Wildfire

While scientists speak of fire as a natural process within a cultural landscape, the general public continues to see it as a negative factor. We review the current status of management, science and innovation in this field.

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Francesc Torrent-Guasp

Techno-science currently comprises a complex system of knowledge production and transfer, of artefacts that constantly reshape social practices, with repercussions on people’s daily lives. The chemist, doctor, engineer, economist, or

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Xavier Bellés

Xavier Bellés —head of the Institute for Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF) in Barcelona— talked with us on the occasion of the launching of the book he adapted to contemporary Catalan, Bestiari.

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Marie Curie was the first woman who ever taught in the classrooms of the Sorbonne University in Paris and the first woman to obtain the Nobel Prize.
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© M. Lorenzo It is worth paying special attention to children's and teenager's exposure to radiofrequencies, since they are more sensitive to them than adults are. The mobile phone is a

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Human settlements tend to avoid flood areas, but not going too far away from them since it is precisely in those areas where agriculture is more productive. Thus, riverside lands,

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Janet Browne

An interview with the science historian and Charles Darwin biographer
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Everyone knows what a witch is. Wolf-masters, however, are lost in time. In the Spanish Inquisition process that judged «wolf witch» Pere Torrent, it is explained as follows: «Person who

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Javier Riera. Making off Fire 1, 2011.

[caption id="attachment_4954" align="alignleft" width="200"] Javier Riera. Making of Fire 1, 2011. Photograph on paper, variable dimensions. / In this Mètode monograph we see through the eyes of the artist Javier

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Issue 65 (2010): Nano {rokbox album=|1805| text=||}images/stories/MetodArt/Marina_Nunyez/angel-b.jpg{/rokbox} Marina Núñez. Fallen Angel, 2008. «Science Fiction» series. One-minute video footage.

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All I can say about Frederic Amat and his work come from two different sources. The first one is completely subjective and biased by my affection

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Side by side with science, art has its place in Mètode. The journal tries to foster the relationship between artistic and scientific culture, going

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One of the privileges of working on this section of the journal Mètode is the chance to recount the surprising things we encounter and enjoy in the plant world. And

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Biodiversity implies integral and sustainable development for it promotes competitiveness, growth and job creation and increases financial resources. The loss of biodiversity threatens our natural environment and thus, the quality

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[caption id="attachment_20140" align="alignleft" width="200"] Nanociencia y nanotecnología. Entre la ciencia ficción del presente y la tecnología del futuro. José Ángel Martín Gago (coordinador) Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la

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vegetable garden

Having a vegetable plot or an allotment returns to us an almost forgotten right: the right to grow our own food and to serve up our family’s own home-grown produce.
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Science springs from a method that measures and contrasts. Without measurements, thinking is something vague. But life-cycle assessors have no thermometers. The lay their hands on the sick creature’s forehead and knit their brows
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umami

There is a new flavour in the kitchen: the umami, named by the Japanese scientist Kikunae Ikeda when he discobered a new teste different from the four basics already known: sour, sweet, salty and bitter.
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Saving the Planet

Environmental journalism has been instrumental to promote awareness that nature must be respected. However, reactionary sectors of society are using it to confuse public opinion.

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From the Ecologists’ Struggle to a Global Priority

The ecologists’ struggle of the early sixties marked the origins of environmental journalism of today. Little by little, the environment has become a priority issue for the media.
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Green Wave

Within the field of scientific communication, environmental issues have taken a prominent role in the last two decades. This has earned them a special place in the media.

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genoma neandertal

Human uniqueness Most cosmological views on human origins portray these as being divine, beyond the natural world. This has partly been influenced by our obvious uniqueness. Because, of all past human

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George Whitesides

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [caption id="attachment_468" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Foto: Pere Estupinyà[/caption] Throughout his career, George Whitesides (Louisville, U.S.A., 1939) has developed powerful nanofabrication techniques such as soft lithography and molecular self-assembly. His research earned him

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