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  • 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.

  • Cooperation among humans, a question of age Español

    UB / UC3M / UNIZAR | July 15 2014 17:00

    According to an article by scientists from the Universities of Barcelona, Carlos III of Madrid, and of Zaragoza which was published in the journal Nature Communications, young people between the ages of ten and sixteen demonstrate more fickle behavior when it comes to cooperating, unlike other age groups. People over the age of 66 demonstrated the most cooperative behavior.

  • Study states that advertising self-regulation system in Spain does not protect consumer Español

    SINC | July 14 2014 10:45

    Two researchers from the Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid have analysed and compared the system of advertising self-regulation applied in Spain. Their results show that this model is lacking in effectiveness, autonomy and coverage, working against its main objective.

  • Research Makes First-Time Study of Frida Kahlo Portrait Photos Español

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    UC3M | July 11 2014 11:45

    The characteristics of the nearly 800 photographs of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo taken over a period of more than 40 years are analyzed in their entirety and for the first time in a study carried out by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M).

  • Frogs have developed rapid defences against the red swamp crayfish Español

    SINC | July 08 2014 09:32

    The common frog is one of the amphibians with the highest distribution in the Iberian Peninsula. It reproduces preferably in permanent areas of water where it comes into contact with the red swamp crayfish, which preys on its larvae. Research carried out by the Spaniard Germán Orizaola from the University of Uppsala (Sweden) confirms that the larvae of these frogs have developed a defensive res...