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Global political climate of ‘fear’ threatens ecologists’ work

Source: Nature  Thousands of people march through Central London, UK in support of science and researchProtesters march in support of science and evidence-based policy in London in April 2017.Credit:...

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Internet inventor says the web is “plunging downwards to a dysfunctional future”

Source: MercoPressGlobal action is required to tackle the web's “downward plunge to a dysfunctional future”, its inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has told the BBC. He made the comments in an exclusive...

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Rusia estudia desconectar Internet temporalmente para probar su proyecto de Red soberana

Fuente: El PaisEl Gobierno ruso quiere estar preparado para una guerra cibernética. Y para evitar vulnerabilidades está diseñando un proyecto de Internet independiente. Ahora, las autoridades planean...

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How UK scientists are preparing for a chaotic no-deal Brexit

Source: NatureBritish scientists are ramping up preparations for a ‘no deal’ Brexit on 29 March — a situation that would instantly affect travel, data collection, clinical trials and crucial...

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What to expect in 2019: science in the new year

Source: NaturePolar projectsIn January, US and UK researchers will descend on Antarctica to begin their largest joint mission to the continent in more than 70 years. The aim of the five-year project...

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Johnson & Johnson Fails to Have $4.69 Billion Cancer Verdict Thrown Out

Source: GizmodoJohnson & Johnson, which lost a lawsuit brought by 22 women and their families who claimed their ovarian mesotheliomas were caused by talc products contaminated with the carcinogen...

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Nature’s 10-Ten people who mattered this year

Source: NatureYuan Cao’s teenage years were hardly typical. By age 18, he had already graduated from high school, completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Science and Technology of China...

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WHO: road traffic injuries the leading killer of children and young people

Source: MercoPressA new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) indicates road traffic deaths continue to rise, with an annual 1.35 million fatalities. The WHO Global status report on road...

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Earthquake-risk maps pinpoint world’s most vulnerable areas

Source: NatureThree new maps reveal which parts of the globe are most at risk of earthquakes — and where most people are vulnerable to seismic disaster.The first map, of global seismic hazard, shows...

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Does science have a bullying problem?

Source: NatureIn August, accusations of bullying roiled the Institute of Cancer Research in London, one of the leading science centres in the United Kingdom. A prominent cancer researcher there,...

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Los ‘atropellos digitales’ se ensañan con migrantes y refugiados

Fuente: El Pais"El sistema de monitorización más agresivo de la historia se probó en la población latina", asegura Álvaro Bedoya, director ejecutivo del Centro de Privacidad y Tecnología de...

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Informe mundial: "El hogar es el lugar más peligroso para las mujeres"

Fuente: NoticelVIENA - Casi el 60 por ciento de las 87,000 mujeres que fueron asesinadas en 2017 en todo el mundo fue víctima de un crimen machista cometido por sus parejas, exparejas o familiares...

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Arguments over European open-access plan heat up

Source: NatureDebate is intensifying over Plan S, an initiative backed by 15 research funders to mandate that, by 2020, their research papers are open access as soon as they are published.The...

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El déficit comercial de EE.UU.

Fuente: ENDI/Juan LaraEn una columna publicada ayer, lunes, el colega y amigo José Alameda hizo una excelente exposición de los riesgos de la política arancelaria del presidente Trump, que va...

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Cancer immunologists scoop medicine Nobel prize

Source: NatureTwo scientists who pioneered an entirely new way to treat cancer have won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.James Allison at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer...

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Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days

Source: NatureAuthorship is the coin of scholarship — and some researchers are minting a lot. We searched Scopus for authors who had published more than 72 papers (the equivalent of one paper every 5...

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Radar latinoamericano: Conectando ciencia local con gobernanza global

Fuente: SciDev   Con cierta sorpresa recibí en junio la invitación del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Panamá para participar en el lanzamiento de la Estrategia de Diplomacia Científica,...

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Crowdfunding Sites Are Putting Money in the Pockets of Cancer Quacks, Report Finds

Source: GizmodoIt’s become a heartbreakingly common sight on the internet: People using crowdfunding sites to raise money for their expensive health care, including cancer treatment. But a new report...

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Cancer burden rises to 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million cancer deaths in 2018

Source: MercoPresThe International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) released on Wednesday the latest estimates on the global burden of cancer. The GLOBOCAN 2018 database, accessible online as part...

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Singapore's Largest Healthcare Group Hacked

Source: Hacker NewsSingapore's largest healthcare group, SingHealth, has suffered a massive data breach that allowed hackers to snatch personal information on 1.5 million patients who visited...

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US–Chinese trade war puts scientists in the cross hairs

Source: NatureScientific research in the United States could become collateral damage in the country’s escalating trade dispute with China. Both countries went head-to-head in mid-June over tariffs on...

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‘Apps’ para personas mayores y para quienes les cuidan

Fuente: El PaisEl uso de dispositivos móviles alcanza por igual a todos los tramos de edad y la atracción por estos dispositivos es igual para alguien mayor de 65 años que para un millennial. De...

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Un mapamundi nocturno ‘online’ para combatir la contaminación lumínica

Fuente: El PaisEl astrofísico Alejandro Sánchez buscaba información sobre fuentes de contaminación lumínica para realizar su tesis cuando se encontró con un archivo de la NASA que tiene miles de...

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World No Tobacco Day: Tobacco and Heart Disease

Source: MercoPressTobacco use has declined markedly since 2000, according to a new WHO report, but the reduction is insufficient to meet globally agreed targets aimed at protecting people from death...

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El FBI lanza una alerta mundial: hay que reiniciar [ALGUNOS] routers

Fuente: El PaisUna alerta sin precedentes y con un alcance que puede considerarse masivo: el FBI ha detectado un ataque de hackers proveniente de Rusia mediante el cual se introduciría un malware que...

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