Irene Cárdenas

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Mundial de los Científicos: Marie Curie mide sus ‘galones’ con otros tres genios en el grupo H

En el último grupo del Mundial de los Científicos, la competencia está más que reñida. Pese a la dura competencia, una de las seleccionadas se …

Are Space And Time Quantized? Maybe Not, Says Science

Throughout the history of science, one of the prime goals of making sense of the Universe has been to discover what’s fundamental. Many of the things we observe and interact with in the modern, macroscopic world are composed of, and can be derived from, smaller particles and the underlying laws …

Quantum Mechanics

Breaking the Black Box

We live in an era of increasing automation. Machines help us not only with manual labor but also with intellectual tasks, such as curating the news …

Bookish fools

The book has always been a sign of status and refinement; a declaration of self-worth – even for those who hate to read<i>By Frank Furedi</i>Read at Aeon

Pleasure and the good life

Pleasure, despite being central to human experience and evolution, is quite hard to define. Aristotle argued that what we call pleasure is comprised …

University of Oxford

Conspicuous consumption is over. It’s all about intangibles now

In 1899, the economist Thorstein Veblen observed that silver spoons and corsets were markers of elite social position. In Veblen’s now famous …

In Defense of Cultural Appropriation

LONDON — It is just as well that I’m a writer, not an editor. Were I editing a newspaper or magazine, I might soon be out of a job. For this is an essay in defense of cultural appropriation.<p>In Canada last month, three editors lost their jobs after making such a defense.<p>The controversy began when …

¿Qué ocurre después de la muerte?

Las investigadoras de AMIT responden a las preguntas de los lectores de 'Materia' en el Consultorio 'Nosotras respondemos'<p>Hoy, las investigadoras de …

Want to Know What Emotional Intelligence Is All About? We Can Sum It up in a Single Sentence

References to this concept are everywhere, but what does it really mean? Here's a simple, practical definition.<p>Nowadays, you find references to emotional intelligence everywhere, along with advice as to how sharpening your "EQ" (emotional quotient) can dramatically increase your chances of …

Emotional Intelligence

How our teenage years shape our personalities

The mood swings and stress you experience as you go through puberty can shape your brain to determine the person you will become.<p>My four-year-old twins are similar in many ways – both are sociable, loving and cheeky – but a few contrasts are opening up. For instance, our son is more aware of time, …

Psychology

Con calma y con arroz, fabrica tu propio vodka

Hace unos años, el profesor Evgeney Moskalev inventó (en Rusia, claro) una técnica que permite solidificar vodka. En realidad, con su invento …

Qué son los carbohidratos color beige y por qué no debemos consumirlos en exceso

Las dietas bajas en carbohidratos son bien conocidas para perder peso. Pero ¿sabías que el color de los carbohidratos que consumes también importa? Tal como explica el doctor Xand van Tulleken en el programa de la BBC "La Verdad sobre los Carbohidratos", con los que tienes que tener cuidado son con …

Por qué los días en la Tierra duraban 18 horas (y se siguen alargando)

La Luna se está alejando de nosotros.<p>Y este fenómeno explica en parte por qué se siguen alargando los días en la Tierra.<p>Hace 1.400 millones de años, los días terrestres <b>duraban poco más de 18 horas</b>, según un nuevo estudio que reconstruye la historia de la relación entre la Luna y la Tierra.<p>Los …

El Robot de Platón: ¿Qué es el ADN oscuro?

<i>El Robot de Platón</i><p>Hay una parte del genoma que sabemos que está ahí pero que no lo hemos podido descubrir aún. ¿Qué es el ADN oscuro y cuál es su …

Estimulación eléctrica mejora el aprendizaje y el rendimiento de la memoria

Un reciente estudio realizado por neurocientíficos de la Universidad de Pensilvania, muestra que cuando se estimula eléctricamente el cerebro en el …

The Chemistry of Depression

You may have heard that depression is caused by abnormal chemistry in the brain and that antidepressants work by altering the levels of these …

Depression

Seven (or more) things you didn't know about your brain

The brain — the central "control unit" of our bodies, repository of memories and emotions. Throughout history, philosophers have believed that the …

The Brain

Here's How Long It Really Takes to Break a Habit, According to Science

You're gonna need more than will power.<p>From daily tooth-brushing to the 11am coffee, we all have dozens of habits that get us through our daily …

Psychology

INTJ Personality Type Profile

INTJ (introverted, intuitive, thinking, judging) is an acronym that represents one of the 16 personality types described by the Myers-Briggs Type …

Psychology

How our colonial past altered the ecobalance of an entire planet

It brought riches to Britain and many other European nations; played a major role in enslaving more than 10 million Africans; and created the first global markets in cotton, tobacco and sugar. But now colonialism has been accused of having an even greater influence. It is claimed that it changed …

Ecology

6 Smart Ways People With Emotional Intelligence Respond When Their Buttons Are Pushed

hen conflicts flare at your workplace, how do you respond?<p>Everyone has a "drama" story at work. What's yours?<p>In a previous company, I vividly recall a senior executive marching down the hall spewing expletives on his way to wage war with a middle manager. An ongoing issue boiled over, and this VP …

Emotional Intelligence

9 signs you’re dealing with an emotional manipulator

We all know what it feels like to be emotionally manipulated. It can be extremely effective, which is why some unscrupulous individuals do it so much.<p>…

Emotional Intelligence

Oxford student who stabbed her boyfriend admits she will 'never become a heart surgeon' as she loses appeal

A promising Oxford University medical student who avoided jail after stabbing her boyfriend with a bread knife has conceded she will never be a heart surgeon after losing an appeal against her suspended sentence.<p>Lavinia Woodward attacked her then partner after drinking at her university …

Sociology

“El matrimonio homosexual en México es una moda”

El partido evangélico, aliado de López Obrador, es uno de los fenómenos políticos de las próximas elecciones. Su presidente defiende sin complejos …

¿No has visto estas 11 series?

Inadaptados en un instituto de los noventa, un batiburrillo de buenos y malos que luchan por salvar la Tierra, culebrones y salseo desenfrenado (y un …

El ánimo de la democracia

Si las emociones son dominantes, ¿cuánto tiempo sobrevivirán los sistemas?<p>Hace muchos años que Occidente limpió sus paredes de propaganda electoral. …

Study: We often accept information as true if it aligns with our worldview

“This involuntary, ‘reflex-like’ tendency to consider things we already believe in as being true, might dampen our ability to think things through in …

Los vicios de Freud y su suicidio asistido...

Se cumplen 162 años del nacimiento del padre del psicoanálisis, un revolucionario hasta en el instante mismo de su muerte en 1939, mediante eutanasia.<p><b>Ciudad de México</b><p>En 23 de septiembre de <b>1939 en Londres</b>, agobiado por los dolores de un <b>cáncer</b> bucal, falleció Sigmund <b>Freud</b> a los <b>83 años</b>. Estaba en …

The Dangerous Connection Between Humiliation and Violence

Whether in childhood, our family of origin, our marriage, the schoolyard, the community or workplace, most of us have suffered humiliation. As such, …

Mujeres

'Homeland' y 'Borgen' muestran a dos mujeres en la cima del poder político que han conseguido el respeto de sus ciudadanos<p>Elizabeth Keane y Birgitte …