Archive for 'January,2013'

A gesture from a real estate agent

A gesture from a real estate agent

Antonio Gimeno, a real estate agent from Madrid, has offered the Valencian council of Alcudia 28 homes that were not being used, through his company Bigeco, so they may be rented out at the reduced rate of 50 euros per […]

100,000-year-old Posidonia

100,000-year-old Posidonia

We all surely know the unique coast of Formentera with the spectacular colours it boasts thanks to the Posidonia, an algae of great ecological value that is under threat. Recently, researchers from the Spanish CSIC have discovered a clone of […]

Technology to write with the eyes

Technology to write with the eyes

A team of scientists from the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris has designed a device that allows a person to write by means of controlled eye movements. This device is aimed at assisting people with communication difficulties, and […]

Nobel Prizes

Nobel Prizes

The Nobel Prizes are awarded every year to people who have carried out investigations of particular relevance during the preceding year. Nowadays, such great minds are rewarded for finding solutions to today’s problems. This is why, in some way, we […]

Collective satisfaction

Collective satisfaction

Can Parades is an organic fruit and vegetable farm in Sant Miquel. Just under a year ago its owner, Toni Riera Tur, decided that chicken rearing would be his next venture. This would require a chicken coup large enough to […]

Happiness is the precursor to success, not vice versa

Happiness is the precursor to success, not vice versa

Shawn Achor is the founder of Good Think, Inc. and the author of The Happiness Advantage. In 2006, he was the head teaching fellow for Positive Psychology – the most popular course at Harvard at the time. He holds a […]

Charitable glasses

Charitable glasses

The market model “buy one, gift one” that in the beginning was well received in the States is expanding more and more, with a strong base in committed solidarity. Farely is a young brand whose sales and distribution of glasses […]

Towards greener power plants

Towards greener power plants

Researchers from the Institute of Technology and Energy Systems of Darmstadt Technical University (Germany) have created a system to capture and use CO2 that would allow a reduction of more than 90% in the carbon dioxide emissions of power plants. […]

Wealth distribution in 11 European countries

Wealth distribution in 11 European countries

The Financial Transaction Tax (FFT), more commonly known as the Robin Hood Tax, is a tax designed to channel a proportion of profits from large companies to good causes. Implemented earlier this year in France, the initiative has since been […]

Deforestation drops in Brazil

Deforestation drops in Brazil

63% of the planet’s tropical forests are found in Brazil. The Brazilian government has recently released some data that offer renewed hope for our planet’s environment. Deforestation in this giant South American country has fallen in the last year to […]

Global wind energy council

Global wind energy council

The latest reports about renewable energies indicate that wind energy will experience full expansion over the next years. According to the latest data provided by Greenpeace International and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), it is predicted that energy coming […]

Record-breaking supergran says, “It’s never too late.”

Record-breaking supergran says, “It’s never too late.”

Just as we move into 2013, leaving the buzz of the 2012 Olympics well and truly behind us, we can take heart from the story of a lady recently officially named ‘the world’s oldest gymnast’ in the Guinness World Records. […]

Clamping down on cyberbullying

Clamping down on cyberbullying

Bullying in and around high schools has been a problem for many years. With the dawn of social media and internet forums, bullies have been able to increase their attacks with limited risk of being caught. Sometimes these verbal or […]

Salvation comes in many forms…

Salvation comes in many forms…

The story of a stray cat named Bob has earned itself a place on the bestseller book list; having sold over ¼ million copies. It is the story of a stray cat that inspired a recovering heroin addict into sustained […]

Greetings from outer space

Greetings from outer space

It may surprise you to hear that the International Space Station is the third brightest object in the sky after the sun and the moon. It is apparently most visible at dawn and dusk and, when skies are clear, it […]

DID YOU KNOW THAT…?

DID YOU KNOW THAT…?

Forgiving is good for your health: Research carried out by the Stanford Forgiveness Project has revealed that people who were able to forgive found improvements to both their psychological and physical health, and an improvement it their general quality of […]

Natural flu fighting tips

Natural flu fighting tips

Thankfully, us island residents can enjoy the fact that the cold winter months will soon give way to warmer days. However, there is no avoiding that January and February are the months when flu and colds are at their most […]

The Quantum Connection

The Quantum Connection

Throughout the ages mystics and sages have spoken of a “Oneness” that connects us to everything in the Universe, and now modern science is coming to the same conclusion. Cleve Backster first encountered the magic of this Quantum Matrix over […]

Coop News from around the island

Coop News from around the island

Good day, dear readers, and a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year to you all! We thought it would be nice to begin the year by reporting on some of the innovative and positive projects that Ibiza Coop members […]