27 de novembro de 2013


The vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower produce a compound called DIM in the body. A recent study shows that compound protects healthy cells from radiation. Therefore, DIM offers promise for people with cancer.

From Science  News, 30th October, 2013
Written by Emma Cepeda, Olimpia Rivero and Nerea Segade

21 de novembro de 2013


Astronomers find the oldest galaxy . It appears near the Great Bear constellation. The name of this new galaxy is so difficult for us: z8_GND_5296. It was discovered by Steven Finkelstein and his colleagues. This new galaxy makes new stars more than 100 times faster than our galaxy does, the Milky Way.

From Science News, November 3rd, 2013.
Written by Emma Álvarez

20 de novembro de 2013

Comet ISON

A chunk of frozen rock and ice about the size of a mountain is moving toward the sun. Some Russian astronomers discovered the comet called ISON on Sept. 21, 2012. By Nov. 5, they estimated it was racing toward the sun at nearly 45 kilometers per second.The comet accelerates as it approaches the sun. Astronomers predict the comet will reach its closet point to the sun by the end of November.

Written by Adela Otero and María Pol

American Football: a dangerous sport

American football can cause damage to the head. Retired players have been tested and most of them had some brain tumor. This is because of the hits they receive in the head while they are playing. Players give other players lots of kicks and they fall down with their head. If they don't wear helmets, they could have serious injuries on their brains.

From Sciencedaily.
Written by Rubén Ferreira and Sebastián Noreña

18 de novembro de 2013

Did climate change cause Super Typhoon Haiyan?

Super Typhoon Haiyan killed at least 10,000 people in Philippines. Most scientists think that hotter climate contributes to some increase in hurricane strength. Therefore, climate change will mean more intense tropical storms.
Did you know that a hurricane and a typhoon are the same thing, except one takes place in the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific and the other in the South Pacific.

From The Week, November 11th, 2013

6 de novembro de 2013

Can you imagine a day without Chemistry?

Everything you see, smell or taste is related to Chemistry. This video, which was created to celebrate the International Year of Chemistry in 2011, will make you think about the importance of this science in your daily life.

From BytesizeScience-YouTube