Quantcast

Latest Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology Stories

Refining Dates For The Atapuerca Site Where Homo Antecessor Was Discovered
2014-02-10 09:43:28

One of the issues of the Atapuerca sites that generates the most scientific debate is the dating of the strata where the fossils are found.

Waterfowl Poisoning Reduced By Lead Shot Prohibition
2014-01-17 13:10:53

Lead shot was forbidden in 2001 in Spanish wetlands on the Ramsar List of these areas of international importance. Ten years later, this prohibition -and the consequent use of steel shot by hunters- has started to bear fruit

Big Game Hunting Has Increased In Spain During The Last 30 Years
2013-06-06 16:15:49

Since ancient times, the pressures of excessive hunting have contributed to the gradual decline of wildlife populations and even the extinction of certain species in many areas.

Spain's Solar Radiation Increasing
2013-06-06 16:01:54

Solar radiation in Spain has increased by 2.3% every decade since the 1980s, according to a study by researchers from the University of Girona and the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich

New Species Of Marine Fish From The Devonian Period Discovered In Teruel
2013-06-03 18:50:57

Researchers from the University of Valencia and the Natural History Museum of Berlin have studied the fossilized remains of scales and bones found in Teruel and the south of Zaragoza, ascertaining that they belong to a new fish species called Machaeracanthus goujeti that lived in that area of the peninsula during the Devonian period.

Doctors Prescribe More Analgesics To Women Than Men
2013-05-21 14:16:21

Regardless of pain, social class or age, a woman is more likely to be prescribed pain-relieving drugs.

More Feathers Means More Eggs When It Comes To Sparrows
2013-05-07 20:16:17

An international team lead by the University of Granada has found that female sparrows will invest more energy into laying eggs according to the male's ability to fill the nest with feathers which serve to insulate the chicks from the cold and keep them alive.

New Clues To The Mystery Behind The Maya Blue Formula
2013-04-02 12:34:38

The recipe and process for preparing Maya Blue, a highly-resistant pigment used for centuries in Mesoamerica, were lost. Now, a team of chemists from the University of Valencia and the Polythecnic University of Valencia (Spain) have come up with a new hypothesis about how it was prepared.

Geostatistical Method Used To Predict Urban Pollution
2013-03-26 11:14:36

Researchers from the University of Castilla-La Mancha have developed a measurement system which permits the prediction of atmospheric pollution due to nitrogen oxides in a specific location and at a particular time.

Social Bees Use Chemical Signals To Mark Dangerous Flowers
2013-03-14 13:32:43

Scientists already knew that some social bee species warn their conspecifics when detecting the presence of a predator near their hive, which in turn causes an attack response to the possible predator. Researchers have now demonstrated that they also use chemical signals to mark those flowers where they have previously been attacked.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.