Saturday, April 26, 2014

Latest Newsvine Posts & Articles re: Spain

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'Pet poo police' go undercover

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Undercover officers wearing hidden cameras will patrol the streets of Colmenar Viejo (Madrid region) and take live footage of dogs doing their business – and if the walker does not clear up the mess, they will be fined up to 750 euros [$1030] based upon the evidence. Cou …






 

Historians claim to have found Holy Grail in Spain

Article PhotoMargarita Torres and José Ortega del Río have spent three years researching the history of the chalice and, on Wednesday, presented in León a co-written book, Los Reyes del Grial (The Kings of the Grail), containing their findings. The onyx chalice itself, …
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Pooperoni? Baby-Poo Bacteria Help Make Healthy Sausages

Article PhotoBacteria from baby poop can help make delicious sausages, which could transform savory meats into health foods much like probiotic yogurts, according to new research. For millennia, cultures across the globe have relied on microbes to help create a dazzling variety of foods an …





















 

7,000-year-old European hunter-gatherer had blue eyes but dark skin

Article PhotoGenetic tests reveal that a hunter-gatherer who lived 7,000 years ago had the unusual combination of dark skin and hair and blue eyes. It has surprised scientists, who thought that the early inhabitants of Europe were fair. The research, led by the Institute of Evolutionary Bi …











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It's a bird! It's a plane!! It's a whale?!?! (Video)

The AWWA Sky Whale is a new concept in aviation from the mind of industrial designer Oscar Viñals of Barcelona, Spain. Viñal has envisioned a colossal cetacean-shaped aircraft with a system of curves and conduits designed to reduce drag and get the three-story 'gre …
























 

Madrid's Street Performers Now Must Audition To Hold Out A Hat

Article PhotoOn the train, in the park, on the famed medieval Plaza Mayor — the Spanish capital of Madrid is famous for its street performers. And with more than a quarter of Spaniards out of work, more people than ever before have been crisscrossing the city with their violins and v …



















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 Three members of family die of poisoning after eating expired food

A husband, wife and their 14 year-old daughter have died of food poisoning in the Spanish town of Alcala de Guadaira, a suburb of Seville. The probable cause was a meal consisting of donated items eaten on Friday night at the family's home. A 13 year-old girl was also taken ill  …















 

At 400,000 Years, Oldest Human DNA Yet Found Raises New Mysteries

Article PhotoIn a paper in the journal Nature, scientists reported Wednesday that they had retrieved ancient human DNA from a fossil dating back about 400,000 years, shattering the previous record of 100,000 years. The fossil, a thigh bone found in Spain, had previously seemed to many expe …
































Knock-off Ferraris sold over the Internet (Video)

Article PhotoBuyers were aware they were getting custom made fakes. Spanish Police have closed two workshops where autos were transformed into phony luxury cars, such as Ferrari and Aston Martin, and then sold through two websites for about 40,000 euros ($50,000) a piece. A real Ferrari wou …
























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Want to buy a used subway line? Cash-strapped Madrid sells out

Sol, is the Spanish word for sun. Could there be a better name for the most important square in Spain's capital. The square, where Puerta del Sol, or the sun gate in the old city wall, once stood, marks Spain's geographic center. From this ground zero, the national roads lead o …














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