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Science for presidents

The health risks of radiation

The Japan’s recent nuclear incident has aroused fears of the invisible threat of radioactivity. But what are the harms of radioactivity on human health? Most of them are seen in the medium to long term and result in an increased risk of thyroid cancer, leukemia and other tumors

GONZALO CASINO | MARCH 24TH, 2011

Can children produce science?

The field of bee behavior does not usually draw the attention of the mainstream media. And a recent study on Bombus terrestris, a species of bumblebee, would not have gone beyond specialist circles if it had not been planned, carried out and written by children

GONZALO CASINO | MARCH 3rd, 2011

Old school: Tests help you learn

Catalonia is considering bringing back the option of letting students repeat final exams they previously failed at the end of summer. New research shows that the effectiveness of tests goes beyond the “second chance” effect: they, in fact, help you learn. Preparing for and taking an exam is a dynamic process that actually helps students to assimilate concepts

GONZALO CASINO | February 10th, 2011

Lifestyle's genetic impact

The epigenome is considered one of the most interesting and promising unexplored territories in the biosciences. Epigenetics, understood as the connection between genes and the environment, will enable us to understand, among other things, how lifestyle affects the expression of genes and why genetics do not fully determine our destiny

GONZALO CASINO | JANUARY 31ST, 2011

 
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