Confirm that more than 50% of our body is not human

A few days ago, researchers from the prestigious Max Planck Institute gave us strange news: more than half of our body is not human. In other words, only 43% of our body mass is made up of human cells; the rest are basically colonies of microbes. On a scientific level,…

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Jose Luis Crespo: Do we have to go to war? (TEDx)

Through the network circulates the crazy idea that the Earth is hollow inside. Is this possible? Crespo tells us his experience explaining on the Internet why it is not possible and how to deal with the different types of criticism that professionals face, his daily struggle is not always easy,…

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This is how your brain recovers after a blow to the head

After an injury to the head, the protective membrane of the brain can be repaired with surprising rapidity thanks to the help of a highly organized army of immune cells. In a new study, a team of NHIs observed in real time how these cells took jobs to repair the…

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Science in Spain: the budget ‘hachazo’, in 17 graphs

The Government of Mariano Rajoy has presented to the Cortes Generales the draft General State Budgets for 2018. Cristóbal Montoro, Minister of Finance, argued that the PGE 2018 were “the most social” that the Executive had been able to elaborate and that “there was no cuts”. His yellow book, which…

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This medicine makes our blood deadly for mosquitoes

It is a very interesting experiment that effectively opens the door to new tools to fight malaria. It is not a “final solution”, but it does seem capable of changing the “playing field”. The fight against malaria seems to be resurrecting.

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This medicine makes our blood deadly for mosquitoes

It is a very interesting experiment that effectively opens the door to new tools to fight malaria. It is not a “final solution”, but it does seem capable of changing the “playing field”. The fight against malaria seems to be resurrecting.

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Spain, the country where laws paralyze the progress of science

You have to have a lot of courage to be a scientist in this country because the bureaucracy eats you by the feet, “says Francisco Sánchez, a scientist at the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) for 35 years, currently participating in Intemares, a pioneering project to study areas Spanish marine…

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