106-85

One of the most common scientific inaccuracies in science fiction movies with journeys to other worlds is their depiction of gravity. With very few exceptions, gravity in the other planet

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101-85

For a long time it was considered that emotions were mere physiological responses, basic processes, phylogenetically ancient, where the origin of «primitive» behaviour lies. In short, emotions were considered animal

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courgettes

Courgettes are easy to cultivate in the garden: they are rustic and grow fast, and they only need light and heat. Therefore, we will sow them when the risk of frost has passed.
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sustentación

Without growth there is no progress, but without a supporting system (a lift force), it collapses. We need the new Wright brothers of economy. Urgently, I think.
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116-84

What do a tree, a planet, an annoyance and a promise have in common? Their number: one! Numbers are the abstraction of language that enables us, among other things, to account for

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From a culinary standpoint, mushrooms have a high level of free amino acids, among which there is glutamic acid, so they become flavour enhancers in many dishes.
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111-84

It is the third time I have been offered erection pills. Not that I need them

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L’envelliment és una disminució de l’eficiència de les nostres funcions fisiològiques que, en cas de no morir abans per causes externes, conduirà finalment a la mort.
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107a-84 garrofó

In our territory garrofons (butter beans) are highly appreciated in the kitchen because it is a basic ingredient in our national dish par excellence –our dearest paella.
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There was a time when Homo Sapiens coexisted with other species of the same genus such as Homo neanderthalensis or Homo denisova. However all the groups were very small. Today

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116ok-83

«Even being born results in a loud cry», Raimon sings. There are two crucial moments that demarcate human existence: birth and death. Death comes in many forms, agonising or peaceful,

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114dins-83

I vividly remember a conversation about the importance of basic science at Harvard University with chemistry Nobel laureate Walter Gilbert. Dr. Gilbert stressed the importance of doing research in order to

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113-83

The last song in Pink Floyd’s LP The Dark Side of the Moon, published in 1973, mentioned it: «There’s no dark side of the Moon really. Matter of fact, it’s all dark. »
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112-83

If anything makes space travel particular is its roughness: fuel bursting in a controlled explosion, which, more than once, end up being uncontrolled. But space exploration based on chemical rockets is well established, it

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Oxytocin promotes both positive and negative social emotions depending on context, sex, previous experience of the subject and personality.
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Promoter of an International Epidemiology Service and World Documentation Centre for Public Health, Rajchman’s indefatigable activism for global health deserves the recognition he never received.
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Mandra  - Sociofolcologia

Lucretian inductions, Galilean evidence or Darwinian deductions were attacks against mental laziness, which is more powerful than any dogma can be. Ideological reasons do not explain human resistance to change. Basically, they tend to sloth.
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Adaptative Optics to Detect Astronomical Giants

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goriles-amb-ebola

Microbes are a constant source of surprise. Their «invisibility» does nothing but increase our puzzlement when a microorganism, or its activity, become evident for the first time. Although microbes are

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An ice cream can be defined as a preparation which is solid or semisolid due to the action of freezing. We have two main groups: water-based products like slushies and sorbets, and dairy products made with milk and cream.
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106-82

Creieu que estic sent superficial insinuant que per als universitaris anar a classe no és tan important? Gens ni mica. El món ha canviat, i la universitat també ho ha de fer.
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105-82

The sun of a crisp spring morning gently casts its warmth over the immaculate green of a remote North American prairie. Hidden in the tall grass, a male funnel-web spider

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104-82

The generation of scientists and physicians who lived during the interwar years (1914-1945) were specially involved in the military and political events that shaped the history of the twentieth century.

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polymath

The World Wide Web does not increase polymathy instrumentally. The Internet rather discourages it. Actually, the Internet generation and the library generation have more than a generational conflict. They stage a cultural rupture.

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