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  • Plastic is overwhelming our oceans and it's causing incalculable environmental damage. This situation raises many questions: How does plastic get into the ocean? Where does the waste come from? What can we do to avoid it? We outline below the main factors responsible.

    Nothing defines a country and makes it unique like its culture. Seeing its art, experiencing its traditions, trying its cuisine and strolling through its history are without doubt the best guides to discovering a country. And that, precisely, is what cultural tourism is all about. Fancy a trip to cities like Amsterdam, London, Paris or Barcelona?

  • Ayúdame3D is a project created in Spain that makes 'trésdesis' - prosthetic arms made using 3D printing techniques - for people without resources, anywhere in the world. The project sets out to improve their quality of life by harnessing innovation and the numerous possibilities of new technologies. Guillermo Martínez, one of the founders of this project, talked to us about this initiative and invites you to collaborate with them.

    Plogging is a new sustainable initiative invented in Sweden which combines sports like jogging with caring for the environment. The more than 20,000 people who do it each day — in over 100 different countries — pick up rubbish that they find on the ground when they go out running. Fancy a go?

  • They are not on the maps, but in our oceans there are five floating plastic islands that threaten to eradicate much of the marine life and contribute to climate change. Some of these garbage patches — such as the North Pacific one — are equivalent in size to France, Spain and Germany put together.

    What makes a country a benchmark for innovation (R&D)? Bloomberg created its Innovation Index in order to establish a ranking of the world's most innovative countries. The index takes account of such indicators as patent registration, investment in education and productivity. Find out which ten countries head up this ranking.