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Tropical nights increase mortality rate in Barcelona
31 July 2018 9:34

A statistical analysis of the effects of very hot nights on the death rate in Barcelona’s environment reveals that, during these nocturnal periods, more deaths occur due to natural, respiratory and cardiovascular causes. Although this year would seem to break the trend, the number of ‘tropical’ nights has increased in the Catalan capital over the last few decades.

Wild boars assault the city through green areas in search of cat food
3 April 2018 8:08
Eva Rodríguez

In Barcelona, the image of wild boar herds in the streets is increasingly common, which is a problem for the species and its coexistence with humans. Researchers from the Autonomous Universities of Barcelona and Aveiro (Portugal) have identified the main factors that lead these animals to the cities: they look for green corridors and dry foods like those of cats.

Recepción en el Ayuntamiento de Barcelona durante la visita de Einstein en 1923. / ANC
Two Catalan researchers propose four scientific routes through Barcelona
28 April 2014 8:53

Physicists and science historians have travelled around various cities across the world, including Paris, Vienna, Berlin, New York, Berne, Barcelona and Madrid, in search of spaces historically related to physics. Two of the researchers, Xavier Roqué and Antoni Roca-Rosell, propose four scientific routes through Barcelona.