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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 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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L’arròs, un cereal transversal

published on 9.09.2020

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La veritable fruita del pecat

published on 2.09.2020

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Evolve standing

published on 17.07.2020

Humans are exceptional mammals, not only for our intelligence, but also for our biped locomotion. In fact, apart from kangaroos, we are the only strict biped mammals. Bipedalism appears to have provided several adaptive advantages: it increases the field of view, it decreases the body surface exposed to sunlight, and it frees the hands. We […]

The fartet returns to the Llobregat delta

published on 10.07.2020

In the coastal lagoons of the Llobregat Delta, some conservation initiatives are being carried out. One of these initiatives is the reintroduction project of a fish called “fartet”. Fartets have a different coloration depending on sex. Males have a tail, and a part of the body striped, while females have a mottled body. The name […]

Tied to the knots

published on 9.07.2020

A knot is a tight intertwining of threads, twine, ropes, or ribbons. Both climbing and sailing use very specific knots, resistant and easy to tie and untie. The knot is also a measure of navigation speed and is equivalent to 1 nautical mile (1,852 m)/h, and becomes an everyday item in our clothing, especially shoes […]

The mask test

published on 7.07.2020

With the increase in the spread of coronavirus in the Segrià region (Lleida, Catalonia), the Government of the Generalitat is considering forcing the use of the mask in all public spaces. At Florida Atlantic University, an experiment was carried out with water, glycerin and laser light to visualize the behavior of the aerosols that we […]

Overlooking the sea

published on 2.07.2020

Humans have been linked to the coast for millennia, both to migrate, to transport goods, to live or to spend the summer. One of the earliest migratory routes of modern humans left Africa, traversing the Arabian peninsula, India, and the islands of SE Asia until reaching Australia some 50,000 years ago. These humans had discovered […]

Coronavirus hotspots

published on 22.06.2020

After the first wave of coronavirus, many countries have relaxed containment measures and are beginning to detect outbreaks, to the point that in some places, such as Korea, epidemiologists are beginning to talk about a second wave of the pandemic. However, official data from the World Health Organization (WHO) show that, for the moment, the […]

Chaos, unpredictability and butterfly effect

published on 18.06.2020

The movement of a pendulum is one of the most predictable phenomena out there. If we know the length, we can accurately calculate the period of oscillation. Whatever the height from which we launch it (amplitude), its period remains constant, as already observed by the Italian astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilei. In fact, this ingenuity […]

The wrong fear

published on 4.06.2020

Fear is an emotion produced as a reaction to a real or imaginary danger that prepares the body for escape, or for confrontation (fight or flight). When we are afraid, a series of immediate physiological changes take place in our body: it increases the heart rate, blood pressure, cellular metabolism, blood glucose, adrenaline and brain […]