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Volcano That Fueled Atlantis Legend Could Erupt Again

Santorini caldera experiences first tremors in 60 years

(Newser) - The volcano that may have given birth to the Atlantis legend has reawakened after more than 60 years, and could be heading for a new eruption, LiveScience reports. About 3,600 years ago, eruptions at the Greek isle of Santorini devastated the Minoan civilization and reduced much of Santorini to... More »

12 Little-Known Wines Worth Trying

You may not have heard of them, but they're 'thrilling'

(Newser) - Ready to move beyond familiar cabernet sauvignons and chardonnays? Eric Asimov of the New York Times suggests a dozen little-known but “thrilling” wines to explore:
  • Assyrtiko: This white wine grape from the volcanic island of Santorini “produces dry, deliciously minerally wines” that pair well with seafood.
  • Frappato: These
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Man Held After Girlfriend Decapitated in Greece

(Newser) - A man on the Greek island of Santorini allegedly carried his girlfriend's head through the streets before police shot and apprehended him, the BBC reports. The 35-year-old is said to have decapitated his girlfriend, a teacher in her 20s, slashed an officer, and stolen a police jeep—which he crashed... More »

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