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“We have given you, O Adam, no visage proper to yourself, nor endowment properly your own, in order that whatever place, whatever form, whatever gifts you may, with premeditation, select, these same you may have and possess through your own judgement and decision […] We have made you a creature neither of heaven nor of earth, neither mortal nor immortal as the free and proud shaper of your own being, fashion yourself in the form you may prefer.”

Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

Science Communicators

Web Juan Luis Asuarga (Atapuerca) Juan Luis Asuarga

Juan Luis Arsuaga Ferreras (1954) obtained a master degree and a doctorate in Biological Sciences at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, where he is professor in the Paleontology. Since 1991 he has been a co-director of the Research Team investigating Pleistocene deposits in the Atapuerca Mountains (Province of Burgos, Spain). He authored and/or published several scientific publications and more than a dozen popular books among which we can highlight La Especie Elegida, o El collar del Neandertal.
Web David Atternborough David Attenborough

David Attenborough (1926) is a broadcaster and naturalist. His career as the respected face and voice of natural history programmes has endured for more than 50 years. He is best known for writing and presenting the nine Life series, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit, which collectively form a comprehensive survey of all life on the planet. Some of these series are Life on Earth, The Private Life of Plants, and The Trials of Life.
Web Marc Boada Marc Boada

Marc Boada has a Science Degree in Museology at the Institute of Continuing Education (IDEC) of the University Pompeu Fabra. Director of Pendulum Scientific Productions (, worked as presenter and scientific advisor in the science program Quèquicom at the Catalan Television. He has written The three infinite. A science book for literary people and writes for the section Taller y Laboratorio of the magazine Investigación y Ciencia, the Spanish version of Scientific American. 
Web David Bodanis David Bodanis

David Bodanis has had several careers. As an academic he lectured at the University of Oxford for many years, where he designed and taught the university’s main survey of social studies. As an author he’s written several best-sellers, on topics ranging from history to popular science; as a business consultant, he’s worked with a number of leading firms in Europe and America.
Web Rob Brooks Rob Brooks Brooks is Professor of Evolution and Director of the Evolution and Ecology Research Centre at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. Things he has thought and written about include the evolution of mate choice, the costs of being attractive, the reason animals age and the links between sex, diet, obesity and death. He does most of his research on guppies, field crickets and mice, and he has a variety of projects on humans (you can take part at
Web Bill Bryson Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson (1951) is a best-selling American author of humorous books on travel, as well as books on the English language and on science. His best known book is A Short History of Nearly Everything. This 500-page popular literature piece explores not only the histories and current statuses of the sciences, but also reveals their humble and often humorous beginnings. The book won the prestigious Aventis Prize and the EU Descartes Prize for science communication.
Web Jaques Cousteau Jaques Cousteau

Jacques Cousteau (1910-1997) was a French naval officer, explorer, ecologist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. His legacy includes more than 120 television documentaries, more than 50 books, and an environmental protection foundation with 300,000 members. He created the so-called “divulgationism”, a simple way of sharing scientific concepts, commonly employed today in modern television broadcasting.
Web Richard Dawkins Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins (1941) is a British ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author. He is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford. Dawkins came to prominence with his book The Selfish Gene, which popularised the gene-centered view of evolution and introduced the term meme. He has since written several popular science books like The Extended Phenotype, The Blind Watchmaker, or The God Delusion. He also makes regular television and radio appearances, predominantly discussing these topics.
Web John Derbyshire John Derbyshire

John Derbyshire (1945) is a British-American writer. His columns in National Review and New English Review cover a broad range of political-cultural topics, including immigration, China, history, mathematics, and race. He has written the novel, Seeing Calvin Coolidge in a Dream, the non-fiction book, Prime Obsession, that won the Mathematical Association of America’s inaugural Euler Book Prize and the political book, We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism.
Web Keith Devlin Keith Devlin

Keith Devlin is a co-founder and Executive Director of the university’s H-STAR institute, a co-founder of the Stanford Media X research network, and a Senior Researcher at CSLI. His current research is focused on the use of different media to teach and communicate mathematics to diverse audiences. He has written 31 books and over 80 published research articles. He is “the Math Guy” on National Public Radio of USA.
Web Jarde Diamond Jared Diamond

Jared Diamond (1937) is an American scientist, a polymath and author whose work draws from a variety of fields. He is currently Professor of Geography and Physiology at UCLA. He is best known for the award-winning popular science books The Third Chimpanzee, Guns, Germs, and Steel, and Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed.
Blog Pere Estupinyà Pere Estupinyà

Pere Estupinyà (1974) is chemical, biochemical, and a science communicator. His blog started with a grant for science journalists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, where he spent a year learning science in order to explain it later. Now continue at Washington DC looking for reflections in other scientific institutions, laboratories, conferences, and talking to any researcher willing to share their knowledge.
Web Brian Fagan Brian Fagan

Brian Fagan is an author of popular archaeology books as well as being professor emeritus of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, U.S. He is the author or editor of 46 books. He has also contributed over 100 specialist papers to many national and international journals. He has been an archaeological consultant for many organizations, including National Geographic Society, Time/Life, Encyclopædia Britannica, Microsoft Encarta and BBC.
Web Tim Flannery Tim Flannery

Tim Flannery is one of Australia’s leading thinkers and writers.
An internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer and conservationist, he has published more than 130 peer-reviewed scientific papers. His books include the landmark works The Future Eaters and The Weather Makers. In authoritative yet accessible language, Flannery carefully lays out the science, demonstrating the substantial, human-induced climate change and the likely ecological effects to the planet if this process continues.
Web Ramon Folch Ramon Folch

Ramon Folch has PhD. in Biology and a graduate in Socioecology. He is author / editor of numerous articles and thirty books. Director of the encyclopedias Historia Natural dels Països Catalans (16 volumes) and Biosfera (11 volumes) in Catalan, English, German and Japanese. He was also the writer / director of the television series Mediterrània (50 chapters) and Natura (13 chapters) issued by Catalan TV.
Web Ben Goldrace "Bad Science" Ben Goldacre

Ben Goldacre is an award-winning writer, broadcaster, and medical doctor who specialises in unpicking dodgy scientific claims made by scaremongering journalists, dodgy government reports, evil pharmaceutical corporations, PR companies and quacks. He has written the weekly Bad Science column in the Guardian since 2003. It’s archived on this site along with blogposts, columns for the British Medical Journal, and other stuff.
Web Stephen Jay Gould Stephen Jay Gould

Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002) was an American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist, and historian of science. He was also one of the most influential and widely read writers of popular science of his generation. Gould’s greatest contribution to science was the theory of punctuated equilibrium. Many of Gould’s Natural History essays were reprinted in collected volumes, such as Ever Since Darwin and The Panda’s Thumb. Popular treatises included books such as The Mismeasure of Man, Wonderful Life and Full House.
Web John Gribbin John Gribbin

John Gribbin (1946) is a Visiting Fellow in Astronomy at the University of Sussex, chiefly working on the problem of determining the age of the Universe. After working for the journal Nature and New Scientist, he has concentrated chiefly on writing books. These include In Search of Schrödinger’s Cat, In Search of the Double Helix and In Search of the Big Bang. He has also written biographies of Stephen Hawking, Richard Feynman, Galileo, Buddy Holly and most recently James Lovelock.
Web Marvin Harris Marvin Harris

Marvin Harris (1927- 2001) was an American anthropologist. A prolific writer, he was highly influential in the development of cultural materialism. He is considered a generalist, who had an interest in the global processes that account for human origins and the evolution of human cultures. He left a large body of scholarly work. Writings for the general public include: Cows, Pigs, Wars and Witches: The Riddles of Culture, Cannibals and Kings: The Origins of Cultures and Why Nothing Works: The Anthropology of Daily Life.
Web Dani Jimenez Albiac Dani Jiménez Albiac

Dani Jiménez Albiac (1977) is physicist and during the last 10 years he has been disseminating science in radio, television, press, schools, colleges, museums, universities and major events. He brings the science to the people through experiments, oddities and humor. He has written two books Ciència a un Euro and Ciència a dos Euros, in which he solves a lot of unedited questions, shows amazing experiments, and encourages scientific creativity and lateral thinking.
Web Khana Academy Khan Academy

The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit educational organization, created in 2006 by MIT graduate educator Salman Khan. With the stated mission of “providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere”, the website supplies a free online collection of more than 2,400 micro lectures via video tutorials stored on YouTube teaching mathematics, history, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, economics and computer science.
Web James Lovelock James Lovelock

James Lovelock (1919) is an independent scientist, environmentalist, author and researcher, Doctor Honoris Causa of several universities throughout the world. He is the author of The Gaia Theory, and The Ages of Gaia, which consider the planet Earth as a self-regulated living being. More recently, he published his new book The Revenge of Gaia. He is in favour of the use of clean nuclear energy, respectful of the environment.
Web Lynn Margulis Lynn Margulis

Lynn Margulis (1938) is an American biologist and University Professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her publications, spanning a wide range of scientific topics, include original contributions to cell biology and microbial evolution. She is best known for her theory of symbiogenesis. She is the author or coauthor of many articles and books that include Symbiotic Planet: A new look at evolution, What is Sex? or Five Kingdoms: An illustrated guide to the phyla of life on Earth.
Web Piergiorgio Odifreddi Piergiorgio Odifreddi

Piergiorgio Odifreddi (Cuneo, 1950) is a mathematical, logical and Italian essayist. His writings, in addition to mathematics, dealing with popular science, history of science, philosophy, politics, religion, exegesis, philology, and several other essays.
Web David Quammen David Quammen

David Quammen (1948) is an award-winning science, nature and travel writer whose work has appeared in publications such as National Geographic, Outside, Harper’s, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times Book Review. He wrote a column, called “Natural Acts”, for Outside magazine for fifteen years. A pair of his non-fiction books are: The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions, and The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution.
Web Hubert Reeves Hubert Reeves

Hubert Reeves (Montreal, 1932) is a Canadian astrophysicist and popularizer of science. He has been a Director of Research at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique since 1965 and currently lives in France where he often speaks on television promoting science. In his works, reflects on the meaning of the universe.
Web Félix Rodriguez de la Fuente Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente

Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente (1928-1980) was a famous communicator and Spanish environmentalist, a pioneer in the defense of nature in Spain, and director of documentaries for radio and television. His most successful and influential series is definitely El Hombre y la Tierra. He had a Degree in medicine and was a self-taught biologist, who also served as expeditionary, photographic safari guide in Africa, lecturer and writer.
Web Joan Domenec Joandomènec Ros

Joandomènec Ros (1946) is Professor of Ecology at the University of Barcelona. He has coordinated research programs, has published several scientific books and over a hundred scientific articles. He is the author of a dozen popular books like La nostra ecologia de cada dia, La natura marradeja, or Objectiu: l’Antàrtida. Diari de bord d’una campanya oceanogràfica. He has also translated many books on ecology, evolutionary biology and marine biology written by prominent authors such as Gould, Wilson or Dawkins.
Web Carl Sagan Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan (1934 -1996) was an American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in the space and natural sciences. During his lifetime, he published more than 600 scientific papers and popular articles and was author, co-author, or editor of more than 20 books. In his works, he advocated skeptical inquiry and the scientific method. He pioneered exobiology and promoted the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI).
Web Michael Shermer Michel Shermer

Michael Shermer (1954) is an American science writer, historian of science, founder of The Skeptics Society, and Editor in Chief of its magazine Skeptic, which is largely devoted to investigating pseudoscientific and supernatural claims. He is the author of several books that attempt to explain the ubiquity of irrational or poorly substantiated beliefs, including UFOs, Bigfoot, and paranormal claims, i.e. Why People Believe Weird Things.
Web Simon Singh Simon Singh

Simon Singh (1964) is a British author who has specialised in writing about mathematical and scientific topics in an accessible manner. His written works include Fermat’s Last Theorem, The Code Book (about cryptography and its history), Big Bang and Trick or Treatment? Alternative Medicine on Trial (about complementary and alternative medicine). He has also produced documentaries and works for television to accompany his books.
Web Dava Sobel Dava Sobel

Dava Sobel (1947) is a writer of popular expositions of scientific topics. She graduated from the Bronx High School of Science and Binghamton University. Her works include: Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time; Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love; The Best American Science Writing; and The Planets.
Web Nassim Nicholas Taleb Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Nassim Nicholas Taleb (1960) is a Lebanese American essayist whose work focuses on problems of randomness and probability. He is a bestselling author, and has been a professor at several universities, currently at Polytechnic Institute of New York University and Oxford University. He has written near 40 books, one of the most influencing is The Black Swan, in which he advocates what he calls a “black swan robust” society, meaning a society that can withstand difficult-to-predict events.
Web Jorge Wagensberg Jorge Wagensberg

Jorge Wagensberg (Barcelona, 1948) is a physicist, university professor and one of the foremost science communicators of Spain working as editor, lecturer, writer and museologist. It was the first director of the Museum of Science of the Foundation “La Caixa” in Barcelona. He founded the book series “Metatemas” and “Metabreves” of the Editorial Tusquets. He is the author of journalistic essays, some twenty books and hundreds of research papers.
Web Spencar Weart Spencer Weart

Spencer Weart (1942) was the director of the Center for History of Physics of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) from 1971 until his retirement in 2009. Originally trained as a physicist, he is now a historian. He has produced numerous historical articles, two children’s science books, and written or co-edited seven other books, including Scientists in Power, Never at War: Why Democracies Will Not Fight One Another and The Discovery of Global Warming.
Web Jonathan Weiner Jonathan Weiner

Jonathan Weiner is the Maxwell M. Geffen Professor of Medical and Scientific Journalism at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where he teaches writing about science and medicine. He is an author of non-fiction books on his biology observations, in particular evolution in the Galápagos Islands, genetics, and the environment. He won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for his book The Beak of the Finch. He has also written Time, Love, Memory and Long for This World: The Strange Science of Immortality.
Web Simon Winchester Simon Winchester

Simon Winchester (1944), is a British-American author and journalist who resides mostly in the United States. Through his career at The Guardian, he covered numerous significant events including Bloody Sunday and the Watergate Scandal. As an author, he has written or contributed to over a dozen nonfiction books and authored one novel and his articles appear in several travel publications including Condé Nast Traveler, Smithsonian Magazine, and National Geographic.
Web Eduard O. Wilson Eduard O. Wilson

Edward Osborne Wilson (1929) is an American biologist, researcher, theorist, naturalist and author. He is Pellegrino University Research Professor in Entomology for the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. His biological specialty is myrmecology, the study of ants. Wilson is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. He is known for his scientific career, his role as “the father of sociobiology”, his environmental advocacy, and his secular-humanist and deist ideas.