A Spanish church is displaying a nativity scene that replaces baby Jesus with Aylan Kurdi, the 3-year-old Syrian boy who drowned off the coast of Turkey in September and sparked international awareness of the refugee crisis, as a way of highlighting the plight faced by migrants.
The Spanish news site The Local reports that San Anton Church in the Chueca district of downtown Madrid set up a nativity scene that features a doll model of Kurdi lying face down just like in the infamous photograph from September, which showed him lying dead with his face buried in the sand on a Turkish beach.
The nativity scene, which also replaces Mother Mary and Joseph with the boy's grieving parents, is housed inside of a refugee tent instead of a manger, while the floor is a map highlighting the main routes used by migrants to enter Europe. The walls of the tent are line with recreations of drawings done by refugee children. more >>
In a study published on Friday in Science Advances, Nicolas Biver of the Paris Observatory in France said a comet is spewing out large amounts of alcohol every second, equivalent to about 500 bottles of wine.
According to ABC News, it is the first time that ethyl alcohol was found in a space rock. Ethyl alcohol is the same type that can be found in alcoholic beverages. Aside from the mentioned molecule, Biver's team also found traces of formaldehyde and other elements considered to be poisonous.
First discovered in August 2014 by an amateur astronomer from Australia named Terry Lovejoy, the comet was formally named C/2014 Q2, commonly called "Comet Lovejoy." Studies reveal that Comet Lovejoy was one of the most active and significantly brightest comets when at its peak. more >>
It's a battle at the top spot of the Spanish La Liga as Real Madrid travel to Estadio de Balaidos to face Celta de Vigo.
The match is on October 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM ET.
Both teams are leading the pack in the La Liga as they each have 18 points in eight matches in the league. more >>
It is the Madrid derby at Estadio Vicente Calderon as Atletico Madrid host Real Madrid in the Spanish La Liga.
The match is on October 4, 2015 at 2:30 PM ET.
As one of the more popular matches in the league, expect the crowd to be into the action from the first minute until the final whistle of the game. more >>
At the opposite ends of the table, Barcelona and Sevilla clash at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in the Spanish La Liga.
The match is on October 3, 2015 at 10:00 AM ET.
Current standings show that Sevilla are in dire need of points as they are 16th in the league with five points – only holding a two point advantage over bottom dwellers Levante and Malage. more >>
Real Madrid try to remain unbeaten in the Spanish La Liga as they host Malaga at Estadio Santiago Bernabeau.
The match is on September 26, 2015 at 12:15 PM ET.
As well as remaining unbeaten, the Los Blancos currently hold the top of the standings after seeing their closest rivals Barcelona lose in their last game. more >>