A window to the past: the lake Vostok case

At the centre of Antarctica, under Russian Vostok Station (Vostok being Russian for East), and very close to the South Pole, there is an enormous, elongated lake of around 14,000

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Philip II of Spain was instructed in humanism, was an Erasmus reader and a loved magic and occultism books. He had a soft spot for architecture and geometry, he knew

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Il·lustració de Casuística

In education, urban planning, sustainability, in any domain, we tend to slide down the anecdotal slope of casuistry. Everything becomes a specific case.

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circulació oceànica

El paper dels oceans com a reguladors del clima és extraordinari, realment condicionen el present i el futur del planeta.
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Frank Wilczek (New York, 1951) is a rather unconventional individual. To begin with, his outfit does not fit –a hat and tie together with trainers– and this impression is proven

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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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When you hear an expression with such poetic connotations like «the limits of life», it is likely that the last thing that comes to our minds are the microorganisms that

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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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In times of developmentalism, some territories found in the «Sun and sand» tourism their way towards development so they grew based on the simple but unsustainable profitability of the coast zone, regardless of its conservation.
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Communicating medicine

A sad end has the most robust health, continuously spurring sickness on, which lives near, with just a wall separating them. Aeschylus, Agamemnon [caption id="attachment_13663" align="alignleft" width="150"] Esteban Morcillo / Photo:

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Entrevista a Rafael Tabarés, catedràtic de Psiquiatria a la Universitat de València i investigador en salut mental.
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Javier Magriña

Javier Magriña knew he wanted to be a surgeon ever since he could perform his first autopsy during his medical studies in Barcelona. His enthusiasm was fuelled by the support

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Dues malalties com el càncer i la sida han reactivat la creació contemporània entorn de la malaltia en l'últim quart del segle passat. Dues afeccions maleïdes i sense guariment definitiu, que estan socialment farcides de tabús i metàfores. estigmatitzadores.

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S'observa un seguiment desigual del Dia Mundial del Càncer als diaris analitzats, amb notícies sovint encapçalades per titulars sensacionalistes. Un altre perill que s'hi adverteix és la confusió entre informació i publicitat.
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En aquest article comentem la situació del càncer de mama en el món i al nostre país, així com els principals factors de risc.
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ABSTRACT For teenagers, to be diagnosed with cancer comes as a real blow. In this article, we describe the most prevalent cancers in this age group, the elements of cancer control,

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Només l'1% dels casos de càncer és hereditari, però s'han descrit més de 200 síndromes caracteritzades per l'agregació familiar de distints tipus de tumors.
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El càncer és un dels problemes sanitaris més importants dels països occidentals, donada l'alta incidència i elevada mortalitat que té. En aquest article ens ocuparem dels factors externs capaços d'induir el desenvolupament d'un càncer: agents químics, físics i biològics.

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Tothom té una idea més o menys clara del que representa un càncer: un conjunt de cèl·lules que es divideixen sense control. Darrere d’aquesta imatge simplista s’amaga un dels problemes de salut més complexos i més greus que existeixen.
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The Thin Line

Diagnosis, treatment and even the very concept of cancer as a disease have changed significantly over time. From a single and incurable disease, it is now considered a disease in

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Homenatge a Ramón Margalef, ecòleg i naturalista català, conegut per les seues contribucions a l'oceanografia, la limnologia i la teoria ecològica.
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© A. AguilellaSalaria fluviatilis, freshwater blenny. Which fish are to be found in the Mediterranean rivers? A rich and diverse ichthyofauna has developed in our rivers with a great many

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Architecture has been indebted to geometric surfaces since ancient times, as books of descriptive geometry are witness: “Any architectonic creation is Geometry”. However, such geometries have evolved from classical surfaces to those designed with the help of a new discipline: Computer Aided Geometric Design (CAGD). The author reviews pre-computer geometric design exemplified by the use of hyperbolic paraboloids (Gaudí and Candela), its origin in the automotive industry and how it has been used brilliantly by Gehry in the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao.
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