The human brain continues its development postnatally. It is a long process that extends throughout, at least, the first two decades of life. Along […] Read more
An electric current can be visualized as a flow of electrons through a conducting piece of material. The less the resistance the material structure […] Read more
This is the second of the series of articles on the geometry of String Theory compactifications. Before reading this note, the interested reader may want […] Read more
Here is an example of the “discursive dilemma” or “doctrinal paradox”: Say that a jury of three members must decide by majority rule whether […] Read more
A extremely rare set of 4 quasars. Astronomers have spotted an extremely rare grouping of four quasars within about 650,000 light-years of space. The […] Read more
One of the main goals for anyone in the Academia, for any research group, is to publish the results of their research. Therefore, enormous amounts […] Read more
“In the beginning, there was simplicity”. Richard Dawkins, “The selfish gene”, chapter 2. . The question of how life began on Earth is as old […] Read more
Author: Kepa Ruiz-Mirazo, Permanent Researcher, University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU). . Although «cracking the origins-of-life puzzle», regardless of the reputation of the journalist who tells […] Read more
“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering”. Grand Master Yoda. . This […] Read more
The term epigenetics refers to heritable changes in gene expression (active vs. inactive genes) that does not involve changes to the underlying DNA sequence. […] Read more
Author:. Javier Peralta (Algeciras, Spain, 1979) holds a Degree in both Astrophysics and Applied Physics (Universidad de La Laguna, 2003), and a PhD in […] Read more
Author:. Miguel Santander-García holds a PhD in astrophysics (Universidad de La Laguna). After several years working as a support astronomer for the Isaac Newton Group […] Read more
Authors:. Pablo Bueno holds a degree in physics (University of Oviedo), a MSc in theoretical physics (Autonomous University of Madrid) and is currently completing his […] Read more
Author:. Jaume Navarro received his PhD in history of science from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (1998). He has been a researcher at the universities […] Read more
Author:. Katy Price is a lecturer in modern and contemporary literature at Queen Mary University of London. . . ‘We must live before we can attain […] Read more
Sir Humphy Davy, in a discourse delivered at the Royal Society in 1825 said:
Fortunately science, like that nature to which it belongs, is neither limited by time nor by space. It belongs to the world, and is of no country and of no age. The more we know, the more we feel our ignorance; the more we feel how much remains unknown; and in philosophy, the sentiment of the Macedonian hero can never apply, — there are always new worlds to conquer.
Every time we make a new scientific discovery we sense where the limit of knowledge is, we feel where ignorance begins. Science is, for certain, what we think we know, but more precisely, it is being aware of the boundaries of the unknown.
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