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What makes humans so tall?

Illustration: Carolina Robles Researchers from the University of Potsdam argue that height is determined by both biological and social factors. By: Laura Puentes Those who know me in person know that I am a short woman, which I like very much, but...

A book that shows the daily life without being able to give a smile

Approximately two out of every 20 million people are affected by this congenital disease that slows down the development of the sixth and seventh cranial nerves in the fetus, so from birth the person has difficulties speaking, eating, hearing, moving the eyes (may present strabismus) and other parts of the face; most of the time he can't smile either. The struggle of the everyday The idea of telling her story came in 2014 when she lived in Mexico City. It was not until 2021 when it materialized in a text that protects the experiences, sad and happy, that have a special nuance as they are detailed by someone who got used to living with a disease that prevents him from gesturing and clearly expressing his emotions.

Elisa’s flight, a book to know how to help when sadness becomes too long

Depression is real, Elisa knows it. Daily lives with a sadness that does not want to go. She says that feeling has stuck to her inside and out. She no longer enjoys school, she gets angry easily with her classmates and at home as well. He feels inadequate, insignificant, like a blue butterfly whose wings are painfully pierced with pins and can't fly. At times I would like to disappear “just like that”.

Women looking for giants

Within the framework of World Women's Day, we want to share a fragment of the story of two paleontologists who have participated in important discoveries in Coahuila. This is part of our latest project, Giants in the Desert.

Can horses recognize themselves in the mirror?

Although Lucía and Horsy are two fictional characters, there are scientists who have dedicated themselves to researching the intelligence of horses. Usually the animals that see themselves in the mirror react as if it were another individual: they do not recognize themselves. But in other cases, curiosity is aroused. Here the scientists apply what is called the “mark test”, something similar to what Lucía did with Horsy.

What are submarine volcanoes like?

Volcanoes have always seemed to me very fascinating geological formations, and although I live in an area without volcanic activity, I have been fortunate to be close to some that are found in Mexico. But, did you know that there are not only volcanoes on the earth's surface but also underwater volcanoes? That's right, these are found in the oceans and many are also active.

Know the astronomical events of 2022

Space continues to show us the great mysteries that it hides and during this year that is beginning, it will only be enough to turn to see the sky to admire the astronomical shows that it has prepared for us. So this day we share when and where you can see them so you don't miss any, and enjoy the astral wonders of the sky.

What is the state of science in this year that begins?

"Science regained importance in our lives in the wake of the pandemic, and it also brought us a sense of hope that things will soon get better," the 3M company mentions in its annual report. A new year has begun, the world continues to fight against the Covid 19 pandemic and as a result of this all people have turned to see the importance of science for development, not only in health matters but to achieve a sustainable life.

What is the ‘brain fog’ aftermath of Covid-19?

Very little is said about a sequel suffered by people who have suffered from this virus, since a part of the population has mental disorders of concentration, attention and memory.

What was the first movie role in history like?

Who would think that 126 years have passed since the world's first film projection? That's right, on December 28, 1895, the brothers Louis and Auguste Lumière were showing a film made by them with images of everyday life at the Grand Café in Paris.

About Me

Amonite es un sitio dedicado a la divulgación científica para niños y jóvenes. Somos un grupo de amigos que escucha, cuenta historias y las plasma en algo parecido a un papel. Por medio de la ilustración y los medios audiovisuales buscamos acercar las novedades de ciencia y tecnología con un lenguaje accesible para todos. Amonite es un proyecto binacional editado y diseñado entre México y Argentina. Nace en 2017 a iniciativa de Quitzé Fernández, quien obtuvo en 2013 el Premio Nacional de Periodismo y Divulgación Científica, convocado por el Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología de México (Conacyt), con la crónica La mujer que encontró dinosaurios en el patio de su casa. A él se unieron los ilustradores Daniel Galindo y Jess Silva, que han generado trabajo visual para diarios e instituciones del norte de México; y más adelante los periodistas José Juan Zapata y Jessica Jaramillo, en la edición y generación de contenido, desde Buenos Aires, Argentina. Todos ellos forman parte del staff permanente de Amonite, junto a un grupo de colaboradores que aportan sus visiones periodísticas, visuales y literarias del mundo de la ciencia.
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