Welcome to “A Spoonful Of Science”, the blog of CEBE
“A Spoonful of Science” is born as a Science Communication (SciComm) initiative to bridge between society and the scientific world that Spanish Scientists in Belgium (CEBE) represents. In short, to emphasize that understanding and enjoying science are not pleasures reserved for scientists only.
To meet a broad range of scientific fields and interests, “A Spoonful of Science” consists of two blog post types: “The Science Chronicles” seek to cover a scientific topic in depth or record a CEBE SciComm event whereas “CEBE answers” provide a short and accurate explanation written by scientists to open scientific questions. To promote the interaction between scientists and society, the general public has the option to send their questions about science through the blog’s website (see the tool on the right-hand side of this post).
If you are a scientist and you would like to explain your research to a broad audience or answer one of the many questions of our readers, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. If writing is not your cup of tea, don’t worry! This is your blog too!! Science is also visual, so you can always help illustrating one of the blog entries.
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Winning text of the first prize from the jury and first prize from the public
Second prize from the jury and second prize from the public
Honorable Mention from the jury and third prize from the audience.
Winning image of the jury's first prize and the public's second prize
Winning image of the jury's second prize and the public's first prize
Honorable Mention from the jury
Ever wondered why do we have such a strong reaction to a specific sound? Are you one of those people that can’t resist the sound of nails scratching in a blackboard? In this blog post, I explain where your discomfort comes from.
According to the World’s Health Organization, cancer (and not Covid-19) was the leading cause of death worldwide with nearly 10,000,000 deaths in 2020. In this blog post, I approach the relationship between cancer and age to answer the question of one of our readers.
Get ready to travel 148 million kilometers at full speed. It will take only 8 minutes. This is the journey we are going to take to answer this question. However, as you will see, the most interesting stuff will happen in the last 100 km of the trip...
This blog post reflects on the extension of Spanish as a language of science.
2020 came with a pandemic and 2021 brings us various types of vaccines, with a ton of new terms. But do you know how each vaccine works? In this post, I explain what is essential for you to distinguish them.
An opinion article about the value of getting vaccinated in the Covid19 era.
Do you have a recurring stomachache or a certain intestinal discomfort after eating? Have you been told it's not a big deal, or that it might be due to stress? In this post we explain that these ailments have a biological origin and are more common than you thought.
Nobel Prizes are awarded each year to personalities who have made a crucial contribution in bringing benefits to humanity. The relevance of women in these awards has increased over time parallelly with social changes. There is still a long way to go to fill in the current gender gap.
Here you can find the first online seminar of the cycle "Towards the recovery of Europe: innovation, employment and mobility"
Here you can find the second online seminar of the cycle "Towards the recovery of Europe: innovation, employment and mobility"
Here you can find the third online seminar of the cycle "Towards the recovery of Europe: innovation, employment and mobility".
In the first blog entry about cancer immunotherapy, I guided you through the ins and outs of how our own immune system can help us fight cancer and the strategies that are used to help and improve this system in that fight. In this second entry, I am going to explain vaccines based on tumor proteins and those vaccines used against cancer-related viruses.
Mathematics rules most natural and scientific phenomena. But not all problems have been solved yet and here I tell you all about the most famous ones, the Millenium Prize problems!
Have you heard of the Recovery Plan for Europe? Do you know what it consists of? In this post you will find all related information about the three online seminars that CEBE organized, between September and November 2020, to announce the set of initiatives that emerged within the Recovery Plan for Europe in the areas of science, innovation and industry, as well as to analyse the consequences of the health and social crisis caused by the pandemic in terms of mobility and employment.
Here you can watch again the event "Deciphering the human essence", in which the Spanish paleoanthropologist Juan Luis Arsuaga and the Belgian neuroscientist Axel Cleeremans discussed the different aspects of the human essence.
The topic of transgenic food is currently one of the most controversial in the field of science, and the debate around it involves the health of human beings, as well as the interests of farmers and companies in the agricultural and biotechnology industry. In this post I explain what they are and why they are not dangerous to health.
In October of 2020, Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for designing the tool that allows modifying the cellular genome in a desired position. But what is CRISPR and how does it work?
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This blog is supported by the Arts and Culture section of the Spanish Embassy in Belgium and by the Brussels section of the “Instituto Cervantes”, under the SciComm initiative #SPreadScience.
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