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Who is behind that flower?

From ancient Greek, μιμέομαι meaning “to imitate”, mimicry is a phenomenon whereby some species take on the appearance of another organism, or the colours, shapes or other characteristics of the environment in which they live. Perhaps the best-known imitators originate…

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A turtle’s life

Sea turtles are the oldest living reptiles today. They have been inhabiting the oceans for over 150 million years without having changed their physical appearance. Up to 200 years ago, millions of them populated the oceans’ waters: now they still…

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It takes two to tango: dance and love in the animal kingdom

From tango to belly dancing, flamenco to tarantella, from ancient Oriental palaces to discotheques, dance is not only an authentic art but also synonymous with passion and the art of seduction. Cultures everywhere have always been well aware of this…

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Free divers in evening suits

They waddle along in an ungainly and comic way, sliding at speed with their bellies on the ice and swimming even more swiftly in the sea using their wings as flippers. We are talking about penguins, animals that symbolise the…

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The Christmas Star Tradition

A plant that symbolises the Christmas season, decorating homes and shops and featured prominently by the florists and garden centres in our cities. We are talking about the Poinsettia, better known to everyone in Italy as the Stella di Natale…

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Superfood: the medicine of the future?

Hippocrates said: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Extraordinary elements that grow naturally are able provide our organisms with higher than average quantities of nutrients (vitamins, minerals, fibre, enzymes, mineral salts, antioxidants and phytonutrients), and these…

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Beyond speech: the language of animals

Telegraph, telephones, radio, television, cell phones, internet… Communications have played a leading role in the last century and continue to shake up the world we live in, changing both the way in which we interact and society. According to anthropologists,…

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3D Printing: what can be done with additive manufacturing

If when you hear the word printer you imagine a box that spits out two dimensional sheets of papers, you definitely need an update. Today, in fact, 3D printers are under the spotlight. With 3D printers it is possible to…

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Some like it extreme

In summer we need air conditioning, in winter heating. To climb the highest peaks in the world we need oxygen and if we go underwater we have to be very careful how we return to the surface. The examples one…

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