Wildfire

While scientists speak of fire as a natural process within a cultural landscape, the general public continues to see it as a negative factor. We review the current status of management, science and innovation in this field.

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© M. Lorenzo It is worth paying special attention to children's and teenager's exposure to radiofrequencies, since they are more sensitive to them than adults

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Galileo and the Telescope. Knowing and Seeing.The astronomical discoveries made by Galileo using the telescope transformed astronomy. Galileo presented them as clear

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Javier Riera. Making off Fire 1, 2011.

[caption id="attachment_4954" align="alignleft" width="200"] Javier Riera. Making of Fire 1, 2011. Photograph on paper, variable dimensions. / In this Mètode monograph we see through the eyes of the artist Javier

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Sir David Attenborough’s (London, 1926) passion for his work, televising nature, has not faded one bit after over half a century travelling round the world.
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Nature photographers capture landscapes and animals or plant species for posterity, which subsequent generations may otherwise be unable to see. This article reviews the origins of nature photography.

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expeditions on Andalusian TV

Scientists need to popularise their work and the social utility of it. Journalists, on the other hand, are in need of news, discoveries, adventures, titanic efforts, mysteries...
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In Spain, the only programmes devoted to information on the environment are broadcast on public television channels. Private channels do not spend a minute on environmental slots.

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Environmental journalism has been instrumental to promote awareness that nature must be respected. However, reactionary sectors of society are using it to confuse public opinion.

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The ecologists’ struggle of the early sixties marked the origins of environmental journalism of today. Little by little, the environment has become a priority issue for the media.
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Within the field of scientific communication, environmental issues have taken a prominent role in the last two decades. This has earned them a special place in the media.

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There is a solid body of literature on ethical aspects of nanotechnology, but it comes almost entirely in the secular voices of professional ethicists. Meanwhile, recent studies show that religious

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Tininess Makes a Huge Impact: Semiconducting and Metallic Nanoparticles. Defying the conventions of linguistic repetition, the prefix nano springs up in all languages with unusual force. Nanostructure, nanofiber, nanocrystals, nanowires, nanotubes,

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Miniature Universe: Challenges Facing Molecular Nanoscience. The molecular field of Nanoscience is an area as yet little explored in Nanoscience. This may be because, compared to simpler atom-based nano-objects, the larger

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Nanoscience has progressed over the last 50 years from a scattered set of basic but outstanding breakthroughs to hundreds of research groups world-wide, continuously announcing the discovery of novel nanomaterials

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[caption id="attachment_368" align="alignleft" width="350"] The lotus effect. The self-cleaning properties of leaves of diffe-rent plant species are based on their superhydrophobic character. Water is repelled by the leaf surface, and

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Nanoscience, nanotechnology. Nowadays, nanotechnoscience is one of the most promising areas in terms of potential social and economic transformation. Nano-objects, nanomaterials, nanotubes. New functional materials are being designed, which could modify

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The end of the Civil War also ended a period of scientific and cultural development, which had taken place during the Republic. Scientists and intellectuals who had been part of academic life, and often political life too, were faced with the choice of staying in Spain or going into exile abroad after the Francoist victory.
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Plantes enfiladisses: carabassera

[caption id="attachment_1828" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Tendrils of squash (Cucurbita maxima). / Foto: Valentín Rodríguez[/caption] The Mystery of Movement in Plants: Darwin and the Circumnutation of Climbing Plants. Plants are able to bow

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Hivernacle Down

Charles Darwin has been, without doubt, one of the most transcendental scientists of all times. Nevertheless, some researchers have objected that his work is based more on the collection of data taken from other sources than fruit of his own research.

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The fact that I spent most of my teenage years surrounded by books —my father owned a bookshop— made it possible for me to access some books that were normally

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Canigó cultural theories of landscape

Was there anyone else, prior to these painters and writers, who had a feeling for landscapes? In fact, this is currently one of the great debates in the area of Humanities.
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In late modernity, and particularly in the so-called First World, eating habits (like consumption in general) has become a way to look for safety, well-being, freedom

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texture of food

Flavour and texture are two criteria currently used to accept or reject food. Texture is a concept with no clear definition when used in gastronomy. However, materials science can help

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