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Descubren que los europeos tenían la piel oscura hace 8.000 años

Descubren que los europeos tenían la piel oscura hace 8.000 años<p>Hace más de siete milenios unas migraciones de Oriente trajeron consigo los genes …

Los bebés aprenden de lo inesperado

Los hechos que violan el conocimiento previo disparan la experimentación de los niños de 11 meses<p>Pocas cosas estimulan más a un científico que un …

Persistencia retiniana, el fenómeno sin el que podría ser imposible ver una película

Según Peter Mark Roget y Joseph Plateau, la persistencia retiniana sería el fenómeno gracias al cual una imagen permanece en nuestra retina durante …

Did natural selection make the Dutch the tallest people on the planet?

<b>AMSTERDAM—</b>Insecure about your height? You may want to avoid this tiny country by the North Sea, whose population has gained an impressive 20 …

Distance running may be an evolutionary 'signal' for desirable male genes

Pre-birth exposure to high levels of the male sex hormone testosterone has already been shown to confer evolutionary advantages for men: strength of …

Fertility

The science of farce

I still remember a conversation I once overheard between two cops standing just outside my grandfather’s office as a teenager in the early 1980s.<p>The …

Religion

Evidence for Genetic Variation in Human Mate Preferences for Sexually Dimorphic Physical Traits

1. Darwin CR (1871) The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex. London: John Murray.<p>2. Frost P (2006) European hair and eye color - A case …

Genetics

Did Fear In Supernatural Punishment Build Complex Societies?

Over half of the world’s population currently follow one of two closely related religions, Christianity and Islam. The concept of a Big God, who …

Supernatural

Ten Simple Rules to Win a Nobel Prize

Introduction<p>It is remarkable how many students, young faculty, and even senior faculty hanker after a Nobel Prize. Somehow, they think that it is …

Peter Green - Albatros

Here’s what you “should” read

I used to think I wasn’t “well-read.”<p>I love to read. I always have. The instant I could read to myself I was off with any book that was left lying …

Lessons From The Oslo Terrorist Attack

The July 22, 2011 terrorist attacks in Oslo, Norway are a reminder that when it comes to terrorism, whether domestic or international, the cause may …

Sheldon y la homeopatía

Para uno científicos como Sheldon o Leonard la homeopatía es tan solo una superchería. De hecho, no tiene ninguna base científica por mucho que sus …

Microsoft Launches Pilot Program To Hire People With Autism

Microsoft is making big strides in creating an inclusive workplace.<p>The company said it will launch a pilot program in May to hire people with autism for full-time positions at its headquarters in Redmond, Washington. Microsoft expects to kick off the program with 10 candidates, a company …

La década prodigiosa de la Psicofarmacología

En la primera mitad del siglo XX los psiquiatras alcanzaron un consenso de que existían dos grandes grupos de problemas mentales. Uno eran las …

España autoriza la caza de centenares de lobos pero oculta el número total de muertes

Las partidas de caza en busca de lobos son cada vez más habituales. De hecho, cada año, las comunidades autónomas con poblaciones de <i>Canis lupus</i> …

A General Feeling of Disorder

1.<p>Nothing is more crucial to the survival and independence of organisms—be they elephants or protozoa—than the maintenance of a constant internal …

Is 10% of the population really gay?

Drawing on the widest survey of sexual behaviour since the Kinsey Report, David Spiegelhalter, in his book Sex By Numbers, answers key questions about our private lives. Here he reveals how Kinsey’s contested claim that 10% of us are gay is actually close to the mark<p>For a single statistic to be the …

LGBTQI

Adolf Hitler responsible for Germanwings crash

The great advantage of fighting a world war is that, if you win, you quickly find out a great deal about the deposed tyrant. We knew more, and more …

London music store, 1955 (by John Drysdale) http://t.co/c1Hx5681q6

Male Dolphins Form Complex Alliances When Aiming To Control Females

<i>"Outside of humans, the most complex alliances known are found in a population of bottlenose dolphins,</i> Tursiops cf. aduncus, <i>in Shark Bay, Western Australia."</i><p>This arresting sentence adorns the first paragraph of a paper — titled "Male dolphin alliances in Shark Bay: changing perspectives in a …

Whales

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Can violence be moral?

Intuitively, we might think that any sort of violent act is immoral. But, as David Nussbaum and Séamus A Power argue, morality doesn’t always preclude violence<p>Hours after the terrorist attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris on January 7th, 2015, the US President Barack Obama, condemned the …

Psychology

How our microbes make us who we are

Rob Knight is a pioneer in studying human microbes, the community of tiny single-cell organisms living inside our bodies that have a huge — and …

¿Cómo escoger la mejor pareja posible matemáticamente?

Hasta hace una semana nunca había oído hablar del <b>dilema de Jane Austen</b>. Sin embargo en esta semana han sido ya dos ocasiones en que he oído mencionar …

Steve Vai Explanation4

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