By Professor Emeritus Mary Mellor, from University of Northumbria That’s right there are two magic money trees. Both the state and the banks can create money out of thin air. States do this by having budgets. Despite the Source: There is a magic money tree…in fact there are two | The London Economic
The heart of this financial package is infrastructure spending – £400m over two years – says BBC News NI’s John Campbell. Source: DUP-Tory deal: Where is the money going to be spent? – BBC News
Pressure has been mounting on the European Central Bank over its purchases of certain corporate bonds, but new research shows no change. In its mission to stimulate the economy, it is still purchasing climate-harming bonds. Source: European Central Bank has bought more climate-trashing bonds | Corporate Europe Observatory
When villages across Spain, Portugal and Italy are abandoned, the regions’ unique culture and heritage is lost, too. Source: Who will breathe life back into Europe’s dying villages?
Lack of knowledge and perceived cost issues could be holding back the fight against the superbugs. Source: Copper is great at killing superbugs – so why don’t hospitals use it?
By pairing pollinators with solar farms, Travis and Chiara Bolton are reimagining commercial beekeeping. Source: Beekeepers Sweeten Solar Sites With the ‘Tesla of Honey’
Compressed glassy carbon could be used to make better bulletproof vests or new types of electronics. Source: New form of carbon discovered that is harder than diamond but flexible as rubber