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The UAB is testing a new drug on mice can reduce the fear caused by traumatic experiences (by ACN)

14 January 2011 10:26 PM

A new drug tested on mice can reduce the fear caused by traumatic experiences

Catalan researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona claim the new substance could be used to treat stress, phobias or depression. The drug development was done in cooperation with the Emory University in the US. The new drug still has...
Sergi Vega, the owner of the Mossedeta bar (by O. Bosch)

14 January 2011 09:47 PM

The two bars in Mollerussa that rejected the new smoking law have since banned smoking

They decided to abandon the protest after health authorities implemented a financial penalty.

13 January 2011 06:06 PM

Central Catalonia mines become the first producer of thaw salt in Southern Europe

During the last few winters, snow and ice have paralysed Central Europe for days and sometimes weeks. Lorries from all over Europe transport up to 60,000 tons of salt a month from Súria (Bages County) to spread on roads throughout the continent....

11 January 2011 10:12 PM

Two bars in Mollerussa show resistance to the smoking ban

Two bar owners have publically declared their resistance to the new smoking ban after having lost many clients, they said. So they have decided to let customers smoke again and hope that other bars will do the same.
Visitors during the first Sagrada Família's open days (by J. Pérez)

10 January 2011 11:24 PM

Over 20,000 people visit the Sagrada Família on its first doors-open day

After the Pope’s visit last November, the Sagrada Família will be open 4 Saturdays in a row along January. The measure seems to be a success among Barcelonans. The figure is four times the number of visits recorded on a normal Saturday.

03 January 2011 09:27 PM

Total smoking ban comes to Catalonia

Smoking is banned in all restaurants and clubs in Spain from the 2nd January 2011. The new law aims to put the state on the same level as other European countries such as the UK
The current Catalan Minister for Education visiting a high-school (by ACN)

22 December 2010 10:01 PM

Spanish Supreme Court declares that Spanish must also be a school language of instruction

Spain’s Highest Court sentences on a case about 3 parents who wanted their children to be taught in Spanish at Catalan public schools. The decision breaks the principle of using Catalan as the language of instruction in Catalan schools. This...
Jordi Iparraguirre, director of the puntCAT Foundation (by J. Pueyo)

21 December 2010 11:14 PM

The domain .cat continues to be an exception

The puntCAT Foundation attended the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) meeting in Cartagena, Colombia last week. Proposals for similar domains such as ‘.scot’ and .quebec’ were put aside for future discussion.

20 December 2010 06:55 PM

Hitchiking: swap your thumb for your mobile phone

A team at the University of Girona and the firm Easy Innova design a new application that helps people find car rides quickly and easily.
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