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Spanish: a language for science

Gonzalo del Puerto - Jefe de Actividades Culturales, Instituto Cervantes en Bruselas | Head of Cultural Events, Institute Cervantes in Brussels · 26-04-2021 10:00 · Science Chronicles

This blog post reflects on the extension of Spanish as a language of science.

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Vaccination under legal or moral obligation?

Ángel M. Fuentes Mateos · 29-03-2021 10:00 · Science Chronicles

An opinion article about the value of getting vaccinated in the Covid19 era.

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Women and Nobel prizes: a reflection on a path towards gender equality

Montse López · 15-02-2021 10:00 · Gender equality in science Science Chronicles

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.

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Towards the recovery of Europe

Comisión de Política y Diplomacia Científica de CEBE; CEBE Science Policy and Diplomacy Committee · 14-01-2021 10:00 · Science Chronicles

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.

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What is transgenic food? Is it dangerous if I eat it?

Laura Ledesma García · 15-11-2020 10:00 · Science Chronicles

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.

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Clinical trials: always looking after our health

Sandra Domínguez Manchola · 15-10-2020 10:00 · Science Chronicles

How many times, due to catching a cold or the flu in those winter days, have we approached our "medicine cabinet" and taken an aspirin, ibuprofen or a frenadol to relieve its associated discomfort. Have you ever wondered how did that medicine you are taking get to your house? Sure, you bought it at the pharmacy…But how does that product reach the market? In this post, we are going to explain the hard life of medicines and the stages that they have to go through in clinical trials so that you can get better from the living room of your house, the typical winter couch day of a sofa, flick, blanket and… a bad flu!

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Gender equality in science, we are not there yet

Mónica Vara Pérez · 01-09-2020 10:00 · Gender equality in science Science Chronicles

As part of the event series «Girls and Women in Science», past March 6th CEBE organized a round table «Towards gender equality in science: are we on the right track?». This blog post dives through and deepens into the main topics discussed during this roundtable, which I had the pleasure to moderate.

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What are the current solutions? Are they working?

Mónica Vara Pérez · 01-09-2020 10:00 · Gender equality in science Science Chronicles

Questions discussed during the roundtable: "Towards gender equality in science: are we on the right track?"

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Is meritocracy based on true merits?

Mónica Vara Pérez · 01-09-2020 10:00 · Gender equality in science Science Chronicles

Question discussed during the roundtable: "Towards gender equality in science: are we on the right track?"

 

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How should men help to reach gender equality?

Mónica Vara Pérez · 01-09-2020 10:00 · Gender equality in science Science Chronicles

Question discussed during the roundtable: "Towards gender equality in science: are we on the right track?"

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Why are girls, in general, less attracted to STEM degrees?

Mónica Vara Pérez · 01-09-2020 10:00 · Gender equality in science Science Chronicles

Question discussed during the roundtable: "Towards gender equality in science: are we on the right track?"

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Is our economic system promoting gender inequality?

Mónica Vara Pérez · 01-09-2020 10:00 · Gender equality in science Science Chronicles

Question discussed during the roundtable: "Towards gender equality in science: are we on the right track?"

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