When we talk about species without sexual dimorphism, we should complete the sentence with a small note: species without a sort of sexual dimorphism that we can detect.
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Palm oil is a plant oil consisting on saturated fats, which increase cholesterol and cardiovascular risks.
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The answer to this is yes. Plants can reproduce errors in the growth of some cells, which would cause the formation of cell masses or tumours that could be considered cancers.
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Question asked by MARÍA JOSÉ ESTAY OSSES. We speak with JESÚS RIERA: The answer is yes. The air carnation belongs to the genus Tillandsia. Most plants from this genus can live

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FERNANDO SAPIÑA answers: In our everyday life, we have contact mainly with one type of alcohol: ethanol. It is the liquid we use as disinfectant for our wounds, due to its

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basil mosquito repllent

Popular lore has transmitted the use of basil as a mosquito repellent to avoid their bite. Why this plant repel mosquitoes?
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Ferdinand the Catholic

It is quite likely, to procure their own common offspring, that King Ferdinand the Catholic had invigorating potions while married to Germana de Foix.
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VICENTE PALACIOS replies: One of the most striking wolf behaviours is howling. Through howling, wolves can reach and communicate from several miles of distance. Howls may contain information regarding the individual

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Question sent by ELENA SOLBES. JORDI DE MANUEL answers: Milk is an extraordinary food. It contains almost all the necessary nutrients to live and grow, but after mammals wean, they lose the

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Question submitted by FRANCESC AGUILAR I DOMENJÓ (Grau de Castelló). MANEL PERUCHO answers: The latest Background Microwave Radiation observations and type Ia cosmological supernovae indicate that the Universe has a flat

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And Why Is the Mediterranean Higher during the Winter? Question asked by FRANCESC AGUILAR I DOMENJÓ (Grau de Castelló). JOSEP L. PELEGRÍ answers: Both of our reader’s questions deal with sea tides,

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pubic hair

Question sent by ONOFRE GISBERT (Vistabella del Maestrat). PAU CARAZO answers: As we pointed out  in a recent question about why are men hairier than women, our ancestors underwent a process of

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Question sent by JORGE GIL FERNÁNDEZ (València). FERNANDO SAPIÑA answers: We can find a lot of videos on YouTube showing different phenomena in slow-motion: a bullet going through a piece of fruit,

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Question sent by LAURA RUBINAT (Tàrrega). ALBERT MASÓ answers: Well, to give an answer to that we first need to settle what we understand by «urinating». Obviously, if we limit it to

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Question sent by ROBERTO SOLANO. ANA GARCÍA answers: Women's life expectancy in developed countries is, indeed, higher. This is due to a combination of biological factors and lifestyle. There is, for instance,

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Why are men hairier than women?

Question sent by TAMAR ARENAS (Belfast). PAU CARAZO answers: The quick and easy answer to this question is that men are actually not hairier than women. Two very different classes of hair

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Question sent by TERESA OLIVER (Alcoi). EDUARD ESTIVILL and NURIA ROURE answer: Sleep and waking life are brain functions and are thus subject to changes of the nervous system. Sleep is neither

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Question sent by VÍCTOR SOLVES (València). ENRIQUE FONT answers: Caudal autotomy is a defence mechanism against predators, and it is widespread among lizards and some snakes. Tail dropping is an effective anti-predatory

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Question sent by JAIME LÁZARO (Manises). JUAN ANTONIO RAGA ESTEVE answers: Ambergris grows inside the intestine of sperm whales and thus it is part of its faeces. It is formed by the

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Question sent by Víctor Marqués (València). ALBERT MASÓ answers: The statement is false. Instead of answering the question, we are going to explain the falseness of the implicit premise in the question.

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Question sent by NEREA MILÁN (València). JOAN MAYOL answers: In medicine, the pathological ingestion of soil or other inedible substances is called «pica», and it has been observed in many animal species,

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Question sent by GUILLERMO GUEVARA PARDO (Bogota). FERNANDO BALLESTEROS answers: Although raindrops are usually represented in the shape of a teardrop, actually, they are almost circular. When a beam of light enters

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Question sent by DÍDAC COROMINAS (Girona). FERNANDO SAPIÑA answers: Both olive oil and drinking water are basically constituted by a specific type of molecule—triacylglycerols (commonly known as triglycerides) in the former case

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Question sent by MARTA ARENAS (Valencia). GUILLEM PÉREZ I DE LANUZA answers: Certainly, birds do show a wider colour diversity than mammals. What’s more, colours in birds are brighter and more complex

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