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Paula Krilčić is a Speech and Language Pathology student at the University of Zagreb, working on her Master’s thesis on the relationship between […]

Moss in Antarctica growing more quickly as temperatures rise
Mosses are growing at a faster pace in Antarctica thanks to climate change. The moss is […]

Since the discovery that graphene, the two dimensional carbon allotrope, can be isolated and incorporated into electronic devices intense research efforts have been triggered. Driving […]

Gary Becker presented a first economic approach to criminal behavior. In a very standard neoclassical framework he studied this apparently non-economic problem. In particular, Becker […]

There is a word everybody fears and that is because when you listen to it out loud, it could be too late. Even though we […]

Invited Researcher

Authors:
Paula Krilčić is a Speech and Language Pathology student at the University of Zagreb, working on her Master’s thesis on the relationship between […]

Author: Antonio Casado da Rocha is Research Fellow, IAS-Research Center for Life, Mind and Society; Faculty of Education, Philosophy and Anthropology, UPV/EHU.
November 25, […]

Author: Álvaro Peralta Conde is a senior researcher at CLPU (Pulsed Lasers Centre)
Can radiotherapy with laser-produced ionizing radiation be an alternative to conventional radiotherapy? […]

Author: Shu Ning got her BSc degree in Pharmacy from Shenyang Pharmaceutical University (China) in 2014. In 2016, she obtained her Master of Research […]

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 […]

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.