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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Adaptative Optics to Detect Astronomical Giants

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Manuel Costa and Enrique Montoliu

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A Stroll Thorugh Mas del Peraire

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goriles-amb-ebola

Microbes are a constant source of surprise. Their «invisibility» does nothing but increase our puzzlement when a microorganism, or its activity, become evident for the first time. Although microbes are

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An ice cream can be defined as a preparation which is solid or semisolid due to the action of freezing. We have two main groups: water-based products like slushies and sorbets, and dairy products made with milk and cream.
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Creieu que estic sent superficial insinuant que per als universitaris anar a classe no és tan important? Gens ni mica. El món ha canviat, i la universitat també ho ha de fer.
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The sun of a crisp spring morning gently casts its warmth over the immaculate green of a remote North American prairie. Hidden in the tall grass, a male funnel-web spider

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The generation of scientists and physicians who lived during the interwar years (1914-1945) were specially involved in the military and political events that shaped the history of the twentieth century.

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polymath

The World Wide Web does not increase polymathy instrumentally. The Internet rather discourages it. Actually, the Internet generation and the library generation have more than a generational conflict. They stage a cultural rupture.

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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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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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Identifying markers of psychobiological predisposition to violence opens the door to prevention and intervention in the field of male violence against women. Currently, we have no effective drugs to treat abusers of women, but the development of psychotherapeutic intervention programmes and neuropsychological rehabilitation mark a promising path.
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Randy Schekman

Interview with Randy Schekman, cell biologist and Nobel Prize for Medicine 2013.
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lalueza1

Neolithic Revolution The history of our species is marked by numerous events that have shaped the current lifestyle and diversity of different human populations. Among the known points of inflection is

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The Seven Ages of Culture

Culture, understood as information transmitted via non-genetic means, begins in the animal world when biological evolution is quite advanced. Crows and chimpanzees, for instance, do not only use tools, but

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Reforestation with Clay Seed Balls

The activity we propose for this section of Mètode consists of reforesting using clay seed balls that we will scatter on the lands selected or on our own spaces to

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Truffle, that Obscure Object of Desire

Truffles, like mushrooms, establish a symbiosis relationship with trees and shrubs.
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Miracles and Mirages

In the year of our Lord 1263, Father Peter of Prague doubted the transubstantiation of the body and blood of Christ in the Eucharist. So he went on a pilgrimage

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Thinking Like Scientists, Not Lawyers

A lawyer has a case first and then looks for evidence to defend it, while a scientist – at least in theory – has evidence first and then concludes a

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