Beatriz Sainz

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Día Mundial del Sida: ¿de dónde salió el VIH y cómo se propagó?

"Acabar con la epidemia del sida para el año 2030 es posible", dice el Programa Conjunto de las Naciones Unidas sobre el VIH/sida (más conocido como ONUSIDA).<p>"Pero sólo si logramos que todas las personas, en todos los lugares del mundo, tengan acceso a los servicios que precisan: prevención, …

La "tormenta perfecta" en una ciudad africana que dio origen a la epidemia del sida

Los orígenes de la epidemia del sida se remontan a la década de los 1920 en la ciudad de Kinshasa, la capital actual de la República Democrática del Congo.<p>Según un estudio realizado por un equipo de científicos internacionales, en esa época se produjo la "tormenta perfecta" para la propagación de …

"El mundo nos ha abandonado": la dura vida de una niña entre las ruinas de la guerra en Siria

"Amira" (hemos cambiado su nombre por razones de seguridad) es una adolescente de 15 años que vive en una zona de la periferia de Damasco que está en manos de los rebeldes.<p><b>Ha sido testigo de los horrores</b> de la guerra civil en la capital de Siria.<p>Su familia, como muchas otras, <b>perdió su casa tras los</b> …

Quick Take: The Ocean is a Global Climate Solution

Changing Planet<p>Table corals, dominate a shallow reef near the island of Misool. Raja Ampat, Papua, Indonesia, Pacific Ocean. © Ethan Daniels<p><i>By Maria Damanaki, Global Managing Director for Oceans at The Nature Conservancy</i><p>As many people around the world know, the United Nations climate change …

Insurance Industry

U.S. Approval of GMO Salmon May Set Precedent

There’s a new fish in town—but not everyone’s ready to make room on their plates for it.<p>Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued its first approval for a genetically engineered animal intended for human consumption. The animal is the AquAdvantage salmon, an Atlantic salmon modified to …

Aquaculture

An 80-Year-Old Prank Revealed, Hiding in the Periodic Table!

You wouldn’t know it, because it’s hiding down there at the bottom of the periodic table of elements, but it’s a prank—something a five-year-old might do—and the guy who did it was one of the greatest chemists in America. It’s pure silliness, staring right at you, right where I’ve drawn my circle, …

Periodic Table

Green Technologies Lead to Clear Waters

Changing Planet<p>By: Annie Reisewitz and Sarah Martin<p>Coho salmon once flourished throughout the North Pacific, from Monterey Bay in central California up to Alaska’s Point Hope and across to Russia and Japan. Today many of those populations are extinct. With less than 10 percent of their historic …

Pollution

Did Dakotaraptor Really Face Off Against Tyrannosaurus?

By now you’ve probably heard about the giant “raptor” uncovered in South Dakota. The dinosaur’s discovery came as quite a shock. For the past century <i>Tyrannosaurus rex</i> has dominated our imaginations as the sole apex predator of the Hell Creek Formation, but <i>Dakotaraptor steini</i>, as Robert DePalma and …

Dinosaurs

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Coral Bleaching and the Paris Summit

Changing Planet<p>Coral bleaching is happening now and globally! Bleaching, Acidification, Sea Level Rise, loss of sea ice…Climate is an ocean issue, which is why the Paris Climate Summit beginning Monday has to succeed. With the return of a strong El Niño in the Pacific Ocean and ever warmer seas, …

National Academy of Sciences

Want to Cut Food Waste? Start In Your Own Kitchen

In the last few days, you probably ate a leftover turkey sandwich or two. And why wouldn’t you? If done right, that turkey-stuffing-cranberry concoction rivals anything James Beard-blessed and can even top the Thanksgiving meal itself. Hint: bread is key, and challah is never a bad choice.<p>You might …

Food

Climate Data Predicts Rising Food Prices Will Hit Poor the Hardest

How much do you spend on groceries? Now, what is that relative to your paycheck? In some parts of the world, the poorest residents use more than 60 percent of their income to buy food while for the wealthiest, it’s less than 10 percent.<p>So it’s easy to see why an increase in food prices could lead …

World Bank

Pumas on the Edge: The Effects of Human Activity and Development

Wildlife<p>I currently work on the Santa Cruz Puma Project in California, studying pumas that live in the highly fragmented and human-dominated Santa Cruz Mountains. Pumas who live here must navigate through a landscape that is a mosaic of different levels of human activity and housing density …

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Europe’s Big Cat: Rare Photographs of Lynx in the Wild

There are only about 150 Eurasian lynx in Switzerland and France, very few in Germany and Austria, and none in the United Kingdom, according to photographer Laurent Geslin. These small numbers magnify the most difficult part about photographing lynx: seeing them at all.<p>“For the last five years, I …

Wildlife

Meet Marshosaurus, the Jurassic’s Forgotten Predator

I’ve spilled more than a little digital ink over the top carnivores of the Jurassic west. <i>Allosaurus</i>, <i>Ceratosaurus</i>, and <i>Torvosaurus</i> are all very dinosaur-y dinosaurs, checking the boxes for big, scary, and strange. But as I’ve poked around the Morrison Formation bones held at the Natural History …