Snus, the Swedish vice banned in the European Union

The snus is a peculiar type of Swedish tobacco, very little known and of which little is spoken and is known outside the Scandinavian region. In spite of this, it has its origin far beyond the borders of the Nordic country and some consider that its consumption facilitates quitting. Even…

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The 45 kilometers – and counting – of Opportunity on Mars

While we await news from Opportunity, which is trying to survive the biggest dust storm it has ever had to face, Paolo Belluta, one of its drivers, has published this video that includes the 45 kilometers that the rover has traveled over Mars after his arrival there in January 2004.…

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Humans sleep little

Humans sleep an average of 7 hours at a stretch when, by our size and way of life, we should sleep about 9 and a half hours. According to our size to non-REM sleep, which is also important for things like storing long-term memories, we should dedicate more than 8…

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When labor conciliation was a problem for footballers

The Frenchman Lucien Laurent was the first scorer in the history of the World Cups with his both against Mexico in 1930. The striker did not have a salary in his club and almost missed the World Cup because he did not have the permission of the car factory where…

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3 situations where tobacco is " healthy "

1. Generally speaking, smoking makes your health worse. But for some people suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), smoking seems to alleviate their worst symptoms. IBD refers to a handful of chronic intestinal diseases including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Curiously, smoking reduces the appearance of ulcers in the intestine,…

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Guadalajara, when marine reptiles populated the center of Spain

Researchers from the UNED have discovered a new species in the El Atance reservoir that allows us to advance in the puzzle of the evolutionary history of 235 million years ago. The director of the University’s Evolutionary Biology Group, Francisco Javier Ortega, believes that the site “is going to make…

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US farmers, worried and furious with the commercial war

American farmers are at the center of a trade war with China and other countries launched by President Donald Trump, who was elected with the support of many in the rural areas of the United States. On Friday, Trump finally met his threat by announcing tariffs on $ 50 billion…

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