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The day when “I came out of the cave”
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The day when “I came out of the cave”

It had been barely a few hours that, in the cave of Lombrives (Ariège), Tiphaine Vuarier had launched his first bets on the number of days remaining before the release. A week, maybe two, but certainly not less. In this cavity, the largest in Europe, Tiphaine and fourteen other people have been locked up for forty days.An unprecedented scientific experimentExtreme containment, carried out in order to scientifically analyze the adaptation capacities of humans reclusive 400 meters under the rock. Without sunlight or time stamps, only sleep cycles can be used to try to get your bearings in the calendar. So when two people from outside come to tell them that it's time to go back up, this Saturday, April 24, Tiphaine thinks he's only at his 32nd.e adventure day. Some of hi...
PAN: Statutes approved in debate dominated by the presence of family members in party organs
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PAN: Statutes approved in debate dominated by the presence of family members in party organs

The PAN delegates, this Saturday gathered in Tomar, approved the proposal to change the statutes presented by the candidate for spokesperson, Inês Sousa Real, after a debate dominated by the discussion about the presence of family members in the party organs. The proposal that has Inês Sousa Real as its first subscriber, "As Causas Primeiro", received 103 votes, while the one presented by Luís Humberto Teixeira, from the district of Évora, received 103 votes. "Deepening the Ethical and Democratic Dimensions of the PAN", received the votes of 12 congressmen. The inclusion in this proposal of an article declaring incompatible the simultaneous presence in the same party body of elements with a degree of first degree kinship, spouses and simila...
Outdoor schools: “we win by opening the classroom to the outside”
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Outdoor schools: “we win by opening the classroom to the outside”

"These outings teach me to feel good with myself and with nature"Manon, CM1 student at Caminando school (Drôme)“My favorite time of the week is the sit-spot (1): every Thursday, we go up the hill. There, everyone has their own corner, well separated from that of their friends. Me, I climb on my oak tree and I observe what is happening around me. It lasts half an hour, until the gong sounds.Then, we share with others what we have experienced, what we have felt. Sometimes, on our return, we are asked to write, for example, to tell about our encounter with a drop of water. These outings teach me to feel good with myself and with nature. "“Do we learn more effectively in class, sitting down, with a book? "Anna, teacher in a public school in a rural area, in Haute-Savoie...
I’m in love with a shaman
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I’m in love with a shaman

Fascinated by the Indians, Daniel was 22 when he left for Ecuador and fell in love with Doris, a Quechua shaman. His life will be turned upside down. Intrigued by the power of sacred herbs, he was inspired by them to create a line of beauty products. Then decides to try the extreme experience: an "inner journey" using hallucinogenic plants ... “I remember how I felt when I entered Mexican churches: it was a kind of enchanted world that immediately fascinated me. A very strange mixture between our Christian culture, a little austere, and that of the Indians, which seemed to me mysterious, joyful, whimsical… It was twelve years ago, within the framework of a university exchange. I returned to France with the very strong desire to return to Latin ...
Goodbye to the heat!  Refresh your home with the help of green
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Goodbye to the heat! Refresh your home with the help of green

MORE AND MORE ACCESSORIESA safe bet is to create an accent wall, either plain or by painting a fun design, with jungle wallpaper, or encouraging yourself to install a vertical garden. If you don't want to make a giant change that involves paint or a lot of money, small accessories, such as bowls, baskets, candles, vases or colorful paintings, are very practical decorative elements.In the same way, changing the cushions, tablecloths, curtains and textiles in general, will help you give it that fresh and renewed air that your decoration needed. Combine different shades of green for an unbeatable effect. As you will see, the green color is more versatile than you thought, surely one of these ideas is just for you. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n...
Trees: innovation and development, by Tomás Unger
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Trees: innovation and development, by Tomás Unger

According to the criteria ofKnow moreThere is a phrase that is used a lot in the field of economics: "Competition stimulates innovation and development." The funny thing is that plants have been applying this principle for millions of years.READ ALSO: The evolution of land plantsAs we saw last week, plants descended from seaweed, adapting to the land surface. They had no defined stems or leaves. The appearance of a vascular system - internal structures that allowed water and nutrients to circulate - allowed the growth of the leaves and the plants themselves.For millions of years, they continued to spread at ground level, covering the leaves of neighboring plants and competing for sunlight. Who can be higher, more light receives.—Pointing to the sun—Those who have walked through forests ...
The Baronia de Rialb, a door to another dimension
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The Baronia de Rialb, a door to another dimension

The Baronia de Rialb is among the 10 towns finalists to become the capital of rural tourism 2021, the result of which will be known on May 18. But it is not a town. It is a municipality, which is not the same. In other words, a City Council that encompasses 11 minimal population centers in the province of Lleida: sometimes four houses around a church, or what remains of it, plus the odd farmhouse or hermitage scattered in a wild ruggedness. An almost empty handkerchief that barely exceeds 200 neighbors. The tiny territory, however, could well be a secret door, the kind that in the cinema or on TV open the way to another dimension: a cosmos outside of time, where mobile phones have no coverage, and outlines and colors show off the preciousness of a Gothic miniature or an altarpie...
Letters from readers III: attendance at CABA I
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Letters from readers III: attendance at CABA I

A study recently released by the scientific journal "Nature" (from the United Kingdom and specialized in scientific literature) shows that the suspension of classes; It is the second most important measure to reduce the cases of contagion. Research carried out in more than 200 countries shows that not attending school has a 73% contribution to the decline in the spread of the virus. Uruguay, which in 2020 was one of the few countries in Latin America that kept schools open for most of the school year (becoming an example of education during the pandemic) in this new year everything changed diametrically and seeing that the The worsening health situation led her to make drastic decisions, for which, on March 23, President Luis Lacalle Pou ...
The police are looking for a serval who escaped from a house in Sitges
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The police are looking for a serval who escaped from a house in Sitges

They assure that it is a tame specimen but it must be controlled since it is not an indigenous speciesA serval in the savannahShutterstockThe Sitges Local Police, the Seprona service of the Civil Guard and the Rural Agents of the Generalitat have been looking for a serval who fled a house in the town for days. Specifically, in a message on social networks, they assure that the animal escaped from the house of a neighbor in Sitges who had a copy of this feline. However, the authorities assure that it is "tame, it is not dangerous", although they emphasize that "as a non-native species it must be controlled."Several police officers are looking for the animal in the wooded surroundings of Sitges, although after having fled for several days they have asked for neighborhood collaboration to l...
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Humans Shaped Life on Earth For 12,000 Years, And It Wasn't All Doom And Destruction

There's a pervasive notion in our society that nature is something outside, over there, other, from what we are as humans.From religious texts teaching that God provided humans with dominion over Earth, to futuristic literature pitching nature as our past and human ingenuity and technology as our future, the narrative that humans are beyond – or even superior to – nature is deeply entrenched.  This separation, this othering of nature, has arguably enabled our rampant destruction of the rest of the living world, and even led some to claim that our human nature is incompatible with nature itself.Now a huge international study involving geography, archeology, ecology, and conservation adds to the wealth of sciences that exposes this idea as the lie it is.Researchers found that for most of ou...