The slow disappearance of the birds

Lost 150 million sparrows in 30 years, a sign of a profound change in the ecology of the territory. The latest data has just been published by the magazine Scienze. A study with data from the last 50 years on 529 species of birds flying over the skies of North America (Canada and the United... Weiterlesen →

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Spiral of silence

The theory of the spiral of silence, proposed in 1984 by the German sociologist Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann, maintains that people always have an opinion on the tendency of the majority on a specific theme and, given that they fear isolation, in the event that find themselves having an opinion that is different from that of the... Weiterlesen →

The Big Hug

The compression cradle looks like a remnant of a world that we haven't seen yet but that we could soon live in. One in which the mechanical touch can be an antidote for today's "connection forever", a behavior that has triggered a solitary disconnection with ourselves. Compression Carpet was presented at the Festival of the... Weiterlesen →

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Poetry from silence He won the Nobel Prize in 2001. A Swedish poet and psychologist, his books have never been translated, except for a couple of volumes published by the publisher. To read Poetry from silence, a collection of poems that seem to emerge directly from the dream, with modernist and symbolist elements, but also... Weiterlesen →

The medicine of nature

Madagascar healers who squeeze the leaf juice that will heal a child from his earache? Yes you can! Taking resources from nature to cure diseases is an ancient practice. The Egyptians themselves had developed a technique to extract essential oils from plants and prepare ointments used especially in the embalming procedure. Until the Middle Ages,... Weiterlesen →

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The garden of delights The garden of delights tells the proletarian America of the fifties and sixties, America white trash, greedy for social climbs and revenge, cyanotic for the fists set in by the bastards in the taverns and by life. Rye fields in the blazing sun of Arkansas. The hands tear the fruit from... Weiterlesen →

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Doodle for Wanda Rutkiewicz, the woman who climbed Everest: For many, it is still the last great mountain warrior. Wanda Rutkiewicz was a pioneer: of the Himalayan, of high-altitude businesses without oxygen, of impossible challenges, of feminism in mountaineering in a world where then the equal confrontation between man and woman seemed to not exist... Weiterlesen →

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Memoirs The classic and deeply moving memoir by Pablo Neruda, the most widely read political poet of our time and winner of the Nobel Prize: The south of Chile was a frontier wilderness when Pablo Neruda was born in 1904. In these memoirs he retraces his bohemian student years in Santiago; his sojourns as Chilean... Weiterlesen →

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The new world The novel begins with a visit from a school class to the incubation and conditioning center, where the embryos are created and indoctrinated. The director of the center explains to the children the conditioning methods used to create the perfect new members of society. There are five castes: Alfa, Beta, Gamma, Delta... Weiterlesen →

Sustainable and disaster-resistant homes

Geoship The environmental impact is a topic at the center of the debates of recent years: more and more exponents and sectors of the economy carefully evaluate this criterion when they make decisions about daily life or work. In a world where forest fires and hurricanes are more and more frequent, designing innovative homes could... Weiterlesen →

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Blindness Blindness (original title, in Portuguese: Ensaio sobre in Cegueira, literally Essay on blindness) is a novel by the writer and Nobel Prize for Portuguese literature José Saramago, published in 1995.In an unspecified time and place, suddenly the entire population becomes blind due to an inexplicable epidemic. Whoever is struck by this evil finds himself... Weiterlesen →

Green finance is the secret weapon?

In the early 1900s, the English mathematician G. H. Hardy made a very important discovery: mathematics is beautiful. He writes that while he was going by taxi to find his young friend and co-worker Srinivasa Ramanujan, suffering from tuberculosis and dying, he noticed (as always) the car's number. It was 1729. An uninteresting number. I... Weiterlesen →

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To a God Unknown It was published in 1935 and tells the story of a farmer, Joseph Wayne, who leaves the old Vermont farm to cross America and settle with his brothers in a fertile valley in California. The events, sometimes cruel, that follow one another in the "promised land" reached by this indecipherable priest-colonist,... Weiterlesen →

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The Prophet From the preface by Carlo Bo: "What counts and strikes the reader in Gibran's speech today is the rest of his invocation, it is all that he derived from his impressions and his sorrows. If it had not been so, he would have remained in the context of the most tired and forbidden... Weiterlesen →

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