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City-wide outdoor exhibit of Rembrandt works in Leiden

Posted on March 10th 2006 by Amy in Leiden, Travel

Phase two of the outdoor exposition “Young Rembrandt Large” in the city of Leiden began on Monday, February 27. In total 25 early works of the artist will be presented on huge cloth posters hung up throughout the city. More »

Five random photos

Posted on March 9th 2006 by Arthur in Personal, Photos, Travel

Here are five random travel photos that we have taken over the last few years. They are from Greece, Italy, Egypt, Tunisia and the United States. More »

Independent vs. chain restaurants in Holland

Posted on March 8th 2006 by Arthur in Food, Life in Holland, Shopping & Stuff

The first Subway in Holland opened in Eindhoven on 4 March 2000, and since then another 31 Subways have opened across the country. The sandwich company’s goal is to have 210 stores in this country by 2010, almost as many as the current 225 McDonald’s that we have here. More »

New tunnels for Dutch snakes and salamanders

Posted on March 6th 2006 by Arthur in Nature, News

This week the city of Wageningen has introduced two tunnels under a busy road that allows ringed snakes and salamanders to cross safely. These passageways have been around for toads, but are new for snakes and salamanders. More »

Rembrandt’s Mother: Myth and Reality

Posted on March 4th 2006 by Amy in Leiden, Life in Holland, Travel

On Sunday we visited the Lakenhal, which houses the city museum of Leiden. One of several special temporary Rembrandt anniversary exhibits was taking place: Rembrandt’s Mother: Myth and Reality. More »

Scientists decipher mysterious Nebra disc

Posted on March 3rd 2006 by Arthur in News, Science & technology

The purpose of the mysterious 3,600-year-old Bronze Age sky disc of Nebra, which caused a world-wide sensation when it was brought to the attention of the German public in 2002, is no longer a matter of speculation. German scientists have discovered that the disc was used as an advanced astronomical clock. More »

Profits in outer space

Posted on March 2nd 2006 by Arthur in Science & technology, Space

CNN’s Business 2.0 has a great story about the future of private space ventures and the incredible multi-billion dollar opportunities that lie ahead. More »

Giant squid on display in London’s NHM

Posted on March 1st 2006 by Arthur in Museums, Nature, News

A giant squid of 8.62m (28ft), nicknamed Archie after its Latin name Architeuthis dux, is on display at the Darwin Centre of London’s Natural History Museum. It is one of the biggest and most complete giant squids every found! More »