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Underwater drilling for research at the volcanic complex of Santorini

The US research vessel ‘JOIDES Resolution’ will carry out drilling in the sea area of Santorini from mid December 2022 until mid February 2023. The aim of the drilling is the reconstruction of the geological history of the volcanic complex of Christiani, Santorini and Kolumbo by collecting sediment cores from …

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Ancient Greeks used mercenaries from Northern Europe, DNA analysis finds

Ancient DNA research has shown that the ancient Greeks used mercenaries from Northern Europe. The ancient Greeks, at least in Greater Greece, used in their army from time to time mercenaries from very distant places. Wars and mercenaries played an important role in the large-scale movement of people in the …

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Turkey continues hydrocarbon surveys in East Mediterranean Sea

Turkey continues its energy research in the East Mediterranean Sea with seismic research vessel Oru Reis to have entered again the Greek continental shelf in the early morning hours of Monday. At the same time, it announced that tis second research vessel, the Yavuz, will continue its survey in the …

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Turkey withdraws Oruc Reis, sends Barbaross inside Cyprus’ EEZ

The “joy” for Turkey’s temporary freeze of  hydrocarbon research activities south of the Greek islands of Kastellorizo and Rhodes, was of short duration. A few hours later, Turkey issued a new navigation notification (NAVTEX) for its second seismic research vessel Barbaros in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. The NAVTEX blocks an …

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Turkey’s research vessel Oruc Reis enters Greece’s continental shelf

Turkish seismic research vessel Oruc Reis has been spotted within the boundaries of the Greek continental shelf on Friday morning. The Greek Armed Forces have deployed the frigate Nikiforos Fokas to the area to closely monitor the vessel’s activity. Oruc Reis entered the Greek continental shelf in the south-eastern Aegean …

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Bureaucracy undermines scientific research in Greece

Science and Research are not road construction works although they are treated like this by the Greek government. As the chairman of the Foundation of Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), Prof. Nektarios Tavernarakis says, “A looming problem that Greek research centers need to overcome, is the extremely complicated bureaucratic system for …

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DNA analysis sheds light on origins of Minoans and Mycenaeans

During the Bronze Age, two important civilizations emerged in Greece: the Minoans and, later, the Mycenaeans. These ancient peoples were among the earliest of the so-called “high cultures” of Europe: they communicated with sophisticated writing systems, painted elaborate frescoes, and—in the case of the Mycenaeans—built fortifications so large that later …

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Four in Ten Young Greeks would accept Greece’s exit from the EU

92% of young people in Greece do not trust politics. the same attitude is common to 66% of young people in Germany. Almost four in 10 young Greeks do not negatively approach Grexit, that is the possibility of the Greece to leave the European Union. While in Germany only 9% …

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Survey: 1:4 Greeks Would Hurl Eggs anf Yogurt Against Politicians

 Uncertainty and fear for the future, continuous hikes and taxes, unemployment and  wage cuts, arm the citizens’ hands who are ready to ‘explode’ against the politicians at the first opportunity. Reactions such as attacks with eggs and yogurt, and even the use of force against the politicians are considered by many as “effective practices”. The …

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