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International Day of Women in Science 

International Day of Women in Science 

During the past month of February more than just carnivals have been celebrated throughout Spain. On 11 February, towns and cities all over the country also commemorated the United Nations’ International Day of Women and Girls [...]

Iceland abolishes the gender wage gap

Iceland abolishes the gender wage gap

Iceland is the first country in the world to prohibit by law the practice of men being paid more than women for jobs of the same category. At the beginning of 2018 this law came into [...]

A magazine gives a voice to the homeless on Ibiza

A magazine gives a voice to the homeless on Ibiza

The NGO Cáritas of Ibiza runs a workshop for homeless people to give them training and advice that will improve their living situations. One of their innovative activities is creating a magazine called “Hablamos”. It is [...]

Man awakened from long coma 

Man awakened from long coma 

The medical world is rejoicing in the announcement that a new type of electrical nerve stimulation treatment partially revived a patient who had been unresponsive for over 16 years. The non-invasive technique involves placing electrical nodes [...]

Ibiza’s libraries – a hidden treasure

Ibiza’s libraries – a hidden treasure

Following the recent closure of the bookstore on Vara de Rey – an icon in Ibiza’s book world – it is good to be reminded that there are still other places you can turn to in [...]

Stephen Hawking – A profile in courage

Stephen Hawking – A profile in courage

Stephen Hawking overcame a debilitating illness to become one of the brightest stars in the world of science. His insights helped to shape modern cosmology, and he inspired a global audience of millions. He was diagnosed [...]

Singing is good for health and happiness

Singing is good for health and happiness

Scientific studies are proving that singing is good for us on many different levels, and singing in a group is even better. It does not matter if you are singing on a stage or in the [...]

THE IBIZA SPIRIT FESTIVAL

THE IBIZA SPIRIT FESTIVAL

On Sunday April 29, the beautiful agroturismo Atzaró hosts the Ibiza Spirit Festival – a very special day of inspiration and celebration. Guests are welcome to participate in over 50 events that will be happening from [...]

Toward a cashless society

Toward a cashless society

There is a trend toward a cashless economy that has people in many countries worried about issues of privacy and security. But in Sweden these concerns are muted, and they are well on their way to [...]

The paper cycling helmet

The paper cycling helmet

If you were looking for a strong material to protect your head from a cycling accident, I imagine the last substance you would think of would be paper. Yet Isis Schiffer of the Pratt Institute of [...]

Buses powered by coffee!

Buses powered by coffee!

Many people need their first cup of coffee to get going in the morning, and now some of London’s buses are also being powered by that energetic bean. The technology firm, Bio-Bean, created a coffee-derived biofuel [...]

An energy-free cooling system

An energy-free cooling system

Heat naturally flows from hot things to cold things, and since there are few places colder than the vacuum of space, that’s a great place to beam excess heat. A Stanford University (US) team has developed [...]