Aging is a blind spot in natural selection

Aging is a blind spot in natural selection

Why do we age? Why do we die? These questions are one of humanity’s greatest challenges. We can see it in religions, which have created different justifications for death; or the large number of myths about a Fountain of Youth.

Aging is a blind spot in natural selection

Aging is a blind spot in natural selection

Why do we age? Why do we die? These questions are one of humanity’s greatest challenges. We can see it in religions, which have created different justifications for death; or the large number of myths about a Fountain of Youth.

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RiConfigure Dialogue Days

RiConfigure Dialogue Days

From July 6 to 10, the “Dialogue Days” of the European Project RiConfigure will take place, an open online process that brings together policy makers, practitioners and researchers working in the field of innovation.

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Barriers and incentives to engage in science communication

Barriers and incentives to engage in science communication

Exploring the hurdles and incentives of science communication is one of the key objectives of the CONCISE Project. To that aim,  the team of the Science, Communication, and Society Studies Centre of the Pompeu Fabra University (CCS-UPF) interviewed 26 science communication researchers (from 15 countries) and conducted one contrast online workshop with 18 science communication practitioners (journalists, communication officers, science museum directors, etc.) from 16 countries.

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How citizens can change the world of solar energy

How citizens can change the world of solar energy

GRECO project is taking solar energy research out of the lab and into the hands of the people.  As the project launches its app, Generation Solar, Luisa Fernanda Barbosa Gomez – from the Studies Centre on Science, Communication and Society – Universitat Pompeu Fabra (SCS-UPF), part of GRECO research consortium and manager of the app’s development – tells how citizens will make the difference.

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“Generation Solar”, the citizen science new app about solar energy

“Generation Solar”, the citizen science new app about solar energy

Now available “Generation Solar”, the first platform – soon also an app for smartphones – that creates a unique solar energy community and promotes data exchange between photovoltaic installation owners and scientists. The CCS-UPF has managed the development process of “Generation Solar”, which was born from a unique collaborative process as part of the multinational photovoltaic research project, GRECO.

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COVID-19: Useful and rigorous resources for communication professionals and citizens

COVID-19: Useful and rigorous resources for communication professionals and citizens

We present a selection of useful and rigorous information resources for both communication professionals and citizens, accompanied by the basic information about what we know so far about the COVID-19 disease and the current pandemic situation. The people who are part of the Center for Science, Communication and Society Studies work daily with scientific and medical information, we help communication professionals to orient themselves among this information and we also have a vocation to serve citizens. We hope, therefore, that this compilation will be useful to you.

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