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Scientists just pinpointed link between red meat and cancer

Eating red meat has long been linked to cancer, and researchers now understand why.<p>Scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno, have identified a …

Cancer

Hablando sobre Julian Assange, en Chester

Hace algunas semanas recibí una llamada del equipo de producción de Chester, el programa de Risto Mejide que se emite actualmente en Cuatro: me …

Internet: ¿fue bonito mientras duró?

Así de simple: pon a un corrupto ex-lobbista de las compañías de telecomunicaciones a cargo de la FCC, propón eliminar las protecciones a la …

Diez trucos de fotografía en menos de un minuto y medio

En este vídeo de menos de dos minutos el fotógrafo y videblogger Hayden Pedersen muestra diez trucos válidos para fotografía y vídeo que hace uso de …

California says a popular herbicide causes cancer

But three out of four health agencies disagree.<p>In 1913, three short years before President Woodrow Wilson would appoint him to the Supreme Court, Louis Brandeis wrote a piece for the magazine <i>Harpers Weekly</i> titled "What Publicity Can Do". In it, the legal scholar noted that, “sunlight is said to be …

Más sobre el ransomware

Cinco Días me pidió una tribuna sobre el ataque de <i>ransomware</i> de la semana pasada, que titulé “<i>Ransomware</i> y alarmas” (pdf), y que incide exactamente …

Neutralidad de la red: cuando el activismo importa

Que el británico John Oliver, presentador desde 2014 de Last Week Tonight, uno de los <i>talk shows</i> más populares del <i>late night</i> norteamericano, dedique …

After listening to 74 books on Audible I am convinced it is a better way to 'read'

I belong to a sci fi book club where everyone picks on one guy for "reading" all his books on Audible. I have never told any of them this, but I have also listened to every book we have discussed. In fact, I have listened to every book I have read over the last two years.<p>Until I tried Audible my …

BBC - Earth - Plants talk to each other using an internet of fungus

Hidden under your feet is an information superhighway that allows plants to communicate and help each other out. It’s made of fungi<p>It's an information superhighway that speeds up interactions between a large, diverse population of individuals. It allows individuals who may be widely separated to …

14 Best Science-Fiction Books to Read

These days, it seems like the headlines being splashed across our TVs, phones, and computer screens seem more like they're from a book or movie than actual real life. It's all enough to make you think to yourself, "Wait, did they just... is this a science-fiction novel?"<p>Not quite — this is all very …

La primera semana de Trump

Comencé a escribir para mi columna en El Español sobre la primera semana de Trump atraído por el tema de su <i>gag order</i>, de la ley mordaza que dictó …

Jonathan Safran Foer: technology is diminishing us

Have you found yourself checking email at dinner, or skipping from book to screen, unable to focus? The closer the world gets to our fingertips, the more we stand to lose<p>The first time my father looked at me was on a screen, using technology developed to detect flaws in the hulls of ships. His …

Time I

Estas son las seis Leyes de la Robótica que propone la UE

La <b>Inteligencia Artificial</b> implantada en <b>robots</b> amenaza con hacerse omnipresente en la sociedad. Por eso, la Unión Europea se ha puesto manos a la obra …

La renta básica de Finlandia puede ser una buena idea, pero lo que implantan ahora es un piloto limitado

Finlandia durante esta semana ha procedido a lanzar una <b>primera prueba</b> de su proyecto piloto de la <b>renta básica</b>. Esta prueba piloto consistirá en dar …

Parkinson’s disease may start in the gut and travel to the brain

WE HAVE been thinking about Parkinson’s disease all wrong. The condition may arise from damage to the gut, not the brain.<p>If the idea is correct, it …

La incapacidad para aceptar que la inteligencia no es exclusivamente humana

Mi columna en El Español de esta semana se titula “Negaciones irracionales“, y trata – por enésima vez – de hacer que los lectores entiendan que una …

Young people's blood plasma 'could work as anti-ageing treatment'

Regular injections of blood plasma taken from young people could help fight the effects of ageing, scientists have found.<p>Researchers gave mice with …

Iberia y sus Martínez

Ayer, por enésima vez, un vuelo con Iberia se convirtió en una maldita pesadilla. Y no, no escribo sobre ello para “dar las quejas”, no me dedico a …

La madera sirve como escudo térmico para resolver el problema de la reentrada en la atmósfera

Por Nacho Palou — 7 de Diciembre de 2016<p><b>Vintage Space</b> dedica una entrada al <b>uso de la madera</b> para construir <b>escudos térmicos para naves y satélites.</b> …

Parkinson's disease 'may start in gut'

<b>Scientists in California say they have transformed understanding of Parkinson's disease.</b><p>Their animal experiments, published in the journal Cell, suggest the brain disorder may be caused by bacteria living in the gut.<p>The findings could eventually lead to new ways of treating the disease, such as …

Cinco trucos sencillos de física, explicados

Por Nacho Palou — 5 de Octubre de 2016<p><b>Dianna Cowern,</b> más conocida como Physics Girl y Jabril de SEFD Science, «el idiota que se hace demasiadas …

Usar WhatsApp, una práctica “de riesgo” según el Centro Criptológico Nacional

Nomofobia, cibercondria, adicción a las redes sociales, síndrome de la vibración fantasma.Durante los últimos años y con la popularización de …

¿Por qué Facebook sabe tu número de teléfono y cómo los extraños pueden usarlo para identificarte?

Si no te ha pasado, probablemente te pasará muy pronto.<p>Recibirás un aviso de seguridad de Facebook que te mostrará un número telefónico preguntándote si es el tuyo. Y en la mayoría de casos, <b>sí lo será</b>.<p>Seguro pensarás: "¡<b>Pero si yo nunca se lo he dado</b>!". Y quizá tienes razón. Pero eso no evita que …

Estos son los peligros de no tapar la cámara de tu ordenador

Mark Zuckerberg fue pillado con cinta adhesiva en la cámara y el micrófono del ordenador, el director del FBI también hace lo mismo. Desvelamos las …

New method for generating superstrong magnetic fields

Researchers of MEPhI (Russia), the University of Rostock (Germany) and the University of Pisa (Italy) suggest a new method for generating extremely …

Physics

Seas aren’t just rising, scientists say — it’s worse than that. They’re speeding up.

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>On a warming Earth, seas inevitably rise, as ice on land melts and makes its way to the ocean. And not only that — the ocean itself swells, because warm water expands. We already know this is happening — according to NASA, seas are currently rising at a rate of 3.5 …

Global Warming

Delta's computer nightmare reveals the biggest problem in corporate America

It's been a bad week for Delta.<p>A computer outage at the company's Atlanta headquarters on Monday caused the cancellation of 1,800 flights over two days. Then 250 more flights were canceled Wednesday as severe weather threatened flights along the east coast.<p>Bloomberg's Michael Sasso and Thomas Black …

Anthony Bourdain Reveals a Dirty Little Secret About Restaurant Bread Baskets

This is bad news for carb lovers.<p>Leave it to Anthony Bourdain to spill the restaurant industry's biggest truth bombs. After all, the famous TV personality and best-selling author isn't known for beating around the bush (remember when he shocked us all by saying you don't <i>actually</i> need a knife set?). …

10+ Geniales Citas de Isaac Asimov

Saludos amigos, en este post he coleccionado las citas de Asimov que he puesto en el blog a través de los años para que las ...

The 10 best devices to turn your home into a smart home

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon The modern "smart home" is still learning. It's still something we have to put in quotes like that. In the tech world's rush to …