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Humans are living beings of extraordinary complexity. It is clear that we have our own particular nature –as do all animal species– but the fact that such definitions of our

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New technologies, and particularly developments in genomics, have significantly changed the theoretical understanding of human beings: the nature and culture of man can be modified alike. However, considering genes to

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[caption id="attachment_1476" align="alignleft" width="200"] The topic human nature has inspired the artists Rafael Martí Quinto and Jesús Martínez Oliva to collaborate on this monographic issue of Mètode –offering an artist’s

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Thomas Glick

[caption id="attachment_5579" align="alignleft" width="200"] © M. Lorenzo[/caption] Thomas Glick is a professor of Medieval History at the University of Boston, and holds an honorary degree by the University of Valencia. For

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[caption id="attachment_1254" align="alignleft" width="200"] Olga Gil Medrano. Pro-Vice-Chancellor for International Relations and Cooperation, University of Valencia / © M. Lorenzo[/caption] Little by little, and almost imperceptibly, globalization has come to fully

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In the Lavansa valley and other places from l'Alt Urgell (at the Catalan Pyrenees) the figure of the trementinaire is still alive in the collective memory. As it happens with

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Other Earth-like Worlds

Since Swiss astronomers Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz announced the discovery of the first extrasolar planet or exoplanet, in 1995, different research groups worldwide took up the hunt for planets

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This article is divided in three sections. The first briefly describes the governance instituted with the creation of a European monetary union. The second section provides an overview of how

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Diego Puga is a researcher at the Social Sciences unit of the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies (IMDEA). He holds a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics,

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The competitiveness of a production model depends on its ability to adapt to economic developments and changes in demand. Innovation is a prerequisite for increased competitiveness, but must be accompanied

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The first decade of the new century has seen the return to an old controversy: the possible imbalance between population and food supply on a global scale. The trigger has

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Water is a limited resource and its scarcity is getting steadily worse due to climate change and overexploitation of land. Together with energy, water is a key resource in any

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Energy, along with water, is a crucial element in any strategy aiming to achieve economic growth. The past squandering of resources cannot continue if we are to ensure sustainable growth

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The Spanish construction sector has traditionally proven inefficient with many cases of bad practice leading to the overproduction of housing and over-reliance of our economy on this sector. The current

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[caption id="attachment_1639" align="alignleft" width="300"] © P. Duran[/caption] One of the causes of the current crisis has been our land management, heir to the building boom of the sixties and seventies. This

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In recent years many European Union countries have shown a clear intention to incorporate new forms of territorial administration and spatial planning. In different areas and spheres of government there

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Valencians should be able to achieve a respectful balance between culture, history, tradition, modernity and competitiveness, as have most enlightened peoples of Europe. It is doubtful, however, that we have

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© M. Lorenzo Training and knowledge are two main underpinnings of any production system. In this respect, knowledge transfer from universities to society should be a priority for all Governments. The

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[caption id="attachment_1601" align="alignleft" width="200"] Mètode worked with the artists Marcelo Fuentes and Anna Sanchis, who both collaborated on this special issue. Their works reflect one of the keys to understanding

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[caption id="attachment_5315" align="alignleft" width="200"] Manuel Vicent. Writer and Journalist./ © Jesús Císcar[/caption] Every once in a while, one dreams of what could have happened to the towns, villages and beaches of

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© ABC.COM The title heading today’s section is the same as the last episode of the legendary series Cosmos, in which Carl Sagan asked the following question: «We know who speaks

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In the mid-eighteenth century, the famous Encyclopédie by Diderot and D’Alembert, stated that «an interest in chemistry» was really «a madman’s passion». Chemists belonged to «a different race», «very few

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Frans de Waal

Interview with Frans de Waal, Primatology professor at the University of Emory (Atlanta).
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Photo: Jorge Wagensberg

[caption id="attachment_25863" align="alignleft" width="200"] Photo: Jorge Wagensberg[/caption] Photo: Jorge Wagensberg[/caption]There are three necessary components for creativity of the human mind: to have a good idea, to recognise the idea is good

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