Pigments to save lives

Recognising our reflection in a mirror is fundamental to everyone, although, rather than being something which is automatic from birth, it is something we learn as part of a process, just like many other things throughout our life. There are changes, injuries, accidents which might

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Stevia, sweet panacea?

Sweet is more than a flavour. It is a world of nuances and aromas, a range of sensations and experiences linked to the pleasures of the table. «Sweeter than honey», that is what the poets sang in passionate verses, knowing that there was no better delight than sweetness on your lips.

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The strange case of guaiacwood

L'única manera d'explicar l'estrany cas del guaiac és recórrer a la campanya de publicitat que va promoure la família Fugger per a fomentar-ne l'ús.

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The spread of Ebola

The tragedy of the 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa was exacerbated by World Health Organization (WHO) rhetoric that depicted medical personnel as saviors of an irrational and emotional public.

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Five Points about the Ebola Virus

  Hospital Carlos III The first human Ebola contagion outside of Africa, detected in the nurse Teresa Romero in the Carlos III Hospital in Madrid, led to a scare concerning a possible outbreak un Spain. But the first cases

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Syphilis and Nietzsche’s mad genius

«Detailed evidence shows that Nietzsche passed through each of the three stages: the chancre of primary syphilis; the terrible pox, fever and pain of secondary syphilis; and the dreaded third, paresis» In the foothills of the Italian Alps, on a snow-draped piazza in Turin, on January

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