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Light can be considered from many points of view. Light is essential for the development of life on Earth, has determined animal and plant evolution, and has also a role in many aspects of culture and art.
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Manipulating the intestinal microbiota could be beneficial for our health. Yogurt would do so, although evidence on the health effects of consuming these types of microorganisms is very limited.
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I worked for fours years at TVE programme Redes. It was an excellent programme and Punset was a great science communicator who managed to do what very few could: get

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Imagine a solar panel that can transform almost one hundred percent of the sunlight it receives into electricity. To make the most out of nights, place

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OJO1

«Natural selection

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Rivalry and the exceptional nature of war lay the ground for a boost in techno-science as an instrument to overpower the adversary.
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Religion is usually a rational attempt to explain the incomprehensible. A rational one, based on available information, naturally. Of course, most religions are very old, so their rationalist effort seems

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George Lakoff

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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Despite the phenomenal progress molecular biology has made, we remain without an adequate account of the organization of proteins into an organism.
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ebola sanitaris msf

The tragedy of the 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa was exacerbated by World Health Organization (WHO) rhetoric that depicted medical personnel as saviors of an irrational and emotional public.
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We can support the idea that creativity in social and human sciences benefits more from preserving a plurality of scientific production spaces than from a single homogeneous space, which usually tends to fall into complacency.
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zombis sóc llegenda

This article examines the figure of the scientist in such fictional narratives and what these characterizations indicate about public attitudes toward science in our contemporary world.
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Paradoxes – and the problem they present for logic – can be traced as a subject for reflection from the Sophists to contemporary language philosophers and mathematicians, visiting Aristotle, Abel

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Word of science

Rhetoric has always been linked to markets or forums, to social interaction, to the verbal weapons of debate and the activation of emotions and the manipulation of others. Its history

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La controvèrsia sobre els cultius transgènics sorgida als anys noranta s’ha reduït considerablement i decau fins a quasi silenciar-se a la premsa digital espanyola.
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ABSTRACT Ethnobotany, a discipline located at the intersection between natural science and social science, is sometimes misunderstood by researchers from one or other of these fields. In this article we discuss

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The forests and their trees are one of the most important cultural symbols of humanity. Consequently, most civilisations have appropriated them with care, consideration and respect.
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An article published in March 2015 in Science informs of the oldest human fossil. This discovery further fleshes out the place and time of the separation of the Homo genus

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bàlsam labial

Wax and oil are the best waterproof compounds, and with these ingredients we have prepared a very simple and quick to make lip balm.
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Our planet is a tiny blue dot lost in the vast space of the universe. And we humans have been its inhabitants for just a brief instant of time. All

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In addition to producing new flavours, scents and textures, fermentation allows to preserve large quantities of food surplus, since it creates an acidic or alcoholic medium that prevents the growth of microorganisms that spoil food.
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Yesterday I was working on a communication project aimed at the wide audience and again I made the same mistake of those enthusiasts of science: focusing on the steak and

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Tintoretto

On 4 September, the cover of Nature showed a dark background with a strange figure made of light filaments, one that could remind us of neurons, over which we could

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One of the most common scientific inaccuracies in science fiction movies with journeys to other worlds is their depiction of gravity. With very few exceptions, gravity in the other planet

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