Ancient Egypt always fascinated people. The mystery of the pyramids, their mummies, the tombs and the treasure closed inside is something that everybody knows. Indeed, we can enjoy the view of these treasures in our modern museum or even directly visit them. However, something else is now attracting the attention […]

Old Mummies and DNA

On April 22nd, on the eve of the first round of the French presidential elections, an event brought together more than one million citizens worldwide. In France, it was supported by more than forty scholarly societies, including the Académie des Sciences, dozens of universities, major French research organisations, elite scientists, […]

Mr. Macron, do not sacrifice science and the transmission of ...

Political populism, with its accompanying “fake news” and pseudoscience, leaves scientists distraught. But maybe scientific research itself needs a reboot. Research can no longer win public funding on the mere promise of a possible contribution to society. In recent years we have seen breaches of ethics and scientific integrity, exponential […]

Homo scientificus europaeus: Giving European scientists back their voice

An article from Stephen Foote, experienced systems engineer dealing with mechanical and Hydraulic systems but also challenging the academic studies describing the dermal system and explaining the restricted  growth of hair follicles. Most people with an interest in science, are aware of the move towards more multidisciplinary scientific research. The supporters […]

A practical problem with multidisciplinary science

The rise  of fake news in addition to the world of politics seem to dominate the world of science also. But what’s the worry about it if there is no science in the daily news? Fake news is produced using false information, with the goal of sharing it as real […]

Greek media still turn their back to Science

Astonishment is the only possible reaction at reading the latest call for funding of MIUR. Italian researchers based on Italian universities can apply for an individual fund of 3,000 euros in order to support their basic research activity.  The idea of supporting basic research activity by funding less than half […]

3,000 euros for basic research activity: the latest action of ...

It was an experience I never expected to have when joining thousands of colleagues in the March for Science. I mean, demonstrations are not new to me, as a citizen active in the peace movement and the environmental movement, but hey, this was me, the scientist, marching with other scientists, […]

Science without blinders

In the courtyard of the traditional building in Kalamata (the capital of South/East Peloponnese) where the Department of History, Archeology and Cultural  Resources Management of the University of Peloponnese is set since 2003, Greek students enjoy the  sunshine  sitting together with colleagues from the U.S., Slovenia and Turkey who have […]

In Greece there is a unique in its kind Laboratory ...

Last week I was in Oslo, invited by the organising committee of Eurodoc2017, to give an introductory talk on Open Science [1]. One thing that became apparent during this two-day event was that, although irresistibly trendy, Open Science remains an elusive concept. Many continue to confuse Open Science with Open […]

Open scientists in the shoes of frustrated academics part I: ...

It was a great movement on Earth Day! Thousands of scientists, academics and citizens, around the world from New Zealand to North Korea and from US to Australia joined the global March for Science sending their messages against the rise of a “post-truth” era and its threat to the academic […]

Why Greece didn’t march for Science?

The Turkish Council for Scientific and Technical Research (TÜBITAK) issued on March 24, 2017 a decree addressed to all Turkish peer reviewed scientific journals, including the international periodicals listed by the Turkish Academic Network and Information Center (ULAKBIM). This text requires that the journals « reconsider the make-up of their […]

TÜBİTAK: scientific body or political tool?

This post originally appeared here – please feel free to get in touch with comments/questions!   Thanks to @Doctor_PMS for the photo above, from the Rally to Stand up for Science at the 2017 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meeting in Boston.   Many scientists are currently looking to become more […]

How international scientists can advocate, and how U.S. scientists can ...

On Saturday 22nd April, scientists and science enthusiasts in London will join hundreds of thousands of people in more than 400 locations across the globe to recognise scientific progress, raise awareness of scientific discovery, and defend scientific integrity. At a time when fake news is rife and independent experts face […]

Science to take to the streets of London

April 22nd was supposed to be a time for scientists and concerned citizens to come together to make themselves heard in solidarity with US scientists and against a devastating politics towards research in USA, European Union, and Belgium. Unfortunately, it won’t happen. Held by lobbies and advisers for the EU […]

April 22nd in Brussels: March for Science or March for ...

Why a March for Science in Civray, a very small town, near Poitiers, West France ? Whereas most of the marches are organized in university cities ?   Because we are a small group of active citizens, aged from 17 to 69. Because also, unusually, we do research in our […]

A March for Science in a small countryside town?

Paris le 31 mars 2017. Initiée en réaction aux positions anti-sciences de D. Trump, et face aux difficultés croissantes pour pratiquer et accéder aux sciences dans de nombreux pays, la Marche pour les Sciences («March for Science ») est devenue un événement mondial qui aura lieu le 22 avril dans […]

Face à l’obscurantisme et aux contre-vérités, une marche pour les ...

Reflection after the MEP’s speech With great embarrassment, anger and a sense of powerlessness we follow, as the world rubs its eyes in astonishment watching the performance of a 75 years old Polish politician called Janusz Korwin-Mikke. During a session at the EU Parliament on the 3 March 2017, he […]

If not men, the world would not move off?

HSE designed a home-made map focused on all the organising centres (houses) and the local groups (walkers) preparing the March for Science in Europe. Just click on the map and you will reach the interactive map. Click on each mark and you will find the link to the Facebook (or Twitter) pages for each group.

Interactive European Map – March for Science – Homo scientificus ...

More than 58 Marches in the European Union. Now, less than one month before Earth Day, close to the final number of Marches organised in European cities are engaged in doing their practical courses. According to the EuroScientist’s list based on teams having a Facebook or a Twitter account, a […]

Less than one month to reach Earth Day.