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¿Hay realmente más estrellas en el Universo que granos de arena en todas las playas del mundo como dijo Carl Sagan?

Es un problema matemático de proporciones cósmicas, que podría venirte a la mente cada vez que te encuentras en una playa o mirando el cielo de noche.<p>"El número total de estrellas en el universo es mayor que todos los granos de arena en todas las playas del planeta Tierra".<p>La afirmación proviene …

Al-Juarismi, el erudito persa que introdujo los números a Occidente y nos salvó de tener que multiplicar CXXIII por XI

Galileo, Newton, Einstein... apenas tres de los grandes de la ciencia occidental.<p>Pero como el mismo Newton escribió, citando al erudito del siglo XII Bernardo de Chartres, "Si he visto más lejos es porque estoy sentado sobre los hombros de gigantes".<p>Varios de esos gigantes sobre los que se sentaron …

Ocean spray on Saturn moon contains crucial constituents for life

Blasts of ocean spray that erupt from a moon of Saturn contain complex organic molecules, making it the only place beyond Earth known to harbour crucial constituents for life as we know it.<p>Astronomers detected the compounds in plumes of water and ice that shoot from huge fractures in the south pole …

Astronomy

I Asked One Question -- And The Interview Was Over

Dear Liz,<p>I had a job interview two weeks ago. I was interviewing for an administrative assistant job. I hit it off with the woman who was interviewing me. She’s a lawyer. She’s looking for someone to run her front office.<p>I haven’t worked for a lawyer before but I know I can pick it up.<p>The lawyer …

Employment

You haven't heard of this masculinity movement, but it's exactly what men need right now

You can't fault Jeffrey O'Brien for feeling frustrated.<p>The past few months have brought a deluge of headlines about violent and abusive aspects of …

To Start a New Life at Proxima Centauri, This Is How Many People We Need to Send

Multiple generations will live and die on the ship.<p>Humanity has long dreamed about sending humans to other planets, even before crewed spaceflight …

There Could Be a Dangerous Problem With Using CRISPR on Humans, New Research Shows

Dammit.<p>You know already about the promise for CRISPR-Cas9 - it might revolutionize fields from medicine to agriculture.<p>It might also eventually cause …

El revolucionario experimento de Islandia que "digiere" emisiones de carbono para convertirlas en rocas... para siempre

Media playback is unsupported on your device<p>Acurrucada entre montañas nevadas, una mole de turbinas y chimeneas escupe al cielo columnas de vapor, gruesas y constantes, mientras se ocupa de generar energía para un país entero.<p>Hellisheidi es la principal central geotérmica de Islandia, un país donde …

'We are who we are': what these 100-year-old women teach us about beauty

A glimpse into the lives and rituals of centenarian women, whose beauty is rarely acknowledged<p><i>This piece was part of the GroundTruth Project series Emerging Photographers.</i><p>When I started shooting this story, I wished to talk about elderly women’s conditions in general, but I had no clear idea about …

Quebec

"Alguien está haciendo trampa": el misterioso aumento de las emisiones químicas prohibidas que dañan la capa de ozono

Los científicos tardaron décadas en descubrir que los clorofluorocarbonos (CFC-11) estaban creando un enorme agujero en la capa de ozono y fueron prohibidos. Ahora, un nuevo aumento en los niveles de estas sustancias químicas hace pensar que alguien está haciendo trampa.<p>Estas sustancias químicas …

A broken idea of sex is flourishing. Blame capitalism | Rebecca Solnit

In this world, women are marketed as toys and trophies. Are we surprised when some men take things literally?<p>Since the Toronto bloodbath, a lot of pundits have belatedly awoken to the existence of the “incel” (short for involuntary celibate) online subculture and much has been said about it. Too …

Feminism

9 Crazy Body Hacks That Give You Superhuman Powers

But don't try these at home. Seriously.<p>Gamers often perform repetitive tasks to improve their character’s skill set, gain rewards, and advance to new levels. The process is known as grinding: Now, an underground movement has taken up that expression, calling themselves grinders, and they’re trying …

A Rogue Star Hurtling Towards The Solar System Is Going to Arrive Sooner Than We Realised

Yikes...<p>According to new calculations, we may have a little less time to prepare for a star on course to kiss the edges of our Solar System.<p>Yep. …

Capitalism is unfolding exactly as Karl Marx predicted

One hundred and sixty years ago, at a time when the light bulb was not yet invented, Karl Marx predicted that robots would replace humans in the workplace.<p>“[O]nce adopted into the production process of capital, the means of labor passes through different metamorphoses, whose culmination is the …

Karl Marx

The toxic legacy of Canada's CIA brainwashing experiments: 'They strip you of your soul'

Sarah Anne Johnson had always known the broad strokes of her maternal grandmother’s story. In 1956, Velma Orlikow checked herself into a renowned Canadian psychiatric hospital, the Allan Memorial Institute in Montreal, hoping for help with postpartum depression.<p>She was in and out of the clinic for …

Canadian Government

How a lonely, depressed student became a confident porn star

If things had gone according to the plan, 25-year-old Jade would now be working in the fashion industry.<p>It was her dream since she was little, and …

Scientists discover 14 galaxies about to collide with each other

WASHINGTON – Astronomers have detected the early stages of a colossal cosmic collision, observing a pile-up of 14 galaxies 90 percent of the way …

Universe

Cómo las bacterias están cambiando todo el tiempo tu estado de ánimo

Si hay algo que nos hace humanos, son nuestras mentes, pensamientos y emociones.<p>Sin embargo, está surgiendo una nueva y controvertida teoría que sostiene que las bacterias intestinales alteran de forma invisible nuestro cerebro.<p>La ciencia está buscando entender cómo los trillones de microbios que …

Qué era la Unidad 731, la base secreta del ejército japonés que experimentó con humanos para desarrollar armas biológicas durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial

<b>La rutina consistía en infectarlos con virus letales para luego abrirlos vivos sin anestesiarlos y extraerles algunos órganos.</b><p>Los enfermaban de cólera, disentería, ántrax y tifus y luego estudiaban y registraban sus reacciones y cuerpos con el fin de desarrollar armas biológicas y químicas de …

'We're doomed': Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

“We’re doomed,” says Mayer Hillman with such a beaming smile that it takes a moment for the words to sink in. “The outcome is death, and it’s the end of most life on the planet because we’re so dependent on the burning of fossil fuels. There are no means of reversing the process which is melting …

Climate Change

The last surviving human from the 19th century has died

Nabi Tajima died yesterday at a hospital on the Japanese island of Kikaijima, according to the Associated Press.<p>Born Aug. 4, 1900, she passed away at the age of 117 and 280 days, meaning she was was the last known person alive who had experienced the 19th century. (1900 is the last year of that …

Here's how to beat anxiety without medication, according to a new scientific study

If it’s left untreated, anxiety can lead to depression, early death and suicide, yet the medication that is prescribed to treat anxiety doesn’t often …

These 'Sea Nomads' Are The First Known Humans to Have a Genetic Adaptation to Diving

They are evolving to fit their underwater life.<p>The deepest dive recorded by the free-diving Bajau Laut people of Southeast Asia was to an impressive …

Biology

La prometedora enzima creada sin querer que puede ayudar a combatir la crisis del plástico

Media playback is unsupported on your device<p>Un grupo de científicos de Reino Unido y Estados Unidos modificaron accidentalmente una enzima que digiere el plástico y se sorprendieron con los resultados.<p>Los investigadores estaban estudiando la bacteria <i>Ideonella sakaiensis</i><i>,</i> descubierta en un basural …

The Road to Unfreedom by Timothy Snyder review – chilling and unignorable

This persuasive book looks at Putin’s favourite Russian political philosopher and the template he set for fake news<p>Even presidents who don’t believe in history need a historian to rely on. When asked, in 2014, by a delegation of students and history teachers for his chosen chronicler of Russia’s …

Russia

SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket, Humanity's First Spaceship

Earlier this week, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk posted on Instagram a photo which he captioned “<i>main body tool for the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) interplanetary</i> …

Space Travel

Syria has paid a terrible price for the west’s disastrous policy of doing nothing | Andrew Rawnsley

After seven years of failing to act in Syria, we can audit where a non-interventionist policy has got us. It has been an utter catastrophe<p>Let’s cut the canting. No one thinks, not those ordering them and not those opposing them, that the missile strikes against the Assad regime will influence the …

Middle East

De ficción a realidad: científica chilena realiza estudio para comprobar la habitabilidad de vida en otros planetas

Una académica de la Universidad Católica del Norte (UCN) realiza desde hace un lustro una investigación para comprobar la habitabilidad de vida en …

'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics sold over a million copies around the world. Now Rovelli is back to explore the mysteries of time. He tells Charlotte Higgins about student revolution and how his quantum leap began with an acid trip<p>• Extract from Carlo Rovelli’s new book: on the elastic concept of …

Physics