Baobabs have to face the loss of habitats due to agriculture, water scarcity, disease, and the disappearance of seed disseminators.
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Atlas V rocket

The first object in the Kuiper belt visited by New Horizons after leaving Pluto was provisionally named Ultima Thule and has recently been renamed Arrokoth.
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Moon

The author shows his concern regarding space agencies' and private companies' recent interest on exploiting the Moon's resources.
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Astrochemistry studies their abundance and composition and posits potential chemical pathways that might have led to the presence of such molecules in a particular environment
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cuidados padrazos jacana

Biparental care is observed in less than 10 % of mammals and are often associated to monogamous relationships or immature offspring.
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science communicator illustration

Pere Estupinyà offers advice for young scientists who do not know how to take the leap into science communication.
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paediatrics vaccine

High vaccine coverage is encountering an unexpected obstacle. Recent evidence suggests that anti-vaccination attitudes and concerns are infecting some communities' health care workers.
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refugees

Mercedes Maestre was a republican doctor who developed exceptional activism for social reform and the right to health.
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footprint

What kind of sign is a rhinoceros footprint? It is an index, an iconic representation, and can become a symbolic image. A whole world condensed into a single footprint.
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Maternal care comprises many different types of behaviours that, perhaps most prominently, include diverse ways to feed their young.
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In late-Middle-Age Central European monasteries, nuns like Hildegard von Bingen rivaled monks in intellectual excellence.
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Illustration disseminate

What do scientists do when they explain their own or others’ research? Do they communicate do they popularise? Gemma Marfany prefers to say she disseminates knowledge...
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International Space Station dome

To avoid potential psychotic episodes, the International Space Station astronauts talk weekly to their friends and family.
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Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg and our young people remind us that we cannot keep looking the other way. Otherwise, we will be denying our sons and daughters – and ourselves, of course – the right to life.
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moisé mahiques tips science communication

Science disseminator Pere Estupinyà lists four possible roles for science communicators: none, a collaborative role, an involved one, or that of a professional.
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illustration large hugo salais sling

Probably of Paleolithic origin and present since the first civilisations, the sling is ancient and ubiquitous not only as a weapon, but also as the paradigm of circular movement.
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Big history

Over the centuries, several authors have attempted to put together popularisation works about the big history of scientific knowledge. One of the is Vestiges, by Robert Chambers.
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As in the good times of the old agrarian relations, the Regional Department of Agriculture of the Valencian government offers a deal to the land labourers interested in preserving diversity in the field: traditional horticultural seeds in exchange for information.
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Technological advances, such as telescopes and microscopes, have enabled us to enlarge our world, up and down. Microbes are an example of the two scales, small and large.
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We now have more information than ever about nutrition. But, at the same time, we have great difficulties to identify reliable information and, above all, to understand the limitations of science to answer so many of the questions that we make ourselves about how the food we eat and the food we avoid affects our health.
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For a correct functioning of the brain, it is essential that the number of neurons is the appropriate one: neither more nor less.
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We do not know what the science of future will bring, but we can assess that the mythical creation of Zarathustra survives.
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I confess I have a small problem, which I suspect I share with many fellow scientific disseminators: more and more every day, my interests do not coincide with the interests of my readers.
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Red radish

Enjoy red radishes: we look for some seeds among friends and make room for them in out garden so we can have them almost at any time of the year.
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