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Though I’m making a break in the brief story of skepticism I have been telling in my past entries, we will not lose contact with […]

Unusual nasal dome allowed ancient beast to trumpet like a dinosaur. An ancient wildebeest-like creature that lived during the Ice Age had an unusual […]

The band theory of metals has been subjected to experimental tests many times and is now the accepted model of the behaviour of conductors and […]

Invited Researcher

Author:. Dany Continho-Nogueira is manager of the PACEA-Transfert Unit of the University of Bordeaux. Methodological developments in medical imaging, computer sciences and rapid prototyping technologies […]

Author:. Marcos Otero García has just earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience at the University of Valencia. We got it wrong. Media have outlined a rosy […]

Author: . Fernando Blanco is currently a postdoc at Labpsico, the Laboratory of Experimental Psychology at the University of Deusto. Previously, he was a researcher at […]

Authors:. Ana Martín-Sánchez is currently pursuing her PhD at the Department of Functional Biology and Physical Anthropology of the University of Valencia, Spain. Carmen Agustín-Pavón […]

Author:. Miguel A. Vadillo joined University College London in 2012 as a research associate after working more than ten years at the University of Deusto. […]

About Us

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.

In this blog we try to translate cutting edge scientific research into an educated lay-person language; consequently, as we do this, we will be Mapping Ignorance. Our goal is very simple: to spread both the latest developments in science and technology and a scientific worldview facilitating the access to it. To achieve this Mapping Ignorance is written by specialists in each field of expertise coordinated by a dedicated editor; the aim of them all is to make sometimes abstruse but otherwise wonderful scientific and technical information enjoyable by the interested general reader.

Mapping Ignorance is an initiative of the Chair of Scientific Culture of the University of the Basque Country under the Project Campus of International Excellence – Euskampus.