle or sleep in Rapunzel's tower. You might, however, enjoy a similar brush with a fairy tale thanks to this architecture-loving travel agency in Germany. » 8/05/14 9:00am 8/05/14 9:00am

Europe's "Right to be Forgotten" Law Kills Its First Wikipedia Page

Europe's controversial "Right to be forgotten" ruling has claimed its first Wikipedia page victim, according to Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales. Wales told The Observer that the E.U. legislation is "completely insane and needs to be fixed." » 8/04/14 4:38pm 8/04/14 4:38pm

In the wake of the EU decision that people have a "right to be forgotten" on Google, Microsoft is now offering Bing users in Europe the chance to request that certain links in search results be removed. And evidently, Yahoo will be next. » 7/17/14 10:11am 7/17/14 10:11am

Visit Spain, See Wolves

Which country in Western Europe has more wolves than Montana, Idaho and Wyoming combined? Spain. What follows is my experience finding the wolves and how you can too. » 6/14/14 9:34am 6/14/14 9:34am

Sorry, You Won't Be Editing Your Google Results in the US Any Time Soon

A couple weeks ago, the internet lit up with the news of the European Court of Justice ruling that would require Google to delete irrelevant or outdated information from their search results. "Finally!" you might've thought. "I can get those frat party pics out of my results!" But, as a new Associated Press story… » 5/25/14 3:00pm 5/25/14 3:00pm

The UK Is Building Its First Nuclear Plant in a Quarter Century

The UK has set some very ambitious carbon reduction goals for itself—including the overall reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by a whopping 80 percent by 2050, but this goal is proving more challenging than anticipated. At this rate, the UK will have to go fully-carbon free by 2030. So to meet its environmental… » 10/23/13 11:30am 10/23/13 11:30am

Bike Your Way To Adventure With These Sweet City Cycling Guides

Rapha has been a one-stop-shop for all kinds of cool bike accessories since launching its first collection in 2004; in addition to the stylish wearables, they’ve got a small batch of prints and publications dedicated to the joy of road climbs and racing. Now, they're adding leisure travel to the mix with an eight… » 10/17/13 6:00pm 10/17/13 6:00pm

Fall Into This Mesmerizing Timelapse Of Famous European Buildings

Even if you've never seen them in person, we've all gotten glimpses of the Palace of Westminster or the Arc de Triomphe on television, in magazines or wherever. And most likely those brief encounters have even been high res. But Luke Shepard's Nightvision takes images of famous European architecture to a whole new… » 8/04/13 6:21pm 8/04/13 6:21pm

Europe's Killer Drone Is Alive and Flying

It looks like a furious Cylon, it subsists on croissants and lattes, and now it's successfully on its way to blowing things up: the European nEUROn drone just made a giant leap. » 12/03/12 4:00pm 12/03/12 4:00pm

EU Antitrust Commission Charges Microsoft Over Browser Selection

An EU antitrust commission is charging Microsoft: it didn't offer browser choices in Win7. Fines to be decided. [Europa] » 10/24/12 6:40am 10/24/12 6:40am

Apple Winning the Patent Wars Is Great for Innovation

I said this in August 24, 2011, exactly one year before a US jury declared that Samsung had intentionally copied Apple and then some: "We hope Apple wins the patent wars." And happily, they did. » 8/27/12 2:29pm 8/27/12 2:29pm

Optical Drive Cartel Suspected of Keeping Prices High

Despite the fact that optical drives are probably on the way out, the European Commission has announced that it suspects thirteen manufacturers of being involved in a five-year bid-rigging cartel in an attempt to keep prices artificially elevated. » 7/24/12 8:01am 7/24/12 8:01am

Apple Wins Europe-Wide Ban of Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7

Another day, another Apple-Samsung death match. This time, Apple has succeeded in banning the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 across the entirety of Europe, because it was found to have infringed on Apple drawings that date back to 2004. » 7/24/12 5:56am 7/24/12 5:56am