Dancing has a positive effect on your health

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by Marc Prats

Posted on October 3, 2018


Dancing has a positive effect on your health

It is well known that most people would rather go to the gym than doing exercise at home. Well, some people actually prefer to pay for a gym membership, use it once or twice, take a selfie, and go back to their comfortable couch. Humans are becoming more and more passive every day, as technology is being developed towards effortless living.   Say you do not want to pay for the gym fees and you find running quite monotonous, maybe you should consider dancing…

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A US tortoise has been given a second chance, thanks to LEGO®

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by Marc Prats

Posted on October 2, 2018


A US tortoise has been given a second chance, thanks to LEGO®

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore has given a rescued tortoise a second chance in life by using one of the most unusual medical equipment ever, LEGO®.   Everything started in July, when an employee of the Baltimore Zoo found the tortoise roaming around a park with a broken shell…

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Colourblind people now have the chance to see more colours thanks to a recent invention

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by Marc Prats

Posted on October 1, 2018


Colourblind people now have the chance to see more colours thanks to a recent invention

The Cambridge dictionary defines ‘colourblind’ as a person who has trouble differentiating certain colours1. Some people find it very hard, or almost impossible, to distinguish between certain combinations or shades of colours, such as blue and green, red and orange, brown and grey, etc…

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Germany launches world's first hydrogen-powered train

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by Isabel Rubio

Posted on September 25, 2018


Germany launches world's first hydrogen-powered train

The world's first hydrogen-powered train has just been launched for commercial use in Germany, it is another victory in the shift towards sustainability.The Coradia iLint passenger train, which was developed by rail transport, can travel 600 miles (1,000km) on a single tank of hydrogen. Using special fuel cells, the trains generate energy through a combination of hydrogen and oxygen, with excess energy stored in lithium ion batteries…

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Spanish chef and his team after serving 3 million meals in Puerto Rico, travel ahead of hurricane Florence to feed even more

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by Isabel Rubio

Posted on September 24, 2018


Spanish chef and his team after serving 3 million meals in Puerto Rico, travel ahead of hurricane Florence to feed even more

After Puerto Rico was clobbered by Hurricane Maria, Jose Andres, a Spanish chef and his team were on the ground serving meals to all of the survivors. Now, he has set up a shop right in the middle of Hurricane Florence so he can feed everybody throughout the storm.The chef and his nonprofit World Central Kitchen are responsible for feeding millions of people during every kind of natural disaster…

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Greener growth could add around £20 trillion to world economy by 2030

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by Isabel Rubio

Posted on September 21, 2018


Greener growth could add around £20 trillion to world economy by 2030

Strong action to combat climate change could cumulatively add at least £20 trillion to the world economy by 2030, according to a study which seeks to dispel fears that a shift from fossil fuels will undermine growth.The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, which includes former heads of government, business leaders and economists, said there was "unprecedented momentum" toward greener growth that would boost jobs and countries' economies.Bold climate action could deliver at least …

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UK physicist donates 2.2 million prize to boost diversity

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by Isabel Rubio

Posted on September 20, 2018


UK physicist donates 2.2 million prize to boost diversity

One of Britain's leading astrophysicists is donating her 2.2 million from a major science prize to encourage diversity in physics…

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A shampoo bottle saving babies in Bangladesh

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by K K

Posted on September 19, 2018


A shampoo bottle saving babies in Bangladesh

Dr Chisti from Bangladesh has invented an artificial respirator out of a shampoo bottle saving thousands of children's lives from pneumonia. On a recent work trip to Melbourne, Australia, Dr Chisti was introduced to a type of ventilator called a bubble-CPAP, which is employed to help premature babies breathe…

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Organic farming methods favor pollinators

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by Isabel Rubio

Posted on September 18, 2018


Organic farming methods favor pollinators

Pollinating insects are endangered, with a particularly decline over the last 40 years. An extensive study from Lund University in Sweden has found that organic farming methods can contribute to halting the pollinator decline. This beneficial effect is due to both the absence of insecticides and a higher provision of flower resources. Organic farming is known to promote pollinator diversity in crop fields…

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Spain creates Mediterranean Sea reserve for whale migration

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by Isabel Rubio

Posted on September 17, 2018


 Spain creates Mediterranean Sea reserve for whale migration

Spain is creating a marine wildlife reserve for the migrations of whales and dolphins in the Mediterranean Sea and will prohibit searching for fossil fuels in the area. The Spanish government announced that the protected reserve will cover 46,385 square kilometers (17,909 square miles) between the Balearic Islands and the mainland…

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