Ciència recreativa

Recreational science

The purpose of this monograph is to introduce and promote recreational science and its uses to the general public. Deadline for submission (extended): 20 July 2023.


The magic barbecue (part 1)

The next time you find yourself near a barbecue, try to pay attention to what you see. It is a fascinating scientific process.



This week in «La Pipeta», Ferran Martín invites us to playfully reflect on transhumanism.

Caragol - Snail

Why do snails come out when it rains?

Snails and slugs come out when it rains because they need a high degree of humidity to carry out some important physiological activities.


The last day of the volcano

On 13 December 2021, the eruptive activity of the volcano of La Palma came to an end. Since before the eruption, science was essential to manage the crisis.


Science for Christmas

Ferran Martín reminds us that science always makes a good gift.

Illustration: Moisés Mahiques

Twenty years as a science communicator

On 8 October, 2001, Pere Estupinyà started his career as a science communicator. He remembers the journey in this article.


Mètode receives the National Research Awards in the scientific communication category

The award recognises its trajectory, sustained content quality, and resilience.


«A lab of one’s own», by Rita Colwell and Sharon B. McGrayne

This book is both a biography and an inspiring reflection on the sexism of the scientific world in recent decades

Neural puzzle

Using humour to bring science closer to the public

Mètode starts promoting graphic humour through a new section dedicated to cartoons on current scientific issues, launched with the new section by Ferran Martín.