Spain's national flag. Photo by beamillion, Wikipedia Commons.
Spain's national flag. Photo by beamillion, Wikipedia Commons.


Spain: Around 1.5 Million Foreign Citizens Registered With Social Security System In November

The number of foreign citizens registered with the Spanish Social Security System stood at 1,549,398 in November, a decline of 0.27% on the previous month. The highest figures for foreign workers correspond to Romania, Morocco, China and Ecuador, with 268,351, 187,575, 92,029 and 72,200, respectively, followed by Italy (64,407), Bolivia (59,893), the United Kingdom (54,799) […]

Internet
Internet


Internet Addiction Affects 6 Percent Of People Worldwide

Internet addiction is an impulse-control problem marked by an inability to inhibit Internet use, which can adversely affect a person’s life, including their health and interpersonal relationships. The prevalence of Internet addiction varies among regions around the world, as shown by data from more than 89,000 individuals in 31 countries analyzed for a study published […]

A definitive geological timeline from Princeton University researchers shows that a series of massive eruptions 66 million years ago in a primeval volcanic range in western India known as the Deccan Traps played a role in the extinction event that claimed Earth's non-avian dinosaurs, and challenges the dominant theory that a meteorite impact was the sole cause of the extinction. Pictured above are the Deccan Traps near Mahabaleshwar, India. Credit: Image courtesy of Gerta Keller, Department of Geosciences
A definitive geological timeline from Princeton University researchers shows that a series of massive eruptions 66 million years ago in a primeval volcanic range in western India known as the Deccan Traps played a role in the extinction event that claimed Earth's non-avian dinosaurs, and challenges the dominant theory that a meteorite impact was the sole cause of the extinction. Pictured above are the Deccan Traps near Mahabaleshwar, India. Credit: Image courtesy of Gerta Keller, Department of Geosciences


New Timeline Confirms Ancient Volcanism Aligned With Dinosaurs’ Extinction

A definitive geological timeline shows that a series of massive volcanic explosions 66 million years ago spewed enormous amounts of climate-altering gases into the atmosphere immediately before and during the extinction event that claimed Earth’s non-avian dinosaurs, according to new research from Princeton University. A primeval volcanic range in western India known as the Deccan […]

Sign supporting the 'Cuban Five' in Varadero, Cuba. Photo by BarryNL, Wikipedia Commons.
Sign supporting the 'Cuban Five' in Varadero, Cuba. Photo by BarryNL, Wikipedia Commons.


Cuban Five At Heart Of US-Cuba Deal – OpEd

In the course of delivering his historic speech dramatically altering US Cuba policy, President Barack Obama briefly mentioned that the United States released three Cuban agents. These men are members of the “Cuban Five,” who were imprisoned for gathering information on US-based Cuban exile groups planning terrorist actions against Cuba. Without their release, Cuba would […]

Colombia
Colombia


Colombia: FARC Announce Unilateral Ceasefire

The FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) guerrilla group declared a unilateral ceasefire starting Saturday, reports MISNA. The decision puts major pressure on President Juan Manuel Santos, who recently renewed his firm objection to suspending military operations against the group. The FARC announcement was made in a statement released in Havana, venue of the peace […]