CORONAVIRUS

The surprising similarities between the ‘Spanish flu’ and the coronavirus pandemic

The initial response to the 1918 outbreak was to play it down, and later efforts at disinfection and social distancing proved insufficient to stop the spread of a disease that killed over 147,000 in one year alone

HEALTH

“We have medication that prevents breast cancer, yet nobody uses it”

Spanish oncology expert Miguel Martín wants to see state-funded research in treatments that the pharmaceutical industry ignores because they are not financially profitable

AMERICAS

Cocaine and ancient hallucinogens discovered in 1,000-year-old shamanic pouch

Utensils found at a site in Bolivia had traces of benzoylecgonine, bufotenine and the two main ingredients of the traditional spiritual medicine ayahuasca

Science

The science of having your heart in the right place

Spanish researchers explain the signals that push the organ to the left during embryogenesis

Astronomy

The Perseids 2015: summer meteor shower at its peak this week

There’s still time to catch a glimpse of the shooting star phenomenon over the coming days

Who was the mysterious, 19,000-year-old “Red Lady”?

Spanish archeologists publish findings from unique burial site close to Altamira caves

HEALTH

Spanish medical team presents “liquid biopsy” for cancer patients

Catalan VHIO research center is working on non-invasive method to find best treatment