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The Story Behind the “Greek Foot” and its Medical Explanation

The Story Behind the “Greek Foot” and its Medical Explanation A stone foot with the “Greek toe” and sandal, 1st century BC to 1st century AD, at Chapel Corridor, Chatsworth House – Derbyshire, England. Public Domain The famous “Greek foot,” commonly found on ancient Greek statues, was initially attributed to the Golden Ratio that ancient […]

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Present and future of ailing Greek pro football now at stake

Present and future of ailing Greek pro football now at stake The published reasoning behind a landmark ruling by the Hellenic Football Federation’s (EPO) court of arbitration regarding the case against Panagiotis Dimitriou, the acting president of the federation after the resignation of Th. Zagorakis, along with first vice-president Stergios Antoniou and EPO treasurer Clearchos […]

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Behind the scenes of the US-Greece Mutual Defence Cooperation Agreement talks

Behind the scenes of the US-Greece Mutual Defence Cooperation Agreement talks By Angelos Athanasopoulos On 5 October, 2019, the signing in Athens of the US-Greece Mutual Defence Cooperation Agreement (MDCA) by foreign minister Nikos Dendias and his American counterpart Mike Pompeo took place in Athens. The agreement provided for the withdrawal of older facilities that […]

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Husband-and-wife team behind mRNA vaccine to get prize in Thessaloniki

Husband-and-wife team behind mRNA vaccine to get prize in Thessaloniki A Turkish-German husband-and-wife scientific team behind the revolutionary mRNA vaccine against the novel coronavirus, Drs Ugur Sahin and Ozlem Tureci, will be presented with the Empress Theophano Prize in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on Wednesday. Drs Sahin and Tureci co-founded research firm BioNTech in Mainz, Germany […]

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Electric car proliferation still at very low level

Electric car proliferation still at very low level Greece seem to be falling behind in efforts to get more electric vehicles on the streets, with the cost of purchase, compared to hybrid cars, being the main obstacle. According to a recent survey by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA), countries, like Greece, with a market […]

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ISIS-K: Who is the ISIS Affiliate Behind the Kabul Airport Attack?

ISIS-K: Who is the ISIS Affiliate Behind the Kabul Airport Attack? ISIS-K, the group behind the Kabul Airport attack, is an affiliate of ISIS and has had a presence in Afghanistan for the past few years. Credit: Carl Montgomery, CC BY 2.0 In his speech addressing the Kabul airport attack on Thursday, President Joe Biden […]

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Why Greeks Break Plates: The History Behind the Custom

Why Greeks Break Plates: The History Behind the Custom Breaking plates signifies celebration and joy in Greece. Credit: Abraham Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4. The sound of a plate smashing, shattering loudly as it meets the floor, is distinctive and tends to turn heads in a restaurant. Most of us, startled, think, Oh No! an […]

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Petros Antoniadis, the Greek Filmmaker Behind Amazon’s New Series

Petros Antoniadis, the Greek Filmmaker Behind Amazon’s New Series Filmmaker Petros Antoniadis on set. Photo: handout Greek filmmaker Petros Antoniadis is quickly making his way up the ladder in the entertainment industry. Antoniadis is slated to be involved in Amazon Prime Video’s latest original project, the details of which are still unreleased. The subscription streaming […]

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Port Authority patrolling coastal front of Evia for evacuees left behind

Port Authority patrolling coastal front of Evia for evacuees left behind Port Authority (PA) officials and the Greek Rescue Team are checking beaches at Evia island constantly, in case there are any more evacuees, they reported on Sunday. According to the authority, 23 people were evacuated from various beaches, and were transported to Pefki, the […]

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«Behind the Flame» – Η υπερπροσπάθεια Ελλήνων αθλητών πριν τους Ολυμπιακούς του Τόκιο

«Behind the Flame» – Η υπερπροσπάθεια Ελλήνων αθλητών πριν τους Ολυμπιακούς του Τόκιο Το Ολυμπιακό Μουσείο Αθήνας, με αφορμή τους Ολυμπιακούς Αγώνες στο Τόκιο, φιλοξενεί από τις 31 Ιουλίου 2021 έως τις 30 Σεπτεμβρίου 2021, στην Αίθουσα Εκπαιδευτικών Δράσεων, στο επίπεδο 2, την τρίτη κατά σειρά ατομική έκθεση φωτογραφίας του Νίκου Ζήκου «Behind the Flame». […]

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Why Greece Has Low Vaccination Rate While US Reaches 70%

Why Greece Has Low Vaccination Rate While US Reaches 70% Greece’s vaccination rate lags behind the US and other EU nations. Credit: Public Domain Greece’s slowing vaccination rate has been put under the microscope once more as the US reached President Joe Biden’s goal of vaccinating 70 percent of the population against the coronavirus on […]

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Greece on Fire: Huge Wildfires Leave Ruins and Devastation Behind

Greece on Fire: Huge Wildfires Leave Ruins and Devastation Behind Greece dealt with a total of 81 different wildfires on Tuesday. Credit: Pyrosvestiki / Twitter Tuesday was one of the worst days of this summer in terms of fires in Greece, with massive wildfires raging in Varympompi, Athens, on the islands of Evia and Kos, […]

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Satoshi Nakamoto, Creator of Bitcoin: Who is Behind the Pseudonym?

Satoshi Nakamoto, Creator of Bitcoin: Who is Behind the Pseudonym? Who is actually behind the identity “Satoshi Nakamoto,” the pseudonym credited as the creator of Bitcoin? Credit: Deal Drop Images, CC BY-2.0 “Satoshi Nakamoto” is universally credited as the founder of the now ubiquitous cryptocurrency Bitcoin, but who is Nakamoto? The answer is more complicated […]

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Stelios Papadopoulos: The Greek Behind the New Promising Alzheimer’s Drug

Stelios Papadopoulos: The Greek Behind the New Promising Alzheimer’s Drug Biogen Chairman Stelios Papadopoulos on new drug for Alzheimer’s. Credit: Screenshot Youtube There is a Greek man from Thessaloniki with a new wonder drug on the market — but he is not Albert Bourla. Stelios Papadopoulos of Biogen is now offering hope for millions suffering […]

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Behind the scenes of the June 1964 Cyprus crisis

Behind the scenes of the June 1964 Cyprus crisis Much has been written about America’s involvement in Greek and Turkish politics. Historians, analysts and ordinary citizens have attempted to decode its actions, with documents, letters and minutes revealing little-known aspects of history. Only rarely, however, can we become a fly on the wall, understanding why […]

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Women push against being left behind amid pandemic recovery

Women push against being left behind amid pandemic recovery Proponents of women’s progress on Tuesday launched a political push in Rome to ensure that global pandemic recovery efforts won’t leave women lagging even farther behind, with the chief of the European Union’s executive arm lamenting the scarcity of women in political leadership positions. Advocates are […]

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Call to church leadership to rally behind efforts

Call to church leadership to rally behind efforts Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias and the government’s chief adviser on the coronavirus pandemic, infectious disease professor Sotiris Tsiodras, are planning to address the Church of Greece’s highest authority on Tuesday in a bid to rally the clergy behind the Covid-19 vaccination push. Kikilias said that the meeting […]

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The Science Behind Greek Food’s Amazing Healthy Properties

The Science Behind Greek Food’s Amazing Healthy Properties Greek food and the Mediterranean diet. Credit: Greek Reporter Greek food is often considered among the most healthy cuisines in the world, as it is linked to the Mediterranean diet, which has been proven to have countless health benefits. The Mediterranean diet is the utmost example of […]

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The Neuroscience Behind Why Your Brain May Need Time to Adjust Post Social Distancing

The Neuroscience Behind Why Your Brain May Need Time to Adjust Post Social Distancing An image we have faced many times over the past year- the human face hidden behind a mask with social distancing in mind. Credit: www.vperemen.com (CC BY-SA 4.0) In order to re-adjust in the post social distancing era, your brain may […]

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Police round up burglary gang on Mykonos

Police round up burglary gang on Mykonos A criminal gang behind a series of burglaries targeting houses and villas on the popular Aegean resort island of Mykonos has been dismantled, police said on Thursday. A total of seven foreign nationals were arrested – six men and one woman, aged 23, 25, 30, 32, 33, 34 […]

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The ancient Thessalonians are here

The ancient Thessalonians are here The researchers refer to him as “501,” as if he were a secret agent. But the man behind the door of the Laboratory of Physical Anthropology in Komotini, a city in northeastern Greece, is long dead, and all that remains is his skeleton, spread out across a large table. Forming […]

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A Drought May Be Behind the “Bronze Age Collapse”

A Drought May Be Behind the “Bronze Age Collapse” Lion’s Gate, Mycenae. The Mycenaean Civilization was destroyed during the Bronze Age Collapse. Credit: Andreas Trepte/CC-BY-SA-2.5 Archaeologists and historians have long debated the cause of the “Bronze Age Collapse,” or the period when multiple, distinct ancient civilizations all collapsed one after the other around 3,200 years […]

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Alpha capital increase set for June 28

Alpha capital increase set for June 28 Alpha Services and Holdings, the company behind Alpha Bank, will open the book for its 800-million-euro share capital increase on June 28. The company’s annual general meeting on Tuesday approved the capital increase with an 84.9% share of votes. A notable absentee was major shareholder John Paulson, who […]

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Erdogan says he and Biden must leave troubles behind at NATO meeting

Erdogan says he and Biden must leave troubles behind at NATO meeting Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he and US President Joe Biden must use a meeting on Monday to move on from past troubles, including a bitter dispute over Ankara’s purchase of Russian S-400 missiles. Before traveling to Monday’s NATO summit in Brussels, Erdogan […]

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US is far behind in developing offshore wind power

US is far behind in developing offshore wind power A constellation of 5,400 offshore wind turbines meet a growing portion of Europe’s energy needs. The United States has exactly seven. With more than 90,000 miles of coastline, the country has plenty of places to plunk down turbines. But legal, environmental and economic obstacles and even […]

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Dr. George Yancopoulos, the Mind Behind Regeneron’s Covid Treatment

Dr. George Yancopoulos, the Mind Behind Regeneron’s Covid Treatment Dr. George Yancopooulos and Dr. Leonard Schleifer of Regeneron at company headquarters in New York. Credit: Regeneron/Facebook Dr. George Yancopoulos is the CEO of Regeneron, maker of one of two experimental therapies for the treatment of “mild to moderate” cases of Covid-19 that was authorized by […]

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The Greek Behind the $2 Billion Chipita Cash Out

The Greek Behind the $2 Billion Chipita Cash Out Spyros Theodoropoulos, Chipita CEO at the 2020 Delphi Economic Forum Credit: YouTube Screenshot Spyros Theodoropoulos, an Athens-born and bred entrepreneur, has closed on a $2 billion deal to sell the packaged food company Chipita to the Chicago based behemoth Mondelez (formerly the Kraft company). “Opportunities are […]

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Greece’s reopening sends invitation again to skilled digital nomads

Greece’s reopening sends invitation again to skilled digital nomads Right behind tourists who are expected to come in greater numbers this summer to Greece will be digital nomads, people with special skills that let them work on computers remotely from anywhere in the world, the New Democracy government wanting to lure more. Greece opened to […]

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Juventus Star Morata Puts Disappointing Season Behind in Santorini Break

Juventus Star Morata Puts Disappointing Season Behind in Santorini Break One of the most beautiful places ever, one of the best dinners and the best company ever❤️ Morata’s partner wrote on Instagram about Santorini. Credit: Instagram/alicecampello  Juventus star striker Alvaro Morata put a disappointing season at Italy’s Serie A behind and escaped to Santorini for […]

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Athens Walking Tours: Tours must go on

Athens Walking Tours: Tours must go on With a challenging year behind us, during which we managed to keep our tours, visitors, and staff covid-free, 2021 will be one of the most significant years for tourism to date, thisisathens.org notes in the following article: “The world slowly but steadily recovers from the pandemic, vaccinations continue, […]

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