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How A Humble Microbe Shook The Evolutionary Tree

In <i>The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life</i>, science writer David Quammen tells the tale of the microbiologist Carl Woese, who discovered in …

Biology

World's oldest map: Spanish cave has landscape from 14,000 years ago

Archaeologists have discovered what they believe is man's earliest map, dating from almost 14,000 years ago.<p>A stone tablet found in a cave in Abauntz in the Navarra region of northern Spain is believed to contain the earliest known representation of a landscape.<p>Engravings on the stone, which …

Archaeology

Antes que los egipcios: la olvidada civilización de los Millares de Almería

“Siempre ha sido así y siempre será igual, que el tiempo y el mundo, el dinero y el poder, pertenecen a los mediocres y superficiales, y a los otros, …

Alimentos: El pan engorda y otros falsos mitos sobre este alimento básico. Noticias de Nutrición

Según viejas fuentes, un (acertado) olvido creó el pan, la vianda que, junto con el vino y el aceite, sustenta la tríada de <b>alimentos mediterráneos</b> y …

We've decoded wheat's genome, with huge food security implications

Scientists announced today they have mapped out more than 94% of the genome of Chinese Spring bread wheat — adding that by manipulating its genetic …

Breakthroughs

Scientists Accidentally Discover Drug that Prevents Weight Gain

The study was in mice — but what if it could eventually help humans?<p>Glaucoma drugs have been shown to prevent weight gain in mice, according to a new study.<br>• The medication works by blocking a protein that typically allows the gut to absorb fat.<br>• After eight weeks, mice that received the medication …

Holistic Medicine

The Rulers of Foreign Lands

<b></b> <b>Egypt’s carefully recorded</b> lists of rulers run pharaoh after pharaoh for almost 3,000 years. Except, that is, for a century or so around 1640 B.C. …

Ancient History

Polio Outbreak in Papua New Guinea

In April a six-year-old boy in Papua New Guinea was diagnosed with the polio virus. Recently two more children in the same county were also found the …

Alternative medicine kills cancer patients, “complementary” edition

By definition, alternative medicine consists of treatments that either have not been shown to work or have been shown not to work. To paraphrase an …

Cancer

The Nastiest Feud in Science

A Princeton geologist has endured decades of ridicule for arguing that the fifth extinction was caused not by an asteroid but by a series of colossal volcanic eruptions. But she’s reopened that debate.<p>1.<p>Gerta Keller was waiting for me at the Mumbai airport so we could catch a flight to Hyderabad …

Extinction

Estos son los mejores vinos de España (y punto pelota)

<b>Rosados:</b><p>1º Hiriart Élite 2011, de Hiriart (Cigales)<br>2º Arrayán 2011, de Arrayán (Méntrida)<br>3º Otto Bestué Tempranillo-Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, de Otto …

Short Little Lessons in Logic: The Science of Logic

Lesson 1: The Science of LogicWhat you'll learn in this lesson:• How logic forms the basis of correct reasoning<br>• How it is used and what makes it …

Philosophy

Encyclopedia of Hydrangeas

Famed for their durability, beauty, and diversity, hydrangeas are enjoying a renaissance in today's gardens. These classic garden shrubs provide bold …

Plants

Redirect Notice

From Day to Night, Your Liver Grows and Shrinks Dramatically

The brain and the heart get a lot of attention, but we think the liver deserves way more time in the spotlight. This organ keeps your sugar levels …

Liver

What Was It Like When The Higgs Gave Mass To The Universe?

In the earliest stages of the hot Big Bang, the Universe was filled with all the particles, antiparticles, and quanta of radiation it had the energy to create. As the Universe expanded, it cooled: the stretching fabric of space also stretched the wavelengths of all the radiation within it to longer …

Physics

Feeding The Gods: Massive Aztec Tower of Human Skulls Reveals Scale of Human Sacrifice

<b>It is well-known that human sacrifice occupied a very important place in the history of Mesoamerican civilizations. However, despite this, experts</b> …

Archaeology

Top 10 Recent Discoveries From The World Wars

Even on a small scale, conflict can leave complicated stories and scenes behind. A global war scatters ruins, artifacts, and mysteries over countless …

Top 10

395.000 dólares y más de 10.000 horas de personal: el coste de un sólo caso de sarampión

En 2013, un adolescente neoyorkino viajó a Londres. Al volver, traía un <i>souvenir</i> en la maleta: sarampión. El hecho de que su familia (judía ortodoxa) …

Deadly Parasite Discovered in Chinese Family Shows You Should Never Eat Raw Centipedes

The horror.<p>Centipedes mean business. They can slay animals 15 times their size, even devour whole snakes if they want.<p>But the true horror of the …

Cognitive Impairment

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

In 2014, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, Canada, named Cohl Furey rented a car and drove six hours south to Pennsylvania State …

Mathematics

Colón salió de Pals, Leonardo era de Manresa y 'La Celestina' la escribió un catalán

Cuando <b>Oscar Wilde</b> afirmó que el único deber que tenemos para con la historia era reescribirla hablaba, sin saberlo, del revisionismo histórico que …

Archaeologists Find 15 Temples, And More Than 200 Standing Stones At Göbekli Tepe

Recent archaeological excavations have revealed a set of new temples and standing stones at Göbekli Tepe, an archaeological site in Turkey, …

Archaeology

4 Meat Swaps That Will Save You Calories but Offer More Protein

Protein is an essential part of any healthy diet, but oftentimes, it's also where you can rack up calories. To help you consume this macronutrient without pushing your caloric intake, online personal trainer Graeme Tomlinson put together an awesome graphic on Instagram showing four examples of …

Nutrition

Homeopatía, historia de una palabra mal definida

La Academia revisa el término y se reabre el debate sobre la pseudociencia en el diccionario<p>"Sistema curativo que aplica a las enfermedades, en dosis …

Eleven babies die after Dutch women given Viagra in drug trial

The death of 11 babies born to women who were given Viagra during a drug trial has led to the termination of the experiment – and an anxious wait for other mothers involved.<p>The trial was designed to test whether sildenafil, a medication sold under the brand name Viagra, could help boost babies’ …

High Blood Pressure

Siete dudas que siempre tienen los conspiracionistas de la Luna como Iker Casillas, resueltas

Iker Casillas no sólo es el portero más laureado de la historia de la selección española, también cree en los cantos de sirena que niegan la llegada …

John Elliott: "El independentismo catalán y el escocés se basan en disparates"

Cada vez <b>se escucha menos a los intelectuales</b>. Quizá porque están desapareciendo. O porque la gente se ha cansado de ellos. Pero si hay alguien que …

Las ondas WiFi no causan cáncer (ni el microondas tampoco)

Cada cierto tiempo vuelve a surgir uno de esos rumores que no acaba nunca de desaparecer: el de que las ondas de la wifi pueden provocar cáncer. Y no …

Outbreak spurs Loblaw to recall raw, frozen chicken products

Canadian grocery chain Loblaw Companies Ltd. recalled two different raw, frozen chicken products in the past two days because they tested positive …

Public Health