Top Five Articles of 2014

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As in previous years, we recover the most read articles in our website from the beginning of 2014 before the summer holidays. There is an outstanding thematic diversity among the top five, reflecting the ability of science communication to reach different fields and satisfy the curiosity of a demanding readership with a number of interests.

  

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Why Do Humans Have Pubic Hair?
«Mètode’s Whys and Wherefores» is still one of the most successful sections in our website. In this case, the researcher Pau Carazo answered a reader’s question from an evlutionary point of view, and issued some suggestions concerning human pubic hair.

  
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Edible Childhood Ethnobotany
Daniel Climent, Carles Martín and Emili Laguna reminded us with this article of a not-so-distant past, when children and teenagers kept a close relationship with their neighbouring plants, which served both as nourishment and plaything.

  
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Thinking Like Scientists, Not Lawyers
In the first clumn for «The Brain Thief», Pere Estupinyà reflected upon the scientific method and the scarce use of it we do in our everyday life. «Does it surprise you that politicians are able to discuss arguments for hours without reaching an agreement? Remember that they are usually lawyers, not scientists», the writer claimed.

  

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Jordi Costa
Teresa Ciges interviewed the reasearcher from the Laboratory for Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research in New York to talk about the influence of music in our brain and the importance of learning music in order to develop certain abilities.

  
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Saint George and the Dragon
On the occasion of the day of Saint George, Pere Renom reviewed the origins of the legend, from Greek mythology to zoology, a accumulation of pagan traditions assimilated by Christianity in a moment when it needed heroic figures to herald evangelism.

© Mètode 2014.

  
© Mètode 2014