VD - 4/02/2019Vegetable LUCA: the first LUCA. Science blog 117th
At the end of his work OnÂ The Origin Of Species Charles DarwinÂ wrote: "There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powders, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one...". Charles Darwin was defining -even without naming...
Lda. Maria SabatĂ© - 25/09/2018Dr. Roberto Minetti: “Any change in the legislation modifies behavior in the producers”
We interviewed Roberto Minetti, member of the register Department of the National Service of health and agro-food quality (SENASA) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dr. Minetti has been a member of the SENASA Veterinary team for 23 years. In this interview he...
Colaboradores VD - 27/07/2018Intelligence of plants. Science Blog 116th
Mimosa pudica is a plant of American origin, which has been the subject of numerous studies for its ability to react to external stimuli by closing its leaves. Considering all the trials, the one made by Rene Desfontaines (1750-1833) in 1803 is of great...
Veterinaria Digital - 17/06/2018Forensic criteria
Dr. Stephen Gluckman, forensic investigator in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, and specialist in diagnosing the cause of death of historic figures, describes his work as follows: Â "The practice of medicine centuries after the...
VD - 22/04/2018The movement of plants. Dissemination 112th
The leaves of Erythrina crista-galli, a tree belonging to the order of the Fabales, family of the fabaceae, daily perform a phenomenon known as "nyctinasty" which consists of folding its leaves on the trunk at night and deploy them at dawn.
VD - 25/03/2018Biomimicry. Dissemination 111th
Janine Benyus (New Jersey 1958) presented in 1997 her book "Biomimicry: innovation inspired by Nature" where she defended the idea: "We must ask nature about how we can design the products and processes that allow us to solve the needs of Humanity in a...