Photography has positioned itself not only as an effective means of collecting data, but also as a tool for sharing scientific information, both inside and outside the academic world.
On Darwin Day, we look at some aspects of the biography of the English naturalist with historian of science Janet Browne.
The article defends the idea that theology should disappear from university programmes. It cannot be a science because it is based on faith and authority.
As with other animal species such as crayfish, drugs activate our brain's reward system to induce a false signal announcing the arrival of a great benefit for our survival.
In Lamarck's revolutionary work, only his failed attempt to elaborate a coherent theory of the evolutionary process has remained in popular teaching.
Most probably, the current coronavirus1 pandemic represents the uncertain epilogue of an epidemiological period marked by the renewed prominence of the infectious disease in the last decades of the twentieth century
It is currently widely believed that Einstein’s first wife, Mileva Marić, made significant contributions to his scientific work. But, is there good evidence that Mileva Marić was Einstein’s secret collaborator?
The miasmas – a frightening name concealing a solid lack of knowledge – were supposed vapours carrying particles of «corrupted matter» that caused infectious diseases.
Mercedes Maestre was a republican doctor who developed exceptional activism for social reform and the right to health.
Academic life in Vienna was hit harder by National Socialism than anywhere else in Germany, due to the high numbers of scientists of Jewish origins.