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  • Breve historia de mi vida - Stephen Hawking April 29, 2017
    La mente maravillosa de Stephen Hawking ha deslumbrado al mundo entero revelando los misterios del universo. Ahora, por primera vez, el cosmólogo más brillante de nuestra era explora, con una mirada reveladora, su propia vida y evolución intelectual. Breve historia de mi vida cuenta el sorprendente viaje de Stephen Hawking desde su niñez […]
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  • La teoría del todo - Stephen W. Hawking April 29, 2017
    Una manera clara y amena de acercarse a los misterios del universo. En esta esclarecedora obra, el gran físico británico Stephen Hawking nos ofrece una historia del universo, del big bang a los agujeros negros. En siete pasos, Hawking logra explicar la historia del universo, desde las primeras teorías del mundo griego y de la época medieval hasta las más com […]
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  • Inteligencia emocional para niños. Guía práctica para padres y educadores - Mireia Golobardes Subirana & Sandra Celeiro González April 29, 2017
    ¿Cómo podemos enseñar a los más pequeños a gestionar sus emociones? ¿Cómo ayudar a nuestros hijos a mejorar en sus relaciones con los demás? ¿Cómo facilitar a nuestros alumnos su capacidad para identificar sus emociones y la de los demás y favorecer relaciones sanas y positivas, con empatía y respeto? ¿Cómo contribuir a que padres y profesores puedan también […]
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  • ¿Cómo pensar como Sherlock Holmes? - Maria Konnikova April 29, 2017
    Ningún personaje de ficción es más conocido por sus poderes de intuición y observación que Sherlock Holmes. Pero, ¿es su inteligencia extraordinaria una invención de la ficción o podemos aprender a desarrollar estas habilidades, para mejorar nuestras vidas en el trabajo y en casa? A través de ¿ Cómo pensar como Sherlock Holmes? , la periodista y psicóloga Ma […]
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  • La física del futuro - Michio Kaku April 29, 2017
    Un recorrido asombroso a través de los próximos cien años de revolución científica. El futuro ya se está inventando en los laboratorios de los científicos más punteros de todo el mundo. Con toda probabilidad, en 2100 controlaremos los ordenadores a través de diminutos sensores cerebrales y podremos mover objetos con el poder de nuestras mentes, la inteligenc […]
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  • Sobre la teoría de la relatividad especial y general - Albert Einstein April 29, 2017
    Entre el Electromagnetismo y la Mecánica newtoniana existe una fórmula de bisagra: la teoría de la relatividad especial y general. La importancia del nuevo marco planteado por Albert Einstein se entiende por lo siguiente: la percepción del tiempo y el espacio es relativa al observador. ¿Qué significa esto? Si usted viaja a una velocidad mayor que la de la lu […]
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  • El gran diseño - Stephen Hawking & Leonard Mlodinow April 29, 2017
    Aun antes de aparecer, este libro ha venido precedido, en todos los medios de comunicación, de una extraordinaria polémica sobre  sus conclusiones: que tanto nuestro universo como los otros muchos universos posibles surgieron de la nada, porque su creación no requiere de la intervención de ningún Dios o ser sobrenatural, sino que todos los universos pro […]
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  • Tricks Any Dog Can Do! - Susan Day April 29, 2017
    This great book comes with advice and guidance as to the best way to teach these tricks. It offers more than one method which the reader can choose depending upon their own situation. There is also advice to using treats and shows you how to not end up with a treat junkie! This books is from the desk of Susan Day, a canine behaviourist. Susan teaches obedien […]
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  • Ágilmente - Estanislao Bachrach April 29, 2017
    Bachrach es Doctor en biología molecular y explica el funcionamiento del cerebro. A través de ello, da consejos y herramientas para ser más creativos y felices en el trabajo y en la vida. La neurociencia es clara: el cerebro aprende hasta el último día de vida. La creatividad puede expandirse. Tu mente, mediante la aplicación de las técnicas correctas, puede […]
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  • El futuro de nuestra mente - Michio Kaku April 29, 2017
    Una nueva teoría sobre la conciencia y el futuro de los estudios de nuestra mente Por primera vez en la historia, gracias a escáneres de alta tecnología diseñados por físicos, se han desvelado secretos del cerebro, y lo que un día fuera territorio de la ciencia ficción, se ha convertido en una asombrosa realidad. Grabación de recuerdos, telepatía, vídeos de […]
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The world’s forests already have a lot on their plate: Providing flood protection, drinking water purification, lumber, and recreation, plus habitat for about half the world’s mammals, birds and insects. […]

The couple who coaxed 300 acres of barren farmland back into lush forest

After 25 years of buying land in India that farmers no longer wanted, the husband and wife now play host to elephants, monkeys and more; see a new video about their work here. […]

WILDLIFE EMERGENCY: Sloths in dire need of raincoats

WCS launches urgent campaign to protect the languid rainforest creatures from the rain. […]

Killing Animals In The Name Of Conservation Needs To Stop

Killing animals “humanely” in the name of conservation remains incredibly inhumane. Developing a culture of coexistence between human and nonhuman animals A recent essay (available online) titled “International consensus principles for ethical wildlife control,” by Dr. Sara Dubois, who works with the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and nineteen colleagues representing a wide variety of views on killing nonhuman animals “in the name of conservation” ? which usually comes down to killing other animals “in the name of native species” or “in the name of humans” ? provides essential guidelines for future decisions that center on human-animal interactions in an increasingly human-dominated world. We are living in an epoch called the Anthropocene, often referred to as “the age of humanity.” In reality, for the billions of other animals on the receiving end of human interference causing incredible pain, suffering, and death for themselves, family members, friends, and non-target individuals of other species, this epoch should be called “the rage of inhumanity.” Human domination of other species has really gotten out of hand. The conclusion for this seminal essay reads: Human–wildlife conflicts are commonly addressed by excluding, relocating, or lethally controlling animals with the goal of preserving public health and safety, protecting property, or conserving other valued wildlife. However, declining wildlife populations, a lack of efficacy of control methods in achieving desired outcomes, and changes in how people value animals have triggered widespread acknowledgment of the need for ethical and evidence-based approaches to managing such conflicts. We explored international perspectives on and experiences with human–wildlife conflicts to develop principles for ethical wildlife control. A diverse panel of 20 experts convened at a 2-day workshop and developed the principles through a facilitated engagement process and discussion. They determined that efforts to control wildlife should begin wherever possible by altering the human practices that cause human–wildlife conflict and by developing a culture of coexistence; be justified by evidence that significant harms are being caused to people, property, livelihoods, ecosystems, and/or other animals; have measurable outcome-based objectives that are clear, achievable, monitored, and adaptive; predictably minimize animal welfare harms to the fewest number of animals; be informed by community values as well as scientific, technical, and practical information; be integrated into plans for systematic long-term management; and be based on the specifics of the situation rather than negative labels (pest, overabundant) applied to the target species. We recommend that these principles guide development of international, national, and local standards and control decisions and implementation […]

$1 million will buy you a hunting trip with the Trumps.

TMZ reports that the Trump family will hold a fundraiser the day after the presidential inauguration to benefit as yet unnamed “conservation charities.” (We’re awaiting confirmation from the Trump campaign as to which charities these are.) The event’s amenities include a performance by Toby Keith and a “Camouflage and Cufflinks” dress code.

“Opening Day is your opportunity to play a significant role as our family commemorates the inauguration of our father, friend, and President Donald J. Trump,” the promotional materials read. “Join us as we celebrate the great American tradition of outdoor sporting, shooting, fishing, and conservation.”

The six sponsorship levels for the event include “The Bald Eagle” (rude), which costs $1 million and comes with a private reception and photo shoot with the president; four autographed guitars by one of the event performers; and a multi-day hunting or fishing trip with Donald Trump’s sons.

Trump’s sons, Donald Jr. and Eric — no word yet on Barron — are big game hunters who reportedly love nature. And regardless of their feelings on hunting, environmentalists may have an opportunity to influence the president-elect via his sons on the matter of conservation and public lands.

Well, here’s one way to reach them.

Update (12/20): Trump spokesperson Hope Hicks said in a statement:

The Opening Day event and details that have been reported are merely initial concepts that have not been approved or pursued by the Trump family. Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump are avid outdoorsmen and supporters of conservation efforts, which align with the goals of this event, however they are not involved in any capacity.

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Riding The Wave For Marine Conservation At UN Biodiversity Summit

Mexico’s pledge to establish four new marine protected areas, made at the ongoing UN biodiversity conference in Cancún, Mexico, has boosted efforts to protect the global ocean, further advancing commitments made in the Promise of Sydney at the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 – Trevor Sandwith, Director of IUCN’s Global Protected Areas Programme, writes from Cancún. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced the pledge to establish three new marine Biosphere Reserves that will conserve important habitats in both the Pacific and Caribbean, including large parts of the Meso-American Barrier Reef and deep water zones in the Gulf of Mexico, at the 13th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP13). The pledge will increase marine protection in Mexico to 23%, more than double the 10% target. In 2010, governments adopted a target of protecting 10% of the global ocean by 2020 – both in territorial waters and the high seas – during CBD COP 10 in Nagoya, Japan. Commitments such as these by Mexico boost our hopes of achieving this target. Three months ago, protection of the global ocean stood at 4.1%, while marine protected areas within territorial waters had just surpassed 10.2%, as revealed by the Protected Planet Report 2016 launched at the IUCN Congress in Hawai’i. Major announcements in the intervening months have pushed these numbers even higher so that by 1 December, the protection of the global ocean had exceeded 5% for the first time, and marine protected areas within territorial waters had reached 12.7%, according to the December update of the Protected Planet Report, jointly presented by UNEP’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre and IUCN in Cancún. Mexico’s new pledge will take this even higher and challenge world leaders to make further efforts. “We must protect and conserve biodiversity because it contributes to the survival and development of communities” – Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto It is certainly leadership that makes the difference. In Sydney at the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014, 14 governments made commitments towards enhancing ocean protection as a part of the Promise of Sydney. […]

Two Turtle Doves! And the 117th Christmas Bird Count…

Each year, more than 75,000 volunteers and Citizen Scientists participate in the annual Christmas Bird Count. […]