ageing

Why do we age?

Ageing occurs because we divest energy from ourselves and into reproduction, so we have less available to survive.

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Valenciolenda fadaforesta

The underground world, a source of biodiversity

The description of the «Valencian wood fairy» or Valenciolenda fadaforesta (Hoch & Sendra), a new species and genus, was recently published.

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ageing

«Understanding the discourse of aging», edited by Vicent Salvador and Agnese Sampietro

Understanding the discourse of aging analyses different perspectives on ageing in the media and mass culture.

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Why can we not see colours at night?

Human eyes cannot perceive colours at night because cones, responsible for colour perception, are only activated under intense light conditions.

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We are a ‘trencadís’

We have all inherited DNA sequences from forgotten ancient ancestors

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«The Matrix» and thermodynamics

If we were to use electrodes to extract energy from ourselves, we would collapse because we would have nothing left to keep our hearts beating.

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Horses laugh incorrectly

Humans' control over breathing enabled them to laugh, unlike other animals such as horses.

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In the footsteps of our past

This is undoubtedly an encouraging stage for evolutionary biology. Palaeoproteomics has the potential to explore time intervals that were completely inaccessible until now.

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Can life be standardized?

The concept of standardization is linked to the industrial revolution and mass production of goods through assembly lines. The question we will try to answer is the extent to which standards can be achieved in the biological realm.

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Why do flying ants appear?

Alberto Tinaut, biologist specialised in the study of ants, explains the secrets of these winged insects.

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