Dear Romeo, we came a long way, together. It would have not been the same without you, for sure, not without your humanity, your unique humour and love for punning, your passion for science and your journalistic talent that endured even in telling with courage and tact, on Facebook, about the disease that eventually took you away.
The costs would be high but not prohibitive: roughly 60 million pounds each year. But in return the Britannic Majesty's scientists have an on line peer review communication system that has totally open access: on line, open to all and free. There are enormous advantages to this. In logistic terms, since there would no longer be the need to find physical spaces. In economic terms, because at the moment English universities are spending 2,7% of their budget subscribing to magazines and setting up their libraries (both paper and on line).
Paolo Rossi, the historian of ideas who passed away at the beginning of the year, claimed that modern science began in the 17th century when a paradigm was broken down: the «paradigm of secrecy». Communicate everything to everyone. Thus enabling everyone to criticize everyone.
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Jürgen Neffe spent 7 months circumnavigating the globe, in order to relive the most famous journey in scientific history: Charles Darwin's travels aboard HMS Beagle. Traveling by boat, camper van, plane, on horseback, and foot, the trained biologist sought out the places where Darwin had gathered the vital information that would lead to his revolutionary theory of evolution - and where his scientific heirs still study life forms today.
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