Against a contrasting backdrop of consensus on key issues on climate science, a heterogeneous group dubbed climate «skeptics», «contrarians», «deniers» have significantly shaped contemporary discussions of climate science, politics and policy in the public sphere. This essay focuses on the USA context, and explores some of the intertwined social, political and economic factors, as well as cultural and psychological characteristics that have together influenced public attitudes.
0

This article examines the television coverage of the three 2013 and 2014 reports by the Working Groups of the IPCC in five European countries: Germany, Norway, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom.
0

The need for green fiscal reform is urgent in the face of climate change. Some oppose it, however, arguing that such reforms disproportionately burden poorer individuals whose emissions are far smaller than those of wealthier individuals.
0
education and climate change

Everything seems to point to the fact that the education system is not yet succeeding in conveying the characteristic features of climate change to society.
0

Eight out of ten Spaniards think the hole in the ozone layer, caused by human actions, is the key physical cause of climate change. This belief, constructed from scientific elements (concepts, images, icons, discourse), is a product of popular culture. Science has never confirmed this relationship.

0
Living with climate change

The scientific community has reached an ample consensus about the existence of climate change and its causes; one of the most extensive in the history of science.
0
press conference

The social and behavioral sciences share many characteristics with the «hard» or «natural» sciences, including a commitment to the systematic analysis of empirical data, whether quantitative or qualitative. Yet the subject matter of social science is sometimes elusive, involving many abstract entities like values and cultures, and its methods do not always involve measurement or experimentation.
0

Many philosophers and historians of science deny that there is a single scientific method that applies across all scientific disciplines. Here I distinguish normative from descriptive versions of this thesis. I defend the thesis that there are general normative principles that govern every science.
0

Science is a cultural product, and so can have no single meaning.
0

This article briefly reviews and criticizes various strategies that have been proposed by philosophers of science in order to establish a distinction between science and non-science.
0
85-83

Scientific research is validated by reproduction of the results, but efforts to reproduce spurious claims drain resources. We focus on one cause of such failure: false positive statistical test results caused by random variability.
0
atlas lhc cern estadística bosó higgs

The history of particle physics has witnessed many experiments that could illustrate the role of statistics, but few can boast a discovery of such scientific impact and dimensions as the Higgs boson, resulting from a colossal collective and technological endeavour.
0

Bayes’s rule, a simple eighteenth century theory about assessing knowledge, was controversial during most of the twentieth century.
0
persones metro estadística medicina

Experimental determination or detection of the physiological mechanisms underlying disease is by and large a highly complex task. This fact has turned epidemiology into the main tool for generating knowledge in the medical field.
0
dades massives cern

Big Data brings unprecedented power to address scientific, economic and societal issues, but also amplifies the possibility of certain pitfalls.
0

«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.
0

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

0
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.
0
63-82

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

0

If Verne and Wells were the fathers of science-fiction, Poe was its grandfather.
0
Arthur C Clarke

Science and technology have been reflected in numerous well-known and representative literary works.
0
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.
0
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

0
The Itinerant’s Self-Perception

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

0
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16