À la carte genetic modifications, the drug of the future?
Is it possible to modify genes as we wish? Some of the most important news from 2015 is the CRISPR technique, which allows to rewrite the DNA sequence of a gene, for example. Thanks to […]
Malaspina expedition: 42,000 miles under the sea
The underwater world is still greatly unknown. To explore the impact of human action on the ocean, its biodiversity, the processes taking place in its depths and their influence on the ocean’s behaviour, in 2010 […]
The challenges of anthropology and the origin of art, on the 2016 Bilbao Darwin Day
On 12th February, the birth of Charles Darwin, the author of the theory of evolution by natural selection, will be commemorated in Bilbao. The Bidebarrieta library will hold conferences by Carmen Manzano, professor of Anthropology […]
I don’t want to taste that! Why do children refuse to taste new foods?
Food neophobia is defined as the rejection of new foods. It is very frequent in children between 3 and 6 years of age. But, from that moment onwards, we may encounter neophobic adults if this […]
The Paris summit, a historic outcome?
The conference on climate change, known as COP21, was held in Paris in december. The 195 countries came to an agreement which some analysts have dubbed as an historic success, given its importance when setting […]
The Asian Hornet
Vespa vitulina or Asian hornet came to Europe in 2006. It then spread throughout France and the northwest Iberian Peninsula. The invasion of this hornet could have two consequences. Firstly an ecological one since, in […]
Light is essential for life, human well-being and the development of science and technology. To highlight its importance, the United Nations declared 2015 as the International Year of Light and for this reason, we are […]
100 Years of General Relativity, Einstein’s Legacy
A century ago, Albert Einstein published his General Theory of Relativity, which radically changed our view of the universe and had a great influence on fields such as science, philosophy, art, politics and popular culture […]
The battle against cancer: the importance of diet
We are becoming more and more informed about how our environment (diet, pollution, the sun and a huge variety of physical, chemical and biological compounds) determines our chances of developing cancer. What should we know […]
Why is DNA repair worthy of the Nobel Prize?
Our DNA is damaged on a daily basis: radiation, free radicals, and other carcinogenic substances… Even so, our body has the ability to repair this damage. Thanks to a discovery made in this field, Tomas […]