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Uses, skills and attitude in digital technology fields. Does a gender gap exist?
Boys consider that they are more skilled than girls in digital technology and communication fields, whereas girls feel better prepared in ethical and security-related aspects.
Some 17.5% of rural territory is exposed simultaneously to high rates of depopulation and of aridity. This study analyses how some factors for mitigating depopulation can have undesired effects, of both a social and an environmental nature.
Inequalities in covid-19 inequalities research: Who had the capacity to respond?
Did inequality exist in the research into the inequalities of covid-19? We analyse it in this comparative study focusing on research production, distribution and collaborations between countries.
The STEM field is failing to attract female talent
In Spain, only 16% of STEM professionals are women. We analyse this gender gap.
Can an Internet-delivered psychological intervention improve wellbeing in patients with fibromyalgia?
After a psychological intervention online, 39% of the patients with fibromyalgia who participated in the study reported a moderate improvement in their mood.
Evolution of science and technology in Portugal and Spain
The European Union set a target for the business sector to invest 2% of GDP in R&D. How is the convergence of Spain and Portugal towards this goal progressing?
Science-business links in Portugal and Spain: untapped potential for innovation?
In Spain and Portugal, only 6% of PhD holders work in the business sector. There is a broad margin for improvement in the relationship between science and business.
Human resources for research in Spain and Portugal
People who work in research are a pillar of the system. Are the working conditions of this sector favourable in Spain and Portugal or are they forcing a brain drain?
Gambling addiction in adolescence: betting, technologies and drug use
According to this study, the most popular form of gambling among teenagers is sports betting, and there is a higher level of online gambling addiction among boys.
From Moderate to Hyperconnected Users: Six Smartphone Use Profiles and Their Impact on Personal Well-being
What use are young Spaniards making of mobile phones? This study indicates that 19% are hyperconnected, showing difficulties in controlling the use of this technology.
Does knowing the scientific evidence help to dispel unfounded beliefs?
A majority belief exists that setting a maximum limit for rental prices would help more people to access housing, but what do the studies say? We analyse whether having access to information changes people’s opinions.
Can algorithms expose tax fraud?
Things are becoming increasingly difficult for tax evaders, with the new big data and artificial intelligence techniques that detect hidden wealth, the abuse of aggressive tax engineering and money laundering.
How can we improve support in Spain for public policies proposing to fight climate change?
Climate change is a concern worldwide, but what influences support for climate change policies? According to this study, the determining factor is the perceived effectiveness of each measure.
How many people do we know?
According to this study, we frequently interact with an average of 536 acquaintances, but the number is different for each person. What factors influence the size of our relationship circles?
Does science advance one funeral at a time?
What happens when a scientist conducting high-level research dies prematurely? This article confirms a proliferation of articles by new researchers, with disruptive ideas, in the field of the deceased person.
Do we take the medication that doctors prescribe for us?
Not following the treatments prescribed in primary healthcare has an economic impact, due to higher probabilities of absence from work and of the use of emergency healthcare services. We analyse this situation.
The new generation of digital technologies in Spain
Will new-generation technologies substitute the most routine jobs? Discover the impact of automation on the world of work.
Women live more years, but not always with health and happiness
Is living longer synonymous with good health? The following study compares, within the European context, life expectancy and happiness among men and women.
The risks to babies’ health posed by planned early delivery for non-medical reasons
Planned early delivery for non-medical reasons may have negative consequences for babies’ health. The cancellation of Spain’s “baby cheque” made it possible to investigate the impact of this practice on infant health.