Climate: Monthly heat records have increased fivefold
Global warming has caused monthly records for heat to increase fivefold in frequency, according to a study by scientists in Germany and Spain, published on Monday.
Iberian Peninsula's geothermal power can generate current electrical capacity five times over
The temperature increases by 30 ºC for every kilometre further underground. This thermal gradient, generated by the flow of heat from the inside of the Earth and the breakdown of radioactive elements in ...
Huge telescope opens in Spain's Canary Islands
(AP) -- One of the world's most powerful telescopes opened its shutters for the first time Friday to begin exploring faint light from distant parts of the universe. The Gran Telescopio Canarias, a euro130 ...
China rockets to second in science publications (Update)
China has rocketed into second place in the number of articles published in international science magazines, according to a report released Monday by the Royal Society in London.
Longest dinosaur thigh bone in Europe found in Spain
Palaeontologists in Spain have found the fossiled thigh bone of a dinosaur that is almost two metres in length, the longest such femur ever discovered in Europe, they said Friday.
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 ...
Super wind turbines represent a major technological breakthrough
Harnessing the wind's energy is the objective of a new project, which aims to provide an important breakthrough in offshore wind industrial solutions.
Wind power in Spain reaches historic high
Wind power became Spain's main source of electricity for the first time ever this month, in a country renowned for its focus on renewable energy, the power-generating authority REE said Thursday.
Ancient beasts roam Spain's wilderness
In an oak wood spanning the border of Spain and Portugal, an ancient sight unfolds: wild horses, not saddled or shoed, but roaming free as they did centuries ago.
We need to talk about the sexual abuse of scientists
The life sciences have come under fire recently with a study published in PLOS ONE that investigated the level of sexual harassment and sexual assault of trainees in academic fieldwork environments. ...
Spanish revellers stub out cigarettes as new law takes force
Smokers stubbed out their cigarettes in tapas bars and restaurants across Spain as one of Europe's strictest anti-tobacco laws came into force on Sunday.
Cable snips and fake Mexican burglaries: How the WWI information battle was won
Military intelligence has relied on observing and reading enemy messages since the earliest times of conflict. But it was during World War I that great leaps were made in the technology needed to intercept ...
A new fossil species found in Spain
In the '80s, Spanish researchers found the first fossils of Cloudina in Spain, a small fossil of tubular appearance and one of the first animals that developed an external skeleton between 550 and 543 millio ...
Android reigns, Windows gains in smartphones, survey finds
Google's Android mobile operating system extended its dominance in smartphones in the US and other major markets in early 2013, according to a survey published on Monday.