We published a post at Ciencia Crítica on the gains that we could have obtained if they didn’t sacrifice the dog of the nurse infected with the ebola virus. You can read it (in Spanish) at http://www.eldiario.es/cienciacritica/ebola-excalibur-perro-enfermera-alcorcon-sacrificio_6_311528881.html
Six researchers in ecology, including Joaquín Hortal, have just started a blog aiming to provide a critical vision about the way science is conducted, why is it conducted the way it is and its multiple connections with economy, society, etc., making special emphasis (but not exclusively) with the situation of scientific research in Spain.
The blog is available at http://www.eldiario.es/cienciacritica/, within eldiario.es, an Spanish online journal. New posts will appear at least once a week.
A multidisciplinary team of ecologists, including Joaquín, has started a blog in the Spanish online journal eldiario.es. The blog Ciencia Crítica will make a critical review to current practice in research and research policies, with an special focus in Spain. The posts made by Fernando Valladares, Luis Santamaría, Jordi Moya, Miguel Angel Rodriguez-Gironés, Joaquín Hortal and Adrián Escudero will seek ways of improving the robustness and effectiveness of the Spanish scientific system, while transmitting young researchers and the general public what is good practice in science and why some aspects of research work are the way they are now.
The first post, entitled “Reasons for confidence“, makes a general introduction to the blog in Spanish.