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Fallece el cineasta Esteban Lima

Fuente: El Nuevo DiaEsteban Lima, productor ejecutivo de la galardonada cinta puertorriqueña “Antes que cante el gallo”, así como de la película “Under My Nails”, ambas dirigidas por el cineasta Ari...

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Rosselló y la ausencia de meritocracia

Fuente: NoticelEl empresario Jorge L. Rodríguez, presidente y CEO de la empresa PACIV, expuso esta semana las razones por las cuales fue uno de los primeros empresarios en solicitar la renuncia al...

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El maní de cultivo combina genes argentinos y bolivianos

Fuente: SciDev   En un trabajo conjunto, 50 investigadores de Argentina, Brasil, China, Estados Unidos, India, Corea, Francia y Japón secuenciaron el genoma de una de las especies de maní más...

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Lo que Hernandez Colón no hizo

por Rodrigo FernósHoy, 3 de mayo de 2019, fue le duelo de Rafael Hernandez Colón, previo gobernador de Puerto Rico quien dominó el escenario político por dos décadas--cuatro si consideramos su...

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La cultura del carabajo en Puerto Rico

por Rodrigo FernosHace casi dos décadas cuando regrese a Puerto Rico de Estados Unidos, un amigo me relato el cuento del carabajo puertorriqueño. Casi no pude creer el mensaje, pero resulto ser muy...

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Complex societies precede moralizing gods throughout world history

Source: NatureAbstractThe origins of religion and of complex societies represent evolutionary puzzles1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8. The ‘moralizing gods’ hypothesis offers a solution to both puzzles by proposing...

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The ecological roots of human susceptibility to social influence

Source: RoyalSociety Open ScienceThe ecological roots of human susceptibility to social influence: a pre-registered study investigating the impact of early-life adversityPierre O. Jacquet , Lou Safra...

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Newly discovered amphibian has been named after Donald Trump

Source: MercoPressUnited States presidents tend to receive their fair share of honors, but Donald Trump may want to ignore his latest one. A newly discovered amphibian that buries its head in the sand...

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Adiós, amigo.

Fuente: ClaridadDesde hace unos meses sabía que un día, como este, estaría sentado frente a un teclado tratando de escribir esta despedida. Que buscaría palabras que no llegan. Quiero escribir, pero...

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Sobre la improductividad de la sociedad puertorriqueña

por Rodrigo Fernos"Idle hands are the devil's tools."    -ChaucerHace unos años atrás solicite al departamento de humanidades en un recinto de la Universidad de Puerto Rico fuera de San...

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Does science have a bullying problem?

Source: NatureIn August, accusations of bullying roiled the Institute of Cancer Research in London, one of the leading science centres in the United Kingdom. A prominent cancer researcher there,...

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¿Porqué es el Partido Nuevo Progresista (PNP) tan corrupto?

 por Rodrigo FernósNunca he conocido un estadista que valga la pena; casi todos con los que me he topado carecen de ética, integridad, y/o un sentido de decencia humana. Esto coincide con los informes...

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The use and domestication of Theobroma cacao during the mid-Holocene in the upper Amazon

The use and domestication of Theobroma cacao during the mid-Holocene in the upper Amazon    Sonia Zarrillo, Nilesh Gaikwad, Claire Lanaud, Terry Powis, Christopher Viot, Isabelle Lesur, Olivier Fouet,...

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My Grudge Against Iomega and the Click of Death

Source: GizmodoThere are companies I dislike, companies I disagree with, even companies that have occasionally angered me with disappointing gadgets that underdeliver. But to date there’s only one...

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Los usos del ‘blockchain’ crecen

Fuente: El PaisLo malo de las modas es que pueden desinflarse con cierta facilidad. Soluciones que parecen la panacea pierden fuelle con el devenir del tiempo. Quedan como una mera nota al pie de...

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Parasites and politics: why cross-cultural studies must control for relatedness, proximity and covariation

Source: Royal SocietyA growing number of studies seek to identify predictors of broad-scale patterns in human cultural diversity, but three sources of non-independence in human cultural variables can...

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Roberto Ramos Perea: Más habla quien menos puede

Fuente: Elsa Tio / Facebook[Nota preliminar: Cuando empece a leer el libro de Roberto Ramos Perea titulado "Tapia: El Primer Puertorriqueño" (2009), inmediatamente me dio mucha lastima.  No...

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Modern chocolate shaped like Maya glyphs, the written language they used to communicate

Source: Science MagazineYour Hershey bar may have been worth its weight in gold in Mayan times. A new study reveals that chocolate became its own form of money at the height of Mayan opulence—and that...

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If you listen closely, the drumbeats of Amazonian tribes sound like human speech

Source: Science MagazineFour years after Frank Seifart started documenting endangered dialects in Colombia, the guerillas came. In 2004, soldiers from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia swept...

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Colombian scientists race to study once-forbidden territory before it is lost to development—or new conflict

Source: Science MagazineTRIGANÁ, COLOMBIA—The rare travelers intrepid enough to find their way here to northern Colombia come for quiet beaches and coral reefs. Not Camilo Montes. After enduring a...

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Estudiantes de medicina de Paraguay saben poco guaraní

Fuente: SciDev   [ASUNCIÓN] Una encuesta sobre el grado de conocimiento del guaraní entre estudiantes de medicina en un hospital universitario de Paraguay reveló que solo 8,5% lo entiende y puede...

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Divided by DNA: The uneasy relationship between archaeology and ancient genomics

Source: NatureThirty kilometres north of Stonehenge, through the rolling countryside of southwest England, stands a less-famous window into Neolithic Britain. Established around 3600 BC by early...

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Some dogs were royalty, others were dinner in ancient Mayan culture

Source: Science MagazineIf you were top dog in Mayan Latin America, you might be an honored guest at the king’s feast. But if not, you’d likely end up as the main course of someone else’s. That’s the...

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Particle Accelerator Reveals Ancient Greek Medical Text

Source: GizmodoIf you’re a history buff, you might not know much particle physics. But the two fields share more in common than you’d think. X-rays from a high-energy lab have revealed ancient Greek...

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