Nicolás Pahde

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Esta misteriosa civilización perdida dominada por mujeres gobernó el suroeste de Estados Unidos hace 1.200 años

Año 1896, un grupo de arqueólogos se encuentran en Nuevo México y comienzan a excavar sobre unas ruinas. Se trataba de una edificación que albergaba …

Japón lanza una aplicación que avisa a tu jefe si pasas demasiado tiempo en el baño de la oficina

La cultura de los japoneses en torno a los baños es fascinante. No solo son los afortunados inventores de retretes con calefacción, luces y sistema …

Así es el porno grabado con drones: como el normal, pero desde lejos

En la foto sobre estas líneas hay dos mujeres desnudas, pero probablemente tengas que ampliar la imagen para encontrarlas. La industria del porno …

Japón inaugura su primer centro de cabinas con porno de realidad virtual

Una compañía de películas porno acaba de inaugurar su primer hotel con cabinas virtuales en la ciudad de Tokio, Japón. El recinto ofrece desde la …

En Japón es más común adoptar a un adulto de entre 20 y 40 años que adoptar un bebé

Japón tiene una de las tasas de adopción más altas del mundo: en 2011 se produjeron 81.000 adopciones legales. Lo que quizá te sorprenda saber es que …

The very real pain of ‘imaginary’ illnesses

How do you tell a patient that their paralysis, blindness, or seizures are “all in the mind”? As the doctor Suzanne O’Sullivan explains to BBC Future, our thoughts and feelings can move the body in mysterious ways that are just as frightening as any physical illness.<p>Soon after Suzanne O’Sullivan …

Mental Health

Einstein’s Last Great Unproven Theory May Well Be Resolved Tomorrow

We are about 99.9999 percent sure gravitational waves have been detected. GET HYPE.<p>A century after Albert Einstein first predicted the existence of gravitational waves, scientists may have finally nabbed the first direct detection of them. At least, that's the word on the street since the Laser …

Physics

How Tropical Birds Use Quantum Physics

As I noted yesterday, one of the central features of condensed matter physics is the existence of band gaps, ranges of energy that no electron can possibly have inside a solid. This arises from the wave nature of electrons, and has a bunch of applications in the electronics industry. The emission …

Algae's enzyme might hold the secret to mass producing biofuel

A common microscopic pond and lake alga named <i>Botryococcus braunii</i> makes big amounts of liquid hydrocarbons that can be used to make biofuel. Problem is, we can't use the organism itself as a source, because it grows very slowly. A group of scientists from Texas A&M AgriLife Research, however, is …

Texas A&M

Researchers believe they've discovered 'anti-memories'

According to new research out of Oxford University, and published in the journal <i>Neuron</i>, a team of scientists believe that they've found the neurological equivalent of anti-matter. Just as anti-matter acts as the mirror image of subatomic particles, these "anti-memories" may exist as the bizarro …

Neuroscience

Scientists find new bacteria species that can eat plastic

Plastic is a problem. We use too much of it -- over 300 million tons are produced every year -- and we can't easily get rid of it (there's that whole lack of biodegradability thing). But scientists in Japan may have come upon a solution to our environmental woes with a new bacteria, Ideonella …

Microbiology

Artificial intelligence and language

Vasco Pedro Contributor<p>Vasco Pedro is the CEO of Unbabel.<p>The concept of artificial intelligence has been around for a long time.<p>We’re all familiar with HAL 9000 from <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>, C-3PO from <i>Star Wars</i> and, more recently, Samantha from <i>Her</i>. In written fiction, AI characters show up in stories …

Artificial Intelligence

Researchers Just Discovered a New State of Matter

Scientists have theorized for decades that an additional state of matter exists, but despite tantalizing hints to its presence, details about this …

FLOTUS On How She Went From South Side Chicago To The White House

Michelle Obama opens up in a powerful new video -- plus she ​*finally*​ joined Snapchat 😍<p>Michelle Obama did not get to where she is today without a <i>ton</i> of hard work.<p>In a new video from MAKERS published Tuesday afternoon, FLOTUS describes how she's worked her way from South Side Chicago to the White …

The Complex Lives of Babies

A new documentary explores how early experiences drive development.<p>The idea that new babies are empty vessels waiting to be filled with knowledge of the world around them doesn’t sound unreasonable. With their unfocused eyes and wrinkly skin, tiny humans sometimes look more like amoebas than …

MoMA Acquires the Rainbow Flag as a Design Icon: A Conversation with the Artist Who Made It

“Flags are soaring symbols of pride and community, as well as emotional, incendiary sparks for those on the other side of the barricade. They are among the most immediate, primal, and communicative forms of design.”<p>In 1976, a young man named Gilbert Baker conducted that great creative act of …

LGBTQI

A Women’s History of Silicon Valley | Backchannel

<b>On a recent Sunday morning,</b> a friend texted me a photo from the checkout line of a Palo Alto Whole Foods. It was the cover of a <i>Newsweek</i> special issue …

ExoMars, así es la misión a Marte más ambiciosa de Europa

Entre este año y 2018, la ESA y Roscosmos, la agencia espacial rusa, lanzarán a Marte dos misiones muy ambiciosas tecnológicamente que, además, …

¿Llegar a Marte en sólo tres días? La NASA cree que es posible

Llegar a Marte desde la Tierra con la tecnología que actualmente tenemos, representa un viaje de aproximadamente cinco meses. Sí, <b>los viajes</b> …

First ever Refugee Olympic team to go for the gold in Rio

On August 5, a historic team of 10 athletes will march into the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro as the second-to-last squad (host Brazil is the …

Super telescope finds hundreds of previously undetectable galaxies

<b>(CNN) —</b> A South African radio telescope has revealed hundreds of galaxies in a tiny corner of the universe where only 70 had been seen before.<p>The images, taken by MeerKAT telescope, are an indication of the detail the southern hemisphere's most powerful radio telescope may be able to provide when …

Universe

31 Incredible Books You Simply Must Read This Summer

Brilliant reads from July to September (UK release dates).

The Great Grammar Debate: 5 Books on How to Write Right

If, as Oliver Kamm writes in his new book <i>Accidence Will Happen</i>, “learning rules of language is part of what it is to be human,” then arguing over what those rules are, and if they matter, is most certainly another part. Can you start a sentence with ‘hopefully?’ Is confusing ‘it’s’ and ‘its’ an …

You are surprisingly likely to have a living doppelganger

What are the chances of finding your exact lookalike? BBC Future investigates.<p>It’s on your passport. It’s how criminals are identified in a line-up. It’s how you’re recognised by old friends on the street, even after years apart. Your face: it’s so tangled up with your identity, soon it may be all …

Manhattanhenge on a Perfect Night: Pictures

Selfies

The Human Gene: An Intimate History in 5 Books

What exactly does a gene do? In his 500-plus page homage to the unit of heredity, Siddhartha Mukherjee sets down researchers, subjects, and ideas — from Aristotle, Charles Darwin, and the monk Gregor Mendel, to schizophrenic patients and twins raised a lifetime apart, from the eugenics movement in …

Cosmonautas na estação espacial encontram vida no vácuo do espaço

A agência russa de notícias <i>ITAR-TASS</i> está relatando algo tão surpreendente que eu tenho dificuldade em acreditar: cosmonautas descobriram …

NASA releases clearest images of Pluto world might see for decades

<b>(CNN) —</b> Black and white images beamed to Earth could be some of the clearest close-ups of Pluto's surface humans see for decades, NASA says.<p>The images, taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, show craters, mountains and glacial terrain along a strip 50 miles (80 kilometers) wide.<p>The spacecraft …

A Japanese astronaut tweeted these incredible photos from the International Space Station

Over the last few months, the Japanese astronaut has been documenting his time in space by tweeting gorgeous photos of Earth, its sunrises, and the lights of cities as night.<p>We may not be able to fly through space with Kimiya, but at least we can share his view through the magic of the Internet!

Yosemite National Park Photos

Yosemite National Park photos and pictures of culture, history, and travel from National Geographic.