Why do we know that it is not like that?

This article does not intend to look at anyone over the shoulder, it is not titled “People are stupid, so in general.” Because, or nobody is, or we all are. People do not harbor beliefs that are at least questionable by mere idiocy or naivety. In the words of the…

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Great reasons why you should read books

Submerging yourself in reading not only provides you with knowledge, it also keeps your brain in shape and increases your empathy. It is a habit that gives you great neuronal and spiritual benefits by demanding attention and commitment. When reading critically, the levels are exceeded in such a way that…

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Great reasons why you should read books

Submerging yourself in reading not only provides you with knowledge, it also keeps your brain in shape and increases your empathy. It is a habit that gives you great neuronal and spiritual benefits by demanding attention and commitment. When reading critically, the levels are exceeded in such a way that…

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A village in Germany, looking for the ghost particle

A massive installation to hunt the slightest and elusive particle: the neutrino. During the last 15 years, the German town of Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, at the foot of the Rhine, has been preparing to host and see operate a 24-meter-high mastodon designed to measure the mass of this particle that nobody has…

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A village in Germany, looking for the ghost particle

A massive installation to hunt the slightest and elusive particle: the neutrino. During the last 15 years, the German town of Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, at the foot of the Rhine, has been preparing to host and see operate a 24-meter-high mastodon designed to measure the mass of this particle that nobody has…

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A village in Germany, looking for the ghost particle

A massive installation to hunt the slightest and elusive particle: the neutrino. During the last 15 years, the German town of Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, at the foot of the Rhine, has been preparing to host and see operate a 24-meter-high mastodon designed to measure the mass of this particle that nobody has…

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The last forgotten scientists of Rajoy

“I’m going to tell a story I’ve been counting for a year in private, but I think the time has come to make it public.” With these words denounced the researcher Luis Miller in social networks the situation in which he and other 131 scientists who got a position as…

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Intestinal bacteria affect the size of the waist

They discover that the chemical substances secreted by microorganisms influence the deposition of abdominal fat. The influence of bacterial communities that inhabit our body on biological processes, such as development or immune response, is increasingly evident. Now, researchers at King’s College London have shown the involvement of these microorganisms in…

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Politicians who apply Science: rara avis more than insightful

The scientific method is certainly the best tool available to humanity not only to understand reality, but also for something much more important for practical purposes: to make rational decisions while efficient. Therefore, those responsible for the public good should be very aware of the methods and scientific conclusions if…

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The toolkit for skeptical thinking by Carl Sagan

“Skepticism must be a component of the explorer’s toolbox, otherwise we’ll get lost on the way, space has enough wonders without having to be invented.” With this deep reflection Carl Sagan closes one of the chapters of his book The World and its Demons. Skepticism, as we know, was a…

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