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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…

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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.…

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CITES COP 18 has ended

The 18th Conference of the Parties (COP 18) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), held in Geneva, in Switzerland, from 17 to 28 August, has ended. The goals achieved included setting stricter limitations on trade of…

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Ingesting plastic weakens sea birds

According to a study conducted by the University of Tasmania and published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, ingesting fragments of plastic is causing sea birds to become increasingly smaller, lighter and to suffer from a series of health…

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International Tiger Day

The day dedicated to tigers, animals which, despite numerous efforts to preserve them, are still today threatened with relentless decline, is celebrated on 29 July. International Tiger Day was created during the St. Petersburg Tiger Summit in 2010, when all…

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Pollination, a perfect alliance between plants and animals

Firmly rooted in soil, over the course of their evolution plants have had to develop biological mechanisms for feeding and reproduction without moving, a characteristic that differentiates them from animals which on the contrary move around to procure food and…

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International Day for Biological Diversity

The International Day for the Biological Diversity (IDB), proclaimed by the United Nations 1993, when the Convention of Biological Diversity agreed in Nairobi came into force, is held on 22 May each year. For several decades now, experts have shown…

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World Bee Day

Today, Monday 20 May, is World Bee Day. The aim of the day is to attract attention to the key role of these hard-working insects, sorely tried by human activities and climate changes. Bees, in fact, like other pollinating animals,…

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Threatened koalas are ‘functionally’ extinct

The koala (Phascolarctos cinereus), the animal that, along with the kangaroo, is the symbol of Australia, is threatened with extinction in that it is a functionally extinct species. According to the estimates of the Australian koala foundation (AKF), the organisation…

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