See which are the most and least stressful cities in the world

In short, stress is our body’s physical response to a stimulus. You’ve probably been stressed out at some point in your life. If you think not, maybe you’ve been stressed without knowing what it really is. When we stress, our body understands it is under attack. So it switches to “fight or flight” mode. It releases a complex mix of hormones and chemicals. These are: adrenaline, cortisol and norepinephrine, which prepare the body for physical action.

In short, it is also that lack of patience we get after a tiring day, where we just want to get home and not have contact with anyone. This is the popular way of looking at this evil.

Unfortunately, stress is a common thing in the hectic routine that most people have. Furthermore, several factors can contribute to this, including the place where you live.


German pharmaceutical company VAAY, which manufactures products based on cannabidiol oil, carried out a study to show which cities are the most and least stressful in the world. For this research to be carried out, 16 factors were taken into account. These factors have been divided into four main categories.

The categories were: governmental, which included security, gender equality, minority rights, and socio-political society; municipal, showing population density, noise, visual and air pollution levels, weather patterns and traffic congestion; financial, encompassing unemployment rates, social security structures, amount of disposable income; and b in being by analyzing the access to the health system, combat Covid-19 and mental health.

With these criteria defined, each place received a score from zero to one hundred. In conclusion, the survey found that Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik, is the most pleasant city in which to live. And the worst city chosen was Mumbai, India.


Iceland’s capital came in first because it managed to score perfect scores on gender equality, air and noise pollution. In addition, Reykjavik scored 97.8 on the criterion “socio-political stability”.

Other cities managed to get top marks for “minority rights”. They were Helsinki, Finland, and Oslo, Norway, which were respectively in third and sixth places in the ranking. Tokyo also stood out positively in the ranking scoring 100 for its work against COVID-19.

On the other hand, Mumbai was ranked the worst city because it scored the very low 3.3 points in congestion. Other cities that also performed poorly were Lagos, Nigeria, with an unemployment rate of 37.1%, and Kabul, Afghanistan, which scored only one point on “socio-political stability”.

Here we show the complete ranking made by the VAAY research revealing which are the least and most stressful cities in which to live.

Less stressful

1 – Reykjavik, Iceland

2 – Bern, Switzerland

3 – Helsinki, Finland

4 – Wellington, New Zealand

5 – Melbourne, Australia

6 – Oslo, Norway

7 – Copenhagen, Denmark

8 – Innsbruck, Austria

9 – Hanover, Germany

10 – Graz, Austria

Most stressful

1 – Mumbai, India

2 – Lagos, Nigeria

3 – Manila, Philippines

4 – New Delhi, India

5 – Baghdad, Iraq

6 – Kabul, Afghanistan

7 – Moscow, Russia

8 – Karachi, Pakistan

9 – Jakarta, Indonesia

10 – Kiev, Ukraine

Astronomers Detect Water Vapor on Jupiter’s Moon for the First Time

Our solar system is formed by the sun and over 1,700 smaller celestial bodies, including comets, asteroids and the planets with their satellites. In short, it is located in one of the spaces of the Milky Way, being formed by the solar star and so many other celestial bodies around it. Of these, we can mention the moon, asteroids, planets and their satellites along with everything that is present in outer space.

Our universe is a huge box of surprises. It is believed that we have not discovered a third of what exists in all this immensity, even though there are several people who dedicate their lives to studying the subject. And new secrets are always revealed.

In short, scientists around the world dedicate their lives to discovering new things, especially about neighboring planets. For a variety of reasons, Jupiter is almost always in the crosshairs of research. This is the largest planet in our entire solar system, both in diameter and mass. Furthermore, it is the fifth closest to our main star, the sun.


And there’s a reason astronomers are so fascinated with Jupiter . It is the oldest of planets, and the fifth planet in our solar system. In addition to having a mass 2.5 times that of all the other planets put together.

The planet, like Mars, has always aroused the curiosity of researchers. So much so that they have now discovered evidence of water vapor in the atmosphere of Jupiter’s moon Ganymede for the first time.

It is the largest moon in the solar system and is covered in an icy crust. According to what scientists believe, the moon may have a liquid ocean 161 kilometers below its surface. Precisely that ocean could host aquatic alien life.


NASA had announced that after examining two decades of data from the Hubble telescope, researchers found evidence of water vapor in Jupiter’s moon’s thin atmosphere .

However, this water probably doesn’t come from the underground ocean. Instead, it probably comes from ice vaporized from the moon’s surface. While it doesn’t say much about the moon’s potential to harbor alien life, this water vapor has contributed to scientists’ understanding of Ganymede’s atmosphere.

“So far, only molecular oxygen has been observed. This happens when charged particles erode the surface of the ice,” said Lorenz Roth of the Royal Institute of Technology KTH in Stockholm, Sweden, who led the team that found the vapor.