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    Jaime Menchén

    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.

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  • Why You Should Keep Exercising in your 70s

    Why You Should Keep Exercising in your 70s0

    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 638

  • Public Library as a Mountain of Books

    Public Library as a Mountain of Books0

    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: Jeroen

  • The Power of a Handshake: Research

    The Power of a Handshake: Research0

    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 scientific

  • Data Visualization: History of Earth in 24-hour Clock

    Data Visualization: History of Earth in 24-hour Clock0

    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: FlowingData