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  • 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

  • Intense rain in the Ebro basin is becoming more and more uncommon Español

    inundación Ebro

    SINC | February 04 2013 09:06

    Researchers from CSIC’s Aula Dei Experimental Station in Zaragoza, Spain have confirmed that the frequency of intense rainfall has been decreasing in the Ebro basin since 1955.

  • The invasion of wild cats could see the end of a seabird endemic to the Mediterranean Español

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

    SINC | January 31 2013 10:28

    The population of Yelkouan Shearwater of the French island of Le Levant is seriously under threat due to the invasion of wild cats, according to a French and Spanish joint study. The archipelago is home to the main colonies of this species.

  • 24 new species of flower fly have been found in Central and Southern America Español

    Investigadora en la Laguna Azul

    SINC | January 29 2013 08:52

    A team of scientists have described twenty four new species of dipterans belonging to Quichuana genus, of which only a further 24 species were known. The researchers, including two Spanish biologists, have been studying the forests of Central and Southern America for ten years and they have now published their results in the ‘Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society’.

  • The global gene pool of the goat is seriously under threat Español

    SINC | January 21 2013 11:03

    Amongst the range of domestic livestock species, the goat is not just the ‘black sheep’ but a resource of survival in impoverished countries, and many breeds are at great risk of disappearing. This is the case according to researchers of the Regional Service of Agro-Food Research and Development in their first monographic study tackling the global impact of this species.

  • Semen quality of young men in south-east Spain down by 38% in the last decade Español

    célula seminal

    SINC | January 16 2013 10:31

    The first comparative study on the evolution of sperm quality in young Spanish men over ten years, headed by researchers at the University of Murcia, reveals that spermatozoid concentration in men between 18 and 23 years in the regions of Murcia and Almeria has dropped by an annual average of 2%.

  • Breast cancer mortality has not declined in women over 85 Español

    tres ancianos en un banco

    SINC | January 15 2013 09:30

    Since 1992 the number of deaths linked to breast cancer in Spain has decreased among young and middle aged patients but not among the elderly. Spanish researchers also predict that it will continue to decline over the next decade, although more slowly as observed up until now.