International Day for Biological Diversity

22 May is the International Day for the Biological Diversity (IDB), proclaimed by the United Nations in 1993 to mark the entry into force of the Convention on Biological Diversity, signed in Nairobi. For several decades now, experts have shown…


World Bee Day

Today, 20 May, is World Bee Day. The aim of the day is to draw attention to the key role played by these industrious insects, which are being challenged by human activities and climate change. Indeed, bees, as well as…


World Telecommunications and Information Society Day 2022

The era in which we live is often referred to as the 'information society', characterised by the widespread use of technologies designed to transmit all kinds of information in ever shorter timescales. In this context, new information and telecommunication technologies…


International Day of Light

Today is International Day of Light, proclaimed in 2015 by UNESCO to be 16 May, the anniversary of the creation of the world's first laser by T.H. Maiman in 1960. Light plays a central role in our lives. Like water…


World Migratory Bird Day

World Migratory Bird Day provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. This day, proclaimed by the United Nations, is celebrated twice a year (on the second Saturday in May and…


World Tuna Day

2 May marks World Tuna Day, proclaimed by the 2016 United Nations General Assembly Resolution, which invites all Member States, organisations of the United Nations system, other international and regional organisations and civil society, including non-governmental organisations, to celebrate the…


World Penguin Day

Today, 25 April, is World Penguin Day, an occasion to raise awareness on and promote the protection of the Earth’s 18 penguin species. It is also the date that the Adélie penguins (the species most widespread in Antarctica) begin their…


Earth Day 2022

22 April is Earth Day, one of the major events devoted to environmental protection, during which events and initiatives aimed at raising awareness on environmental issues are held. Instituted by the United Nations, this day serves as a reminder that…


A method for simulating stars in the laboratory

A team of European researchers has tested a new method using a high-powered laser and a foam ball to create stars in the laboratory! Researchers have experimented with a new simulation method for small-scale reproduction of one of the most…

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