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An image from last year's 'Saloufest' (by ACN)

12 April 2011 01:59 AM

No major incidents on the opening night of ‘Saloufest’

The arrival of 5,000 UK students for a five-day festival has put the Catalan coastal town of Salou back in the spotlight. Last year, ‘Saloufest’ had several episodes of drunken behaviour and wild parties on the streets, which caused major...
Some of the member of the Clínic Hospital's HIV-AIDS service (by L. Vilaró)

08 April 2011 12:01 AM

Barcelona’s Hospital Clínic to start virtual medical consultations for HIV-AIDS patients

Two hundred patients are already attended by webcam. The number is expected to grow to 500 over next two years.
The entrance of the Circus Factory (by E. Rosanas)

06 April 2011 09:59 PM

Circus professionals finally get their own place in Barcelona

The first creation factory, called ‘La central del circ’ (Circus HQ), is now open to the public in the city’s Parc del Fòrum, next to the Sant Adrià sports port.
A caption from Wikipedia's Catalan version (by Viquipèdia)

05 April 2011 11:50 PM

Catalan version of Wikipedia celebrates its 10th anniversary

The ‘Viquipèdia’, the Wikipedia version in Catalan language, is currently ranked 10th out of the 272 languages used in this encyclopaedia quality rankings.
A moment of the unveilment ceremony (by P. Francesch)

04 April 2011 11:38 PM

Barcelona unveiled the first monument to repressed gay and lesbian people

The monument was unveiled after a controversy that provoked a location change; catholic organisations did not want it in the surroundings of the Sagrada Família Basilica. The monument honours the victims of the sexual orientation discrimination:...
Artur Mas (3rd from the left) and Sandro Rosell (2nd from the left) at the campaign's presentation (by FC Barcelona)

31 March 2011 11:01 PM

Barça backs a good cause: Sweep Away Hunger with the Sweepstake

FC Barcelona President, Sandro Rosell, accompanied by the Catalan President Artur Mas and the President of the ‘Fundació Banc dels Aliments’, Antoni Sansalvadó presented today the campaign “Enviem la fam a la porra” – “Sweep Away...
A foreigner attends a class of Catalan language (by ACN)

31 March 2011 10:49 PM

Only 60% of Catalan residents know how to write in Catalan whereas all can do it in Spanish

A study has found that the Catalan language is used less than Spanish in Catalonia. In addition, only 40% of foreigners are able to speak Catalan. In total 95% of Catalan residents understand the language, 77% know how to speak it and 60% can...
Barcelona Biomedical Research Park main building, facing the Mediterranean Sea (by A. Moldes)

22 March 2011 10:06 PM

Comparing the DNA of great apes to treat incurable human illnesses

Among Barcelona’s biomedical cluster, a project is comparing the genomes of great apes in order to identify the common structures and differences with human DNA. The aim of the project is to use genomic science to find a cure for human illnesses.
The aspect of the application (by J. Pueyo)

21 March 2011 10:14 PM

Get a taxi in Barcelona with your smartphone

The ‘Taksee’ application, available for Android and iPhone, uses Internet connection to call a cab.
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