Book of the Day

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 →

The illusion of consciousness

What is consciousness? Although we deal with it every day, it is not so simple to explain. We hear this subject so closely because it is like asking ourselves: what is each of us, what are we, what is each of us, what am I and what are you. Some argue that understanding consciousness is... 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 →

Man, physics and God.

The new force would be added to those foreseen by the standard model of quantum physics and to the gravitational force and would modify our understanding of the structure of the Universe. "If it were true, it would be revolutionary," says Jonathan Feng, one of the authors of the research published in Physical Review Letters... Weiterlesen →

Jake

Jacob Barnett 20 years has an IQ (IQ = 170) higher than Einstein's, he is a particular boy, in all senses, and his story is no less. When his parents took him to school, he was told that his son would never be able to learn anything. In fact, a doctor soon diagnosed him with... 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 →

We clean the world of incivility

Every year at the end of September, volunteers from all over the world meet in over 120 countries to take to the streets and give a concrete signal of a desire to do and a territorial identity. We clean the world consists of many small gestures for the protection and enhancement of common goods, through... 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 →

Book of the Day

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 →

Less is better for health and for the planet

SUSTAINABLE FEEDING The damage of too much meat does not end at the level of the individual: as cardiologists explained in Barcelona, the unbridled consumption that characterizes societies is closely linked to global warming. And climate change in turn is responsible for innumerable problems for human health: from respiratory pathologies to malnutrition, destined to increase... 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 →

Hunger in the world

In 2018, around 820 million people did not have enough food, compared to 811 million in the previous year: the increase was recorded for the third consecutive year. This highlights the magnitude of the challenge of achieving the Zero Hunger Sustainable Development Goal by 2030. The increase in global data on hunger mask the fact... Weiterlesen →

Airplanes and environmental impact

2700 kg of kerosene, 722 700 kg of cold air, 850 000 kg of air, 130 000 kg of hot air, 8500 kg of carbon dioxide (CO2), of which, as harmful substances: 30 kg of nitrogen oxides, 2.5 kg of sulfur dioxide, 2 kg of carbon monoxide, 0.4 kg of hydrocarbons, 0.1 kg of fine... Weiterlesen →

Book of the Day

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 →

A planet to live on

The challenges of sustainability Theories and empirical data uniquely demonstrate that there is a strong and decisive "human footprint" on climate change. That man is the cause, if not the only, by far the main cause of the increase in temperature and the increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. This demonstration, according to the... Weiterlesen →

Green Economy

“A target within reach „ Important environmental objectives, from the "vertical farmer" to the "digital architect" which will be the most popular professions in fifteen and twenty years, when our children will enter the world of work. As far as clean sources are concerned, interventions are needed to make existing regulations and procedures more effective,... Weiterlesen →

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Confessions of a Mask The protagonist is referred to in the story as Kochan, which is the diminutive of the author's real name: Kimitake. Being raised during Japan’s era of right-wing militarism and Imperialism, he struggles from a very early age to fit into society. Like Mishima, Kochan was born with a less-than-ideal body in... Weiterlesen →

Karakorum Effect

uncertain future From the temperatures that do not increase to the ice that does not melt, from the innocence of human actions to the excessive costs of reducing emissions. The list, as we shall see, is long. Some criticisms have been detailed, others generic. Some have disappeared soon, others have lasted for years, perhaps after... Weiterlesen →

The Secret Life of Trees

memory The ability to store information in the memory and know how to use it to one's advantage is not unique to humans and animals, but also to plants. In fact, many plants are able to learn and store information memory. Trees with memory This is demonstrated for the first time by an experiment carried... Weiterlesen →

Book of the Day

The old man and the sea One of the best known and most successful works of Ernest Hemingway is the novel called The Old Man and the Sea (original title The Old Man and The Sea), published in 1952 for the first time in the magazine Life. The author, thanks to the book, became famous... Weiterlesen →

Bees

The learned scientist, once calculated that if all the bees had disappeared from the earth, four years later, all people disappeared. I do not know if this is an issue that has already been addressed (I was trying to search, but I have not found any similar topics) or that might be of interest, but... Weiterlesen →

Education empowers people

The natural world is much more than a source of beauty and charm. Nature-inspired innovation is today one of the most influential drivers of innovative technologies ... an ideal opportunity to teach in a simple way, which suggests that politicians who focus exclusively on the classroom lack an opportunity: even modest investments in informal science,... Weiterlesen →

Book of the day

Letter to a child never born: The book is the tragic monologue of a woman who expects a child by looking at motherhood not as a duty but as a personal and responsible choice. A woman of whom neither the name nor the face nor the age nor the address is known: the only reference... Weiterlesen →

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