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Flowers and candles paying tribute to Juan Andrés Benítez on the spot where he died (by ACN)

04 November 2013 09:38 PM

8 police officers are indicted and suspended for a man’s death just after his arrest in Barcelona

Eight officers of the Catalan Police have been indicted by the judge and consequently temporarily suspended from active service by the Catalan Government, it was announced on Monday. The 8 policemen are suspected of beating up a middle-aged man...

Sally Watson receiving the Ramon Margalef Prize from the President of the Catalan Government (by L. Roma)

22 October 2013 09:31 PM

American Oceanographer Sallie Watson is awarded Catalonia’s Ramon Margalef Prize in Ecology

The Catalan Government’s Ramon Margalef Prize was awarded to American oceanographer Sallie Watson for her research on marine biology. The President of the Catalan Executive, Artur Mas, praised the scientist for her...

The website of the Vall d'Hebron Research Institute (by VHIR / ACN)

21 October 2013 09:21 PM

Feather pillows can cause a chronic and eventually fatal breath shortness disease according to a Catalan study

Researchers of Barcelona-based Vall d’Hebron Hospital and Research Institute discovered some of the main causes of the Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, which were unknown before today. Vall d’Hebron’s study showed that a...

People hugging after receiving the news from Strasbourg (by ACN)

16 October 2013 09:09 PM

The European Court of Human Rights temporarily stops the eviction of an apartment block near Girona

The Court based in Strasbourg has answered the appeal of the lawyer representing the Mortgage Platform (PAH), which had occupied an entire apartment block in Salt, near the Catalan city of Girona. 16 families occupied the block in order to get...

Christian Brander, Scientific Director of HIVACAT, presenting the vaccine prototype (by L. Roma)

08 October 2013 09:19 PM

Catalan researchers present an HIV vaccine prototype that could be tested in humans in 2014

At the HIV Vaccine World Congress, which is taking place in Barcelona between the 7th and 10th October, Catalan researchers presented a vaccine prototype that has proven to be effective in clinical studies conducted with...

The offshore platform of the Castor project, in front of Catalonia's Ebro Delta (by ACN)

04 October 2013 09:57 PM

Concern in the Ebro Delta over a series of small earthquakes allegedly due to a gas offshore platform

A series of earthquakes measuring between 2 and 4.2 on the Richter scale have been affecting the coast of southernmost Catalonia and northernmost Valencia in the last few weeks but particularly since last weekend. All the evidence suggests that...

The number of foreign nationals living in Catalonia is being reduced due to the high unemployment rate (by ACN)

20 September 2013 05:47 PM

Foreign nationals are leaving Catalonia as amount of job opportunities dries up

Following a decade of significant increases in the amount of foreign nationals in Catalonia, it appears that many are beginning to leave as job opportunities dry up. In 2000, the percentage of foreign nationals living in Catalonia was 2.9%,...

The presentation of the study developed by Barcelona Hospital Clínic and funded by La Caixa (by L. Roma)

18 September 2013 10:48 PM

Children born by assisted reproduction have a higher cardiovascular risk according to a Catalan study

According to a medical study developed in Barcelona’s Hospital Clínic, fetuses conceived by assisted reproduction have changes in their heart and arteries, which begin even before birth and persist in the postnatal period. These...

Researchers analysing the dinosaur footprints (by Universidad de Zaragoza / ACN)

13 September 2013 05:56 PM

Catalan and Aragonese Pyrenees may contain the footsteps of Europe’s last ever dinosaurs

An investigation in the Pyrenees in the areas of Lleida (western Catalonia) and Huesca (northern Aragon) may have found the footprints of the last dinosaurs that inhabited Europe. The footprints are said to come from the Hadrosaurid family of...

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