In the world’s highest city, a lack of oxygen ravages the body

Source: Science MagazineON A COLD, GRAY MORNING earlier this year, Ermilio Sucasaire, a gold miner, sat in a white plastic chair with a stack of papers and a pen in his hand. His inquisitive eyes...

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How the people of the Andes evolved to live in high altitudes

Source: Science MagazineScarce oxygen, cold temperatures, and intense ultraviolet radiation make the Andes a tough place to live. How did humans adapt to such heights? A new study of ancient and...

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South America’s Inca civilization was better at skull surgery than Civil War doctors

Source: Science MagazineCranial surgery without modern anesthesia and antibiotics may sound like a death sentence. But trepanation—the act of drilling, cutting, or scraping a hole in the skull for...

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Planetario de Lima enfrenta indiferencia de autoridades

Fuente: SciDev   [LIMA] Los pobladores de Lima ya no podrán visitar el único planetario que tiene la capital peruana, pues sus directivos se han visto obligados a suspender las visitas del público...

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Stupid Truck Driver Drove Right Over the Nazca Lines

Source: GizmodoThere’s a 2,000-year-old archaeological mystery preserved in Southern Peru: enormous images carved into the desert by unknown ancient artists. The beautiful Nazca Lines depict birds,...

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Face of the woman who ruled Peru 1,700 Years ago revealed

Source: MercoPressThe face of the Lady of Cao, considered to be a queen who ruled northern Peru 1,700 years ago, was revealed on Tuesday thanks to 3D technology developed by private companies, as was...

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Hidroeléctricas causan daños irreversibles en Amazonía

Fuente: SciDev.net   La cuenca amazónica podría sufrir daños irreversibles, a nivel hemisférico, de construirse las centenas de represas planificadas en sus afluentes, advierte un estudio que evaluó...

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2017, Betancor, metaphysics and mining in colonial Peru

The matter of empire : metaphysics and mining in colonial PeruAuthor:    Orlando BentancorPublisher:    Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2017]...

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