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  • One in ten female German or British tourists holidaying in southern Europe suffers sexual harassment Español

    SINC | June 24 2013 09:02

    The European Institute of Studies on Prevention (Irefrea) surveyed more than 6,000 people in various airports in Mediterranean countries during summer 2009 to find out the levels of harassment and sex against one’s will that had occurred. According to the experts, one in ten female English or German tourists has fallen victim to these practices while on holiday in southern Europe, as well...

  • 54% of pregnant women use insecticides that are harmful to the foetus Español

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    SINC | June 19 2013 11:00

    Pregnancy and infancy are the periods of greatest vulnerability to the use of household insecticides. This if one of the findings of the first study of its kind to be carried out in Spain, which concludes that more than half of expectant mothers routinely use these chemical compounds.

  • Three centaurs follow Uranus through the solar system Español

    Representación artística del asteroide Crantor cerca de Urano. / SINC

    SINC | June 17 2013 10:00

    Astrophysicists from the Complutense University of Madrid have confirmed that Crantor, a large asteroid with a diameter of 70 km has an orbit similar to that of Uranus and takes the same amount of time to orbit the Sun. Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that this and a further two objects of the group of the Centaurs are co-orbital with Uranus.

  • The flare star WX UMa becomes 15 times brighter in less than 3 minutes Español

    SINC | June 13 2013 08:46

    Astrophysicists at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) and the Byurakan Observatory (Armenia) have detected a star of low luminosity which within a matter of moments gave off a flare so strong that it became almost 15 times brighter. The star in question is the flare star WX UMa.

  • Smoking in the entrances to bars increases the presence of nicotine inside Español

    Fumador en el interior de un bar.  

    SINC | June 12 2013 11:47

    For the first time, a study has analysed the effects of the modification to the Spanish tobacco control law, implemented in 2011 in hospitality venues in Spain. The findings show that smoking on terraces and in the entrances to bars and restaurants increases the concentration of nicotine and particulate matter, which affects clients and hospitality professionals alike.

  • Smoking in the entrances to bars increases the presence of nicotine inside Español

    Fumador en el interior de un bar.  

      June 12 2013 11:00

    For the first time, a study has analysed the effects of the modification to the Spanish tobacco control law, implemented in 2011 in hospitality venues in Spain. The findings show that smoking on terraces and in the entrances to bars and restaurants increases the concentration of nicotine and particulate matter, which affects clients and hospitality professionals alike.

  • Iberian lynx attacks on farm animals are on the rise Español

    SINC | June 10 2013 10:48

    Scientists working on the LIFE IBERLINCE project have spent six years studying the hunting behaviour of the Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus), registering a total of 40 attacks with 716 farm animals killed. Their results indicate that, although the resulting economic losses are not high, this behaviour is on the rise, and it is therefore necessary to establish conflict prevention programme...

  • Detection of apple juices and cereals which exceed permitted levels of mycotoxins Español

    Detactada patulina en algunos zumos de manzana.  

    SINC | June 06 2013 10:30

    Researchers from the University of Granada (Spain) have analysed the presence of patulin, a type of toxin produced by fungi, in several commercial apple juices. The results show that more than 50% of the samples analysed exceed the maximum limits laid down by law. They have also discovered a sample of rice with more mycotoxins than permitted. For their part, researchers from the University of V...

  • Detection of apple juices and cereals which exceed permitted levels of mycotoxins Español

    Detactada patulina en algunos zumos de manzana.  

    SINC | June 06 2013 09:40

    Researchers from the University of Granada (Spain) have analysed the presence of patulin, a type of toxin produced by fungi, in several commercial apple juices. The results show that more than 50% of the samples analysed exceed the maximum limits laid down by law. They have also discovered a sample of rice with more mycotoxins than permitted. For their part, researchers from the University of V...

  • Big game hunting in Spain has increased in the last 30 years Español

    SINC | June 05 2013 09:47

    Game has always been considered a scarce natural resource. For this reason, a team of researchers at the Polytechnic University of Madrid and the Centre for Forestry Research have carried out a study on these practices in the last 35 years which demonstrates that, despite the fact that the total number of hunters in Spain has fallen along with the number of open access territories, big gam...