ABSTRACT At the beginning of the atomic age, Francoist Spain launched an expensive project to develop, research and use nuclear energy. Scientists, the military and high-ranking officials in the administration

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Doctoral thesis defence

Women make up the majority of the university students at the beginning, but are progressively overtaken by their male colleagues, until they become an invisible minority in the highest levels of the system.
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The institutionalisation of equality policy in science should facilitate progress towards equality in a space that wants to consider itself merit (and ability) driven.
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ABSTRACT Agreeing that there are often strong connections between fields of science and the ideological convictions of those producing the science, this essay shows that the connections are often complex and

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ABSTRACT Unlike the case of Galileo, the Catholic Church has managed evolutionism and Charles Darwin’s work with discretion. Among Catholic scientists, some defend a variety of evolutionism which is peppered with

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ABSTRACT Science is not «above» politics and ethics: it is intrinsically political, and constantly raises ethical dilemmas. The consequences of evading such issues were made particularly clear in the actions

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Knowledge without conscience is but the ruin of the soul», François Rabelais wrote. With this famous sentence, the French writer warned about the danger of letting ourselves be carried away

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Rudolf Nieuwenhuys

Rudolf Nieuwenhuys is a worldwide eminence in the field of Neuroanatomy. He has a formal education as a medical doctor, but his view is not at all anthropocentric and he

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Understanding the brain is one of the greatest scientific challenges, and a fundamental aspiration of human beings. Why is this organ, made of a little over a kilogram of fatty

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health communication

Conventionally, social researchers analyse media messages by reading text and coding it. This is time consuming and restricts many studies to small samples. Nowadays very large amounts of text are

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Intagram, health and social media

Communication is key in the field of health. Including communication tools such as Instagram in youth health fieldwork poses a number of challenges, but also has the potential for social health research.
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tobacco and health

[caption id="attachment_18160" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Figure 1. The tobacco industry used the image of healthcare professionals to publicise the merits of one brand of tobacco or another, as well as their

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vaccine influenza A - health crises

Reviewing public communications emitted during health crises in the last thirty years is useful for verifying that there are a number of repeated mistakes: for example, untrained spokespeople with poor

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rare diseases

Rare diseases (RDs) are those that affect fewer than five people in every 10,000. There are around 7,000 RDs, they are difficult to diagnose and very few have a treatment.

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Drugs health - hyper-medicalised societies

We are becoming more vulnerable. The feeling of general uncertainty comes from the fact that we live through several crises at the same time. In a world dominated by consumerism

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The Preamble of the Constitution of the World Health Organization reminds us that «Informed opinion and active cooperation on the part of the public are of the utmost importance in

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Good communication is fundamental in the promotion and maintenance of individual and collective health. Despite the vast amount of information we can currently access, misconceptions still persist in fundamental topics

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Urey i Millervan reconèixer que en els processos químics generals que ocorren a la superfície de la Terra participaven tres components generals: l'energia, l'atmosfera i els oceans.
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El concepte d’un món de l’RNA és una hipòtesi amb gran arrelament en les dades empíriques i parteix d’una perspectiva científica llarga i complexa de més de cinquanta anys, diverses propostes independents de vida primordial sense proteïnes.
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Les condrites carbonàcies són meteorits que contenen carboni. Provenen d’asteroides primitius i són les úniques que, a hores d’ara, han aportat mostres d’evolució química per a les anàlisis en laboratori. Els estudis han revelat que existia una abundant química orgànica en el sistema solar abans del començament de la vida terrestre. Amb l’arribada de meteorits i cometes, aquests processos podrien haver impulsat l’origen de la bioquímica del nostre planeta.
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El problema de l’origen de la vida no es pot explicar apel·lant exclusivament als mecanismes de l’evolució darwiniana, com un gran nombre d’experts tendeix a pensar, sinó que requereix un profund canvi de perspectiva.
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Drawing by Sofía Delaye Pascual Figure 8. Representation of the horizontal transfer and anastomosis process in the universal tree. The coloured lines represent cellular or genetic lineages.

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Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at the University of California at Berkeley, the American linguist George Lakoff (New Jersey, 1941) attends Mètode.
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