Monthly Archives: November 2013

2013. Hot topics and thoughts identified in environmental science from public access media. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)


2013. Hot topics and thoughts identified in environmental science from public access media. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3308.1200 I believe that it is important to keep active digesting information from different sources and points of view in order to have … Continue reading

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Science, scientists, researchers, policy-makers, and the rest of society. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)


Science, scientists, researchers, policy-makers, and the rest of society. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) I was a Marie Curie participant at the anniversary celebrated in Warsaw in 2011 “Marie Curie Researchers Symposium: Science Passion Mission Responsibilities”. There was a debate about scientists, … Continue reading

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Genetic evolution. Survival of the fittest. How fit are We to compete with the new? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)


Genetic Evolution and Survival of the fittest. How fit are We to compete with the new? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) Just a thought, when talking about genetic manipulation, it seems to me that it is coming to a point where it … Continue reading

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GMOs hybridizing with plants next to a field. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)


GMOs hybridizing with plants next to a field. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) Bill Jewell said to me at LinkedIn: “I wonder if there is any research on GMOs hybridizing with plants next to a field where they are planted.” So, this … Continue reading

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Climate variability and energy balance. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)


Climate variability and energy balance. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) I think that we, as specie, are so used to adapt the environment to our needs that “we” might become the last living specie in the entire ecosystem identifying external interferences in … Continue reading

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Genetic design


Genetic design Sometimes I wonder, if any alien specie would find a human body, and based only in studying our body without considerations of known behaviour, what purpose would define for our biological structure? Follow these links for more in … Continue reading

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Understanding pollen seasons and hay fever. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD)


Understanding pollen seasons and hay fever. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD) Pollen seasons and Hay fever. Pollen from grasses, trees, and weeds is the wonderful substance that allow plants to reproduce, but it is also responsible for numerous allergic reactions people … Continue reading

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Particle size versus Particle mass. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)


Particle size versus Particle mass. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) “Hollow particles are common in the atmosphere, then instruments that measure particle size cannot be used to obtain particle mass (TSP)” was the comment by Roger J CHENG in a Linkedin discussion … Continue reading

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More pollen versus more plants. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)


More pollen versus more plants. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) Some people consider that more pollen means more plants. Pollen is the male sexual cell needed to fertilize the female gametophyte. Pollens of anemophilous plants are dispersed by air currents and, in … Continue reading

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Climate, “normal variability” or “change”? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)


Climate, “normal variability” or “change”? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) About “normal variability” or “change”, I don´t like to characterize the grade of perturbation of any situation if it has not been defined its stable state first. Variability and change comes within … Continue reading

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