Awareness of death in non-human animals (Part 2)

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In this second part we expand the range of animal species that have been shown to exhibit unique behaviors after the death of a relative or companion. In these new cases we will see how both domestic and wild animals react surprisingly to death. More examples which suggest that the human being is not the … Read moreAwareness of death in non-human animals (Part 2)

The Ouija that unleashed the nightmare. The Vallecas case (part 1)

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This year marks the 27th anniversary of a strange event that has its roots in Vallecas, Madrid (Spain). Those events marked a milestone of a family. Tragedy, fear and confusion were the protagonists of the Gutiérrez Lázaro family for several years. This story has become a modern myth that has even reached the big screen … Read moreThe Ouija that unleashed the nightmare. The Vallecas case (part 1)

Veganism. History, myths and facts

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The ever-increasing knowledge about the functioning of the livestock farming industry, the situation that billions of animals live in some of its facilities and its environmental impact have activated the morale of many people. Today, tens of millions of people have decided to stop collaborating with this industry because of the scenes of torture and … Read moreVeganism. History, myths and facts

Awareness of death in non-human animals (Part I)

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There are many documented cases in which different species of animals have shown different types of behaviors toward dead bodies. Although the cases can be considered anecdotal observations and involve small sample sizes, they induce to think that feeling pain for a loss and being aware of death is not unique to humans. In this … Read moreAwareness of death in non-human animals (Part I)

Ireland. Experiences in legendary lands (Part I)

The green Ireland is land of pain and succeed, of legends and feeric beings. Its people carry the essence of their land wherever they go, often forced to leave it by the socio-political-economic circumstances of the moment. Its majestic architecture fused with extensive green meadows and steep cliffs has inspired a multitude of writers, scientists … Read moreIreland. Experiences in legendary lands (Part I)

Fernando Jiménez del Oso: The heretic of Televisión Española

He was a man with an enviable curriculum and communication skills. No area of knowledge escaped their need to know. It is considered as one of the references in the “world of mystery”. He appeared on television, radio and paper. He directed and created his own television programs and magazines. It encouraged generations of curious … Read moreFernando Jiménez del Oso: The heretic of Televisión Española

Koko: The gorilla that could communicate with humans

Gorillas share 98.6% of the genetic material with humans. Like other animal species, they communicate orally, visually, olfactorily and tactilely. As for the first form, several types of vocalizations have been identified. However, the gorilla Koko was and always will be famous for being able to communicate with humans through sign language. Koko (Western Lowland … Read moreKoko: The gorilla that could communicate with humans

Behavior manipulators. The organisms capable of breaking the will

Behavioral control has always aroused deep fears. For instance, the mere idea of the existence of institutions and projects that have tried to manipulate the most private and apparently untouchable aspects of an individual arouses evident uneasiness. However, human being is not pioneer in behavioral control techniques. In nature, several species have been practicing these … Read moreBehavior manipulators. The organisms capable of breaking the will

Can a Canarian volcano cause an international catastrophe?

Can you imagine a wave of biblical proportions capable of flooding and destroying part of Europe and West Africa and the eastern shores of America? This is predicted by a mathematical model published in 2001 by a couple of geologists. This study predicts that such an event could be triggered by a volcano on La … Read moreCan a Canarian volcano cause an international catastrophe?