Ramon Folch

PhD in biology, socioecologist, and President of ERF, Barcelona (Spain).

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The Wright brothers -Wilbur and Orville- finally did it. It was in Kitty Hawk (North Carolina)on December 17, 1903. Their airplane Flyer flew. It did not

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In 1612, Ludovico Cardi, aka Cigoli, painted an Immaculate Conception scene in the Pauline Chapel of Santa Maria Maggiore, the great Roman basilica. Not the

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On 29 April 1962, President John F. Kennedy gathered 49 Nobel prize winners for a great banquet at his residence. He told the attendees:

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Esquisse d'un tableau historique des Progres de l'esprit humain was published in 1795, more than a year after the passing of its author. It

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I trigger the switch and the light turns on. I open the tap and water comes out. Stores have everything: clothes, food, books and

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[caption id="attachment_14593" align="alignleft" width="200"] Anna Sanchis[/caption] One fine day I found I had a Mediterranean diet. Just as Molière’s character, who was happy to learn

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Between 1716 and 1717, Joan Salvador i Riera, an apothecary from Barcelona and Antoine de Jussieu, a professor of botany at Le Jardin du Roi in Paris, travelled the roads of Spain and Portugal, sometime by calash, sometimes on mule back, to make «botanical observations». This article provides a brief overview of the Salvador family and a glimpse of the journey made by these two naturalists.

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[caption id="attachment_14122" align="alignleft" width="200"] Anna Sanchis[/caption] Years ago, I just wanted a phone, but I had to buy a PDA. When I had to change

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[caption id="attachment_13774" align="alignleft" width="200"] Anna Sanchis[/caption] Few precepts have lasted as long as the Regula Benedicti: Rule of Saint Benedict. It dates back to 534,

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[caption id="attachment_10080" align="alignleft" width="200"] Anna Sanchis[/caption] Josep Pla, one of the brightest twentieth-century Catalan writers, asserted in an article published in 1945 that commercial aviation was

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