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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:. 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
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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