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  • This is the environmental footprint of the egg industry Español

    Adeline Marcos | 02 April 2018 08:35

    In recent years, egg production has been in the spotlight for animal welfare issues. While in most European countries the number of farms with free-range hens increases, in Spain 93% of laying hens are still caged. Added to this are the effects that the industry generates on the environment. A team of Spanish scientists reveals the environmental cost of egg production in a typical farm in Spain.

  • Resonances to 'taste' loins and hams without opening them Español

    Enrique Sacristán | 28 March 2018 10:04

    Researchers from the University of Extremadura (Spain) have developed a methodology that allows us to know the properties of hams and whole loins using magnetic resonance imaging, the same non-invasive technique used in medicine. The method has already been made available to the meat industry.

  • The altitudes of the Andes reveal an incessant number of new frogs Español

    Adeline Marcos | 27 March 2018 09:00

    The Andes mountain range hides many biological treasures between its altitudes. One of them is the great diversity of frogs that is coming to light little by little thanks to the work of a Spanish researcher, among others. The biologist has discovered many new amphibian species in the last decade, including a new genus. Its latest finding is that of a small brown frog in the Cordillera Real de...

  • Successful tests with advanced biomaterials to regenerate the sciatic nerve Español

    SINC | 22 March 2018 09:00

    Researchers from the Basque Country have developed implants based on biocompatible materials that allow progress in the regeneration of peripheral nerves, responsible for connecting the organs and muscles of the body with the central nervous system. The results have been validated in a sciatic nerve model in rats, developed by the National Hospital of Paraplegics of Toledo.

  • A star disturbed the comets of the solar system in prehistory Español

    Enrique Sacristán | 19 March 2018 08:17

    About 70,000 years ago, when the human species was already on Earth, a small reddish star approached our solar system and gravitationally disturbed comets and asteroids. Astronomers from the Complutense University of Madrid and the University of Cambridge have verified that the movement of some of these objects is still marked by that stellar encounter.

  • The brain puts the memories warehouse in order while we sleep Español

    SINC | 13 March 2018 09:33

    During the hours of sleep the memory performs a cleaning shift. A study led by a Spanish scientist at the University of Cambridge reveals that when we sleep, the neural connections that collect important information are strengthened and those created from irrelevant data are weakened until they get lost.

  • Megacities at high risk due to climate change Español

    Eva Rodríguez Nieto | 12 March 2018 09:10

    Several coastal cities of the USA and China are in danger due to sea-level rise that will take place if adaptation measures against climate change are not taken. A study led by the Basque Center for Climate Change on the 120 largest cities in the world warns of the fate that will run large cities such as New Orleans, Canton, Shanghai, Boston and New York.

  • Men occupy 75% of the positions of maximum responsibility in the Spanish media Español

    Eva Rodríguez Nieto | 02 March 2018 14:44

    The precariousness in the media focuses on women journalists: among the members of the editorial offices with university studies that charge less than 1,000 Euros, 85% are women. In addition, men hold three quarters of the positions of maximum managerial responsibility and two thirds of the positions of decision-making on the contents. An international study with the participation of Spanish re...

  • A new ultrasound technique shows the brain of rodents in action Español

    Laura Chaparro | 27 February 2018 09:00

    Although there are techniques to analyze what happens in the brain while executing some activity, a new method based on ultrasound solves the problems of the previous ones: it is portable, has a better resolution and can be used in movement. A European team of researchers has validated its effectiveness in active and anesthetized rodents.

  • Yes! The brain can be trained to avoid dyslexia Español

    SINC | 26 February 2018 09:21

    The ability of the brain to synchronize with the tone and intonation of speech influences how language is processed. This concludes a study by the Basque research center BCBL, whose results could help design more effective activities to train the brain in order to avoid future disorders such as dyslexia.

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