Adrián Domínguez

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Location: Parque Regional de la Sierra de Gredos, Spain
Nationality: Spanish
Biography: Adrián Domínguez  has a long career on editorial photography, for two decades, he has portrayed a large variety of personalities and tackled reports on contemporary issues for international publishers such as Condé Nast... read on
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Life at the Top
Credits: adrián domínguez
Date of Work: 08/29/09 - 09/06/09
Updated: 05/18/18
Location: Sichuan, China

Many people alive today carry genes from human species other than Homo sapiens (the result of ancient interbreeding with Neanderthals and Denisovans). The plateau of Tibet is one of the most hostile places people inhabit. The air is thin and the weather cold. The locals, nevertheless, do well. And Rasmus Nielsen of the University of California, Berkeley, and his colleagues at BGI, a Chinese DNA-sequencing laboratory, suggest in this week’s Nature that one of the genes which lets them do so is Denisovan (it is responsible for stimulating the production of red blood cells, the growth of capillaries and the production of proteins involved in energy generation, it must originally have come from a mating between a Denisovan and Homo sapiens. Moreover, it is pretty much only Tibetans who have this version of the gene). The Economist, 2014

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WeLAND

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By Adrián Domínguez / Iberian Peninsula — The struggle to rescue European bison ( Bison bonasus ) from extinction began about 80 years ago, after..
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Cold Disaster

By Adrián Domínguez / Almería, Spain — More than fifty years after Palomares (Almeria, Spain) nuclear disaster there are still many doubts about..
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Ancient Town

By Adrián Domínguez / Shanghai, China — A small village (BCE) located along the Delta of Yangtze River, engaged in fishing and salt, is today the..
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Europe's Depopulated

By Adrián Domínguez / Celtiberian Mountain Range, Iberian Peninsula — The European Union considers uninhabited a territory when it has less than eight inhabitants per square..
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