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Mesopelagic Fish Biomass Is 10 Times Higher Than Estimated
2014-02-10 06:40:49

With a stock estimated at 1,000 million tons so far, mesopelagic fish dominate the total biomass of fish in the ocean. However, a team of researchers has found that their abundance could be at least 10 times higher.

Mesolithic Hunter-Gatherers Had Blue Eyes, Dark Skin
2014-01-27 04:48:38

A 7,000 year old man from the Mesolithic Period, named La Braña 1 and recovered at the La Braña-Arintero site in Valdelugueros, Spain, reportedly had blue eyes and dark skin.

More Than Half A Million Galaxies Identified And Classified By The ALHAMBRA Project
2013-12-02 12:15:47

The ALHAMBRA project has identified and classified more than half a million galaxies, after seven years of close observation of the universe

2013-02-12 16:54:57

A study led by researchers of the Spanish National Research Council and the University of the Balearic Islands asserts that crew rotation and passengers connections systematically spread flight delays due to a domino effect.

Intense Rainfall In The Ebro Basin Is Becoming Less Frequent
2013-02-05 11:25:23

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.

Scientists Obtain Complete Melon Genome
2012-07-04 02:55:09

Researchers in Spain report that they have obtained the melon genome. This is the first time that a Spanish initiative that unites private and state-run centers has gained the complete genome of a higher organism, a plant, which produces flowers and seeds.

2012-06-04 17:24:16

Researchers at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the University of Barcelona (UB) have developed a multitarget molecule, ASS234, which according to the results of in vitro studies conducted, inhibits the aggregation of the ß-amyloid protein, involved in Alzheimer's disease.

2012-02-08 12:30:30

A team of researchers from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) have developed a web application to test the visual intelligence of Facebook users through the social network.

2012-01-26 09:00:17

A team of international archeologists, led by the Spanish National Research Council, has documented a series of more than 7,500-year-old fish seines and traps near Moscow.

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2011-08-01 12:20:00

According to new research, drinking wine or eating grapes could help protect people from sunburns.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.