Category Archives: Science

Proteins were traditionally described as immobilized objects and classified according to the chemical composition (amino acid sequence) or the three-dimensional structure. However, in the seventies, with the idea that “If nothing can move, nothing can function”, Perutz first described the […]

Security in residential and public areas is a matter of great importance for many people. This is why some Internet providers are offering surveillance systems as a value-added service. Such surveillance systems have recently shifted from CCTVs to IP-based cameras, […]

Unfortunately, this interesting story is coming to an end. In the previous post we already disscussed the first loophole-free Bell experiment, but if this experiment was conclusive the story is closed. Why are we still discussing it? . It happens sometimes […]

Los Angeles quakes in 1920s likely tied to oil drilling. The oil industry may have caused earthquakes in the Los Angeles area in the 1920s. US Geological Survey researchers looked at 18 significant quakes that occurred near active oil […]

Author: Koldo Garcia-Etxebarria got his Ph.D. in genetics at UPV/EHU in 2010. After a couple of years at the Evolutionary Biology Institute (CSIC-UPF) in Barcelona, he returned to UPV/EHU and joined José-Ramón Bilbao’s lab where he researches celiac disease. . Celiac […]

Enediynes are organic compounds containing two triple bonds and one double bond. The enediyne groups in those compounds are often called warheads. Why this name? Because, many of these compounds are capable of undergoing Bergman cyclization or, in other […]

Men have been drowning their love sorrows in alcohol since the dawn of times. What probably none of those lonely broken-hearted drinkers might have imagined, is that their despair would serve as inspiration for an interesting research involving sex, alcohol […]

Author: Carles Martí is a Ph.D. student (ITN-EJD-TCCM) at University of Perugia. Nowadays, mostly everybody has heard about global warming, a problem that humanity faces and that can drastically change our climate in the upcoming years. This is caused […]

Scientists drill into ancient crater formed by asteroid hit 66M years ago . The peak ring of the Chicxulub crater in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is made of granite, pushed up from deep inside the Earth’s crust when a massive asteroid […]

Author: Giovanna D’Angelo is a Ph.D. student (ITN-EJD-TCCM) at Universitet Stockholm. . ”Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?” is the title of a late XIX century famous painting by Paul Gauguin. Even if, to date, […]