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  • The risk of young people driving drunk increases if their parents drink Español

    SINC | August 25 2014 08:56

    If parents consume alcohol, it is more likely that their children will drive under its influence. This is one of the conclusions of a new study analysing the data of more than 30,000 students and their relationship with drinking and driving. The results have been published in the “Adicciones” journal.

  • Study confirms water quality in glass and plastic bottles Español

    SINC | August 18 2014 09:15

    Bottled water sold in Spain is practically free of constituents given off by plastic packaging or glass bottle lids. They are only detected in some cases, albeit in quantities much lower than limits found harmful for health. This was revealed by the analysis of more than 130 types of mineral water by researchers at the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research of the Spanish...

  • Forest fires in Spain have evolved with the climate since 1968 Español

    SINC | August 11 2014 09:02

    A group from the University of Alcalá (Spain) has defined the landscape of forest fires on a nationwide scale over the course of 42 years. The research has found that the abandonment of agricultural land and higher temperatures have contributed to intensifying the fires.

  • A new therapy for breast cancer is being designed using wasp venom Español

    SINC | August 04 2014 10:01

    Scientists from the Institute for Biomedical Research (IRB Barcelona) have carried out successful in vitro tests using wasp venom to kill tumour cells. The next step will be to test its efficacy in mouse models.

  • Malaspina's expedition sails away from Cadiz Español

    WEARBEARD | July 29 2014 12:00

    El 30 de julio de 1789, hace ahora 225 años, las corbetas Atrevida y Descubierta parten del puerto de Cádiz en dirección a las costas de América, Filipinas y otras islas del Pacífico. A bordo viaja la flor y nata de la ciencia y la marina española de la época.La expedición fue propuesta al gobierno por Alejandro Malaspina y José de Bustamante, que contaron con la aprobación del rey Carlos III....

  • Valencian scientists describe a hybrid laminate material with magnetic and photoactive properties Español

    UV | July 28 2014 11:16

    A research conducted by the Institute for Molecular Science of the Universitat de València and of the Institute for Chemical Technology of the Universitat Politècnica de València and the Spanish National Research Council, confirms for the first time the possibility of modulating the magnetic properties of an inorganic material through organic photoactive molecules activated by light.

  • The history of World War I ignored women Español

    SINC | July 28 2014 09:18

    A study revives a silenced part of the First World War: the role of women. Researchers from the Complutense University of Madrid and the University of Castilla-La Mancha consulted specialised sources on women on the front line, on the rearguard and in the jobs that men inevitably left to go to war.

  • Bacteria manipulate salt to build shelters to hibernate Español

    SINC | July 23 2014 09:11

    For the first time, Spanish researchers have detected an unknown interaction between microorganisms and salt. When Escherichia coli cells are introduced into a droplet of salt water and is left to dry, bacteria manipulate the sodium chloride crystallisation to create biomineralogical biosaline 3D morphologically complex formations, where they hibernate. Afterwards, simply by rehydrating the mat...

  • Scientists generate spermatic cells from endangered species to maintain their genetic diversity Español

    MNCN-CSIC | July 22 2014 14:02

    Scientists from the National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN-CSIC) have managed to rescue the genotype of young males that were bound to be genetically lost after road kills. The study represents an important step in the conservation of lberian lynx and Mohor gazelle.

  • Children's impulsive behaviour is related to their brain connectivity Español

    SINC | July 21 2014 09:17

    Researchers from the University of Murcia have studied the changes in the brain that are associated with impulsiveness, a personality trait that causes difficulties in inhibiting a response in the face of a stimulus and leads to unplanned actions without considering the negative consequences. These patterns can serve as an indicator for predicting the risk of behavioural problems.