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The power of laughter: why is it so important?

It emerged as a form of social bond and today it is one of the activities that bring the most benefit to our body. Why don't we have a laugh?

Francisco Toledo: the boy with the kites

Toledo's work is local and, at the same time, universal. He feeds on what he has seen in books and travels, but, above all, on what he observes in his environment. In the end, he never stopped being that boy who played barefoot in the streets of Juchitán.

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”.

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.

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.

Transhumanism: how to go beyond the body?

Photographer David Vintiner shares in his images the body modifications made by transhumanists, who believe that technology can be used to modify and enhance the human body.

Luminescence: And what is that?

Luminescence is a phenomenon that occurs in nature, but it can also be caused. It is the principle behind LED lights, which are a sustainable alternative against climate change.

Do you want to help spotting monarch butterflies?

Autumn is the time of migration of the monarch butterfly and it is very common that we can see them in our gardens on their way to their sanctuaries in central Mexico. We can all collaborate to get to know them better and help in their conservation.
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