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“We have given you, O Adam, no visage proper to yourself, nor endowment properly your own, in order that whatever place, whatever form, whatever gifts you may, with premeditation, select, these same you may have and possess through your own judgement and decision […] We have made you a creature neither of heaven nor of earth, neither mortal nor immortal as the free and proud shaper of your own being, fashion yourself in the form you may prefer.”
Oration on the Dignity of Man – Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

Quèquicom

Viruses: the eternal war

published on 22.03.2006

What you need to know about viruses in general and avian flu in particular, explained in an entertaining and understandable way. Is the bird flu virus going to recombine and be able to be transmitted from animals to humans? How do scientists prepare this new battle? Will we have better vaccines and antivirals? In “Quèquicom”, […]

The strength of the cold

published on 15.03.2006

When water freezes its volume increases. This property can directly affect our body, constituted mainly of water, if either part is frozen. Josep Maria Vilà, an amateur mountaineer, lost 3 teammates and his girlfriend while trying to reach the peak of Balandrau in Ripollès (Girona). The reporter Samantha Vall finds out what happened that fateful […]