They say that we were born to run, not metaphorically as in that famous song by Bruce Springsteen, but more literally. The cursorial human […] Read more
Imaging technique gives scientists a look inside cat mummies. The atomic number imaging technique is helping researchers see inside the mummies of cats from […] Read more
Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. It is the most common reason for physician consultation in […] Read more
An atom in an excited state gives off energy by emitting a photon, a quantum of electromagnetic radiation, according to Bohr’s second postulate. Although […] Read more
In the first entry of this series I introduced the new research field of ‘plant neurobiology’, one of whose main sites is the Murcia University […] Read more
Author:. Pasquale Pellegrini holds an M.Sc. in Biotechnology from Università degli Studi di Bari (Italy). He moved to Barcelona to pursue his Ph.D. at the […] Read more
What is chaos?. Chaos is a concept related to dynamical systems, that are nothing but systems than can be described by amounts that change in […] Read more
It is said of philosophers that they are ever less willing to recognise a mistake than the ordinary intellect… sorry, man on the street. […] Read more
The last issue of the American Economic Review contains three articles on the performance of three different policies to fight poverty. Chetty et al. […] Read more
Almost desperate, Rodrigo – the name is fictitious- visits his doctor seeking a solution for a chronic back pain he has been suffering for the […] Read more
Author:. Idoia Ros holds an MA in Linguistics by the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Dept. […] Read more
Author:. Ainara Castellanos-Rubio obtained her phD on genetics of autoimmune diseases at the University of the Basque Country in 2010. Then she moved to NY […] Read more
Author:. Mikel Lezaun is professor at the University of the Basque Country – UPV/EHU where he is director of the Mathematical Technology Transfer Group. Blood […] Read more
Author:. Leire Gartzia Rivero got a Chemistry degree and completed her Master studies in “New Materials” at the University of the Basque Country. She holds […] Read more
Author: . Raquel Salvador-Gallego studied Biochemistry at the University of Zaragoza, then moved to Heidelberg (Germany) to pursue her Ph.D. in the Membrane Biophysics group headed […] 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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