Archive for 'June,2017'

Transgender rights in the Balearics

Transgender rights in the Balearics

The Health Care System of the Balearic Islands has put in place a system for transgender people to exercise the right to change their name to one that fits their gender identity. Thirteen transsexuals have already been able to change […]

Nuclear waste converted to batteries

Nuclear waste converted to batteries

Scientists have found a way to covert nuclear waste into highly efficient batteries. Physicists and chemists at the University of Bristol (UK) announced that their discovery could convert thousands of tonnes of seemingly worthless nuclear waste from the UK’s aging […]

Music eases pain and stress

Music eases pain and stress

For those who struggle with chronic pain, reaching for their music playlist may be just as effective as reaching for a bottle of pain pills… and much less invasive. Music has been used since ancient times as a form of […]

A happy employee is more productive

A happy employee is more productive

The productivity of a company can increase by up to 31% when its employees feel happy. Better safety, low absenteeism and higher efficiency are directly related to the workers’ level of happiness. These conclusions emerged from research conducted by the […]

Tesla to the Moon

Tesla to the Moon

The SpaceX company of Elon Musk has that it is planning to launch two private customers on a flight around the moon late next year. The mission will be mostly funded by the prospective passengers who have paid a significant […]

Sunlight boosts your immune system

Sunlight boosts your immune system

It is already proven that sunlight helps the body to produce vitamin D which is very important for good health, and now recent studies have revealed another powerful benefit of getting enough sun. Researchers at Georgetown University (US), have found […]

Using the sun to purify water

Using the sun to purify water

An Oregon company has become the first in the world to develop an affordable system that quickly purifies large amounts of water using only UV radiation from solar energy. Focal Technologies developed this innovative new system that they call ‘Ray’ […]

EU questions Spain’s obstacles to solar power

EU questions Spain’s obstacles to solar power

The European Commission (EC) has sent a harsh letter to the Ministry of Energy of Spain demanding explanations for the obstacles to self-consumption of solar electricity in this country. Brussels believes that the requirements and procedures necessary to access self-consumption […]

A new vaccine to stop Ebola

A new vaccine to stop Ebola

Final test results confirm that an experimental vaccine against Ebola has proved to be highly effective. This is a major milestone that could help prevent the spread of new outbreaks like the one that killed thousands of people in West […]

Sweden encourages repairs to reduce wasteful consumption

Sweden encourages repairs to reduce wasteful consumption

Sweden’s ruling Social Democrat and Green party coalition has introduced a range of new tax incentives designed to cut wasteful consumption and stimulate the repair industry. The measures will also create much needed employment opportunities – particularly for immigrants. The […]

Therapy dogs help children to heal

Therapy dogs help children to heal

John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, UK has worked with the Delta Therapy Dogs organization to complete a study that has caught the interest of medical specialists around the world. The preliminary findings show that bringing animals to visit patients has […]

Silence improves health

Silence improves health

The World Health Organization recently established a link between excess noise and some deaths from heart disease in Western Europe. According to numerous studies, noise pollution is related to problems of deafness, poor sleep, digestive disorders, memory and learning abilities. […]

Giant pandas no longer endangered

Giant pandas no longer endangered

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has announced that the giant pandas which are native to China are no longer on the list of endangered species. These bears are iconic symbols of the conservation movement, and have […]

Drinks and Your Teeth

Drinks and Your Teeth

Have you ever tried putting a tooth into a glass of coca cola and leaving it for a few days? The tooth will disappear! That´s because this particular drink is very acidic – it contains phosphoric acid. The same can […]

The Myths (Part 1)


The Myths (Part 1)


First, let’s tackle the myth that a pound of muscle weighs more than a pound of fat. 
A pound is a pound is a pound – whether it’s made up of muscle or fat. 
That said, muscle is denser than […]