Only shrubs grew naturally in the sandy acid soil that farmer Volker Miros chose as a site to test the potential for truffle production in South Africa.
A pasta order comes in and the robotic arm springs into action at the Roboeatz eatery in Riga. After five minutes of gyrations, a piping hot plate is ready.
Shares of Tencent and other major Chinese gaming companies plummeted Tuesday after a state-run media article described online games as “spiritual opium”, prompting the tech giant to consider a playing ban on children under 12 altogether.
Some 28 per cent of people living in the EU cannot afford to go away on holiday for a week, according to a study published on Monday by the European Trade Union Confederation.
First the entire village is shooed indoors, its power supply is cut, and finally bananas and other elephant treats are dumped on the opposite side of town to coax the uninvited guests to pass through.
In her boat off the northeastern US coast, 101-year-old Virginia Oliver expertly handles the slick body of a lobster as she snaps rubber bands around its claws, just as she has done since age seven.
In her yellow-and-white striped beach hut, Melanie Whitehead boils the kettle for a cup of tea and sits gazing out over the North Sea.
At a new playground in central Warsaw, algae feast on pollutants and carbon dioxide to provide a bubble of clean oxygen in a city ranked as one of the most polluted capitals in the EU.
Residents of the Austrian capital have queued for more than 130 years to sample the Italian ice cream of the Molin-Pradel family, one of Vienna’s oldest gelato dynasties.
In a manufacturing workshop in Prey Veng province in south-eastern Cambodia, bright colourful plastic houseware products are well organised and stacked neatly from floor to ceiling.