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Please Don’t Feed the Endangered Eagles?

It’s a fairly common practice to help certain endangered species in the wild by providing them with extra food or prey. But could these activities actually end up harming the very species conservationists are trying to help? Researchers from Spain’s National Museum of Natural Sciences, the Doñana Biological Station and GIR Diagnostics asked that question [...]

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Deadly Rabbit Disease May Have Doomed Iberian Lynx

Iberian lynx

The 1988 arrival of viral hemorrhagic disease (VHD) in Spain devastated that country’s European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) population and, in the process, possibly doomed the local species most adapted to hunt rabbit, the Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus). The wildcat is now critically endangered, with an estimated 100 to 200 animals remaining in the wild. That [...]

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Spain Confirms First Ebola Transmission outside of Africa

This is a microscopic image of an Ebola virus.

Health authorities in Spain have confirmed that a health worker at the Carlos III Hospital in Madrid, Spain has been infected with the Ebola virus. This is the first time anyone has contracted the virus outside of Africa. The woman, a nurse technician, had worked in the room where two Ebola patients—both missionaries—were treated at [...]

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Global STEM Outreach Effort to Target Middle Schoolers in Barcelona and Malaysia

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A global alliance aimed at educating and empowering youth to become the next generation to enter the information and communication technologies (ICT) workforce was announced today in Barcelona, Spain, at Cisco’s Internet of Things World Forum.. Established in response to a growing demand for workers in this field, the Global STEM Alliance will be modeled [...]

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SciArt Destinations: The Paleolithic Caves of Cantabria, Spain


Think of the last time you were in the presence of something really old. Was it a cherished possession of one of your family members? Was it a used book or antique that spoke to you from a dusty hole-in-the-wall shop? Think of your impulse to handle it and let your mind wander to the [...]

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