Jaime got into journalism because of his love for reading. Born and bred in Spain, now Amsterdam-based, he has lived in Romania and México. He writes about a wide range of subjects, including culture, travelling and popular science.
It keeps you fit and healthy, but also prevents brain shrinkage, according to new research published in Neurology. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh found a direct link between physical activity and less atrophy and white matter lesion. In contrast, mental and social activities didn’t show real benefit. The researchers gave MRI scans to 638READ MORE
The new public library in the market square of Spijkenisse, in Rotterdam (the Netherlands), is designed as a mountain of books covered by a glass structure. It contains about 70,000 books and a café on the top floor. It looks wonderful, but I’m not sure if it’s practical. Source: designboom via Popsci Photo credit: JeroenREAD MORE
Researchers in the US have studied the influence of handshaking on social evaluations, finding that a firm, confident handshake “not only increases the positive effect toward a favorable interaction, but it also diminishes the impact of a negative impression.” The paper, published in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, might be the first to provide scientificREAD MORE
This infographic looks at the origin and evolution of life as comprised into a 24-hour clock. Midnight marks the formation of Earth, while humans appear at one minute seventeen seconds to midnight. Cool, isn’t it? Source: FlowingDataREAD MORE