New issue of the yearly journal Mètode Science Studies Journal
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».



Adaptación de los microorganismos

This week the eyedropper is inspired by the article «Microplastics» by Ramon Folch.

COP27 is this week. The Eyedropper makes us think about climate conferences and their goals

A recent study points out that the happy living salary is around the 60,000€ per year.

Ciència recreativa

The purpose of this monograph is to introduce and promote recreational science and its uses to the general public. Deadline for submission: 15 June 2023.


basil mosquito repllent

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

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


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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