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The top scientific breakthroughs of last decade

The top scientific breakthroughs of last decade

The top scientific breakthroughs of last decade

The first decade of the new millennium was a very good period for science. Scientists from all areas made significant discoveries throughout the past ten years. For example the Neanderthal genome sequence which ancient DNA researchers obtained in 2010, is considered one of the most important breakthroughs in the last decade.

The quantum simulator was also a huge achievement of physicists. This incredible machine offers new ways of study and gives important answers to quantum theoretical problems. (more…)

The Simon Bolivar’s exhumation raises controversy in Venezuela

The Simon Bolivar’s exhumation raises controversy in Venezuela

The Simon Bolivar’s exhumation raises controversy in Venezuela

Since the beginning of 2008 the Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez decided to exhume Simon Bolivar, the national hero that died two centuries ago. Chavez created a special scientific commission to study the death of the national hero, the Venezuelan president saying that certain theories regarding a potential assassination of Bolivar must be investigated.

Also known as “El Liberador” (liberator), Simon Bolivar was a Venezuelan leader that liberated Bolivia, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Panama and Venezuela from the Spanish domination. He also was founder of the first union of Latin American states, named Gran Colombia, and is considered in all countries of Latin America a hero. (more…)