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Boats stopped from anchoring on posidonia

During the months of July and August the maritime surveillance service in the Pitiusas removed more than 1,200 boats that had anchored on posidonia near Ibiza and Formentera. The service started working on 3 [...]

USA / A very special coffee shop

Bitty & Beau’s in Wilmington, North Carolina (USA) is a coffee shop with a heart warming difference. Apart from its two managers, all of the shop’s 40 employees have some type of intellectual or [...]

NEW YORK / Meditation in prisons

The New York City prison system has recently joined the growing list of correctional institutions that have introduced meditation as a means of stress reduction for their inmates. Meditation is also used as therapy [...]

Stem cell therapy for paralysis

Kristopher Boesen of California (USA) has regained the use of his arms and hands after an experimental stem cell treatment. He had been involved in a car crash that left him paralyzed from the neck [...]

Asian nations agree to clean ocean plastic

UN officials have praised promises by several Asian nations to clean up their act when it comes to ocean plastic pollution. Delegates from China, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines stated at a UN oceans [...]

Spain moves to curb gender violence

The Spanish Congress of Deputies has, for the first time ever, approved guidelines to guard against gender violence. This summer it has passed a package of 200 measures which include: a mistreated woman will [...]

More bikes than cars in Copenhagen

Move over motors – bikes are taking over the city of Copenhagen with the news that there are now more bicycles than cars. In just the past year over 35,000 more bikes have joined [...]

Head injury creates a musical genius

When Derek Amato suffered a major concussion after diving into the shallow end of a swimming pool, he had no idea how drastically his life was about to change. A few days after the [...]

An app for feeding the needy

An innovative use of technology could save billions of euros and feed millions of hungry people in a country that throws away almost half of its food. An ingenious app entitled ‘Feeding Forward’ has [...]

Food Huggers

Two American women have come up with an ingenious way to keep leftover vegetables and fruit fresh in the fridge until the next time you need them. The ‘Food Hugger’ is designed to wrap [...]

A salary for grandmothers in Sweden

Grandmothers have become an essential element of Western economies now that women are a substantial part of the labour force. Many families depend on grandma to care for the children while the parents are [...]

Try a month without complaints

This past February more than a thousand people participated in a curious internet-based initiative that asked them to stop complaining about everyday things for an entire month. The project was called ‘Complaint Restraint February’, [...]

The amazing benefits of a walk in the forest

Most of us know that spending time in nature is good for our health, but do we realise just how beneficial it is to be surrounded by greenery? The Japanese definitely do, and they [...]

The Global Soap Project

The charity Clean the World has developed a soap recycling program in an effort to make use of the massive amount of toiletries that are wasted in hotels. All hotel rooms in the developed [...]

Using drones to plant a forest

Drone technology is becoming a greater part of our lives, and several new projects are using it to help heal the environment. The Indian government is deploying drones to drop seeds for new trees [...]

Burning Mouth Syndrome

It’s not just teeth or lack of that I need to take into account when devising a treatment plan for someone. I recently had a woman in whose main complaint was that she had [...]

Ear Protection and Laser Light for the prevention and treatment of hearing loss

New studies from Harvard University (US), and from the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend Ear Protection and Laser Light for the prevention and treatment of hearing loss. (you can see the studies at [...]

New law for tourist rentals

On August 4, after much political back and forth, the Balearic government finally clarified the laws relating to rentals of residences to tourists. With regard to apartments, any rental for less than 30 days [...]

Solar lowest cost new energy

Solar power has officially become the cheapest source of new energy for emerging markets. Data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) shows that the average price of solar energy in the 60 countries surveyed dropped [...]