Stevia, the sugar fraud of the 21st century

Our country is among the first in Europe in consumption of sugar, exceeding 94 grams per day, twice what the WHO recommends. The alarming fact has opened the way to a product that a few years ago was practically unknown in Spain, stevia, a plant of the species Stevia rebaudiana…

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Antonio, the quarterer of the Seine hunted 22 years later

At Number 2 on Herradura Street, nobody knew that a murderer had been there for the last four months. “Here, under my house, I can not believe it,” says the president of the neighborhood community. “There, in the low C, can not be, live a man with his partner,” says…

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Jail for the driver who fatally ran a cyclist in Andújar

The Criminal Court No. 3 of Jaén has sentenced J.J.G., 70, to one and a half years in prison, as the perpetrator of a crime of homicide for serious imprudence. He is condemned for the deadly run over by a cyclist in Andújar on September 14, 2014. In addition, together…

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Naomi Klein, to the attack against Trump

In “The Doctrine of the Shock” (2007), you showed how disaster capitalism takes great traumas to make economic or social reforms, presented as so many shock therapies. With “This changes everything” (2015), you analyze why climate change is the last crisis to date to be the object of this kind…

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Daily life in Yakutsk, at -40 degrees

Photographer Maxim Avdeiev visited the city. During his stay he took unusual snapshots of everyday life in this place, characterized by harsh weather conditions. Along the Lena River, one of the longest in the world, Yakutsk has an average winter temperature of -40ºC, which creates a blanket of fog that…

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The State is a person in the case against ‘El Jueves’ (CAT)

The judicial investigation into the controversial article linking the presence of Spanish police officers with the increase in cocaine consumption was about to close. The lawyer of the State has appeared in the case against the cover of the satirical magazine El Jueves, as Catalunya Ràdio has advanced and has…

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Philip K. Dick, a prophet for contemporaneity

Responsible for dozens of novels and more than a hundred short stories, some of his best known works are The Man in the Castle, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? -adapted to the movies as Blade Runner- or Ubik. His career as a writer lasted for three decades and went…

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Cuquifascismo: The postmodern left

The days of the great social mobilizations, of crowded streets and deafening protests in favor of the labor movement, of the improvement of living conditions and human dignity are far away. Now all are partial struggles, that far from adding and making a united and complex block, divide without ceasing…

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Could there be life that is not based on carbon?

Silicon is usually considered as the most plausible alternative for life because it is the only element, besides carbon, that can form chains of atoms long enough to encode biological information in its interior or, what is the same, form some type of DNA (although it is very simple) that…

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Important change of weather for next week: rain, snow and cold

After the situation of showers that have affected the westernmost islands of the Canary Islands, we now have to look towards the rest of Spain, where a significant change in weather is expected for next week. First rains in the south of the country, caused by the storm that affected…

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Bitcoin reaches a new record, breaks $ 9,000

The cryptocurrency hit a record $ 9,033 per bitcoin early Sunday. The price increased steadily over the weekend and exceeded $ 9,000 at around 6:40 am GMT (01:40 am ET), Bitcoin according to the CoinDesk price index. Now it has a market capitalization of more than $ 150 billion.

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