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life

In search of the riders of icebergs

International Polar Bear Day, set up by Polar Bears International, a non-profit organisation, was held on 27 February. The aim of day is to increase awareness in all of us of the challenges that polar bears must face daily due…

life

Darwin Day 2021

12 February is Darwin Day, the annual event that falls on the birthday of Charles Darwin (born on 12 February 1809), the British naturalist who, with his theory of evolution, changed the interpretation of events in the world of nature.…

energy

The first hydrogen-fuelled home heating project gets under way

A unique experimental project is being launched in Scotland: H100 Fife, the first green hydrogen-fuelled home heating project, will be constructed by the SNG energy company in Fife, an administrative area overlooking the North Sea. From the end of 2022,…

life

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…

space

From the Hubble telescope to the Caldwell catalogue

For the 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope (in orbit since 1990), NASA has released 30 extraordinary new images. These are thirty celestial bodies that are part of what is known as the Caldwell Catalogue, first published in 1995…

New record temperature reached in November

Another record high temperature was reached in November: data from the Copernicus climate change monitoring service in fact revealed that average global temperatures in November 2020 were the highest ever recorded before for the month of November. The figure for…

space

Gaia maps the Milky Way, over 1.81 billion stars identified

It took a good 34 months of observations by Gaia, the astronomical satellite launched by ESA (European Space Agency), to obtain the most precise 3D map of our galaxy ever made. The Milky Way now has nearly 2 billion stars,…

life

The glow of duck-billed platypuses

It's easy to answer "which is the strangest animal?". The answer: the platypus. These strange creatures live only in Australia and that is the reason for their unique characteristics. Platypuses have remained isolated for millions of years and have evolved…

ecosystems

How much forest did we use today?

Coffee is second only to water in the ranking of the most popular beverages in the world: world coffee consumption is 2.5 billion cups per day. One in three is drunk in Europe; for us Italians in particular, drinking coffee…

 
 
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