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Integrity

Grigoriy Perelman (St Petersburg, 13 June 1966) is a mathematician who refused the Fields Medal – considered the Nobel Prize of mathematics – and a Clay Mathematics Institute‘s million-dollar prize for solving the Poincaré conjecture, one of the seven Millennium

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Inductive predictions in biology

Is biology able to formulate general laws and develop inductive predictions as in physics or chemistry? The possibility of using prediction in biology as an inductive method is hampered by the lack of fundamental laws that can be formulated mathematically.

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World’s Top 2% Scientists

Stanford University has recently published an update of the list of the top 2% most widely cited scientists, the World’s Top 2% Scientists. This ranking, considered the most prestigious worldwide, is based on the bibliometric information contained in the Scopus database

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Antoni Rosell-Melé

It is very sad to lose a close colleague who is in his scientific prime. It is also very shameful to realize the poor coverage that local media and scientific institutions, including his own, have devoted to the decease of

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The extinction of science

The current revival of Bernalism and the use of market-based scientific practices are undermining science as we know it. Read the full paper at: Rull, V. 2016. Free science under threat. EMBO Reports, 17: 131-135.

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My three pandemic books

Since the declaration of the COVID19 pandemic and the implementation of the corresponding lockdown measures, I have had to work at home, just as many inhabitants of the planet. Fortunately, part of my job is to write scientific publications and

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New book on Quaternary Ecology, Evolution and Biogeography

A new book entitled “The Quaternary: Ecology and Evolution with Glaciations” has been approved last week by Elsevier-Academic Press and will be published in 2020. The book is intended for a wide audience including researchers, teachers, graduate students and people

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Who is the author of your paper? Honestly

Usually, a photograph has a single author, i.e. the person who actually took the photo. For example, the below picture would say: Photo by PL. The same is true for a painting, a symphony or a novel, even for past

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Antropoceno para todos

Acaba de salir el libro de divulgación sobre el ‘Antropoceno‘, donde trato de dar al gran público una visión objetiva sobre el tema para que cada quien pueda formarse una opinión propia y no tenga que creer todo lo que

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Promising breaking research…

An interesting paper on breaking research to be sent to your funding agency tohether with your next proposal. Gravem S et al (2017) Transformative research is not easily predictable. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 32, 825-834.

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