Explosion of Covid cases turns Spain into a new ‘risk zone’ in European context – Normalitas

“One of the summer classics is back,” celebrates the cultural newsletter I receive in my email. The text refers to one of Barcelona’s main music festivals, Cruïlla (“crossroads” in Catalan, a reference to the “vocation” of the event to promote “meetings”, according to the official website), which, after a year of truce, takes place between … Read more

With the Long March as a founding myth, the Communist Party led China to register rail and road expansion – 07/09/2021 – World

In 1934, the Communists lost the civil war in China and decided to retreat. This theft would later become a symbol of the party’s strategic vision. And if the Long March, made on foot, has become a symbol of the struggle in the past, today the country is expanding high-speed train lines to celebrate that … Read more

Nigeria student kidnappings quit ideology and turn into profitable industry – 07/09/2021 – world

Early Monday morning (5), 140 students were kidnapped from a boarding school in Chikun, Nigeria, in the latest attack on schools and the tenth in just over seven months in the country’s northwest. With the episode, the number of kidnapped in educational institutions since December 2020 has reached nearly a thousand, and 150 of them … Read more

Under pressure, US to stop arresting majority of undocumented pregnant migrants – 07/09/2021 – world

The US government will ease restrictions and prevent arrests of immigrants who have arrived illegally in the country and who are pregnant, postpartum, or breastfeeding. The measure is in the new policy released by the Immigration and Customs Control Service (ICE, its acronym in English) on Friday (9). President Joe Biden’s administration has come under … Read more

Explore six science museums offering virtual tours in the middle of the pandemic – 08/07/2021 – Science

One of the main characteristics of science museums is interactivity – touch, hear and feel arouse curiosity in the visitor and encourage learning like a game. However, all of this is currently out of reach due to the Covid-19 pandemic. These institutions are among the most outstanding points of science dissemination – which is celebrated … Read more

Child cancer: as a pioneer therapy in Spain it was possible to “erase” a brain tumor in a 7-year-old girl – 07/09/2021 – Science

Some call it a washing machine, some a spaceship. For Ahinara it is simply “machine”. This is how the 7-year-old Ecuadorian classifies the apparatus of the Proton Therapy Unit, which the Clínica Universitária de Navarra maintains at its headquarters in Madrid. The “machine” managed to completely eradicate a brain tumor that had been diagnosed months … Read more

Eleven suspects in the murder of Haitian president arrested after invading Taiwan embassy – 07/09/2021 – world

A group of 11 heavily armed people was arrested Thursday (8) after raiding the Taiwanese embassy in Haiti, the Asian country said. The suspicion is that the detainees participated in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, who was killed at his home on Wednesday (7) in Port-au-Prince. Taiwanese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Joanne Ou said … Read more

Sugar cane residues turn into super-resistant nanocrystals in Brazilian research – 07/09/2021 – Science

Scientists from Embrapa Instrumentação in São Carlos (SP) have succeeded in producing super-resistant nanocrystals from sugar cane bagasse and straw (biomass). These structures are similar in shape to grains of rice, but are about 200,000 times smaller. Cellulose nanocrystals are still new to the industry. Since they are very hard and light, they can contribute … Read more