«The great challenges of science» begins on February 28 with a talk about climate change

«In wartime medicine, medics are not only loyal to the patients, but to state and military interests»
Pere Estupinyà

Science communicator, writer and public speaker. That is how Pere Estupinyà (Tortosa, 1974) describes himself. He is also known as «the sex scientist».



plantes del futur

New Mètode call for papers. Monograph 105 (spring 2020) will focus on the role of the plants of the future in the future challenges of humanity.

Mètode's autumn issue tries to offer a general overview of the world of robotics and artificial intelligence from the point of view of six experts in the field.

The growing interaction with machines poses several questions about which we have no previous experience, nor can we reliably predict how they will influence the evolution of society.

The ultimate objective of the field of artificial intelligence (AI), the creation of a machine with a general intelligence like that of humans, is one of the most ambitious scientific goals ever set.


basil mosquito repllent

Popular lore has transmitted the use of basil as a mosquito repellent to avoid their bite. Why this plant repel mosquitoes?

The statement is false. Instead of answering the question, we are going to explain the falseness of the implicit premise in the question.

The genome and the complexity of living beings. The genome of an organism is the whole DNA content of its cells, including genes and intergenic regions. In prokaryotes (Archaea and Bacteria) there is, in general, a linear relationship between genome size and the number of genes. The smallest genomes are

mesure pain

Pain is a subjective sensation, so to objectify its intensity different types of scales are used whereby the patient can indicate the degree of pain being treated. The effect of analgesic drugs is evaluated in clinical trials subject to strict rules in order to compare the effect of the medication with that produced by substances without analgesic activity.


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