Four important dates mark the calendar from the 15th to the 20th of November. They are days of science and pride, which merge into a joint cause, as they should. The 15th of November if the feast of Saint Albert the Great, patron saint of scientists. Paradoxal as it is, people who devote their life … Continue reading A week of pride in science
After 8 years and over 350 posts, it's a pity that my posts collect virtual dust at WordPress's server. So this year I'll be bringing back some of the best stuff, which doesn't disagree with publishing new material. You may have noticed it's April. If you haven't, you'd better go to your doctor because it's … Continue reading Sabbatical: What’s with Saint George and Catalans?
Last week the Scientists Dating Forum (SciDF) held a debate on the future of the scientific sector in case of independence in Catalonia. Speakers were Josep M. Vilalta, expert in university policies and R&D management, Pere Puigdomènech, research professor at CRAG-CSIC, Lluís Rovira, director of I-CERCA, and Enric Banda, senior advisor at the Barcelona Supercomputing … Continue reading The scientific sector and the in/dependence of Catalonia
Maybe exotic and eccentric are not words you can use when posting something in English on the Internet as somewhere a reader is bound to be familiar with whatever you describe. Well, humour me. Let’s start with some food you can see on the supermarket shelves. On the left of the picture you can see … Continue reading Exotic food and Canadian eccentricities
You might have noticed my absence for a few months. Or not. I was in Toronto performing a scientific study, which is hardly news. And you might be wondering... was it cold? You couldn’t care less about my research. I asked myself the same question every morning. Luckily, the building in front of my apartment … Continue reading From the highest tower in Toronto
Every morning on my commute to work, I read Toronto’s edition of the Metro newspaper. Spoiler alert: I am in Toronto. And sometimes they confuse me... Ok, nobody’s perfect and a mistake here or there is no big deal. But it also depends on the kind of mistake. I am not talking about grammar here. … Continue reading Read before publishing: newspaper’s silly mistakes