materia obscura

The so-called basic emotions offer a quick and essentially automatic response to certain situations in life. All of them have their own evolutionary function, for example, fear keeps us away from certain dangers, and anger alerts us to a threat.

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Joana d'Arc

For a long time, some scientists have believed that a person's physical attributes can provide information about their psychology or character.
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The process that takes place when we cook on a barbecue is very similar to the one that occurs in our organism when we eat and digest food.

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Dead Vlei

Dead Vlei is a natural treasure capable of thrilling any nature lover. Located in Namibia’s Namib-Naukluft National Park, it is guarded by some of the largest dunes on the planet.
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Much of the plastic debris fractures into micro- or nanoparticles called microplastics that can be ingested by marine organisms.

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The next time you find yourself near a barbecue, try to pay attention to what you see. It is a fascinating scientific process.

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We could say that being human implies having a brain with human consciousness, but this definition has no discrete and precise boundaries.
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The race to discover an exo-moon is nearing interesting times and a discovery might be just around the corner.
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In resonance, the force transmitted to the object may be relatively small, but when it is transmitted with the right frequency, it oscillates with great amplitude.

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Ants are as common as they are special. They can be found in nearly every corner of the Earth, and their ability to organise themselves is remarkable.

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Epidemiological surveillance of viruses based on wastewater is a very useful tool for studying diseases, as is the case with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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Humans have a series of biases, including survivorship bias. Some of them seem to be adaptive, and others, limitations in our ability to assimilate information.

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Associating feelings of pleasure with dopamine us a common mistake. The process involves many other elements. Humans permanently seek pleasure and the continuous generation of expectations, surprise, and desire.

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On 13 December 2021, the eruptive activity of the volcano of La Palma came to an end. Since before the eruption, science was essential to manage the crisis.

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At the moment, a manned mission to Proxima Centauri involves a number of problems and challenges that we are still unable to solve.

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With a completely colonised Earth, we must look after the environment and be pioneers of a new status quo based on climate neutrality.

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The trade in wild species generates great economic wealth on a global scale. The regulation of this trade must take into account many complexities.

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If we hang a magnet by a thread, it always aligns itself in the same direction, even if there is no other magnet nearby. This is a compass and responds to the Earth's magnetism.

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Genetics and language are closely connected. Some genes in humans have been essential for the development of complex language.

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We can find many physics and biology errors in Star Wars, but let's take a look at ecology.
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When we are having a conversation, walking together, or simply sitting next to someone else, our postures and movements are coordinated.

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Tactile memory allows us to create images in our brain thanks to the relative positions of fingers and hands.
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Today stupid signatures abound. Millions of identifiable, expendable authors clutter the web. What is truly important is not to sign, but to do relevant things well.
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Poliomyelitis cases have increased globally in the last year. The oral polio vaccine is very effective and acts on the first line of defence.
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