The fourth volume of 2019 explores the crossroads between current biodiversity and evolution

Challenges and prospects for evo-devo neurobiology

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».



Robert Sapolsky

Interview with Robert Sapolsky, professor at the University of Stanford (USA), in which he talks biology issues of the present time.
call for papers citizen science

New Mètode Call for Papers about citizen science. Deadline for submission: 1st June 2020.

Mètode collects Fernando Sapiña's articles from Science at the table in a new volume of the collection «Monografies Mètode»  edited by Juli Peretó.
call for papers oceà i canvi global

New Mètode Call for Papers. The monograph for issue 107 (volume 4, 2020) will be devoted to oceans and global change. Deadline for submission: 23 March 2020.


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.


Science and Nazism

Surviving uncertainty

by Manuel Serra, María José Carmona, Eduardo Moisés García-Roger, Raquel Ortells

Diverse ways to think about cancer

by E. Yagmur Erten, Hanna Kokko

Dodging magic bullets

by Álvaro San Millán

Vestiges of our first steps

by Borja Figueirido

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