– The Conversation

Marlene Wesselmann – Núria Marbà Bordalba – Las praderas submarinas almacenan más CO2 que los bosques

Por |junio 3rd, 2021|

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Las fanerógamas marinas

son plantas superiores

–con hojas, rizomas, raíces

y flores que producen semillas–

con ancestros terrestres

que colonizaron los océanos

hace 100 millones de años.

Existen unas 60 especies

distribuidas por las costas

de alrededor del mundo

excepto la Antártida. […]

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Manuel Peinado Lorca – The Conversation – Ámbar gris: la caca de cachalote que vale su peso en oro

Por |marzo 11th, 2021|

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El pasado 1 de marzo, [de 2021]

un tuit del Daily Mail lanzó la noticia:

«Mientras caminaba por una playa,

una mujer encuentra una masa de 15 libras

de vómito de cachalote valorada en 185 000 £».

Tecleando “vómito, ámbar gris”,

una búsqueda en Google

arroja casi 15 000 entradas

que repiten el mismo error:

que el ámbar gris es vómito de ballena.

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Jacob Thomas-Llewellyn – Coronavirus: learning from the second world war’s industrial pioneers

Por |julio 18th, 2020|

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Wars often generate “inspirational” tales of underdogs overcoming insurmountable odds.

But the heroes in question are normally soldiers, risking their lives behind enemy lines.

They don’t usually sit in a board room, or design musical instruments and furniture,

or run a company which produces kitchen tiles.

But that is exactly what some of the unlikely heroes of the second world war did

–before they turned their firms upside down and inside out

to create wooden fighter-bombers, harbours, airfields and ocean pipelines for the Allied forces.

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B – Jacob Thomas-Llewellyn

Por |julio 18th, 2020|

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About

I am a second year doctoral student

at the University of Reading, England,

where I am researching

Second World War pipeline technology.

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Articles […]

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Dimitra Fimi – J.R.R. Tolkien’s Christmas letters to his children bring echoes of Middle-earth to the North Pole

Por |enero 7th, 2018|

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Like parents the world over,

J.R.R. Tolkien dedicated considerable time and effort

to making Christmas a joyful time for his young children.

Yet this was a man whose rich imagination brought to life

an entire world with thousands of years of legendary history;

described different orders of creatures, wars and battles;

even invented languages.

So inevitably, his family traditions were something rather special. […]

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