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  • Four dinosaur egg species identified in Lleida Español

    SINC | March 11 2013 09:29

    A study headed by the Miquel Crusafont Catalan Palaeontology Institute has for the first time documented detailed records of dinosaur egg fossils in the Coll de Nargó archaeological site in Lleida, Spain. Up until now, only one type of dinosaur egg had been documented in the region.

  • Maternal obesity increases the risk of frequent wheezing in offspring Español

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    SINC | March 07 2013 10:40

    The fact that excess weight during pregnancy has negative consequences is not new information. A new study now concludes that the children of mothers obese before falling pregnant are four times more likely to have frequent wheezing, which is one of the symptoms of asthma, compared to the children of mothers weighing a normal weight.

  • The dynamic of Spain’s population follows the maximum entropy principle Español

    Los investigadores han observado que a nivel colectivo obedecemos a patrones que se pueden predecir matemáticamente. /

    SINC | March 06 2013 09:43

    A team of Spanish and Argentinean researchers have verified that the distribution of the inhabitants in each Spanish province evolves in accordance with the maximum entropy principle in the field of physics. Therefore, this evolution is predictable. The results have allowed authors to put forward a ‘socio-thermodynamic’ theory that applies the laws of thermodynamics to collective human behaviour.

  • Physical activity does not protect against in situ breast cancer Español

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    SINC | February 27 2013 09:45

    Non-invasive or in situ breast cancer is characterised by the fact that it does not invade or does not multiply in other cells and unlike invasive breast cancer, it is not benefited by physical exercise. The experts suggest that exercise would only have protective effects once the tumour starts to invade the breast tissue.

  • An atlas of the human heart is drawn using statistics Español

    SINC | February 26 2013 09:31

    Researchers at Pompeu Fabra University (Spain) have created a high resolution atlas of the heart with 3D images taken from 138 people. The study demonstrates that an average image of an organ along with its variations can be obtained for the purposes of comparing individual cases and differentiating healthy forms from pathologies.

  • Two new species of mushroom documented in the Iberian Peninsula Español

    SINC | February 25 2013 09:22

    In collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens of Madrid and the Slovenian Forestry Institute, researchers in the Basque Country have documented two new species of Hydnum, commonly known as ox tongue mushrooms, as part of their study published in the ‘Mycologia’ journal. This genus is known because many of its fungi are edible.

  • Discovering the birth of an asteroid trail Español

    SINC | February 20 2013 09:01

    Unlike comets, asteroids are not characterised by exhibiting a trail, but there are now ten exceptions. Spanish researchers have observed one of these rare asteroids from the Gran Telescopio Canarias (Spain) and have discovered that something happened around the 1st July 2011 causing its trail to appear: maybe internal rupture or collision with another asteroid.

  • Fear, anger or pain. Why do babies cry? Español

    Fear, anger or pain. Why do babies cry?  

    SINC | February 18 2013 10:00

    Investigadores españoles han estudiado el grado de precisión que tienen los adultos para reconocer la emoción que provoca el llanto en los bebés. El movimiento de los ojos y la dinámica del llanto son claves en su reconocimiento. 

  • Fear, anger or pain. Why do babies cry? Español

    Fear, anger or pain. Why do babies cry?  

    SINC | February 18 2013 09:45

    Spanish researchers have studied adults’ accuracy in the recognition of the emotion causing babies to cry. Eye movement and the dynamic of the cry play a key role in recognition.

  • The discovery of a new genus of crustacean and five new species Español

    SINC | February 11 2013 10:23

    On recent expeditions to Madagascar and the French Polynesia, two Spanish researchers have discovered five new species of crustacean and a new genus named Triodonthea