Archive for 'April,2015'

Historic victory for Chilean students

Historic victory for Chilean students

After nine years of passionate student protests in Chile, the government has recently announced that they are set to scrap tuition fees for university students. A new tax to be levied on wealthy corporations will raise eight billion euros in […]

Exercise protects against depression

Exercise protects against depression

According to a new study regular exercise may help to safeguard the mind against depression through previously unknown effects on working muscles. Mental health experts have long been aware that exercise somehow makes people and animals emotionally more positive, but […]

A child’s cure is changing US cannabis laws

A child’s cure is changing US cannabis laws

Six year-old Charlotte Figi of Colorado in the US suffered from Dravet Syndrome, a debilitating condition that saw her suffer up to 300 seizures each week. After all attempts with conventional medicines and treatments failed, Charlotte’s parents, with the support […]

Solar Power growing in the UK

Solar Power growing in the UK

Solar power in the UK almost doubled in 2014, with total installations on homes, businesses, and even bridges, surpassing 650,000, according to figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change. There are now almost five gigawatts of solar photovoltaic […]

Major clean energy breakthroughs

Major clean energy breakthroughs

Recent months have seen numerous important improvements in the cost and efficiency of clean alternative energy. Some of the major breakthroughs include: Producing renewable energy from ocean waves. An underwater tidal turbine has been generating renewable energy off the coast […]

Meditation makes your cells happy

Meditation makes your cells happy

Steven Cole, a professor of medicine and psychiatry at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), has spent several decades investigating the connection between our emotions and our biology. He and his team of researchers have found proof that our […]

Hero with “superhuman strength”

Hero with “superhuman strength”

Michael Johannes was en route to his hometown of Minneapolis when his car burst into flames. No sooner had he started to pull over, than the engine cut out and the electronics failed; meaning that he was trapped and engulfed […]

Organ donors give millions of hours of life

Organ donors give millions of hours of life

A new study into the impact of organ donation in America has revealed that since the late 80’s, recipients have been given the gift of over 2 million hours of life. These staggering statistics emerged in a report in the […]

Himalayan ice samples show fall in pollution

Himalayan ice samples show fall in pollution

Ice samples from both sides of the Himalayan mountain range have revealed that the level of toxic pollution in the environment is falling. According to a research paper in the leading American Chemical Society journal, Environmental Science & Technology, analysis […]

Back to school for a 90 year old

Back to school for a 90 year old

You’re never too old to learn something new – and a 90 year old Kenyan woman is proving just that. Attending school with six of her great-great-grandchildren, Priscilla Sitienei has become a role model for anyone who wants to return […]

Spanish municipality moves against chemtrails

Spanish municipality moves against chemtrails

On December 19, 2014, the municipal council of Castronuño, a small district in the province Valladolid, approved a motion to reject chemtrails, which they allege had been present in the area as a result of geoengineering geared towards climate manipulation. […]

Ultrasound for Alzheimer’s

Ultrasound for Alzheimer’s

The medical journal ‘Science Translational Medicine’ recently published an important study from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, which offers hope to Alzheimer’s sufferers. This group of researchers used ultrasound to eliminate plaques from the brains of lab rats. […]

Sweden’s “Recycling Revolution”

Sweden’s “Recycling Revolution”

Over the past several years Sweden has become the world leader in waste management. Currently about 99% of the country’s garbage is being recycled or composted, leaving only 1% to go into landfills. Sweden has long been known for its […]

Billionaire gives away his entire fortune

Billionaire gives away his entire fortune

Chuck Feeney spent the first 50 years of his life working hard to become incredibly wealthy, and he has spent the last 30 years giving it all away. In 1984 Feeney put all of his money into Atlantic Philanthropies; a […]

Facebook spreads the Internet worldwide

Facebook spreads the Internet worldwide

Today more than 85% of the world’s population lives in areas with mobile coverage, but only 30% have access to the Internet. With the aim of increasing the connection in those countries that don’t have access to Internet, Facebook launched […]

An organic food revolution?

An organic food revolution?

There is a growing organic revolution taking place, as citizens all over the world become aware of the toxins routinely added to their food by huge corporations like Monsanto. One example is in the US where demand for organic food […]

Around the world in a solar aircraft

Around the world in a solar aircraft

Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered Swiss plane, took off on 9 March from Abu Dhabi on its maiden voyage around the world. It will be crossing the planet through China, Hawaii, the United States and Europe or North Africa. This […]

Smart syringes stop the spread of disease

Smart syringes stop the spread of disease

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is campaigning for all countries to join the transition to “smart syringes” by the year 2020 in a bid to significantly reduce the spread of HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. These new syringes can […]

A ‘fruitful’ plan for a self-sustaining town

A ‘fruitful’ plan for a self-sustaining town

A small town in Britain has found the perfect solution to ensure none of its population ever goes hungry. What started as one woman encouraging people into her garden to help themselves to fresh produce has become a fruitful, long-term […]