Talayotic, a culture to be discovered

The Talayotic culture of prehistoric Menorca is undoubtedly a challenge for archeology, which has not stopped discovering year after year the way of life of communities without hierarchies and with a cyclopean architecture that made them win a myth of giants

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Towards victory over cancer

Nowadays cancer is one of the main causes of mortality in the world and especially in developed countries, where the great hygienic-sanitary advances have practically banished to history books those deadly pandemics that had plagued the Humanity since our ancestors set in motion the famous Neolithic revolution, for some perhaps…

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A million lemmings jumping down a ravine

In 1984, Dave Jones, Mike Dailly, Steve Hammond and Russell Kay, four young people with nerds and computer skills, began to meet at the Kingsway Amateur Computer Club in the city of Dundee, Scotland, to mess with their computers in commune. The interest for the electronics and the programming languages…

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The fools of Al Ándalus

Neither was it a genocide nor did it host an idyllic coexistence of three cultures. But the two currents extend and navigate with force in these times, they grow and spread their false myths as incontestable realities. So great was Al Ándalus, so much was the influence on history, which…

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The origin of the identity card

On April 10, 1938, with Catalonia apparently on the verge of falling into their hands and the hydroelectric power plants that supplied Barcelona with its power, the national government launched the National Identity Document plan, which is another one of the direct consequences of the war, based on an old…

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The most sophisticated weapon of war

The most sophisticated weapon used in the civil war was probably the mobile station Lorenz sent by the German government to the nationalist forces, which landed at the port of Vigo in December 1936. The entire station was quite bulky, it was composed of a convoy of four large trucks…

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The buried memory of the Sales prison

The Madrid City Council has launched a project to remember the female prison of Ventas, the most populated in Spain in the 36 years it worked. Devised in the Republic as a hospital jail, in the dictatorship it became a warehouse for left-wing dams, crammed into unhealthy conditions under the…

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The turbulent history of the Bourbons in Spain

From Felipe V to Felipe VI, the Bourbons have been the protagonists of more than 300 years of political turbulence in Spain. Sometimes imposed by convulsive Europe, and many others generated by monarchs of unfortunate memory.

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Gandydancers, the men who maintained the railway networks. [Eng]

The term “gandy dancer” has become a kind of folklore over the years and has been popularized in several songs, books and other great media. However, it originated in the railway as jargon to describe the workers who performed the task, incredibly difficult and laborious, to maintain the rails and…

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