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The rhythm of birdsong may have a genetic basis

The rhythm of birdsong may have a genetic basis The rhythm of birdsong may have a genetic basis

The rhythm and tempo of the song of the birds may be influenced by two genes that also affect human speech, according to research that has studied these characteristics in two types of birds; the yellow-fronted bearded and the red-fronted. A study led by the University of Cyprus and published in Nature Communications, identified the […]

Cyclists travel 30,000 km to raise awareness of the Sahrawi conflict on 3 continents

Cyclists travel 30,000 km to raise awareness of the Sahrawi conflict on 3 continents Cyclists travel 30,000 km to raise awareness of the Sahrawi conflict on 3 continents

A couple of Swedish human rights activists are carrying out a 30,000 kilometer journey through 30 countries in Europe, Asia and Africa in order to raise awareness of the Western Sahara conflict, a journey that will soon continue through various Spanish cities and hopes to culminate in 2025 in the former colony, partially occupied by […]

The US announces a plan with 50 countries to confront future pandemics

The US announces a plan with 50 countries to confront future pandemics The US announces a plan with 50 countries to confront future pandemics

The president’s administration Joe Biden will help 50 countries identify and respond to diseases infectious diseases, with the aim of preventing pandemics such as COVID-19 that paralyzed the planet. U.S. officials will offer support to countries — most of them in Africa and Asia — to develop better testing, surveillance, communication and preparedness for such […]

Sudan’s silent suffering after a year of “forgotten war”

Sudan’s silent suffering after a year of “forgotten war” Sudan’s silent suffering after a year of “forgotten war”

With millions displaced, infrastructure devastated and a pressing risk of famine, Sudan lives a catastrophic situation due to a “forgotten war” among generals, which for a year has left thousands of victims of sexual violence and ethnic, humanitarian workers warn. The fighting began on April 15, 2023 between the head of the army, Abdel Fatah […]

South Sudan, on the verge of bankruptcy due to the war that prevents oil exports

South Sudan, on the verge of bankruptcy due to the war that prevents oil exports South Sudan, on the verge of bankruptcy due to the war that prevents oil exports

Sudan of the South is on the verge of bankruptcy due to the cessation of its oil exports, interrupted by the war that began a year ago in Sudan between the Army and the paramilitary group Rapid Support Forces (FAR) and which stopped the operation of the oil pipeline that transported the crude oil from […]

Lower Paleolithic cultures in Asia were more advanced than previously believed

Lower Paleolithic cultures in Asia were more advanced than previously believed Lower Paleolithic cultures in Asia were more advanced than previously believed

The culture from the lower Paleolithic in Asia Eastern were not as rudimentary as was thought. The analysis of remains found at the Cenjiawan archaeological site (China) points out that those hominids had advanced technical skills to create stone tools. A study published today by PNAS carried out by researchers from Spanish and Chinese institutions […]

Fires and floods, what African apes will experience in the next 30 years

Fires and floods, what African apes will experience in the next 30 years Fires and floods, what African apes will experience in the next 30 years

The apes of Africa They are already suffering the effects of climate change, but what is coming will be worse. In the next thirty years, these animals will frequently suffer extreme events caused by global warming, such as firesheat waves or floods. This is the main conclusion of an international study led by Razak Kiribou, […]

The 2.2% of the most common tree species cover 50% of the forests

The 2.2% of the most common tree species cover 50% of the forests The 2.2% of the most common tree species cover 50% of the forests

A collaborative study of 356 international scientists has identified almost identical patterns of tree diversity in the tropical forests of the planet, regardless of the continent, and an important key: only 2.2% of tree species, the most common, represent 50% of all trees. The research, whose conclusions are reported today in the magazine Nature, is […]

Irregular immigration in Spain increased by 82% in 2023

Irregular immigration in Spain increased by 82% in 2023 Irregular immigration in Spain increased by 82% in 2023

A total of 56,852 immigrants attempted to enter Spain irregularly in 2023 by sea and land, which represents an increase of 82.1% compared to the previous year, according to data from the Spanish Ministry of the Interior. The balance released this Wednesday by that ministry highlights that only on the coasts of the Canary Islands […]

UN: natural disasters left more than 53,600 dead in Africa between 2000 and 2022

UN: natural disasters left more than 53,600 dead in Africa between 2000 and 2022 UN: natural disasters left more than 53,600 dead in Africa between 2000 and 2022

The Economic Commission for Africa of the United Nations (Uneca) today warned of an increase in natural disasters in Africa due to the climate crisis, which have left more than 53,600 dead between 2000 and 2022 and have hampered the economic growth of the continent. “Climate-induced catastrophic events have triggered serious humanitarian crises in Africa. […]

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