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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

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The Ports Mounts: land of goats and vultures

published on 22.10.2008

The reporter Pere Renom attends a spectacle of a safari: hundreds of vultures feast in one of the most extensive and wild mountainous areas of the Iberian Peninsula: the Ports. Also try to “catch” the emblematic animal of the natural park: the Hispanic goat.

Science on the beach

Science at the beach

published on 1.10.2008

We will sail on beach catamaran, the only sailboat that is governed rudderless. We will discover the composition of the sand on the Maresme region and how the beach disappears. And we will meet some of the inhabitants of the wave breaking zone and we will see that they are not always what they seem.

The cord that gives life

published on 18.06.2008

The program Quèquicom follows the case of Joel a 5 year old boy who needs a donor blood stem cells to overcome leukemia. Neither his sister nor any of his family are compatible, so that his life depends on someone has given cord blood with its features.

Seeing is believing

published on 28.05.2008

The reporter Pere Renom and program staff examine the tricks of the magician Lari, both near and in a stage performance, but run into the artist’s ability to manipulate the human visual perception. Alejandro Maiche, UAB psychologist, also tests the visual perception of Renom. But what deceives us, the view or the brain? The presenter […]

The secrets of bread

published on 19.12.2007

Quèquicom investigates which are the parameters of quality of bread with experts from Girona Laboratories, responsible for the analysis of most flours processed in Catalonia. Pere Renom makes an experiment to evidence that different types of flour originate breads with different characteristics. He also discovers the importance of yeasts in the spongy texture of bread. […]

Fishing drowns

published on 3.10.2007

The European Union has suspended the fishing of bluefin tuna because it is near extinction. Meanwhile, the journal “Science” published that in 2048 the markets could run out of fish because the populations of most commercial species are being depleted. What measures should be taken to avoid economic collapse and environmental disaster? Are we on […]

Colors in the sight

published on 13.06.2007

Humans are able to distinguish about 10 million colors. This capability has meant that we have incorporated many colors into the culture as symbols of all kinds. However, unlike other perceptions such as taste or hearing, the vision of colors is forgetful. Any way, thousands of pigments are currently available thanks to the modern chemical […]

Sahara, the limit of life

published on 23.05.2007

Quèquicom travels to the Sahara Desert in Mauritania, to see how survive the humans, animals and plants. The reporter Pere Renom captures some animals from this area like differents especies of gerbil, and spiny-tailed lizard. He also detects traces of dorcas gazelle and watches the desert hare and Fennec, and explains some of their physiological […]

The Mediterranean monk seal

published on 11.04.2007

The reporter Pere Renom travels to the Cabo Blanco peninsula on the coast of Mauritania, to see the last great Mediterranean monk seal colony and know what is being done to preserve it. Also navigates to the Columbrete Islands to study one of the last places in the Western Mediterranean where it disappeared.

The inheritance: from parents to children

published on 28.03.2007

The program will visit the International Bird Fair of Valls, where there are exposed hundreds of different breeds of pigeons. We will understand how breeders obtained these huge diversity. We will also understand what is genetic recombination, the laws of inheritance and mutations. And finally we will see how all this knowledge is integrated to […]