Photo: Concha Molina

«Pseudosciences are by-products of the prestige of science as a social enterprise and as a means of obtaining knowledge. Their character is inherently negative, given that, by definition, a pseudoscience is an intellectual fraud». Thus begins monograph 95 of Mètode, coordinated by Angelo Fasce.
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Photo: Luke Ellis Craven

Science tries to find solutions to the challenges related to the development and evolutionary success of humanity. Resource and waste management are some of them. How can we face these and other important questions from science? Deadline for the submission of documents: 15 May 2018.
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When wildfires burn - front cover

Fire has been a defining element in the formation of human societies. Then, why is seen as an alien element in our society? A look back to Mètode's issue dedicated to wildfires.

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Journalist Bievenido León comments on the monograph Living with climate change, published on spring 2015, and dedicated to the cultural challenges proposed by this global change.
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The media have started venturing when the intelligence of machines will surpass that of humans, what jobs will be replaced earlier, and how we should prepare for post-humanism.
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To celebrate 25 years of Mètode, Vicenç M. Rosselló recovers The enchanted cove, a study of the science and culture surrounding Mediterranean coves, published in summer 2012.
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Mètode Science Studies Journal publishes the 2017 annual review, under the title Unravelling science. The seventh issue of this English language publication focuses on the secrets of neuroscience, the connection

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We can’t help getting amazed when observing the wide variety of life forms through the world, even more when realizing that their distribution follow clear patterns whose causes turn out

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mobility

Domingo Pujante reflects on Mètode’s monograph Itinerancy (spring 2014) dedicated to the processes of human and animal mobility in the search of the best chances for survival and safety.

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The environment and biodiversity have been central issues for Mètodeduring these 25 years dedicated to the dissemination of science, along with environmental communication.
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On the occasion of Mètode's 25th anniversary, we bring back issue number 80, dedicated to the current situation of science communication in written press and its next challenges for the next few years.
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Recreation of the Trappist-1 system

Before using conditionals and speculating, we need to set some bases. Let us start with the most basic: what is an exoplanet?
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Cover image - number 88

In the winter of 2015/16, Mètode devoted a monograph to health communication, specially focusing on the role played by mass media in issues such as sanitary crisis, the stigmatization of some illness or public health campaigns.
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The central monograph of Mètode's latest issue, coordinated by Manel Perucho and José Antonio Font, is devoted to high energy astrophysics and cosmology.
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Women have been traditionally excluded from the public sphere – education, politics, art and culture – and confined to the domestic sphere. This situation has experimented a slow steady change in different areas since the late modern period. A more liberal society has allowed the progressive incorporation of women to public life.
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Guillermo Muñoz-Matutano recovers Nano – Mètode's issue dedicated to nanotechnology – and reviews the main changes ocurred in the nanoworld these years, along with its future challenges.
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The year 2009 marked the bicentenary of Charles Darwin’s birth. Mètode celebrated with this monograph, which delved into different aspects of the naturalist’s research, and also with the publication of his Autobiography, previously unpublished in Catalan.
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The interaction between medicine and literature has been constant over time. Doctors who were also writers, ill people who have told their stories, authors who have either ridiculed or exalted doctors’ role... Stories about epidemics, about bad practices, scams, success stories... What can we learn from all of these?
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Biotechnology can give answers to different social challenges: biomedical issues, such as the need to provide a solution for illnesses and infections, or food issues, such as producing enough to feed an ever-increasing world population.
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2017 sets the starting point for the celebration Mètode’s 25th anniversary, a journal born in 1992 with the goal to build a bridge between science and humanities. All throughout the year, different past issues will be retrieved on the website.
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Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the journal, Mètode opens a new website, more visual and accesible and with an adaptive design. From now on, Mètode’s readers will have a more satisfactory navigation experience from any device.
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We analyse the situation of women in science, the effects of androcentric biases in research, and the potential changes that would come with more inclusive practices.
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The documentary presented by Patty Bonet allows the public tu step into her skin – or rather her eyes – since the images we see reflect the visual impairment of a person with type OCA4 albinism.
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Call for papers open for autumn 2017's monograph, «The wolf in sheep's clothing», devoted to pseudosciences.
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