Primatology

Primatology

The field of primatology is fundamental to our understanding not only of the diversity of primate species, but also what defines humans. What evolutionary paths have we followed, both together and separately? Deadline for submissions: 15 October 2022.

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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.

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image SARS-COV-2

COVID-19 and the dark side of promiscuity in life

We need to rethink many aspects of our daily lives, of our values, of our economic and cultural practices; in short, of our coexistence with the rest of nature and, especially, of our respect for non-human animals.

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imatge fons coronavirus humans

Coronavirus: knowing our enemy

The history of coronaviruses as human pathogens dates back to the mid-1960s, when they were first isolated from respiratory tract samples extracted from adults with symptoms of the common cold. Currently, seven types of coronavirus are known to infect humans.

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octopus intelligence carazo

The weight of intelligence

Understanding what separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom is an old obsession of ours. The most frequent attribute we rely on to justify our supposed superiority is intelligence. Yet, how are we to compare the intelligence of species as different as humans, octopi or dolphins?

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Why do flying ants appear?

Alberto Tinaut, biologist specialised in the study of ants, explains the secrets of these winged insects.

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Editorial no. 103

The contents of issue 103 of Mètode are devoted to the evolutionary scenarios to decode biodiversity.

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daisy cancer plants

Diverse ways to think about cancer

Exploring the diversity of ways in which different organisms cope with it can lend us novel insights on the biodiversity that surrounds us.

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Nature’s «endless forms» featured in the new Mètode monograph

The fourth volume of 2019 explores the crossroads between current biodiversity and evolution on Earth.

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Resistencia a antibióticos

Dodging magic bullets

The evolution of antibiotic resistance is probably the most spectacular example of evolution of a biological system innovation that we have had the opportunity to observe in real time.

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