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  • Acceptance and family support, key factors for living well with advanced cancer Español

    dos mujeres mirando el horizonte

    SINC | May 13 2019 10:27

    A qualitative study of 22 cancer patients shows how acceptance is key to living as well as possible, although it requires time and is a process with ups and downs. Led by the University of Navarre, this research emphasizes the importance of focusing on life rather than on the disease.

  • “I am sceptical of patents, that's why I didn’t protect graphene” Español

    Sergio Ferrer | May 06 2019 08:00

    Back in 2004, Andre Geim and his colleague Konstantin Novoselov isolated graphene. This kicked off the development of a new material that, despite not having unveiled all its potential yet, earned them the Nobel prize in Physics in 2010.

  • Climate change threatens transfer between Tagus-Segura Rivers Español

    Reservoir Los Anguijes, end of water transfer open section Tajo-Segura, beginning Talave tunnel.

    Adeline Marcos | April 25 2019 10:00

    Global warming will cause the Iberian Peninsula to suffer more and more water shortages, with serious economic losses. Less snow, less rain and less flow will endanger the continuation of the transfers from one basin to another. A new study on these effects on the transfer between the Tagus-Segura Rivers foresees that by 2070 it will not be possible to transfer water, if the climatic projection...

  • The sword of a Hispano-Muslim warlord is digitized in 3D Español

    Enrique Sacristán | March 25 2019 09:15

    At age 90, Ali Atar, one of the main military chiefs of King Boabdil of Granada, fought to his death in the Battle of Lucena in 1483. It was there that his magnificent Nasrid sword was taken away from him, and researchers from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and a company from Toledo have now modelled it in order to graphically document and present it on the web.

  • Why it is important for the press to talk about palliative care Español

    Palliative care

    SINC | March 18 2019 08:20

    In Spain, less than 50% of people who could receive end-of-life care have access to it. Research shows that giving health professionals, patients and families a voice in the media can help integrate these therapies into health care. However, it is politicians who are most present in media coverage

  • Radiography of marine litter in Spanish waters Español

    Adeline Marcos | February 25 2019 08:00

    Marine litter is a growing problem in the Mediterranean Sea, but few studies have focused on its composition, spatial distribution and temporal evolution. Now, a new study reveals that, in Spanish waters, plastics are the main component and that density is higher in the Alboran Sea than in the Levantine region or Catalonia, where accumulation has remained stable.

  • The largest collection of remains of these marine reptiles in Spain Español


    José Antonio Peñas | February 21 2019 08:00

    During the Lower Cretaceous, some 125 million years ago, the Iberian Peninsula was very different from how we know it today. So much so that in what is now the village of Morella in Castellón, for example, a large delta had developed along the coast.These shallow waters were home to a group of marine reptiles known as plesiosaurs, with small heads, long necks, short tails and wide, cylindrical...

  • A small plesiosaur lived in Spain 125 million years ago Español

    Adeline Marcos | February 21 2019 08:00

    Plesiosaurs, erroneously viewed as dinosaurs, inhabited all the seas between 200 million and 65 million years ago. In the Peninsula, only scarce remains of these long-necked reptiles had been found. Now a group of palaeontologists has found the most abundant collection of fossils in Morella, Castellón. Among them, there is one vertebra that belonged to a type of plesiosaur never before discover...

  • The language of conversation impacts on the ‘synchronisation’ of our brains Español

    un hombre y una mujer hablando

    SINC | February 13 2019 09:00

    Experts from the Basque research centre BCBL have shown for the first time that the way in which the activity of two brains is connected depends on whether the dialogue takes place in the native language or in a foreign language.

  • Foxes were domesticated by humans in the Bronze Age Español

    Eva Rodriguez Nieto | February 12 2019 08:00

    In the northeast of the Iberian Peninsula, between the third and second millennium BC, a widespread funeral practice consisted in burying humans with animals. Scientists have discovered that both foxes and dogs were domesticated, as their diet was similar to that of their owners.