Minsk in Belarus, renowned for friendly locals, clean streets and leafy parks, came in second.
This city has come back from the dead many times, not least when it was reduced to rubble during WWII, Minsk is a European capital with a defiant Soviet identity.
Compared to most Europena cities, there isn't really that much to do and so is best enjoyed as a place to stroll around for a few days soaking up its unique atmosphere.
Tools designed to ensure computer code in smart cars does not crash has been inspired by hungry penguins.
The rounded sleeping capsules send guests drifting into ocean before arriving on desert island by morning.
Sitting on the saddle activates the part of the brain responsible for learning, a study has claimed.
Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.
Life on Earth may have arrived from Mars on an asteroid, scientists have claimed.
Lunar mission scheduled at the end of 2017 could find out if beer can be brewed on the moon.
A bottle used to teach children how far litter can travel ended up on Scottish beach after 8,700-mile journey.
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