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Mexico City science teacher Moises Vazquez has found a great way to lighten the mood in his classes and get students more relaxed and focused. He dresses up as Spider-Man.

The unlikely history of the aguacate aka avocado (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN April 4, 2016 Cultura
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The Meso-American aguacate (renamed avocado by Spanish invaders) is a prehistoric fruit that shouldn’t even be around today, all because it’s a tough nut to swallow. The Science Show breaks it down. PREVIOUSLY ON AVOCADOS:

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Mexico DF: Romina la perra gets a 3-D printed prosthetic leg (video)

by ASTRO YETSON February 1, 2016 El Now
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Romina the whippet, who lost her right front leg in a lawnmower accident, is being fitted with a new prosthetic limb, courtesy of the Veterinary Hospital of the Universidad del Valle de Mexico (UVM) in Mexico City. And they’re making the device with a 3-D printer. Reuters reports:

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Scientists: We’ve decoded more than 80% of Mayan hieroglyphs

by Moctezuma Cortés November 6, 2015 Cultura

The meaning of the intricate and striking hieroglyphs of the ancient Mayans have resisted decoding for centuries, but now some scientists claim the secrets will soon be revealed. Ancient Origins reports: For hundreds of years, linguists have been trying to decode the ancient hieroglyphic script of the Mayans, left behind on monument carvings, painted pottery, […]

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Pocho Ocho things to eat that are way worse for you than bacon

by Especial Correspondents October 29, 2015 Cultura
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Bacon is makin’ news because a questionably-reported study says the hot and salty candy can cause cancer – or not. They say we had to ditch the bacon, but we said, “No! No! No!” That’s because there are Pocho Ocho Top Things You Can Eat That Are Way Worse Than Bacon: 8. Bush™  special frijoles — THE […]

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La Cucaracha: Why do man-buns even exist? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 20, 2015 Cartoons
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Watch: In the Amazon, there are monsters and there is ¡MONSTRO!

by ZORRO MULDER February 24, 2015 Cartoons
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When a British scientist and his hottie Latina girlfriend embark on an exotic jungle river quest to find a mysterious Amazon monster, what they discover is more astounding than they ever imagined — ¡Monstro!

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Elise @Buttronica Roedenbeck: Do computers zap our creativity? (video)

by Comic Saenz January 27, 2015 Cultura
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MiJA Elise Roedenbeck, formerly a professional geek*, wonders if computers make our brains less creative. Since half of Elise’ cabeza is exposed to Mutant Moon Rays from Outer Espace synergistically multiplied by the Reality Distortion Field generated by her MacBook Pro, it was urgent she get an answer as quickly as possible. In this case, it […]

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La Cucaracha: Does detection of methane mean life on Mars? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 22, 2015 Cartoons
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One-minute educational video: How a frijol becomes a pedo

by JEFE BOYARDEE September 2, 2014 Cultura
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Frijoles, as you may recall, are good for your heart, and here’s why.

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Massive ancient Mayan cities found deep in Mexican jungle

by Moctezuma Cortés August 25, 2014 El Now
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Archeologists have re-discovered two ancient Mayan cities deep in the Yucatan jungle — massive cities with plazas, buildings and pyramids, some over six stories high. One spectacular find was a monster mouth portal carved with a stylized earth monster eye and fangs along the doorway jamb (photo.) The cities, Lagunita and Tamchen, flourished in what […]

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Did Puerto Rican lawyers cause rise in bed-fall fatalities?

by Comic Saenz May 12, 2014 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from CAMBRIDGE, MASS) Did you know that the more lawyers there are in Puerto Rico, the more people die from falling out of their beds? That’s the startling statistical relationship discovered by the prestigious Harvard Law-school-based Spurious Correlations Institute, one of many recently revealed on their website.

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How popcorn (hecho en Peru circa 4700 BCE) pops [video]

by MOSCA MEXICAN March 4, 2014 Cultura
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Popcorn — palomitas de maíz — was discovered-invented-perfected in Peru circa 4700 BCE, the very first domesticated corn product. Watch how the corn pops, up close and personal.

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Mexican biologists wonder: Where have all the axolotls gone?

by Andalé Mono January 31, 2014 Doomsday Countdown
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You know those uber-cute salamander-like axolotls who are native to the lake system in and around Mexico City? They’re gone. The Guardian reports: Growing up to a foot long (30 cm) and known as the “water monster” or the “Mexican walking fish”, its only natural habitat is the Xochimilco network of lakes and canals, which […]

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‘Think’ for yourself — all the kool kids are doing it! (video)

by BUSTER BOWLES January 14, 2014 Cartoons
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Think before you leap.

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War on Christmas: ‘Scientifically-accurate Santa Claus’ (NSFW video)

by Soy Capitan December 20, 2013 Cartoons
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He’s white, of course, and flies all around the world in one night. Here’s how he does it!

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Hurricane Marco Rubio on path of destruction, havoc (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés December 2, 2013 Cultura
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Hurricane Marco Rubio is headed up the East Coast, bringing havoc and destruction wherever he makes landfall.

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Breaking: Scientists ID ’empty the trash’ gene in male DNA

by María Purísima October 15, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from BOSTON) Geneticists at Boston University have discovered the gene in men that gives them the strength, stamina and expertise to take out the trash. According to an article published Monday in the journal Science, the gene is located near other genetic material that corresponds to mens’ inherent superior ability to mow the […]

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Mexican scientist reveals underground high speed travel system

by Lalo Alcaraz August 13, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from GUANAJUATO, MX) Not to be outdone by Space X founder Elon Musk’s proposed high speed “Hyperloop” rail system, a Mexican engineer has plans to commercialize his country’s high speed travel infrastructure, a proprietary closed system that has been in operation for years. Researchers and engineers in this high tech city in Mexico’s […]

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