societats

Building on the evolutionary basis of cooperation, this monograph looks at human social structures, from the most ancient and simple to the most complex of modern societies.
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Lori Marino

Having taught at Emory University (Atlanta, US) for two decades, Lori Marino is the founder and Executive Director of The Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy and founder and President of the

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Desertification is a global environmental challenge requiring a response validated by both science and politics.
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Drylands contain great biodiversity. Their extension is growing due to climate change, so it is more and more essential to get to know more about them.
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The texts in this monograph try to help us to understand the importance of drylands and the need for their development go hand in hand with the protection of their resources.
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The trade in wild species generates great economic wealth on a global scale. The regulation of this trade must take into account many complexities.

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We can find many physics and biology errors in Star Wars, but let's take a look at ecology.
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Tactile memory allows us to create images in our brain thanks to the relative positions of fingers and hands.
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The use of phages in biomedicine can address the problem of multi-resistant bacteria. However, there are some weak points we must overcome before using them in clinical practice.
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We talk to Nalini Nadkarni, professor of biology at the University of Utah, focusing on researching, communicating, and doing activism in defence of forests.
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Today stupid signatures abound. Millions of identifiable, expendable authors clutter the web. What is truly important is not to sign, but to do relevant things well.
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Poliomyelitis cases have increased globally in the last year. The oral polio vaccine is very effective and acts on the first line of defence.
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Our empathy for other organisms decreases the further they are removed from us on the tree of life. Photography can change this perception.
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We cannot assume that our Palaeolithic ancestors possessed cognitive capacities typical of the modern mind.
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Review of «Black hole blues and other songs from outer space», by Janna Levin. The astrophysicist explains the story of the gravitational wave detection project LIGO.
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Review of «Under a white sky», where Elizabeth Kolbert takes a look at global warming and climate change and discusses potential solutions.
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Gattaca's message should be reconsidered as a defence of the possibility to create superior post-humans through genetic engineering.
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Stories about the future, and about the humans living in the future, stem from our awareness of our own limitations and all that which we may never be.
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Human enhancement through genome editing is one of the goals of transhumanism, but its implementation might generate important discriminations.
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Scientific advances have, for the first time, presented plausible genetic interventions for the directed evolution of humans.
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Current biotechnology is transforming what we understand as human. This article explores some of these technologies and their social, ethical, and philosophical implications.
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Marejada 8. Marina Núñez

This monograph explores transhumanism and provides arguments to participate in what might very well be the most important debate in our history.
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Carme Torras

Technology is addictive. Carme Torras Genís (Barcelona, 1956) remarked this in one of her lectures, in which she usually warns of the need for an ethical perspective in robot design.

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The world of mental illness is rife with enemies, so the Valencian Regional Government is developing a citizen convention on mental health.
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