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Big Data brings unprecedented power to address scientific, economic and societal issues, but also amplifies the possibility of certain pitfalls.
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«Statistics has a powerful and far-reaching effect on everyone», was the claim of the International Year of Statistics, 2013. Statistics is the main focus of this monograph.
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Fra Angelico, Adoration of the Magi, ca. 1451-1453. Washington, National Gallery of Art.  This article talks about some of the symbolic icons of renaissance painting and in particular the ones representing

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Joseph_Wright_of_Derby_The_Alchemist

For centuries literature has retaliated against the claims of science by satirising its practitioners as obsessive and possibly mad, or foolish and inept inventors whose experiments continually misfire. Examples of both these groups are discussed in their historical context.
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This article analyses The Manhattan Projects comic-book series, which recounts an alternative ending to the Second World War, where the Manhattan Project hides another mission more closely related to science fiction.
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Industrial robots and androids in science fiction were worlds apart until recently, but now begin to merge with the rapid development of social robotics. Given the growing need for labour

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If Verne and Wells were the fathers of science-fiction, Poe was its grandfather.
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Arthur C Clarke

Science and technology have been reflected in numerous well-known and representative literary works.
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novel·les de ciència

In an ever-more complex world, it is absolutely imperative that we include science and technology and their effects in narratives which speak to us about humanity.
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Crossroads

The world in which we live is becoming ever-more globalised, with a clear predominance of information and communications media, packed with interactivity and feedback. This makes it more difficult to

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The Itinerant’s Self-Perception

Review of different visions on the migratory phenomenon explored by Spanish cinema, from the 30s until the current day.

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Migrant Literature

This article discusses «migrant literature» in Catalonia, looking at the particular case of Najat El Hachmi, a Catalan writer of Moroccan origin. Here we analyse her first book, the auto-biographical essay Jo també sóc catalana.

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Pensioners’ Coast

This paper investigates the cross-border migration of North European retirees to the Costa Blanca and its influence on the urban expansion of resorts. We also discuss the reasons for these migrations, which are mainly related to climate and lifestyle.

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Refugees and Stateless Persons

Border control policies have been strengthened, making Spain – and indeed Europe as whole – a kind of fortress that is becoming increasingly hard to enter and, consequently, to request asylum.

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The Social Impact of Human Mobility

This article reflects on the social costs and benefits of human migrations, from the viewpoints of both migrating and host populations, and the people that comprise them.

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The Genetics of Human Migration

Studying the genetic diversity of human populations today reveals past demographic and migratory events that left an imprint on our genome, same as current migrations will affect our future genetic diversity.

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Dispersal in Primates

In the animal kingdom, dispersal represents a critical decision as it affects survival and reproductive success, and is also an important component of population dynamics. This article looks at dispersal

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Should I Leave or Should I Stay?

Many factors influence dispersal decisions in animals. However, animals only disperse once they are physically fit enough to reach and settle in the new location successfully.

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The first migration led some groups away from the African continent to colonize the rest of the planet and, ever since, geographical displacement of individuals or groups has remained constant throughout history (despite the restrictions currently imposed by border-control policies).

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We talked to Hans Peter Peters and Susanna Priest, researchers on science communication, about the breach between the two cultures.

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Interview with Maxwell Boykoff

«When I discuss the shortcomings of media representations of climate change, oftentimes there can be a focus on journalists. But really, this can come back to the scientists themselves»
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A changing media landscape

Economic restructuring in the media industry has eliminated many professional journalists’ jobs, reductions that may have been hardest on specialized journalists reporting areas like science, technology, economics, or international affairs.

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Science, its publics and new media

Scientific journalism faces the challenge of adapting not only to new formats but also to new information exchange dynamics. New online platforms, making it easier to access and produce scientific content, are forcing science publics to evolve.

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Will the Internet save or condemn science press?

The present article reviews the panorama of science communication in France from the perspective of the monthly magazine La Recherche and other French media sources.

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