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  • "Palm oil rests on the bones of orangutans” Español

    Eva Rodríguez Nieto | October 14 2019 12:05

    When Biruté Galdikas arrived to settle in the jungles of Indonesia almost 50 years ago, there was hardly any information about Borneo, let alone about its loneliest inhabitants: the orangutans. Today she is the world's foremost expert on orangutan behaviour and, at 73, still continues with the on-site study and defence of the conservation of this endangered species.

  • The new generation of robots will have more human hands Español

    Laura Chaparro | September 16 2019 08:00

    One of the most difficult parts of the human body to imitate due to its complexity is the hand. The Shadow Robot Company designs and develops highly dexterous robotic hands that are as realistic as possible to human hands and makes them available to researchers within the framework of the Human Brain Project. The goal is to integrate them into the robots of the future.

  • Neck circumference of the elderly is associated with their nutritional status Español

    Enrique Sacristán | August 26 2019 08:00

    Researchers at the Miguel Servet University Hospital in Zaragoza (Spain) have analysed the ratio between the perimeter of the neck of people living in old people's homes and the probability of malnutrition. Values below 37.8 cm in males and 35.2 cm in females indicate risk.

  • First method to differentiate the four egg types Español

    Enrique Sacristán | July 29 2019 08:00

    In the European Union, eggs are labelled with a code starting with 0, 1, 2 or 3, depending on whether the hens are organically produced, free-range, floor-raised or caged, respectively. Now researchers at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) have developed a technique to distinguish them with 100% accuracy by analysing the lipids of the yolk. The method is now available to detect fr...

  • The voice is key to making sense of the words in our brain Español

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    SINC | July 10 2019 09:30

    Scientists at the Basque research centre BCBL conclude that the voice is fundamental for mentally presenting the meaning of words in the brain. This finding implies a greater knowledge about how sound waves bring additional information to words.

  • Coral Skeleton Crystals Record Ocean Acidification Español

    Eva Rodríguez Nieto | July 09 2019 09:00

    The acidification of the oceans is recorded in the crystals of the coral skeleton. This is a new tool for studying past environmental changes and combating climate change. Such is the main conclusion of a study led by the Spanish scientist Ismael Coronado Vila, from the Institute of Paleobiology in Warsaw (Poland).

  • “Racists try to present their arguments with science to make their rhetoric work” Español

    Sergio Ferrer | July 06 2019 08:00

    In her new book Superior, science journalist Angela Saini analyses the resurgence of racial science and scientific racism. She fears that this ‘resurrection’ is due to the rise of right-wing extremism and nationalism, and believes that race is first and foremost a matter of power.

  • Santorini volcano, a new terrestrial analogue of Mars Español

    Enrique Sacristán | June 25 2019 08:20

    One of the great attractions of the island of Santorini, in Greece, lies in its spectacular volcanic landscape, which also contains places similar to those of Mars. A team of European and U.S. scientists has discovered it after analysing basaltic rocks collected in one of its coves.

  • “We live in the smartest and the dumbest era” Español

    Núria Jar | May 18 2019 08:00

    This New York scientist and writer, in addition to being an expert in particle physics and cosmology, is also a celebrity. She is, moreover, a pioneer. She was the first woman to hold the chair of Theoretical Physics at Harvard and Princeton Universities and the first full professor of the subject at MIT. Now, she lives with emotion great discoveries such as the detection of gravitational...

  • Strawberry tree honey inhibits cell proliferation in colon cancer lines Español

    SINC | May 16 2019 08:19

    Spanish and Italian researchers have proven that when honey from strawberry trees, a product typical of Mediterranean areas, is added to colon cancer cells grown in the laboratory, cell proliferation is stopped. The authors hope that these promising results and the anti-tumour potential of this food will be confirmed in in vivo models.