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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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Extraordinary centenarian

published on 27.12.2016

There is no magic formula to live 100 years, depends on a lucky combination of genetics and healthy habits. We will analyze the case of two extraordinary centenarians and we will understand that aging is rusting. The following spoke: Mireia Farré from Idescat, Reinald Pamplona from UdL-IRBLleida, Manel Esteller from IDIBELL and the centenarian Joaquim […]

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.

Lightning catchers

published on 18.03.2014

The lightning are highly potent electric shocks that occur in microseconds. Nevertheless, it is possible to catch them with a high speed camera, detect them by antennas, track them on trees or subsurface minerals, lead them to lightning rods, and reproduce its plasma in cutting steel machines, fluorescent or neon. Speakers Oscar Van der Velde, […]

Lottery, gambling game

published on 4.12.2012

Are there some lottery establishments luckier than others? A palindrome is more likely that an “ugly number “? On a trip across the chance, Pere Renom interviews Gonzalo Garcia-Pelayo , patriarch of the “Pelayos”, a family that won 200 million pesetas applying statistics in the roulette. Leo Margets, outstanding professional poker player, explains that, beyond […]

The strength of the cold

published on 15.03.2006

When water freezes its volume increases. This property can directly affect our body, constituted mainly of water, if either part is frozen. Josep Maria Vilà, an amateur mountaineer, lost 3 teammates and his girlfriend while trying to reach the peak of Balandrau in Ripollès (Girona). The reporter Samantha Vall finds out what happened that fateful […]