Judit Garrido

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Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis by enabling for the first time the full recycling of bottles.<p>The new research was spurred by the discovery in 2016 of the first …

Pollution

20 great lake and mountain holidays in Europe

<b>Trail running,</b> <b>Dolomites, Italy</b><p><b>Stay</b> Mountain huts<b><br>Suits</b> Hardened runners<br>It sounds easy: “Cruising over rocky passes and through lush meadows.” But runners on this holiday in the Dolomites will have to concentrate hard on their footwork: the scenery of this limestone wonderland is so beautiful it …

European Travel

Schools can’t work miracles. But with a little help, parents can

TV shows recognise how vital home input is to education. So why doesn’t the government do more to support families?<p>This is a tale of two boys. Jack is 15, casually racking up detentions and in danger of flunking his GCSEs. Tharush is the same age, but sits conscientiously doing extra maths on a …

Parenting

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Pollution

Avoid Gulf stream disruption at all costs, scientists warn

How close the world is to a catastrophic collapse of giant ocean currents is unknown, making halting global warming more critical than ever, scientists say<p>Serious disruption to the Gulf Stream ocean currents that are crucial in controlling global climate must be avoided “at all costs”, senior …

Global Warming

Science Has Confirmed That Honesty Really is the Best Policy in the Workplace

Tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Almost every company claims they promote values of honesty, transparency and trust. However, as recent scandals have shown, what an organization claims and how it behaves are not …

Employee Engagement

4 Ways to Teach a Child English as a Second Language

Studies have shown that children who are exposed to English or another language before the age of 10 have a better chance of learning to speak …

Language Learning

3 Tips for Presenting in English When You’re Not a Native Speaker

As a coach and international business school instructor, I have worked with hundreds of current and future leaders who are accomplished, bright, and capable — and who quickly lose their confidence and competence when making business presentations. For a subset of these leaders — those who need to …

Language Learning

Master These 7 Grammar Tips To Instantly Sound Smarter

Poor writing can make others think you aren't intelligent. I'm the executive editor of a magazine and know firsthand how grammar can change the …

Linguistics

What’s the male version of a mistress? And other relationship terms we should question.

If there is one thing that the #MeToo movement has uncovered, it’s that there are definite disparities in power dynamics between genders in …

Feminism

Teachers told to ditch their northern accents and speak ‘middle class’

Young teachers with Northern accents are being told to change the way they speak to children, a new study has claimed.<p>Many entering the profession …

Teaching

Fresh voices: 50 writers you should read now

Which debut novel should you reach for this spring? Who can map our digital future? Here’s our guide to the most exciting voices in fiction, politics, SF, graphic novels and more<p><b>Fiction</b><p><b>Sally Rooney</b><br>Irish writer was just 26 when her debut <i>Conversations With Friends</i> took the publishing world by storm …

Books

You’ve decided to delete Facebook but what will you replace it with?

After the Cambridge Analytica data-breach row many users are looking to switch their social media accounts. What sites and apps could prove an option?<p>For too many people considering leaping aboard the #DeleteFacebook bandwagon, the answer is simple: switch your photo and video sharing to Instagram …

Social Media

Tesla car that crashed and killed driver was running on Autopilot, firm says

Company says driver took no action despite system’s warnings Uber settles with family of woman killed by self-driving car<p>Tesla has said a car that crashed in California last week, killing its driver, was operating on Autopilot.<p>The 23 March crash on highway 101 in Mountain View is the latest …

Tesla

France by rail: 10 of the best summer trips

As French rail company SNCF releases tickets for travel in France this summer, we suggest 10 great towns and cities to visit by train from the UK<p>If you’re considering a holiday in France by train this summer, now’s the time to book. French rail company SNCF released its summer fares on Thursday (29 …

France

Drinks bottles and can deposit return scheme proposed

<b>People in England will soon have to pay a deposit when they buy drinks bottles and cans in a bid to boost recycling and cut waste.</b><p>The deposit will increase prices - but consumers will get the money back if they return the container.<p>The scheme is expected to cover single-use glass and plastic …

Sustainability

In China, lowly vending machines are transforming into smart storefronts

A man walks up to a vending machine in a Shenzhen subway station to grab a bite. But instead of a can of soda or bag of chips, his options are far …

Vegetables

Arctic sea ice hits 2nd-lowest seasonal peak as scientists ring alarm bells

Arctic sea ice expands and contracts throughout the year, reaching a peak extent sometime during March, just as the sun rises above the North Pole.<p>It …

Four in 10 cancer cases could be prevented by lifestyle changes

Actions like drinking less alcohol and keeping weight down could help prevent 2,500 cases a week, figures show<p>Almost four in 10 cancer cases in the UK could be prevented if British people changed their lifestyles by drinking less alcohol, keeping their weight down, ditching cigarettes and avoiding …

Cancer

An Experimental Weight Loss Procedure Literally Freezes Hunger Signals

In a new pilot study, doctors have shown that freezing the nerve that carries hunger signals to the brain may be able to lower a person’s appetite …

Holistic Medicine

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Isn’t What You Think it Is

It’s not all bottles and straws—the patch is mostly abandoned fishing gear.<p>The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the world’s largest collection of floating trash—and the most famous. It lies between Hawaii and California and is often described as “larger than Texas,” even though it contains not a …

Pollution

Was Uber's driverless car crash avoidable? Experts say yes

After watching a dashboard video of the fatal collision, some autonomous-vehicle analysts say the car's sensors should've detected the pedestrian.<p>It's day five of the Tempe Police Department's investigation into Uber's self-driving car crash, the accident that resulted in the first fatality of a …

Autonomous Cars

Virtual reality as sharp as the human eye can see?

<b>Finnish start-up Varjo has developed a prototype virtual reality (VR) headset that its makers claim gives an image 50 times sharper than most other headsets currently on the market.</b><p>When I tested the prototype - looking round the virtual cockpit of a passenger plane - the level of detail in the …

Virtual Reality

How your next meal could help fight depression and stress

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you find that food deeply affects your mood? Science is beginning to back up such gut feelings.<p>The link between poor diet and mood disorders has been long known, but what has been less clear is the direction of causality. When we're depressed, we tend to reach for lower-quality comfort …

Nutrition

'Utterly horrifying': ex-Facebook insider says covert data harvesting was routine

Hundreds of millions of Facebook users are likely to have had their private information harvested by companies that exploited the same terms as the firm that collected data and passed it on to Cambridge Analytica, according to a new whistleblower.<p>Sandy Parakilas, the platform operations manager at …

Privacy

How hard is it to fake an accent?

Our accent says a lot about our identity, but can also make us prone to stereotypes. As a result, many people want to change theirs – but how hard is it, and does it ever help, asks Melissa Hogenboom.<p>In terms of accents, I’m in a sort of no man’s land. I moved to Scotland from the Netherlands as a …

Language

10 Ways World War I Changed the English Language

Language is always evolving, changing as our civilization changes. As populations move, local dialects mix, vocabularies blend, die off, or go viral …

The television trick to learning a new language

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every day for about five years, Israeli sisters Reut and Shoham Nistel ran home from school, made themselves sandwiches and plopped down on the couch to watch an Argentine telenovela with Hebrew subtitles.<p>The girls became so proficient in Spanish that they started speaking it at home to …

TV

Never Mind Electric Cars: Why Electric Roads Are the Real Key to the Future

Trucks are bigger polluters than cars, and electric batteries may not be the answer.<p><i>“Breathe in that smog and feel lucky that only in L.A. will you</i> …

Natural Gas

Today Is the 30th Anniversary of Pi Day. Here's What You Should Know About the Irrational Number

March 14, 2018, is Pi Day — that’s pi, not pie — and on Wednesday, Google marks the 30th anniversary of the math-inspired holiday with a special …

Mathematics