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Cities all over Europe will be invited to embrace electric driving and encourage their communities to support Nissan’s campaign – ‘The Big Turn On’ – in a bid to win 30 quick chargers from Nissan. The quick chargers are part of a wider initiative from Nissan to get one million consumers switched onto electric driving, […]

Earth Hour search is on for urban climate champion

Copenhagen, March 23, 2012 – Cities in Canada, India, Italy, Sweden and the United States will be invited this year to participate in an Earth Hour City Challenge, urging them to take a leadership role in the global transition towards a low carbon economy.

Slimming down naturally with food

All foods carry some calories. No food is actually “negative calorie” food. BUT the overall effect of certain foods in our body is that of “negative calories”

On the Job Risk of Major Depression

If you’re working lots of overtime, you could be at an increased risk of major depression. A new study from researchers in Finland and Great Britain found that individuals who work 11 or more hours per day have 2.43 times the risk of a major depressive episode as those who work the usual seven to eight hours

Rare mountain gorilla found dead in poacher’s snare

An anti-poaching patrol in Rwanda has discovered the carcass of a young mountain gorilla caught in a poacher’s snare, according to International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP). The animal was one of only about 780 critically endangered mountain gorillas left in existence.   The male gorilla, estimated to be approximately three years old, was determined to […]

Easy Ways to Trim down the fat

Fat provides twice as many calories as protein or carbohydrates. The most effective way of cutting the calories in your diet is therefore simple. It is to use low-fat ingredients, such as white fish and chicken, and low-fat alternatives wherever possible, such as reduced-fat cheese and skimmed milk.

Rare Irrawaddy dolphins found in Indonesian waters

Jakarta, Indonesia – Vulnerable Irrawaddy dolphins (Orcaella brevirostris) have been discovered for the first time in West Kalimantan, a part of Indonesian Borneo that best known for its dense tropical forests and rich wildlife.

Depressed? Think Vitamin D

After reviewing data gathered during a four-year study involving nearly 12,600 participants, researchers have reported a clear link between low levels of vitamin D and depression


Gamers using Apple’s iPhone or iPod touch finally have a serious controller thanks to iCade Mobile: the ultimate handheld game controller for iPhone or iPod touch.   Touch screens are great for some games, but when it comes to mastering intense combat, racing, or adventure games it helps to have more than a touch screen. […]

The Virtual Keyboard

Continuing its 163-year history of offering the Best, the Only and the Unexpected, Hammacher Schlemmer introduces The Virtual Keyboard, a laser-generated keyboard that controls an iPad, iPhone, or Android-driven phone. The device’s Class II laser projects a 9¾” x 4″ keyboard with 3/4″ keys onto any flat, opaque surface. Its optical sensor recognizes keystrokes in three […]