State of Mind, State of the Stock Exchange
It seems that “seasonal depression” influences the price of shares in the stock exchange: shares that have been issued in the fall and winter, when the days are shorter and there are less hours of daylight, went up after the issue less than shares that have been issued during spring and summer. This is the conclusion of a new study that has been conducted in the University of Haifa. The study also demonstrates that after a few months, the accumulated performance of shares get balanced, which reinforces the assumption that daylight hours at the stage of the issue have an influence on performance.
Coffee on the Roof
Could used coffee grounds be good for your plants? University of Haifa scientists are planning to answer that question.
Researchers at the Kadas Green Roofs Ecology Research Center, operating under the Faculty of Natural Sciences’ Institute of Evolution, and working in conjunction with the Student Union and the Green Campus project, are using the waste from coffee machines to fertilize an experimental plot in which different species of vegetation have been planted. The purpose of the research is to determine not just if coffee can be part of a substrate suitable for growing plants, but whether it might be even better than a normal substrate and will enhance the plants’ growth.