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  • A cosmic gorilla effect could blind the detection of aliens Español

    Enrique Sacristán | April 10 2018 08:35

    A well-known experiment with young people bouncing a ball showed that when an observer focuses on counting the passes, he does not detect if someone crosses the stage disguised as a gorilla. According to researchers at the University of Cádiz (Spain), something similar could be happening to us when we try to discover intelligent non-earthly signals, which perhaps manifest themselves in dimensio...

  • Wild boars assault the city through green areas in search of cat food Español

    Eva Rodríguez Nieto | April 03 2018 08:08

    In Barcelona, the image of wild boar herds in the streets is increasingly common, which is a problem for the species and its coexistence with humans. Researchers from the Autonomous Universities of Barcelona and Aveiro (Portugal) have identified the main factors that lead these animals to the cities: they look for green corridors and dry foods like those of cats.

  • This is the environmental footprint of the egg industry Español

    Adeline Marcos | April 02 2018 08:35

    In recent years, egg production has been in the spotlight for animal welfare issues. While in most European countries the number of farms with free-range hens increases, in Spain 93% of laying hens are still caged. Added to this are the effects that the industry generates on the environment. A team of Spanish scientists reveals the environmental cost of egg production in a typical farm in Spain.

  • Resonances to 'taste' loins and hams without opening them Español

    Enrique Sacristán | March 28 2018 10:04

    Researchers from the University of Extremadura (Spain) have developed a methodology that allows us to know the properties of hams and whole loins using magnetic resonance imaging, the same non-invasive technique used in medicine. The method has already been made available to the meat industry.

  • The altitudes of the Andes reveal an incessant number of new frogs Español

    Adeline Marcos | March 27 2018 09:00

    The Andes mountain range hides many biological treasures between its altitudes. One of them is the great diversity of frogs that is coming to light little by little thanks to the work of a Spanish researcher, among others. The biologist has discovered many new amphibian species in the last decade, including a new genus. Its latest finding is that of a small brown frog in the Cordillera Real de...

  • Successful tests with advanced biomaterials to regenerate the sciatic nerve Español

    SINC | March 22 2018 09:00

    Researchers from the Basque Country have developed implants based on biocompatible materials that allow progress in the regeneration of peripheral nerves, responsible for connecting the organs and muscles of the body with the central nervous system. The results have been validated in a sciatic nerve model in rats, developed by the National Hospital of Paraplegics of Toledo.

  • A star disturbed the comets of the solar system in prehistory Español

    Enrique Sacristán | March 19 2018 08:17

    About 70,000 years ago, when the human species was already on Earth, a small reddish star approached our solar system and gravitationally disturbed comets and asteroids. Astronomers from the Complutense University of Madrid and the University of Cambridge have verified that the movement of some of these objects is still marked by that stellar encounter.

  • The brain puts the memories warehouse in order while we sleep Español

    SINC | March 13 2018 09:33

    During the hours of sleep the memory performs a cleaning shift. A study led by a Spanish scientist at the University of Cambridge reveals that when we sleep, the neural connections that collect important information are strengthened and those created from irrelevant data are weakened until they get lost.

  • Megacities at high risk due to climate change Español

    Eva Rodríguez Nieto | March 12 2018 09:10

    Several coastal cities of the USA and China are in danger due to sea-level rise that will take place if adaptation measures against climate change are not taken. A study led by the Basque Center for Climate Change on the 120 largest cities in the world warns of the fate that will run large cities such as New Orleans, Canton, Shanghai, Boston and New York.

  • Men occupy 75% of the positions of maximum responsibility in the Spanish media Español

    Eva Rodríguez Nieto | March 02 2018 14:44

    The precariousness in the media focuses on women journalists: among the members of the editorial offices with university studies that charge less than 1,000 Euros, 85% are women. In addition, men hold three quarters of the positions of maximum managerial responsibility and two thirds of the positions of decision-making on the contents. An international study with the participation of Spanish re...