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Pere Renom

“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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Pain, not so much not so little

published on 19.02.2018

Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience, typical of all living beings with a central nervous system. It works as an alarm signal, which warns and protects against physical damage. To survive, it is necessary to perceive the pain and react in time, fleeing or fighting it. In the report we will see that […]

The tower of Babel

published on 11.10.2017

The Castella school, in the Raval district of Barcelona, is an authentic Tower of Babel: in a class of 25 students we can find a dozen nationalities and around ten languages. But this linguistic diversity seems small when we expand the scale of observation. In Catalonia there are inventoried more than 300 different languages, and […]

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 […]

Brave as lions

published on 10.11.2015

Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by a protozoan capable of infecting virtually any warm-blooded animal, but only reproduces sexually in the intestine of cats and other felines. According to statistics about 20% of the Catalan population has passed the disease unknowingly because symptoms are similar to flu. Basically it is taken from the consumption of […]

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. […]

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.

Gibraltar, a natural border

published on 29.10.2013

The Strait of Gibraltar is the limit of distribution of various species, both plant and animal. There are monkeys, chameleons, Northern Bald Ibis, the last laurel forests of Europe and the most recent remnants of our cousins the Neanderthals. Speakers Eric Shaw, in charge of the monkeys of Gibraltar, Clive Finlayson, director of the Gibraltar […]

Wear feathers

published on 26.03.2013

The feathers are used to fly, to warm and to communicate. The reporter Pere Renom hunts ducks with his hands, visits a factory of down blankets, measures the colors of Great tits, observes the courtship of Sison and shows the great diversity of bird colors in a closet. And the presenter Jaume Vilalta explains how […]

What say the birds

published on 12.03.2013

Birds whistle, chatter, cackle, scream or howl. But what do they say? Words of love. And these words seduce both females and juries of singing competitions. The canaricultor Gabriel de la Paz explains what notes produce Harz Roller canaries and how birds are selected for competitions. The songs are tailored to the physical characteristics of […]

Who am I?

published on 21.09.2012

The Renom family meets at Ripollet to share their family histories and to link their genealogies. With a lot of help and luck reporter Pere Renom takes to do genealogical research, genetic and facial analysis and reconstructs the history of his family for about 500 years in detail and more generally traced back thousands of […]