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Fewer tourists, more turtle nests in Thailand

With empty beaches due to the decline in tourism as a result of the pandemic, protected species such as the hawksbill turtle and the green turtle have been able to nest without being disturbed in several places in the world…

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Leguminous plants make agriculture sustainable

Among the various research projects conducted to make agriculture and, in particular, fertilisation more sustainable, there is the one conducted by the Institute of Biosciences and Bio-resources of the National Research Council of Naples (Cnr-Ibbr) with the aim of making…

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What to do if you meet a wild animal? ENPA explains

During the lockdown in the past few months, we have witnessed unusual scenes of wild animals walking on asphalt roads, in squares and parks. But how should you behave when you meet them? How do you know whether you are…

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International Day for Biological Diversity 2020

On May 22, the International Day for Biological Diversity, an initiative established to underline the importance of protecting the extraordinary wealth of all living species on Earth, was held. The date was chosen to commemorate the day in 1992 when…

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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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A virus’s life

What are viruses Virus is a Latin word meaning poison. Viruses do not eat, breathe, move or reproduce on their own. So then, what kind of life is it? None, viruses are not technically alive. A virus is a little…

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Let’s find out about viruses

Parasites at the edge of life Virus is a Latin word meaning poison. Viruses are pathogens (they make you ill) but they do not feed, breathe, move or reproduce independently. So then, what kind of life is it? None, viruses…

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National Tree Day

Today is National Tree Day, established by the Ministry of the Environment with the aim of promoting protection of the environment, reducing pollution and developing forests. This year, Legambiente is inaugurating the 25th edition of National Tree Day, by actively…

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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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