Retrat de Théodore Géricault, autor de la sèrie de les monomanies.

In search of Théodore Géricault’s lost monomanias

Dr. Georget commissioned Théodore Géricault to produce a series of ten portraits of alienated people suffering from monomania. By 2021, only five had been located, but since then three more have been identified. There are still two more to be found, so the mystery continues...

Jane Godall

Introduction: Science through stories

This monograph provides new points of view on the role of stories in shaping scientific thought, and on the way in which this resource communicates science.

Imatge promocional d'Oppenheimer, de Cristopher Nolan.

‘Oppenheimer’: A cautious look from the social sciences

In this review of the film Oppenheimer, PhD in Law Clara Portela criticises the victimising vision of Robert Oppenheimer in Christopher Nolan's biopic, released in July 2023.


Science and philosophy in the genesis of Nazism

Open call for papers on the philosophical roots and alleged scientific bases of Nazism. Deadline for submission: 12 February 2024.


A picture and a thousand words

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.

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.

Martín de Cervera. Lliçó de teologia a la Universitat de Salamanca, amb alumnes de diversos ordes religiosos, 1614. Oli, portes de l’armari del depòsit de manuscrits de la Biblioteca Universitària.

Can theology be a science?

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.


From crayfish to humans

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.


A picture of Lamarck

In Lamarck's revolutionary work, only his failed attempt to elaborate a coherent theory of the evolutionary process has remained in popular teaching.

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The keys to a preventable pandemic

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