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How can we monitor the composting process?

Nowadays, composting is one of the most sustainable alternatives for the management of solid waste. However, until now there are no reliable variables that can be used to monitor the biological processes of composting. In this article, the authors propose a new method, based on...

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Mothers, drugs and babies

During pregnancy, the mother and the foetus are a single organism. Therefore, every substance that passes through the mother’s body can be transmitted to the foetus, including drugs of abuse. This article examines the methods now available to detect traces of these drugs in different parts of both the...

Detall de nina Barbie embarassada

Catalonia and Castile 1598-1652: “us and the others”

This PhD thesis analyses the literature and iconography of Catalonia and Castile between 1598 and 1652, a period of great tensions between the Catalan institutions and the Hispanic Monarchy. Its aim is to demonstrate that these artistic expressions...

Gravat francs de 1641 o 1642 en el qual es mostra de manera allegrica la secessi de Catalunya

Fishing lines kill sea turtles

Scientists from CRAM (the Foundation for the Conservation and Recovery of Marine Animals) and the Autonomous University of BArcelona have studied what happens when a loggerhead sea turtle swallows a fishhook. The researchers have reached revealing conclusions: contrary to what could be thought, the hook...

Esfag d'una tortuga babaua amb un ham clavat

Rats with more siblings are less anxious in their adulthood

In this revealing study, scientists from the UAB Neurosciences Institute have investigated how the number of siblings in a litter can influence behaviour when the rats reach adulthood. Although, in smaller litters, every pup receives more individual attention,...