From Science to Arts, an Inevitable Decision?

By Roberto Benavent at BBVA OPENMIND | Russian writers Anton Chejov and Fyodor Dostoyevsky or Spanish Pio Baroja are only among the distinguished authors that studied engineering or medicine before devoting themselves to the arts.  Is it merely a coincidence? And why is it so unusual to find examples where it has happened the other way round?

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Weekend link fest

A curated selection of links we hope can enlighten us all; some come from our corner, some do from other corners of the net. And as always, our comment widgets are anxious to get your suggestions. How a company becomes a listed company like, let’s say, Facebook Can London pay for the Olympic Games? We give you Mr Hollande Don’t miss how much Africa is growing Hollande tax makes London look…

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Varshavsky wins BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award

MADRID | The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Biomedicine category went in this fourth edition to Alexander Varshavsky of California Institute of Technology. According to the jury, Varshavsky’s research has spawned a whole new field in biomedicine, since it is now known that defects in protein degradation mechanism underlie a wide variety of pathologies. His work, as such, has a bearing on the understanding of cancers, immune…