Wildfire in Andilla (La Serranía)

The end of 2012 knocks at our door and, according to provisional data from the Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, we leave behind almost 200,000 hectares destroyed by fire

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Arantxa Cebrián, predoctoral researcher; Vicente Herranz, Cibernet postdoctoral researcher; José Manuel García Verdugo, Professor of Cell Biology; and Sara Gil-Perotín, postdoctoral researcher of the Río Hortega programme.

José Manuel García Verdugo is Professor of Cell Biology at the University of Valencia and has already been researching the enigmatic world of neurons for more than thirty years. However,

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The specialization of journalists in the context of economic crisis and the business model of newspapers brought about with the advent of the Internet, the complex language of science and

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[caption id="attachment_9962" align="alignleft" width="200"] Anna Sanchis[/caption] The Valencian newspapers Levante —El Mercantil Valenciano, has always paid close attention to science. In a shy way, of course, and maybe even insufficiently, but

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© Valentín Rodríguez As a part of the monograph recently published by Mètode (only available in Catalan), we can find an extensive article on

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In the early 18th century, the great astronomer Johannes Kepler had already finished what is today considered the first science-fiction novel ever written. Somnium,published in 1634, after his death, tells

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To state that we have to preserve nature and protect it against degradation seems redundant nowadays. However, people's awareness of nature was not as strong as ours in the 19th

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Darwin caricature

Charles Darwin has become the icon of modern biology, and the celebrations held in 2009 contributed to a growth of this perception in public opinion. This article is a review of Darwin as a symbol of modern biology through cartoons and graphic humour.
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Throughout the history of astronomy, various thinkers, philosophers and scientists have postulated the existence of entities which, not being visible or detectable in their time, or perhaps ever, were however necessary to maintain the stability of the cosmos, as they saw and understood it.
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‘Rhynchophorus ferrugineus’, or the palm tree eater

© José Plumed For nearly a decade, some Mediterranean countries have had to face an environmental problem that increasingly seems more difficult to control

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At the other end of the mountain range of Irta, about five km away from Peñíscola, the Almadum tower, from 1554 (Peñíscola, Baix Maestrat).   El Gerro

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[caption id="attachment_7836" align="alignleft" width="200"] © NASA[/caption] The British writer J.G. Ballard claimed that in order to be able to write a fiction novel set in our modern world one had to

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© NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington. Picture of the Ausiàs March crater in Mercury obtained by the Messenger mission. The first Europeans to ever arrive in America found

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The use of the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) as an experimentation organism started more than a century ago. Since then, the introduction of model animals in scientific research has been

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The Fishermen from El Palmar

One by one, the fishermen from El Palmar (Valencia) choose their fishing spots, also called redolins, as their names are called out by drawing lots. The first ones are the

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Pregnancies

There are various medical conditions that make women lose babies during pregnancy. That is why several enlightened countries facilitate the transplantation of foetuses either free or at token cost. Unfortunately, Spain is not one of them but many women and groups think it should be. Becoming a mother or father is simply too important to allow red tape to stop volunteers from helping couples have a child.
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Alice’s (il)logical science

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Both of Alice's adventures consist of two trips, but actually they are two dreams from which the protagonist can wake up at any time. These adventures come close to nightmares

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] «Artificial lakes have been considered wetlands for a long time by the Ramsar Convention and their value for biology conservation has been known even longer» It may be that the term

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What Happened to All the Honeybees?

This topic has been around in the press for some time now. Indeed, it is very likely that some of you have read headlines like these: «An unknown disease attacks

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[caption id="attachment_2956" align="alignnone" width="765"] The picture looks like a forest aerial shot, when in fact we are only looking at a close-up shot of lichen. / © Albert Masó &

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Manuel Perea, full Professor of Behevioural Science methodology at the University of Valencia

The new app «Ciència XL» for iPhones allows to measure user's ability to read by means of a very simple mechanism that calculates their reaction to words.

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Francesc Torrent-Guasp

Techno-science currently comprises a complex system of knowledge production and transfer, of artefacts that constantly reshape social practices, with repercussions on people’s daily lives. The chemist, doctor, engineer, economist, or

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Human settlements tend to avoid flood areas, but not going too far away from them since it is precisely in those areas where agriculture is more productive. Thus, riverside lands,

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Everyone knows what a witch is. Wolf-masters, however, are lost in time. In the Spanish Inquisition process that judged «wolf witch» Pere Torrent, it is explained as follows: «Person who

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