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L'única manera d'explicar l'estrany cas del guaiac és recórrer a la campanya de publicitat que va promoure la família Fugger per a fomentar-ne l'ús.
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We have created a globalized society, but it is not only human populations that are increasingly interconnected. The movement of invasive species and disease vectors along our expanding routes of

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Author disclaimer: this article contains a considerable amount of spoilers   THE SERIES PHENOMENOn The twenty-first century brings an unprecedented narrative and visual phenomenon with millions of viewers all around the world: TV

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The forests and their trees are one of the most important cultural symbols of humanity. Consequently, most civilisations have appropriated them with care, consideration and respect.
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One of the most fascinating archaeological evidence of ancient use of Mediterranean mountains are snow pits, also called snow storehouses or snowdrifts. Snow pits have become a clear evidence of much colder times.
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  Wade's case Nicholas Wade, former editor of prestigious journals such as Science and Nature, and writer in the science section of The New York Times for many years, caused much controversy

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James Clerk Maxwell

James Clerk Maxwell proved that electricity and magnetism are only different manifestations of the same physical substrate, electromagnetism.
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Snow pits and climate evolution Ever since 1970, in the first Spanish comprehensive study on this area, when geographer Horacio Capel drew attention to the value of the study of traditional ice

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The vast majority of what we know of the universe we have learned it studying the light coming from incredibly distant objects. Light is but an electromagnetic wave (an oscillation in

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Thus was born the Liebig’s Extract of Meat Company (LEMCO), whose product was immediately successful due to its excellent flavour and affordable price, low enough for the emerging European middle class.
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A long time has passed since 1683, when the Dutch naturalist Anton van Leeuwenhoek observed spermatozoa for the first time using a homemade microscope. He called them «animalcules». Science progressively

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Neolithic Revolution The history of our species is marked by numerous events that have shaped the current lifestyle and diversity of different human populations. Among the known points of inflection is

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The Axis of the Earth and the Eleonora’s Falcon

Planetary geography and bird migration «Mobile organisms occupy territories with abundant resources, take advantage of them in order to breed, and leave when unfavourable conditions occur. Migration is nothing more than

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Ancient Greece is the birthplace of western culture, in political organization and philosophy, mathematics or natural history. But even such popular stories as the legend of Saint George, who seems

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Edible Childhood Ethnobotany

[caption id="attachment_14781" align="alignleft" width="200"] Guildhall Art Gallery (Londres)John Everett Millais. The Woodsman's Daughter, 1850-51. Oil on canvas, 64,7 x 88,9 cm. The author describes a countryside scene with a boy offering strawberries,

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The KNP (Kruger National Park) is not another one of the thousands of protected areas in the world: 260 km long, more than two million hectares, 900 km of fence,

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A slow yet extremely reflexive writer We have to recognise it: without Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913), Darwin may have never published The Origin of Species. Retired in his house in Down,

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English physicist and writer Charles Percy Snow (1905-1980) sometimes asked representatives of the so-called «traditional culture» – humanism for him – if any of them could explain the second law

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The curious and primitive aspect of Triops is certainly noteworthy. In fact, it has been under consideration by zoologists for a long time. If we compared fossils with currently living

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Our contributor Jaume Benaiges located documental evidence of a tragedy in the Pauls parish archives, not knowing they were part of a series of victims previously attributed to man-eating carnivores. Events took place in the massif of Els Ports and turn out to be difficult to evaluate 150 years later.
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We have been aware from the 19th century of the importance of predation and rivalry between species in nature as predominant forces for natural selection. Darwinian thesis, the great paradigm

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I must confess it: Physics has always filled me with a feeling of respect. I would be lying if I did not admit that thinking about some of its mysteries has

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On a cloudless and moonless quiet night and, above all, away from the city's light pollution, the beauty of the sky fascinates us. This is why, ever since ancient times,

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