Things found between the pages of old books (eng)

Dry chewing gum, snot, lint, scorpions, dead lice among other unpleasant discoveries … (Can someone clarify why someone used bacon as a bookmark?) … Many people use books as the perfect hiding place. The most common finding was money, from a few dollars to thousands. And secondly, carefully pressed marijuana…

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Why is Spanish pop-rock more and more posh?

The upper class young people are colonizing Spanish music. And we are not talking about a plot designed in Davos or Sotogrande, but an economic dynamic, accelerated by the financial slump of 2008. “Now it is usual to call a room to play and be charged a fee. When did…

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Sex in the Dark Age. Lust in the Christian temples (Spain)

Such a profusion of sexual and pagan iconography in the metopes, corbels and capitals of the Romanesque churches of the north of the peninsula, which today we could call pornographic, makes us immediately wonder about the possible meaning of those curious scenes and obscene figures …

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Animal abuse considered as one of the fine arts

For the first time in 1996, as President of the Government José María Aznar and Minister Esperanza Aguirre, the bullfighter Antonio Ordóñez was awarded the Medal. I do not know if any of the other laureates crossed his mind that one of them was going to receive the Medal with…

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Rosario Weiss Zorrilla: an artist in the shadow of Goya

La lechera de Bordeaux (1827) is one of Francisco de Goya’s most famous paintings. It represents a woman sitting on an animal, ass or mule probably. […] Two great experts venture that it was probably Rosario Weiss Zorrilla, and not Goya, the true author of La lechera de Bordeaux. Born…

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Marie Curie’s letter that still moves consciences a century later

[…] Curie sent back to Sweden an energetic and firm tone letter, an example of his determination of steel. Written more than a century ago, the allegation with which Curie defends the separation between the professional and personal sphere and claims its academic merits has not lost one iota of…

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The language of clouds, the signs of heaven

Understanding the language of the clouds allows us to identify the signals that heaven sends us about what time it can do in the next few hours. Aspects such as the type of clouds and their evolution, the colors of the sky and even the facility to hear distant noises…

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Waking up at midnight can have worrisome consequences for your health

Failure to sleep adequate hours or wake up at midnight on a frequent basis can have more harmful effects than is believed. From hormonal imbalances, increased risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and depression, lack of sleep can make the most basic activities a challenge. This is what the neurophysiologist…

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Agricultural insects

The first image that comes to mind when we think of insects are the typical annoying flies and dangerous wasps that come to marl us on summer evenings, but, as the microbiologist discoverer of the first polio vaccine, Jonas Salk, said: “If all the insects of the earth disappeared, in…

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Castellio against Calvin

When, after being persecuted for their ideas, various Protestant movements reached power in different regions of Europe they began in turn to persecute the dissidents. This is what happened in the Swiss city of Geneva under the control of Calvin with the execution at the stake of Michael Servetus. This…

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The dehumanization of the male

What could 54 stoned women in Iran [1], three deceased by ablation in Egypt [2] and 276 teenagers abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria [3] have in common? From a gender perspective, the answer is unequivocal: they suffered because they were women. Now, what could 71 men stoned for marital…

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