Much of the plastic debris fractures into micro- or nanoparticles called microplastics that can be ingested by marine organisms.

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Associating feelings of pleasure with dopamine us a common mistake. The process involves many other elements. Humans permanently seek pleasure and the continuous generation of expectations, surprise, and desire.

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With a completely colonised Earth, we must look after the environment and be pioneers of a new status quo based on climate neutrality.

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The trade in wild species generates great economic wealth on a global scale. The regulation of this trade must take into account many complexities.

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If we hang a magnet by a thread, it always aligns itself in the same direction, even if there is no other magnet nearby. This is a compass and responds to the Earth's magnetism.

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Genetics and language are closely connected. Some genes in humans have been essential for the development of complex language.

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We can find many physics and biology errors in Star Wars, but let's take a look at ecology.
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When we are having a conversation, walking together, or simply sitting next to someone else, our postures and movements are coordinated.

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Tactile memory allows us to create images in our brain thanks to the relative positions of fingers and hands.
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Today stupid signatures abound. Millions of identifiable, expendable authors clutter the web. What is truly important is not to sign, but to do relevant things well.
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Poliomyelitis cases have increased globally in the last year. The oral polio vaccine is very effective and acts on the first line of defence.
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Our empathy for other organisms decreases the further they are removed from us on the tree of life. Photography can change this perception.
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We cannot assume that our Palaeolithic ancestors possessed cognitive capacities typical of the modern mind.
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Valenciolenda fadaforesta

The description of the «Valencian wood fairy» or Valenciolenda fadaforesta (Hoch & Sendra), a new species and genus, was recently published.
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Illustration: Moisés Mahiques

On 8 October, 2001, Pere Estupinyà started his career as a science communicator. He remembers the journey in this article.
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The Coast Guards International Ice Patrol monitors Atlantic icebergs and even diverts their course from oil rigs.
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Humans, unlike some animals, do not base their mating choices exclusively on genetics. There are many cultural and social determinants.
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In the 17th century, it was difficult to achieve and maintain a partial vacuum. In the 21st century, the challenge is to achieve an ultra-vacuum in the laboratory such as we could never have dreamed of.
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Sickness behaviours are far from being exclusive to humans; they have been found in virtually all animals in which they have been studied.
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In April 2021, the ingenuity drone flew within the Martian atmosphere. Its purpose was to demonstrate the feasibility of flight in the tenuous Martian atmosphere.
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The movie Die hard has an important plot hole that could be justified with Heisenberg's uncertainty principle.
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Some mammals experience a feeling of soft pain when tasting fruits with capsaicin. This mutation has survived with the evolution of mammals.
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While it would be unwise to consider SARS-CoV-2 as evolutionarily exhausted, it is beginning to struggle to find new evolutionary improvements.
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Pere Estupinyà narrates his journey into Patagonia, where the Rewilding foundation develops conservation projects.
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