New Mètode Call for Papers about post-humanism. Deadline for submission: 22 March 2021.

The Nobel Prize for Chemistry has awarded Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for the development of CRISPR-Cas9 genetic editing tools. Lluís Montoliu analyses the journey to this award.
cygnus x 1 forat negre

The Swedish Academy has awarded Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel, and Andrea Ghez the Nobel Prize in Physics. What is behind this shared award? When did the debate on black holes start? An analysis by Manel Perucho.

Fernando Ballesteros discusses the discovery of phosphine on Venus and other historical hypotheses regarding signs of life on other planets.


covid 19 vaccine

On 9 November, Pfizer announced in a press release that their COVID-19 vaccine candidate, developed in conjunction with BioNTech, shows 90 % efficacy one week after the second dose was administered. We analyse the situation with the voice of several experts.

Vaccine development takes a long time, often more than fifteen years. The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has accelerated the process in record time. This race has only just begun and there is much to be learned in the near future.



Good to eat

Diet-disease relationships: Recent advances in nutritional epidemiology

by Raul Zamora-Ros and Carlos Alberto González

Disentagling nutrition facts from fiction: Towards healthy and sustainable consumption in industrialized societies

by Clara Gómez-Donoso, Miguel A. Martínez-González, and Maira Bes-Rastrollo

Educational tools for better eating: Origin and evolution of dietary guidelines in Catalonia

by Clara Gómez-Donoso, Miguel A. Martínez-González, and Maira Bes-Rastrollo

Diet, drugs, and the brain: Is ultra-processed food a gateway to addiction?

by M Carmen Blanco-Gandia, Macarena Gonzalez-Portilla, and Marta Rodriguez-Arias

Miracle diets: When eating guidelines cause health problems

by Jose Miguel Soriano del Castillo and M. Inmaculada Zarzo Llobell

Evidence-based nutritional guidelines: What is meant by trustworthy recommendations

by Joanna Zajac, Paulina Głodo, and Malgorzata M Bala

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