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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

Natural history of la paella

published on 15.03.2010

In the paella is represented virtually the entire evolutionary tree and the rice absorbs all the flavors. The reporter Pere Renom travels to the Ebro Delta to learn how to cook this dish with ingredients such as shellfish or duck meat. Renom try to reap rice by hand and to fish seabass with casting net. […]

Bacteria: from our intestine to Mars

published on 18.12.2009

Go to Mars will be an impossible mission if bacteria can not be used to produce the food needed by the astronauts, and to recycle detritus. In addition, each of the astronauts will take 2 kilos of bacteria in his digestive, the intestinal flora that any human needs to survive. We fly from intestinal Crohn’s […]

To see by listening

published on 9.11.2009

Bats and dolphins generate images from echo, in certain sense they are able to see by listening. Similarly, the blind do as well. The reporter Pere Renom renounces for a while to the vision in order to experience how “sounds” reality aided by an instructor ONCE (Spanish National Organization for the Blind).

A naturalist in the Montnegre

published on 19.10.2009

The Montnegre Natural Park is a mountain range up to 800 meters high located near the coast. By having high humidity favors the growth of a lush, dark forest that gives the name (Montnegre it means Black Mount). But this darkness is not only observed from a distance but also from within the same forest. […]

Killing mosquitoes

published on 12.10.2009

Mosquitoes are insects provided with extraordinary capacities aimed at one goal: sucking blood. Their bites are annoying and can transmit dangerous diseases. Thats why we fight them systematically. The tiger mosquito is a new enemy. Many natural predators, such as swallows, bats, mosquito fishes or dragonflies, are our allies in this fight.

Rats: friends or enemies

published on 17.06.2009

Rats transmit diseases, but also are essential in the investigation. “Quèquicom” looks for them in the sewers and laboratories.

Marine pharmacy against cancer

published on 20.05.2009

A terminally ill patient because of a very advanced esophageal cancer experienced complete tumor remission thanks to a new drug extracted from a marine animal, which is given by the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO). This antitumor molecule has been isolated by the company PharmaMar after thirty years looking into the sea for active principles […]

Living with parrots

published on 4.03.2009

The reporter Pere Renom witness how work and how are trained the parrots in PortAventura. He also discovers what is the disease called “lungs of the fowler” and knows a case associated with the lovebirds. And takes a prospect for Barcelona after a newly arrived: the monk parakeets.

The natural history of horses

published on 21.01.2009

The horse was domesticated 6000 years ago or more. Initially, it seems destined for consumption, but was soon used also as a driving force and riding. Today, the horse is mainly used for riding, and despite the time elapsed still needs to be tamed. The reporter Pere Renom observes the natural horsemanship, less aggressive than […]

Against the glass

published on 3.12.2008

We test the fragility of glass using mallets and Magnum revolver shots with the help of the police. We also show and explain about living organisms protected by glass skeletons: diatoms.