Patients report that reiki “has sneaked in” in Murcia hospitals

The ancient but prestigious hospital Virgen de la Arrixaca, in the town of El Palmar, Murcia, has been the scene of another of the small confrontations between medical professionals, patient associations and the attempts of the defenders of pseudosciences. On this occasion, it was an advertisement that offered reiki that…

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Simulations of the impact of the closure of the Coal Plants

The objective of this brief note is to quantify the impact that the closure of coal-fired power plants in Spain would have on two variables whose importance exceeds the electricity sector itself: the price of electricity for consumers – which affects the disposable income of households and the competitiveness of…

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New ITV regulations and the WLTP emissions test

Pass the ITV in Madrid, pass the ITV in Murcia or in any other community, you will notice that the new ITV that we will pass from 2018 puts the focus on safety. It does so by maintaining the current braking tests, tire condition, lights … but adding new ones…

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This South American amphibian holds the key to cure cirrhosis

No treatment will cure cirrhosis or repair scars in the liver that have already occurred, treatment can only prevent or delay liver damage as long as the diagnosis is given at a very early stage of the disease. However, now the unique hepatic function of a South American amphibian, the…

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Flamenco 2.0

The fact that flamenco knows no borders and is intangible heritage of humanity is something that is already known. The fact that the world of robotics also surrenders to the rhythm and duende of a bulería, maybe not so much …

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The birth of the aircraft carrier (I)

In spite of the fact that during the Second World War the embarked aviation was going to acquire a fundamental role, causing in the fleets of the whole world a revolution even deeper than the one that supposed the appearance of the monocaliber battleship, since it made obsolete the big…

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