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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

Pirineus

A nursery of scientists

published on 16 12 2017

The center Món Natura Pirineus, in Les Planes de Son, is a nursery for young scientists. Since 2007, the La Pedrera Foundation organizes the Youth and Science stays. For two weeks students from all over Catalonia receive theory classes, practice in the laboratory and field work in the areas of biology or astronomy. To get […]

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.

Charging the batteries

published on 15 01 2013

What do they have in common a battery, a tubercle or body fat? They are sistems of storing energy. The energy is stored for consumption when needed and to move autonomously. A crossing of the Pyrenees is an ideal situation to understand how and why energy is stored.

Living in the Pyrenees

published on 8 06 2011

We will see some of the animals that lived in the Pyrenees and some of those still living. We will see the marmots of the alpine meadows, the boreal owl of the mountain pine forests, and the trout. Also we will understand how glaciation have shaped the look of this range.

The wood of Pallars region

published on 11 10 2006

The reporter and biologist Pere Renom navigates on a raft through the rapids of the river Noguera Pallaresa. This type of boat was used to transport the wood. Pallars (Lleida) has been, since ancient times, an area of timber production as it has large forest areas and an extensive river network that facilitated transport. The […]