July 9, 2018

CLIMBING GIANTS

(Photo: A. Ambrose, UC Berkeley) Sequoiadendron giganteum –giant sequoias- are among the oldest living things on Earth (1,800 years or more) and they can reach a […]
July 9, 2018

87-YEAR-OLD CHINESE AGRONOMIST SUCCESSFULLY GROWS RICE IN THE DESERT OF DUBAI

Yuan Longping is well-known in China for his pioneering research and development of the first hybrid rice varieties in the 1970s. The work of this agronomist […]
February 5, 2013

BIG CITIES ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN

Cool interactive map by the Financial Times today, showing how overpopulation in some megacities is reaching critical levels. Central Paris‘ population today has 2 million, having […]
April 13, 2012

OCTOPUSSY, THE LADY THAT WET HER SHEETS

The Blanket Octopus is a fascinating animal with a beautiful defense mechanism. The males have an almost irrelevant existence because they are only a few centimeters […]
March 31, 2012

EATING BUGS

Entomophagy is the consumption by humans of insects as food. Although you may not know anyone who actually eats insects, and may think it is a […]
January 7, 2012

IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE?

Photo: ESO/José Francisco (josefrancisco.org) ALMA is the biggest array of telescopes in the world and the largest astronomical project ever attempted, a truly global partnership between […]

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