Detecting gravitational waves: A new astronomy is born
11 February saw the beginning of a new era in the history of astronomy – the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) announced the first ever direct detection of gravitational waves. These waves are ripples in […]
Zika virus: The penultimate threat?
Several diseases have spread all over the globe in recent years. Ebola, MERS, SAR and various strains of bird flu, for example, have crossed their usual geographical borders and have spread to other countries. Over […]
Planet X: finding the Solar System’s invisible tenant
The possible existence of an unknown planet in the limits of the solar system was announced in January. This announcement was based on theoretic calculations of the effect of a possible planet on the orbits […]
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, […]
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 […]