Japanese Masazo Nonaka Confirmed as World's Oldest Living Man Aged 112

Masazo Nonaka from Japan was recognised today as the world's oldest man at the ripe old age of 112, as his family revealed his secret: sweets and hot baths. Nonaka, who was born on July 25, 1905 — just months before Albert Einstein published his theory of special relativity — received a certificate from Guinness World Records at home on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido.

Borage is not boring!

No, this not a phrase made up just for the sake of a catchy title! This must have been the perception of the plant Borago officinalis in 16th and 17th century England. In his colossal work Herball-Generall Historie of Plantes, first published in 1597, English botanist and herbalist John Gerard wrote:

Locusts infest western Lesvos

Swarms of locusts are plaguing the western part of Lesvos and are posing a threat to crops in Sigri, Mesotopo, Hidira and upland areas around Eressos, according to local reports on Wednesday.

Experts said locusts have always troubled the island but this year the phenomenon has intensified due to high temperatures and humidity.

Bulgarian Researches Make Scientific Breakthrough in the Fight against Cancer

A large-scale study involving Bulgarian scientists could influence the cancer treatment process. An international team of scientists from Bulgaria, Germany and the United States unveils the dynamics of 70 key proteins involved in the DNA repair. This provides a platform for fundamental research of the process and effect of anticancer drugs.