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life

What language does science speak? 2nd part

There is an old proverb that says “the apple does not fall far from the tree ”. Apparently it seems perfectly true: the product of something or someone is quite naturally similar to what generated it. As we observed in…

life

What language does science speak?

Do you remember the game called “Chinese whispers”? All the participants had to stand in line and the game started with the first player whispering a word or a sentence in the ear of the person standing next to him.…

air

Climate action summit: lots of talk, still not many facts

Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, had made a clear plea: participants had been urged to arrive at the UN Summit on Climate on 23rd September with facts, not words. The participating Countries had been asked to arrive at…

energy

Everything is transformed

At primary school we learn that nothing is created and nothing is destroyed. We have heard this phrase so many times that it sometimes sounds like a folk saying. Usually, at middle school, the science teacher also adds but everything…

earth

How much land do we consume in Italy?

Consumption of land in Italy continues to increase and in 2018 the unbuilt area of our country decreased by another 51 square kilometres, that is, on average, around 14 hectares per day were covered with concrete, asphalt or other types…

air

Ozone depletion at the lowest levels ever

According to scientists at the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS), this year the ozone hole will be particularly small, and may reach one of the lowest levels ever in the past 30 years. According to estimates, in fact, the hole…

ecosystems

“Tutti in natura” with LIPU

Not just parks and gardens but also schools, farms and city streets can offer us fragments of nature to enjoy and defend. LIPU (the Italian Society for the Protection of Birds) has once again organised “Tutti in natura” (Everyone in…

space

Bubbles of radio waves at the centre of the Milky Way

At the centre of the Milky Way there is a supermassive black hole called Sagittarius A*, which has captured the attention of an international group of astronomers from 15 different research institutions. An enormous hourglass-shaped structure that emits radio waves…

earth

“Anthropocene: The Human Epoch” released in Italian cinemas

The Canadian documentary film Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, an 87-minute film portraying the current state of the Earth by showing some of our planet’s deepest wounds, will arrive in Italian cinemas. The film was directed by a couple, Jennifer Baichwal…

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