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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...
Jellyfish are not so numerous this year on Catalan beaches (by ACN)

10 August 2011 08:45 PM

Jellyfish practically disappear from the Catalan beaches due to bad weather in July

Marine biologists insist that the presence of jellyfish in Catalan waters is similar to previous years but that sea currents are not bringing them to the shore. Rain water also appears to have helped keep the jellyfish away, forming a layer on the...
The doctors and the two donors (by ACN)

04 August 2011 07:10 PM

The Hospital Clinic of Barcelona becomes a world pioneer with an innovative kidney extraction procedure

The technique is minimally invasive and involves little scarring, a shorter hospital stay and less pain for the donor. So far the Hospital has performed 32 of these operations
Officer Ivan Límia won a silver medal in the 3000 m Obstacle Race in Vancouver 2009 (by Mossos)

01 August 2011 07:42 PM

106 Catalan police officers to participate in the World Police and Fire Games in New York

The 2011 edition of the sports event will coincide with the 10 year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Police officers and fire-fighters from 70 countries will compete in more than 60 different sports
Pro-animals rights activists in Barcelona (by ACN)

27 July 2011 04:01 PM

Last chance for bullfighting in Catalonia

Barcelona hosts what is likely to be its very last bullfighting season after the Catalan Parliament banned it last summer, but the support of the Spanish conservative party could force a moratorium until 2015
The Mobile Phone Congress in Barcelona in 2011 (by ACN)

25 July 2011 09:27 PM

Barcelona to keep the World Mobile Phone Congress until 2018

The Catalan capital secures this global event despite competition from Paris, Milan and Munich. The economic impact for the entire period of 2013-2018 is estimated at a staggering 3459 million.
Eliana Guerrero, in the metro

25 July 2011 09:24 PM

The metro's heroine, Eliana Guerrero, protecting passengers from pick pocketing

Barcelona, the so called 'Pick pocketing Capital of Europe' takes small steps to changing its reputation by ensuring a police presence on the metro. For the last three years, the estimated 150 thieves who operate on Barcelona's metro have been met...
The PSOE candidate for the Spanish general election, Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba (by ACN)

21 July 2011 09:35 PM

There is "suspicion" in Spain about the use of Catalan as the main language in Catalonia's schools, admits Rubalcaba

"Catalanophobia exists" and "Catalonia has to communicate its ideals if it is to be understood by the rest of Spain" says the socialist candidate to the next Spanish general elections
A map of Haifa (Israel) made with the Base Plan tool (by Universitat de Lleida)

15 July 2011 05:49 PM

The University of Lleida develops a model to screen urban spaces from all over the world

50 international experts are working in Lleida on the Base Plan, which aims to be a reference tool for the United Nations. The project makes “radiographies” of cities to point out the physical and strategic aspects of the urban areas over the...
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