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Due to the recent issues, police presence has been significantly increased in Lloret de Mar (by M. Bélmez)

26 August 2011 11:07 PM

Police decided to prevent troubles at the hands of drunk tourists at Lloret de Mar

Lloret de Mar is one of the most popular tourist destinations along the Costa Brava yet some tourists themselves are tearing this beach resort apart. Clashes with police, particularly over the last month, have sparked calls for greater security...
A caption from a Catalan Police's video showing a robbery and used in the operation to arrest the bandits (by Mossos d'Esquadra)

25 August 2011 08:02 PM

Mass arrests of highway bandits

The group dedicated to robbing cars and possessions from unsuspecting drivers at the AP-7 highway has been disbanded by the Catalan police. 13 stolen cars have been recovered and more than 90 people responsible for these crimes arrested.
The historical building of the University of Barcelona will host the congress (by UB / ICOS)

24 August 2011 10:30 PM

Barcelona hosts the 24th edition of the International Congress on Onomastic Sciences

Almost 600 professionals from over fifty countries participate in the meeting which will be held between 5th and 9th September in Barcelona.
The charred casing with a reproduction of the wooden tool (by ACN)

23 August 2011 11:06 PM

The world’s oldest wooden tool with a handle discovered in Central Catalonia

Archaeologists discover a 56,000 year old wooden tool, the oldest of its kind ever to have been discovered in the Catalan town of Capellades. The tool is thought to have been used by Neanderthals for maintaining their fires and is "unique in the...
One of Barcelona Zoo's new hyenas (by ACN)

23 August 2011 11:01 PM

Barcelona zoo decides to renovate its current home and puts relocation project on standby

Plans to change the location of Barcelona zoo have been put on hold indefinitely. The zoo, which has been housed in Park of the Ciutadella since 1892, is now turning its attention to modernisation, aiming to become a "leader in the defence and...
Michael (in red) and Djibril (upper right side) picking pears in Lleida (by R. Segura)

17 August 2011 11:30 PM

Working in the hot fields during Ramadan

Each year, thousands of seasonal workers come to Lleida's fields to work picking fruit; most of them are Muslim and thus have to work during Ramadan. They claim that, despite the Ramadan being tough, this year it has been made a little easier...
A meeting of the Family Association of Alzheimer's Patients last year (by T. Tàpia)

12 August 2011 11:41 PM

Failure to deactivate specific brain networks could explain diseases like Alzheimer's or depression

Researchers from the Institute of Biomedical Research of Bellvitge (IBIDELL) have shown how brain areas interact as if the person is resting or active. Networks active when resting should be deactivated when awake, but a dysfunction in this...
An annual raising awareness action to develop research on Multiple Sclerosis held in 600 Catalan swimming pools each summer

12 August 2011 11:20 PM

Scientists around the world, including 3 Catalan research centres, identify 29 new genetic combinations behind multiple sclerosis

The Vall d'Hebron Research Institute, the Multiple Sclerosis Centre of Catalonia and IDIBAPS-Hospital Clínic of Barcelona are included in the 131 medical institutions that participated in the world study.
The lamp from the 12th century found at the excavations (by ACN)

11 August 2011 10:25 PM

Excavations made in Tarragona show that the Temple of Augustus is more than 43 meters in length

Modern day Tarragona was once one of the most important cities of the Roman Empire, Tarraco. The ruins are one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites. Tarragona’s Roman Temple of Augustus, which can be found beneath the foundation of the Gothic...
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