Scientists have been studying the origins of musical taste for years. There’s certainly evidence for biological influences, such as the idea that our taste in music changes with age. Now a new study in Nature has found that your taste in music could also be due to the makeup of the songs predominant in your culture.
Bolivia has rejected an “offensive” donation of 100,000 chickens from Bill Gates, saying the billionaire philanthropist should apologize for not knowing that Bolivia already has enough poultry.
Fuertes sequías o graves inundaciones; las consecuencias de El Niño pueden ser tan opuestas como desastrosas. Pero si hablamos de El Niño más intenso desde 1997, entonces los efectos son permanentes. Varios análisis alertan del efecto acelerador en el derretimiento de los glaciares de los Andes Tropicales.
This satellite image shows the outline of where Bolvia’s Lake Poopó used to be. Once the county’s second largest body of fresh water, it’s now dried up because of recurring drought and water diversion projects.
La tendencia es clara: en un futuro próximo lloverá hasta un 30% menos sobre los Andes centrales de Perú y Bolivia. Un equipo de investigadores de la Universidad de Zurich alerta de que, según sus simulaciones, la probabilidad de que esta zona se seque entre 2071 y 2100 es cuatro veces mayor por el cambio climático.
Adding public transit in dense, complicated urban centers normally means a hugely expensive and extremely slow undertaking—just look at New York’s Second Avenue subway, which has been underway for decades. La Paz, Bolivia, has found a better way.
The long saga of two giant, colonial-era paintings — stolen from a Bolivian church in 2002 and unwittingly purchased in 2003 by New York collectors, who discovered they were stolen after loaning them for a 2013 exhibit — came full circle yesterday when they were unveiled at the government palace in La Paz.
Archaeologists working in the Titicaca Basin have discovered a mortuary used by ancient Bolivians to strip the skin from the remains of the dead. It appears they used calcium oxide – a substance more commonly known as quicklime – to to dissolve these bodies down to the bone.
These strangely decorated, brightly-colored buildings in El Alto, Bolivia, are the early examples of a new Bolivian architectural style, started after the election of President Evo Morales Ayma in 2006, when the national pride became more important than ever. Appropriately, they are called cohetillos — "spaceships."
Protests aren't always symbolic. Sometimes they bring about real change ... like the recent outcry in Bolivia over network Unitel's decision to change the time slot for its daily Simpsons broadcast. Nearly 2,000 protestors (mostly youthful, some in costume) convinced the channel to re-think its decision.
In most parts of the world, cable cars are relegated to ski areas or amusement parks. But in South America, cities use the gondolas to navigate undulating terrain as public transportation. This fall, two more lines will open in Bolivia's La Paz-El Alto network, making it the longest urban cable car system in the world.
Watch as a biker attempts to base jump off Bolivia's famous Death Road and fails badly. Don't worry, he survived, but it was really painful: "injuries included fractures in his forearm and cut tendons in his knees."
Who doesn't like to swing? Whether you're five or fifty, you can't help but smile when you're swinging. Jeff Waldman wants to share that joy with the world and is placing swings everywhere he can.
Easter Island is the most remote place humans have ever colonized, and the fact we got there at all is a miracle. Now it looks like this island was colonized not once, not twice, but three entirely separate times.
In Sucre, Bolivia, a limestone wall rises at an angle above the ground, its surface criss-crossed with thousands of dinosaur tracks. It's the biggest collection of dinosaur footprints in the world. How did these 68 million-year-old prints wind up here?
Vernor Vinge has said that he drew inspiration for the planet of the Tines from a visit to Norway, and Amy Thomson told me recently that she traveled to Mongolia to get a feel for the planet where her recently-finished novel is set. If the otherworldly photographs George Steinmetz recently took in Bolivia are any…