Archive for 'February,2017'

An app to warn of ‘fake news’

An app to warn of ‘fake news’

In a world that is heavily influenced by social media, many people receive their news through internet sites like Facebook. The problem is that much of the news being fed through these sources is often false, manipulated and without any […]

Santa Eulalia to ban tourist lets in apartment buildings

Santa Eulalia to ban tourist lets in apartment buildings

The Santa Eulalia municipality will ban tourist rentals in multifamily housing for the 2017 summer season. When the measure comes into force it will become illegal to allow tourist rentals in properties located within a complex intended for residential use, […]

Canada to phase out controversial pesticide

Canada to phase out controversial pesticide

The Canadian Health Department has decided to phase out a widely-used pesticide (imidacloprid) that has come under fire because of its role in the decrease of the bee population. This chemical belongs to the family of pesticides called neonicotinoids which […]

Australia bans animal testing for cosmetics

Australia bans animal testing for cosmetics

Australia is the latest in a growing list of countries and regions including New Zealand, the European Union, Israel, Norway, and Turkey to pass legislation banning the testing of cosmetics on animals. The ban extends to all products containing any […]

Elon Musk’s plan for going to Mars

Elon Musk’s plan for going to Mars

Elon Musk has become famous for seeing the future and making it happen Now. He has achieved this goal in rocketry, solar energy, electric cars and more, but his ultimate aim is to have humans colonize the planet Mars. At […]

Millions march in protest of Trump

Millions march in protest of Trump

About four million people responded to the inauguration of President Donald Trump by gathering the next day for the Women’s March in Washington DC, and at sister marches in cities across the country and around the world. The march was […]

Spanish banks have to reimburse billions

Spanish banks have to reimburse billions

The European Court of Justice has ruled that Spanish banks must reimburse clients who had signed mortgage contracts that unfairly prevented them from benefiting when interest rates dropped. Most of Spain’s home loans are pegged to the 12 month euro […]

MDMA approved for medical trials

MDMA approved for medical trials

The US Food and Drug Administration has given the green light for phase three trials of MDMA (ecstasy) for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This will be the final phase of validation required to turn the party drug into […]

The scent of happiness

The scent of happiness

Who would have thought that old expressions such as “happiness is contagious,” and “spread the joy,” would come to have substantial scientific backing? In fact, modern research has discovered that humans can pick up whether a person is feeling joyful […]

Music therapy for premature babies

Music therapy for premature babies

A study published recently in the journal ‘Pediatrics’, concluded that music therapy helped to stabilise the breathing rate of premature babies during their stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Scientists drew this conclusion after pooling the results of […]

Refugees in Italy help earthquake victims

Refugees in Italy help earthquake victims

A group of 70 refugees living in Italy have been donating their meagre €2 per day cash allowance to help survivors of the recent earthquake in the southern region of Cantabria. The 6.2 magnitude quake destroyed hundreds of homes, and […]

Tesla builds a sustainable town

Tesla builds a sustainable town

The world’s first ‘Tesla town’ located in Australia is the epitome of an environmentally sustainable development. Elon Musk’s Tesla company is building this futuristic ‘mini-suburb’ of 60 houses on 16.5 hectares near Melbourne, and it is set to be finished […]

On Creativity

On Creativity

Here I am sitting in my studio wanting to write about CREATIVITY, feeling actually not really creative…Wait, so what? Is Creativity a feeling? And if you can’t feel it, you can’t be creative? There are so many aspects to research […]

Independent Pain Relief

Independent Pain Relief

Ibiza seems a long way away at the moment from a small island off the coast of New Zealand but we’re looking forward to starting again in February! Always a sense of excitement returning to the White Island with a […]