sleeping person

While deep sleep is characterised by low brain activity, brain activity is high during REM sleep, similar to wakefulness. If we wake up in REM sleep, it is very common for us to remember that we were dreaming. But why do we dream? Ferran Martinez-Garcia explains.
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housefly

The emergence of human dwellings and constructions, including stables, of course, provided an excellent opportunity for the survival of flies during the winter. Joaquín Baixeras explains.
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Once again this year, science and literature merge in this tenth edition of the Inspiraciencia short story competition. Before 7 June, those who want to participate can submit their short science-based stories in Spanish, Catalan, Gallician, and Basque.
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cover standards

The latest issue of Mètode addresses the subject of standards in science, with a special focus on synthetic biology.
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beluga mother and offspring

Did you know that the sounds some whales produce can travel up to 3,000 kilometers across the ocean?
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Alcohol is like any other type of drug, except more widespread and accepted. It is important to contextualise the importance of social behaviour in its consumption.
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Mètode 104

The monograph, coordinated by José Pío Beltrán, CSIC research professor at the Institute for Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology (CSIC-UPV), analyses biotechnological advances in plant production.
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Photo: Andrew Ebrahim / Unsplash

Fernando González Candelas, Full Professor of Genetics at the University of Valencia, explains how the virus affects children.
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color iris ojos

María Violeta Gómez Vicente, PhD in biochemistry and professor at the Department of Optics, Pharmacology, and Anatomy of the University of Alacant writes about the phenomenon of heterochromia.
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Alberto Tinaut, biologist specialised in the study of ants, explains the secrets of these winged insects.
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