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2013-12-18 11:05:15

Catalan births rose by 16 percent 9 months after FC Barcelona won 3 major trophies Births in a Catalan region of Spain increased by 16% nine months after FC Barcelona won three major football trophies in 2009, finds a study in the Christmas edition of The BMJ. The findings confirm reports of a spike in the birth rate, although they fall far short of the 45% increase reported by some media at the time. The researchers say their results suggest that "human emotions on a large scale can...

Most Of The Vertebrate Roadkill In Catalonia Is In Protected Areas
2012-10-24 13:43:27

Amphibians are the vertebrate group that is more likely to become roadkill in Catalonia, even more so than reptiles, mammals and birds. This is the case according to an international team of scientists who have concluded that highly protected areas are home to more cases of animal death on the roads. Our network of roads is considered one of the main threats to fauna survival. Researchers at the universities of Barcelona (UB), Porto (Portugal) and Uppsala (Sweden) have studied the number...

2012-03-08 08:00:00

Beaming White, a leading American teeth whitening manufacturer, opens new European headquarters and separate 4,000 SF warehouse facility in Barcelona, Spain. Beaming White´s sales tripled in 2011, pushing them to expand their overseas operations and establish the Barcelona location. Barcelona, Spain (PRWEB) March 08, 2012 Beaming White has served the dental and salon/spa teeth whitening industry for four years yet has grown to be the leading teeth whitening supplier to the beauty...

2011-09-21 14:48:04

There are now more and more foreign children in the classroom, and many of them speak a different language to that of their sociolinguistic environment. A study by the University of Gerona has assessed the knowledge of Catalan and Spanish amongst these children and confirms that they take at least six years to acquire the same language levels as native pupils. Researchers propose a new system that has proven successful in other countries as a way of stopping language from becoming a barrier...

2011-07-22 09:30:00

LONDON, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- After an 18-month search, the GSMA today announced that Barcelona has been selected as the Mobile World Capital from 2012 to 2018. As the Mobile World Capital, Barcelona will be the home of the mobile industry's must-attend event, the GSMA Mobile World Congress, and will also develop a range of other programmes and activities that will span the entire year and will benefit not only the citizens of Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain, but also the worldwide...

2011-03-01 04:00:00

NEW YORK, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Savorian Wines selects boutique public relations firm Whitegate PR, as their agency of record. Savorian Inc. is a Brooklyn-based company that owns, distributes and imports wine from Catalonia, Spain. Savorian Wines' portfolio is made up of two collections: Bogatell(TM) and El Raval(TM), launching its first varietal of white wine in February 2011. Savorian Inc. is involved in every aspect of the luxury wine industry and operates a wide range of...

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2010-05-05 09:30:18

A team of researchers from the University of Barcelona (UB) has discovered remains of Egyptian blue in a Romanesque altarpiece in the church of Sant Pere de Terrassa (Barcelona). This blue pigment was used from the days of ancient Egypt until the end of the Roman Empire, but was not made after this time. So how could it turn up in a 12th Century church? Egyptian blue or Pompeian blue was a pigment frequently used by the ancient Egyptians and Romans to decorate objects and murals. Following...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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