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Firemen working at the crypt's entrance (by L. Vilaró)

21 April 2011 07:42 PM

Sagrada Família’s rehabilitation and cleanup due to small fire in crypt to last five or six days

Barcelona’s famous church designed by Antoni Gaudí was attacked on Tuesday morning by a mentally-ill person, who set fire to the crypt's sacristy. No people were injured and the 1,500 people in the church at the time were evacuated immediately...

19 April 2011 07:13 PM

Is the air pollution affecting children’s performance at school?

The Catalan scientist Jordi Sunyer is developing a research study on how children’s brains are affected by air pollution. The hypothesis is that pollution diminisihes children’s capacities to learn.
The fast recharge point for electric cars (by A. Recolons)

15 April 2011 02:50 AM

Barcelona switches to the electric car

The Catalan capital unveils the first fast recharge point for electric cars within Spain and one of the first in Europe. This technology enables recharging 50% of the battery in only ten minutes and costs around 5 euros. This innovative recharge...

14 April 2011 08:53 PM

“There is not enough government’s control of in-vitro fertilisation”, says Anna Veiga

The doctor who brought to life the first test-tube baby in Spain publishes a book about the evolution of assisted reproduction techniques. She criticizes the “lack of control” of the Spanish Government.
Catalan language courses are held in Leipzig University (by N. Pérez)

12 April 2011 11:31 PM

Catalan language learners abroad double since 2003

Catalan language is taught abroad, mainly in university. Last year 1,252 applicants took the language tests held in 76 cities throughout 32 countries.
An image from last year's 'Saloufest' (by ACN)

12 April 2011 01:59 AM

No major incidents on the opening night of ‘Saloufest’

The arrival of 5,000 UK students for a five-day festival has put the Catalan coastal town of Salou back in the spotlight. Last year, ‘Saloufest’ had several episodes of drunken behaviour and wild parties on the streets, which caused major...
Some of the member of the Clínic Hospital's HIV-AIDS service (by L. Vilaró)

08 April 2011 12:01 AM

Barcelona’s Hospital Clínic to start virtual medical consultations for HIV-AIDS patients

Two hundred patients are already attended by webcam. The number is expected to grow to 500 over next two years.
The entrance of the Circus Factory (by E. Rosanas)

06 April 2011 09:59 PM

Circus professionals finally get their own place in Barcelona

The first creation factory, called ‘La central del circ’ (Circus HQ), is now open to the public in the city’s Parc del Fòrum, next to the Sant Adrià sports port.
A caption from Wikipedia's Catalan version (by Viquipèdia)

05 April 2011 11:50 PM

Catalan version of Wikipedia celebrates its 10th anniversary

The ‘Viquipèdia’, the Wikipedia version in Catalan language, is currently ranked 10th out of the 272 languages used in this encyclopaedia quality rankings.
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