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  • Roe deer more likely to be run over at nightfall on a Sunday in April Español

    El corzo es el cérvido más pequeño de Eurasia. / Unicoletti

    SINC | April 22 2013 09:52

    Traffic accidents involving wildlife are on the rise in Europe. The establishment of a time pattern for the accidents could be useful for increasing safety and preventing human and animal deaths. On the basis of this objective, a team of researchers have established at what time, on what day of the week and in which month accidents involving boar and roe deer are most likely to take place.

  • A formula that can calculate a person’s speed by just looking at their footprints Español

    El cálculo funciona perfectamente tanto si los individuos van corriendo como si van andando. / Christian Haugen

    SINC | April 17 2013 10:07

    Two Spanish scientists have designed an equation that provides a highly accurate estimate of an individual’s speed based on stride length. They used data from professional athletes and walking and running experiments on a beach in order to come up with the equation. The result has applications in the study of fossil trackways of human footprints.

  • Tell me where you’re from and I’ll tell you what tastes you prefer Español

    The country of residence, a factor in taste preferences  

    SINC | April 16 2013 09:40

    Children love fatty and sugary foods. Or do they? New research contradicts the idea that all children under the age of ten have the same taste in food and highlights the importance of the country of residence, culture and age in these preferences.

  • Tell me where you’re from and I’ll tell you what tastes you prefer Español

    The country of residence, a factor in taste preferences  

    SINC | April 16 2013 08:00

    Children love fatty and sugary foods. Or do they? New research contradicts the idea that all children under the age of ten have the same taste in food and highlights the importance of the country of residence, culture and age in these preferences.

  • For the very first time, two spacecraft will fly in formation with millimetre precision Español

    SINC | April 10 2013 09:45

    Spanish industry is leading the Proba-3 mission, a world first in precise formation flying. This European Space Agency (ESA) project aims to demonstrate that two satellites can move as one single object with sub-millimetre precision. This configuration will enable for instance, the creation of enormous space telescopes with the lens and detector hundreds of metres apart.

  • The relationship between prenatal stress and obesity is confirmed in rats Español

    Pregnant woman

    SINC | April 08 2013 09:59

    Many women maintain the same rhythm during pregnancy almost up to the birth. However, Spanish researchers warn of the relationship between the mother’s stress during this stage with the obesity of the baby in adult life.

  • A model predicts that the world’s populations will stop growing in 2050 Español

    SINC | April 02 2013 10:16

    Global population data spanning the years from 1900 to 2010 have enabled a research team from the Autonomous University of Madrid to predict that the number of people on Earth will stabilise around the middle of the century. The results, obtained with a model used by physicists, coincide with the UN’s downward forecasts.

  • New clues in the search to rediscover the mysterious Maya Blue formula Español

     The mysterious Maya Blue formula  

      April 01 2013 09:40

    The recipe and process for preparing Maya Blue, a highly-resistant pigment used for centuries in Mesoamerica, were lost. We know that the ingredients are a plant dye, indigo, and a type of clay known as palygorskite, but scientists do not know how they were ‘cooked’ and combined together. Now, a team of chemists from the University of Valencia and the Polythecnic University of Valencia (Spain)...

  • New clues in the search to rediscover the mysterious Maya Blue formula Español

     The mysterious Maya Blue formula  

    SINC | April 01 2013 09:18

    The recipe and process for preparing Maya Blue, a highly-resistant pigment used for centuries in Mesoamerica, were lost. We know that the ingredients are a plant dye, indigo, and a type of clay known as palygorskite, but scientists do not know how they were ‘cooked’ and combined together. Now, a team of chemists from the University of Valencia and the Polythecnic University of Valencia (Spain)...

  • Scientists provide a more accurate age for the El Sidrón cave Neanderthals Español

    SINC | March 27 2013 09:13

    A study has been able to accurately determine the age of the Neanderthal remains found in the El Sidrón cave (Asturias, Spain) for which previous studies had provided inexact measurements. The application of a pre-treatment to reduce contamination by modern carbon has managed to lower the margin of error from 40,000 to just 3,200 years.