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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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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From nuclear desert to evolutionary lab

Three decades after the Chernobyl accident, the biodiversity of the area has completely recovered. The mechanisms that allow organisms to live in this area are still the subject of study and controversy.

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Surviving uncertainty

Studying evolution in the face of environmental uncertainty is crucial to understand biological diversity, because diversifying life strategies is key to survival and reproduction in uncertain environments.

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Endless forms

The monograph Endless forms explores some of the most pressing challenges we face as a species.

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Natural history of a mother

Maternal care comprises many different types of behaviours that, perhaps most prominently, include diverse ways to feed their young.

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Robert Sapolsky

Interview with Robert Sapolsky

Interview with Robert Sapolsky, professor at the University of Stanford (USA), in which he talks biology issues of the present time.

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