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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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Nitrogen till the root

published on 9 10 2019

Nitrogen is an essential element for life, but since its availability is limited it must be recycled. The most important compartment on the planet where it accumulates is the atmosphere (N2). Hence, special bacteria introduce it into the biosphere through a process called fixation. Once there, it is transferred through the food chain from vegetables […]

Microplastic: from the clothes to the sea

published on 11 07 2017

For every 6 kg of polyester clothing in the laundry, we release about 4 g of plastic microfibers through the pipes, which will go to the sea and contaminate the waters, bottoms and trophic nets around the world. Participants: Àngels Rovira, Researcher in Advanced Materials, LEITAT, Anna Sánchez Vidal, GRC Geosciences Marinas, UB, Salvador Borrós, […]

Hunt with hunters

published on 28 04 2015

We will hunt with bow and arrows to experience the difficulty of the original hunting techniques, and we will discover the latest technological innovation with the compound bow. Also we will take advantage of the innate predatory ability of dogs, ferrets and falcons to hunt woodcocks, rabbits and partridges. And we will understand why the […]

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.