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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Spanish cinema on migration

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

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Najat El Hachmi

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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Calpe - retirees

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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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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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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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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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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Foxes - animal dispersal

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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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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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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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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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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Elhuyar magazine was born in 1974 with the aim of adapting Basque language to science and technical fields; therefore, since its birth, Elhuyar has granted especial relevance to research done in the Basque Country.
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The huge responsibility of the media lies in the fact that citizens have the right to science information, to help them take better decisions, nurture a critical spirit, and form their own opinions.
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two cultures

The relationship between scientists and journalists is better than its image would suggest. Scientists not only believe that public communication is a duty, but also that media visibility is beneficial.
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Portada monogràfic 80

Communicating science effectively and rigorously is still one of the many challenges facing scientists and researchers today. Indeed, in the current context it is more important than ever to involve society in the work undertaken at universities and research centres.

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LIFE Mary Kingsley canoeing down the Ogooué River, on her second trip to western Africa, having visited the island of Fernando Poo, then a Spanish colony.

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Tot i pertànyer a generacions diferents i representar formes diferents d'aproximació a l'estudi de la natura, Humboldt i Darwin comparteixen, com a fita determinant de la seva fructífera carrera científica, l'aventura individual d'un gran viatge iniciàtic.
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F. W. Dyson One of the most famous photographs of a solar eclipse, taken by F.W. Dyson in Sobral, Brazil, in 1919. The double horizontal dashes indicate

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