May 2009

This is something we will all have to go see. The tiny village of Pujerra in the Ronda mountains (Serranía de Ronda) is working hard to produce a museum that features nothing but chestnuts. You might be amazed, but there really does appear to be enough information about chestnuts to fill a three story traditional village building in the centre of the pueblo. By November or December of this year (2009) the mayor of Pujerra hopes the new centre w
As we all know, the automobile industry has been particularly hard hit by the current economic situation. Enter: Plan 2000E - the answer to everyone's problems. Well, an answer, at least, to car industry's problems. Plan 2000E gives you 2,000 euros off a new or semi-new (read "used") vehicle provided you meet all the conditions in the not-so-fine print. For example, your purchase can't cost over 30,000 euros and you must turn in a second hand car (at least 10 years old if you're buying a new car and at least 12 if you're buying semi-new). How does it work?
And we're not talking about humans. We're talking galaxies here! And we've got around 100 experts from all over the world meeting in Granada to discuss the issue of nature vs nurture as it relates to... yes, galaxies. It appears that galaxies behave and evolve differently depending on whether they are alone or close to each other - basically in groups.