The perception of corruption in Spain is above the European average: study
According to a study by the Rey Juan Carlos University, data on objective corruption in Spain are higher in politics than in administrative-official institutions. However, the perception of Spaniards is a lot higher.
Immigration growth in Spain has not caused more crime
Society tends to perceive an increase in the immigrant population with an increase in crime. But, according to a new study, it is not possible to infer this cause-effect relationship in the case of Spain.
Maths tells when to be more alert on the roads
Technicians from Madrid City Council and a team of Pole and Spanish researchers have analysed the density and intensity of traffic on Madrid's M30 motorway (Spain) throughout the day. By applying mathematical ...
Millennium-old olive trees of the Iberian Peninsula are younger than expected
Northeast Spain is home to olive trees so old that they are known as "millennium-old." A group of scientists have now studied their age. The oldest is to be found in the Catalan region of Montsia and is 627 ...
Thousands in Barcelona protest health, education cuts
Thousands of people demonstrated in the streets of Barcelona Saturday a day after the government announced cuts to public spending in health and education.
Traffic harms Asturian amphibians
The roads are the main cause of fragmenting the habitats of many species, especially amphibians, as they cause them to be run over and a loss of genetic diversity. Furthermore, traffic harms two abundant species ...
Spain village votes on plan to rent land to grow cannabis
The Spanish village of Rasquera voted Tuesday on a plan to rent out a field for growing cannabis in an urgent bid to create jobs and raise money to pay off its debts.
Spain faces brain drain as cuts force scientists to leave
With his contract about to run out and no opportunities on the horizon in Spain, paleontologist Diego Garcia-Bellido Capdevila has started looking for work abroad.
NATO launches exercise to beef up cyber defence
NATO's Tallinn-based cyber defence centre on Monday launched a three-day exercise involving European IT and legal experts in a bid to beef up cyber defence skills through gaming.
UF research begins to unlock 'formulas' for taste, aroma appeal of tangerines
(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Florida researchers are working to speed up their ability to create new tangerine varieties by pinpointing the compounds that make them taste and smell the way they do.
The first dinosaur discovered in Spain is younger than originally thought
The research group from Aragon that has the same name as the first Aragosaurus ischiaticus dinosaur discovered 25 years ago in Teruel reveals that it is 15 million years younger than originally believed. Its ne ...
Spain arrests 4 suspected Anonymous hackers
Police say they have arrested four suspected hackers allied to the loose-knit Anonymous movement in connection with attacks on Spanish political party websites.
Toxic aldehydes detected in reheated oil
Researchers from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU, Spain) have been the first to discover the presence of certain aldehydes in food, which are believed to be related to some neurodegenerative ...
Extreme droughts could increase by 15 percent in Spain by the middle of the century
A team at the Polytechnic University of Cartagena has designed a new method for calculating drought trends. Initial results suggest that by the year 2050 there could be a 15% increase compared to the droughts ...