Do older mothers have smarter and healthier children?

A recent study suggests that later mothers may have smarter children because they receive more care from them. The study, conducted in Sweden by experts from the Max Planck Institute for Democratic Research in Germany and the London School of Economics and Political Science, was carried out among 1.5 million Swedes born between 1960 and … Read more

The Waiwai and the rocket ship

The last Waiwai Indians lived in a remote tropical forest bordering Brazil. The few who had not yet decided to move to cities or government-sponsored camps retained a knowledge of cosmology comparable to that of the inhabitants of the pre-scientific West: both the movements of the planets and the cycles of the seasons had a … Read more

This is the first quantum satellite and will be launched by China

The objective of the Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QUESS) mission is to create a super-secure communications network that potentially links people anywhere in the world and, for this, China is going to launch the world’s first satellite designed to conduct experiments. quantum . The 600-kg-mass spacecraft is the latest in a series of science … Read more

The city that lived by and for the science devised by Bacon

Francis Bacon , despite not considering himself a scientist, was one of the fathers of modern science for his way of approaching the problem of how to accumulate verifiable knowledge. In one of his lesser-known books, however, he tells the made-up story in which some sailors arrive at an unknown island in the Pacific Ocean: … Read more

Tiny bites: the technique to make children eat vegetables

You put a plate of broccoli on a child and the least they will express is a loud "yuck." Aware of this, Dr Lucy Cooke , with colleagues from University College London, has tackled various techniques to introduce healthy food to the tastes of infants and young children. Among them is Bocados Tiny (Tiny Tastes), … Read more

17,000 kilometers of fossilized rivers appear on Mars

In an ancient region of the surface of the Red Planet, Arabia Terra, extensive systems of fossilized river beds have been detected, which reinforces the thesis of the existence of a hot and humid environment billions of years ago (and NASA has also determined that Mars had an ocean about 4.5 billion years ago that … Read more

Do you lose the desire to work for money if you use cannabis?

Working for money was something like prostitution . Without a basic income and a life of free time it was impossible, in Aristotle’s view, to enjoy the highest pleasures that philosophy and music provided. However, for now we have to work to pay bills. A new study would suggest, however, that cannabis use would discourage … Read more

Best Scientific Images from the UK Royal Photographic Society Award

The international science competition organized by the Royal Photographic Society of the United Kingdom has produced an amazing collection of photographs covering various aspects of science, from medicine and zoology to engineering and astronomy. Amateur and professional photographers could participate in the contest, in three age categories: up to 17 years old, from 18 to … Read more

From emerging intelligence from slime mold to artificial intelligence

There was once an extremely simple creature such as the slime mold ( Dictyostelium discoideum ) that puzzled scientists for a long time and whose behavior only began to be deciphered when the barriers that separate the different disciplines were broken until Molecular Biology and Physics they shook hands, and also embryology, mathematics and computer … Read more

Is this the first song composed by an AI?

When Will Smith asked a robot in the movie I, Robot, "Can a robot write a symphony or turn a canvas into a beautiful work of art?", The reply he received from the robot was: "Can you do it? you do?". An answer that can be more and more forceful taking into account what they … Read more

The modern definition of the metro turns 127 years old

September 28 marked the 127th anniversary of the First General Conference on Weights and Measures , which served to define the meter as the distance between two lines in a platinum and iridium bar, although previously, in the French Revolution of 1789, Scientific Commissions have already been appointed to standardize weights and measures, including length. … Read more

Earth reaches its maximum temperature in 115,000 years

In 2016, the temperature of the Earth will exceed the average of the pre-industrial era (15ºC) by 1.25ºC, which means that the global temperature on the planet’s surface has reached the highest point in the last 115,000 years, according to a recent study James Hansen, NASA, and other eleven experts for Earth-Systems Dynamics Journal . … Read more