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Shock and claw: Three new crab species discovered in waters off Spain’s Andalucia

RESEARCHERS from the Spanish National Research Council have discovered two new species of hermit crab and one new species of spider crab in Andalucian...

Saving face: Earliest ever European skull discovered in Spain

THE earliest ever skull fragments of a prehistoric European man have been unearthed by excavators in Spain.  The jaw fragments were found in the Atapuerca...

Spanish engineers move a step closer to making mission to Mars possible

A TEAM of Basque engineers have been financed by the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop an idea that could make trips to Mars...

Bankruptcies in Spain rise by a third during 2021 but start-up numbers are even bigger

THE number of businesses declared bankrupt in Spain last year rose by 31% compared to 2020. In contrast, 102,169 new companies were registered in 2021,...

Pioneering brain implant developed by Spanish scientists helps blind woman see

A SCIENTIFIC breakthrough in Spain has led to a blind woman to gain back enough sight to perceive shapes and colours. Bernardeta Gomez became the...

MENTAL HEALTH BREAKTHROUGH: Award-winning scientist from Spain’s Valencia discovers new protein to improve treatments

Experiments with mice revealed that those injected with OTX2 had a less anxious behaviour than ‘normal’ mice.

Here’s when you can watch this month’s spectacular Lyrids Meteor Shower in Spain

Star-gazers rejoice!  Soon you will be able to witness a stunning spectacles of shooting stars in Spain this month.  The Lyrids meteor shower is an annual event...

Spanish researchers to stage experimental concert to test COVID-19 virus spread

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, live event organisers have had to cancel all large gatherings from technology conferences to major concerts.

Taking the urine as boffins on Spain’s Costa Blanca convert waste to water

THREE Alicante-based scientists have helped to make a device to convert urine into drinking water for astronauts. It's a vital development for future long missions...

Spain’s ‘patient zero’ ruled out as first COVID-19 cases investigated in Madrid

SCIENTISTS from the Carlos III Health Institute in Madrid have revealed findings from studies on the first confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Spain. Studying the...

Spain to have potential vaccine for COVID-19 by end of April

The Minister of Science and Innovation, Pedro Duque, announced that the vaccine is being researched by Luis Enjuanes and Isabel Sola

WATCH: Footage shows huge fireball soaring 61,000 kmph over Spain’s Andalucia

The fireball became visible from the north-easterly side of Sevilla, driving at such a phenomenal speed that a fireball encaved around the flying asteroid.

We’re only human… just

OUR bodies are covered in microscopic creatures, including bacteria, viruses and fungi. Not surprisingly the vast majority of this microscopic life resides in our...

Brain food: the science behind taste

With high profile chefs and scientists teaming up in San Sebastian for a symposium in October, Ana DeJesus sets out to discover the science behind taste

New paint to stop public urination in Pamplona

Fighting festival urine

Scientists hatch a plan to solve Spain’s endangered bluefin tuna crisis

Scientists in Spain are aiming to solve the world’s bluefin tuna crisis by rearing them on land from tiny eggs

Quarter of Spanish people believe the Sun orbits the Earth

30% think that humans once lived alongside dinosaurs, according to the latest Social Perception of Science survey

Wine AND exercise needed to shield against heart disease

The 'daily glass of wine' only works if you're also active

‘Pretty boys’ have stronger sperm than ‘macho men’ says Spanish research

Research in Valencia reveals testosterone actually impedes sperm production

Tarifa’s new bird lab to become world leader for migration

The centre will study the effect of global change on bird migration

Spanish scientist creates world’s first colour-changing ice cream

The ground-breaking treat is an explosion of flavours too

Teeth are becoming smaller as we get smarter, claim scientists

Logic would suggest that as brains grow we would need to eat more to sustain a higher metabolism, but this is not the case

Beer foam prank secret revealed

Madrid scientists establish formula behind beer foaming

Light your Christmas tree with Brussels sprouts power

Team of scientists develops Brussels sprouts battery

Spain gives €70m cash injection to save national science agency from bankruptcy

The new injection of funds follows an emergency funding package of €25m in June




Barcelona to become first city in Spain to levy ‘Amazon tax’ in bid to empty streets of delivery vans

BARCELONA is to become the first Spanish city to implement a so-called ‘Amazon tax’, which will target online sellers such as the American e-commerce...


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