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  • 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.

  • Waterproof graphene electronic circuits Español

    graphene device

    SINC | January 29 2019 10:41

    Water molecules distort the electrical resistance of graphene, but now a team of European researchers has discovered that when this two-dimensional material is integrated with the metal of a circuit, contact resistance is not impaired by humidity. This finding will help to develop new sensors –the interface between circuits and the real world– with a significant cost reduction.

  • What sweeteners and added sugars do Spaniards consume? Español

    mujer comiendo un dulce

    SINC | January 28 2019 08:00

    In the midst of the war against sugar, Spanish researchers have examined the main food groups that contribute to its consumption, such as soft drinks, yoghurts, chocolates, ice creams, cereals and jams.

  • The engineer who protects us from hackers armed with quantum technology Español

    Ana Hernando | January 26 2019 08:00

    Barcelona-born Carlos Abellán has developed a chip that combines photonic and quantum technology to generate unpredictable codes to protect any connected device. The technology can be used in current and future quantum computers.