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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, in order that you may, 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

biology

Laia, a branch in human evolution

published on 15 11 2016

The evolution up to Homo sapiens is a puzzle of many pieces that is intertwined in the past and we still have much to discover. In 2011, at the Can Mata dump, at Hostalets de Pierola, a piece of this puzzle was found: the fossil remains of a primate distant relative of humans. The specimen was […]

Dogs, beast friends

published on 24 05 2016

We discover the extraordinary olfactory abilities of dogs to detect diseases such as diabetes or lung cancer, or their attentive social behavior that makes them ideal for the care of disabled people. Involved, dog handlers Armand Flaujat, Cal Manistró, Ramon Pampin of ACATH and Ingrid Ramon, of Argusdogs. Also Dr. Laureano Molins from Clinical Hospital […]

The butterfly effect

published on 3 05 2016

The weather in Catalonia depends on the atmospheric circulation in the middle of the North Atlantic, thousands of kilometers away. Any slight change in the initial conditions there will trigger a completely different result. This behavior, characteristic of chaotic systems, is known as the butterfly effect and is responsible for the unpredictablility of weather in […]

Pantry of Fall

published on 19 04 2016

Typical autumn products are mushrooms and chestnuts, but actually the list includes many others, such as the strawberry tree, the hackberry, the rose hip, the jujube, the loquat or the rowanberry. We will learn to recognize them. We will also discover that humans are not the only ones to make pantry, gray dormouse also makes. […]

Reading the hand

published on 29 03 2016

Our hand does not reveal the personality or the future, but speaks of evolution and growth, defines the activities we practice, identifies us, allows us to communicate and provides the basis for counting decimal. Although not along the lines of the palm, hands can be read and contain much information. Speakers Josep M. Potau Unit […]

Fascinated by cats

published on 19 05 2015

We will learn to better understand the behavior of cats in order to improve coexistence, we will see how manage the colonies of feral and abandoned cats, we will understand the possible origin of the expression “to look for three feet of cat”, and we will know purebred cats with more than a century pedigree. […]

Searching for life in the Univers

published on 10 02 2015

We knew that the Earth is not flat, and that is not in the center of the universe, now it has been discovered that even in the Milky Way there could be 10,000 milion planets similar to ours. We explain how planets are detected outside our solar system and what conditions would have to sustain […]

Cause of death: Entropy

published on 28 10 2014

The immediate cause of death is always a cardiac arrest, the mediate cause is cell death, and the ultimate cause is the 2nd law of thermodynamics. Death is irreversible, the process can not be reversed as well as the coffe with milk can not be separated.

Evolution, after Darwin’s footsteps

published on 14 10 2014

Charles Darwin proposed natural selection as the mechanism of evolution, inspired by the finches of the Galapagos islands, fossils of Patagonia, or domestic pigeons. In Catalonia can be found completely equivalent examples: Pyrenean cave beetles, rodent fossils, or a new breed of mini-pigs intended for biomedical research.

The penis from bottom to top

published on 6 05 2014

The program shows in exclusive the erection process through a thermal camera and explains the internal anatomy of the penis and how it allows erection. When this mechanism fails, sildenafil (Viagra) may be a remedy for erectile dysfunction. The erect penis length can range from 10 to 18 cm. What is the normal size in […]