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¿En copa o en cono?

 07/31/2017 - 07:20
Un camión de Mister Softee en Florida. Foto: Wikimedia

Hay helados para todos los gustos, pero la cuestión es siempre la misma: ¿en cono o en copa? En 1956 dos hermanos de Filadelfia decidieron expandir el dichoso dilema veraniego a todas las calles del país al crear Mister Softee, la empresa de venta ambulante de ‘softees” más popular de EEUU.

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 4:35am
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Muere el filósofo y poeta Ramon Xirau, voz del exilio español en Mexico

 07/28/2017 - 06:18
Spanish-born philosopher and poet Ramon Xirau is seen at his Mexico City home in a photo taken Jan. 20, 2014. EFE/Mario Guzman/File

El poeta llegó a México con sus padres cuando tenía 15 años, tras la caída del ejército republicano en la guerra civil española. Considerado uno de los máximos exponentes de la poesía y el pensamiento mexicanos, Xirau fue, según su amigo Octavio Paz, "un puente entre América y Europa."  

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 4:38am
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Could a Mathematical Formula stop the extinction of species?

 07/26/2017 - 07:11
Hugh Possingham, chief scientist of the NGO The Nature Conservancy, who presented in Colombia this week a controversial mathematical formula that measures the cost-benefit of saving different species, in order to decide which should be given priority. EFE/NGO The Nature Conservancy

Math has already been used effectively in defining protected areas in places with productive activities in 150 countries over the past 15 years. The best example of that application is Australia's Great Barrier Reef, where a software called Marxan permitted the expansion of protected areas from 5 percent to 35 percent while preserving species and improving fishing. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 6:59am
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Black Women from Latin America Get Ready to Face Challenges Ahead

 07/26/2017 - 06:31
Network of Afro-Latin American, Afro-Caribbean and Diaspora Women (RMAAD) Southern Cone coordinator Vicenta Camusso speaks during a press conference held on July 25, 2017, in Montevideo, Uruguay, to discuss the organization's 25th anniversary. EFE/Federico Anfitti

The main task ahead for Afro-descendants is to "make definitive progress to close the economic gap since, in Latin America and the Caribbean, poverty has a face and a color, according to the coordinator of the Network of Afro-Latin American, Afro-Caribbean and Diaspora Women (RMAAD)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 6:18am
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Cuban orchestra Los Van Van members. EFE/Lehman Center for the Performing Arts/Luis M. Gell
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The legendary Cuban orchestra Los Van Van returns this weekend to New York to close its US tour featuring a new songstress and a performance of its greatest hits plus a preview of its new project bringing back songs of the 1960s and '70s.