Silvia Aparicio Sáez

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10 Strange Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Earth

The planet we all call home is even more bizarre than you might imagine.<p><b>ONE STRANGE ROCK</b> <i>, a global event series, premiers March 26 at 10/9C on National Geographic.</i><p>There’s no doubt that planet Earth is awe-inspiring. That’s even more true for the handful of humans who’ve seen it from space with …

Why You — Yes, You — and Everyone Else Need to Be Doing Pilates

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Pilates<p>What Does Pilates Do For You?<p>Why You — Yes, You — and Everyone Else Need to Be Doing Pilates<p>Shares<p>There are <i>so</i> many …

Rape and no periods in North Korea's army

<b>A former soldier says life as a woman in the world's fourth-largest army was so tough that most soon stopped menstruating. And rape, she says, was a fact of life for many of those she served with.</b><p>For almost 10 years Lee So Yeon slept on the bottom bunk bed, in a room she shared with more than two …

North Korea

The eight-day guide to a better digital life

Your apps, search engines and social networks know hidden things about you that even your closest friends might not. To find out just how much, Sophia Smith Galer tries a programme called the Data Detox.<p>I was dubious at first when I read about the Data Detox. It sounds like a guide to logging off, …

Social Media

The cheeky gnomes taking over Wrocław

Cute as they may be, each statue is a nod to the Orange Alternative, an anti-Soviet resistance movement that helped bring down Poland’s oppressive communist regime in the 1980s.<p>Wrocław is Poland at its most charming and, for many, its least pronounceable (it’s ‘vrohtz-wahv’). Situated sublimely on …

Art

Read This Before Taking Ibuprofen for Pain Relief

If you take over-the-counter painkillers, you may want to listen up. That temporary pain relief you’re after comes with a high price.<p>In a recent …

Divisions in Spain over Catalonia crisis

A political and constitutional crisis has gripped Spain since an October 1 independence referendum for Catalonia, with Catalan separatists and the national government in Madrid each refusing to give ground.

Catalonia referendum result plunges Spain into political crisis

<b>Barcelona (CNN) —</b> Spain is facing a political and constitutional crisis after Catalans voted in favor of independence in a contested referendum that descended into chaos when police launched a widespread and violent crackdown.<p>The Catalan government said it had earned the right to split from Spain …

Catalonia independence referendum: What just happened?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Spain is facing political turmoil this week following a contested independence referendum in the region of Catalonia, which descended into violence and left hundreds injured.<p>Here's what you need to know.<p>What happened?<p>More than 2.25 million people turned out to Sunday's referendum across …

My work as a prostitute led me to oppose decriminalisation

<b>For most of her life in prostitution in New Zealand, Sabrinna Valisce campaigned for decriminalisation of the sex trade. But when it actually happened she changed her mind and now argues that men who use prostitutes should be prosecuted. Julie Bindel tells her story.</b><p>When Sabrinna Valisce was 12 …

Prostitution

The town that gave Russia its name

While residents of Moscow and St Petersburg argue whether it was the Soviets or the tsars who defined Russian culture, Novgorodians insist it was the Vikings.<p>One hundred years ago, revolution flung Russia from the imperialist era into the communist era – from centuries of tsars to red Soviet stars. …

Russia

Anti-ageing: Is it possible, and would we want it?

Eternal youth has been a human preoccupation for millennia. But what would happen if we could actually halt the ageing process?<p>In the 1850s, the average life expectancy in the US at birth was only 40 years old. Now, the average American can expect to live until at least 78. Recent medical research …

Medicine

What if dinosaurs hadn’t died out?

Imagine a world where an asteroid hadn’t wiped out the dinosaurs. What would have happened afterwards – and how might their presence have affected mammals like us?<p>It was the kind of cataclysm that we can scarcely imagine. When an asteroid 15km-wide (nine miles) slammed into planet Earth 66 million …

Dinosaurs

The stories behind Britain’s weirdest weather words

From ‘moor-gallop’ to ‘Northern nanny’, ‘stoating’ to ‘specking’, British English has hundreds of words for weather – and no, not all of them mean ‘rain’. Christine Ro investigates.<p>It’s no secret that Brits love to talk about the weather. It’s essentially a national pastime. This is a country, for …

Language

Alojarte en un castillo con TripAdvisor sin arruinarte

¿<b>Quién no ha soñado alguna vez con alojarse en un castillo</b>? Los viajeros pueden vivir por unas horas lo que sería dormir como un rey <b>gracias a</b></b> …

Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

Travel<p>Explore a unique urban landscape known for its distinct architectural design.<p><b>Site:</b> The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh<p><b>Location:</b> Scotland<p><b>Year designated:</b> 1995<p><b>Category:</b> Cultural<p><b>Criteria:</b> (ii)(iv)<p><b>Reason for Designation:</b> The contrast between the medieval Old Town and the Georgian New Town, each of …

Scotland

10 libros para disfrutar este verano

Una selección de diez libros para leer en verano sugerida por los editores y colaboradores de Hipertextual.<p>El hemisferio norte de nuestro planeta …

5 Great Beauty Brands That Don’t Test on Animals

No bunnies were harmed in the making of these products.<p>The recent controversy surrounding Nars’ decision to start selling its products in China, a country that mandates animal testing on some foreign cosmetics, has put the conversation about so-called cruelty-free beauty products front and center. …

In the sightline of an alligator

After a photo of an alligator in a Florida park was shared widely, Kelly Grovier looks at the power of the unblinking gaze.<p>The history of art is a staring contest. A painting or sculpture can be said to win if, after centuries of looking, we still can’t take our eyes off it. Occasionally, a …

Florida

The island that forever changed science

When we think of evolution, we think of Charles Darwin. Yet on a tiny, volcanic, Indonesian island, a little-known naturalist formulated a theory that would shape the world of science.<p>The Indonesian island of Ternate, like its neighbour Tidore, is almost all volcano. It sprouts from the sea, an …

Evolutionary Biology

Different nationalities really have different personalities

Each country may have its own unique traits, behaviours, and attitudes – but they rarely match the national stereotypes.<p>Whether it’s the caricature of the introverted English, the brash Americans or the industrious Japanese, national stereotypes are easy to come by. But do countries really have …

Psychology

17 canciones feministas que se adelantaron a su época

La música pop actual está llena de lemas por el empoderamiento de la mujer. Pero mucho antes de que el <i>power pop</i> revolucionara la música, cantar sobre …

Here’s how women of different cultures react to a compliment

Photographer Mehmet Genç takes photos of women around the world before and after they receive a compliment. What happens next is priceless.<p>Two years ago, Turkish photographer Mehmet Genç embarked on his latest project visiting indigenous communities in Latin America. As his Instagram alias, …

Amazon Rainforest

Inside Le Waf, the French café where dogs and humans get to hang out

An amazing café has opened in Lille in northern France, where humans and dogs can hang out together. Called Le Waf, the café is situated close to the Parc de la Citadelle. It can accommodate 30 people at a time, plus nine rescue dogs, and there is a rehoming element to its ethos.<p>Some of the dogs …

Pets

El día que los rusos crearon perros con dos cabezas y los resucitaban de entre los muertos

A principios de la década de los 50 un pequeño grupo de personas pudo contemplar la monstruosidad. Tras tres horas de operación, el pastor alemán por …

A Note to Self: You Are Not Defined By Your Depression

Dear Self,<p>I gaze at you in the mirror every single day admiring your heart and your ability to be so resilient. You have bent and been broken yet still, you manage to rise, you manage to find your way out of the ashes made new and made whole.<p>I remember when you were first diagnosed with severe …

David Cameron resigns from UK Parliament

<b>(CNN) —</b> From world leader to the wilderness in just under three months.<p>David Cameron, the former British Prime Minister, has announced he will stand down as a member of Parliament for his constituency of Witney immediately, triggering a by-election.<p>Cameron, who has served in Parliament since 2001, …

Las cervezas más raras del mundo

Conoce cuáles son las cervezas más extrañas del mundo, basta con decir que hay una japonesa con leche<p><b>Cerveza con leche:</b> Esta cerveza la creó el dueño …

The Surprising Way a Supermarket Changed the World

Picking up a basket while grocery shopping may seem second nature now, but the idea was once groundbreaking. And that was far from the only thing …

Yes, I've had cancer, but no, I'm not going to live like a Puritan | Mary Elizabeth Williams

A new study shows that cancer vets don’t take much more care over their lifestyles than anyone else. That’s because we’re only human<p>This shouldn’t come as a great surprise to those of us who’ve experienced cancer or know someone close who has, but new research on “lifestyle behaviors among US …