Pau Carazo at his office at the University of Valencia.

Understanding diversity through sexual selection

In this new Science Space, we visit the Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, where Pau Carazo studies the evolution of behaviour and sexual selection.

Francesc Mesquita

Researching aquatic invertebrates

Francesc Mesquita works at the Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, where he carries out research on aquatic invertebrates as indicators of water quality and evolutionary aspects.

Duria Antiquior

A religious past to science

Christianity has produced stories that have served as a reference point for scientific research for centuries. Two of these examples are analysed here, the story of Creation and the story of Noah's Ark.

Loeske Kruuk

Interview with Loeske Kruuk

Loeske Kruuk's studies have promoted the analysis of quantitative genetics in natural populations and its use to test the foundations of evolutionary theory.

Il·lustracions de primats de Jordi Sabater Pi

Introduction: Primate relatives

The order Primates includes more than three hundred species, among which are us, human beings. Perhaps that is why we are so fascinated by their study.

Ull mirant fixament

The cooperative eye

Eye contact can be used to establish and strengthen emotional bonds, but depending on the socio-cultural context, looking directly into another person's eyes can be very intimidating.


The melody is the message

Humans are born rather undeveloped, compared to other species, which favours a better understanding of language and behaviour in society.

Janet Browne

Interview with Janet Browne

On Darwin Day, we look at some aspects of the biography of the English naturalist with historian of science Janet Browne.


Beauty and mate choice

Every species' mate choice is determined by what individuals consider beautiful. Beauty has a biological meaning shared by many species.


Capsaicin mon amour

Some mammals experience a feeling of soft pain when tasting fruits with capsaicin. This mutation has survived with the evolution of mammals.