Life in large groups increases the intelligence of the magpie (ENG)

Growing up in a large social group makes Australian magpies more intelligent, according to recent research. Using four tasks to test intelligence, scientists from the University of Exeter and the University of Western Australia discovered that the Australian wild magpies of larger groups showed a “high cognitive performance”.

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The raccoon. A devourer who moves through the Miño [GAL]

The case of the raccoon (Procyon lotor) is a clear example that it is not always good to rely on the friendly and friendly nature of the animals. Sometimes, erroneous traits, created through fiction and that subtract reality. No, the raccoon is not as they are told in Pocahontas. And…

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No, Europe has not included Spain in the blacklist of countries without freedom

It is information that has been shared since 2013: Europe, supposedly, would have included Spain in the blacklist of countries with restricted freedoms – together with Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Russia, Bulgaria, Albania, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kosovo – for not admitting an inspection of the Organization for Security and European Cooperation…

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Uncovered massive use of antibiotics in chicken farms

A journalistic investigation carried out by the independent organization Bureau of Investigative Journalism has shown that the trade and administration of antibiotics in birds is much more serious than previously believed. In Spain, the use of colistin reached 36 milligrams per kilo of meat produced in 2014, triple that of…

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Rojava: the most radical feminist experiment [eng]

In the N of Syria, an isolated and politically repressed minority is putting its radical ideas of democracy and self-government into practice. In the process, the Middle East, a region that does not stand out precisely because of its equality, is showing the rest of the world what happens when…

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An extreme laser provides evidence that light can stop electrons (ING)

By striking the electrons with an ultra-intense laser, a team of researchers led by Imperial College London has revealed dynamics that go beyond “classical” physics and hint at quantum effects. It is believed that this occurs in black holes and quasars. “One thing that I always find fascinating is that…

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The Parthenon of Athens, the Greek temple par excellence

Centuries later, in memory of what the city suffered during the Second Medical War, it was decided not to rebuild the destroyed temples. What was done was to religiously bury the desecrated remains, and use the rubble to smooth the unevenness of the territory, thus preparing the ground for its…

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Mobile application to recognize pests in crops from the phone

Students of Agricultural Engineering of the National University (UN) of Colombia have developed an application to recognize pests in crops. It is called Plagapp and provides information on the species and the management that should be given to eradicate it, which would help reduce the large losses caused by these…

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Juan Carlos Monedero: “Do not imprison Jiménez Losantos "

It is curious how he ended up looking like Federico Jiménez Losantos to those he criticizes. Losantos was a vehement communist at the age of twenty and then a vehement right-wing in the sixties, which indicates that the only coherence that has always inhabited him is that of vehemence. In…

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Where is the Starman Roaster now?

A web page to track the trip of the Testa Roaster sent to space by Falcon Heavy. Currently calculates the current position and speed of Starman and will soon be updated with the position in the solar system and images obtained by the fans. Seen in space.stackexchange.com/questions/24973/current-speed-of-tesla-roadste

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A team of scientists discover that starfish can see

This story has been updated on February 8, 2018 with information from the new study on Arctic starfish. Starfish have eyes – one at each end of their arms – but until recently their usefulness was unknown. In fact, they have always been considered as animals of simple structure. Since…

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