The Grapes of Wrath

Furore (The Grapes of Wrath) is a novel by John Steinbeck. Published on April 14, 1939 in New York, it is considered the masterpiece of the American writer, Nobel Prize winner for literature in 1962. Bestseller number 1 in 1939 and 1940 in the USA, selling a total of 4 and a half million hardcover... Weiterlesen →

Reflections on life

We human beings are intrinsically motivated to adapt to the reality in which we live. This means that we are programmed to survive, to overcome difficulties, to feel good and to live happily. To do this, we are committed from the first days of life to know the environment in which we live to understand... Weiterlesen →

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The adventures of Augie March: (The Adventures of Augie March) is a novel written by Saul Bellow published in 1953, winner of the National Book Award. It is the story of Augie March's growth from childhood to a fairly stable though uncertain maturity. Augie has two brothers, Simon and George (with mental problems) and they... Weiterlesen →

Optogenetics!

It's called optogenetics: it's a new discipline that wants to study and interveneon the brain thanks to genetics and optical techniques, to treat various diseases Is it possible to manipulate the brain with light? And, in the future, to treat diseases such as Parkinson's or depression, Alzheimer's or post-traumatic stress disorders? The questions are not... Weiterlesen →

A hospital for injured turtles

At the turtle hospital in Marathon, Florida, vets are currently taking care of 42 sea turtles. "But five are coming," adds Bette Zirkelbach.The next day, he reports that five others are doing CT scans at a normal hospital - "the human hospital". The Turtle Hospital is a veterinary rehabilitation center that, since opening in 1986,... Weiterlesen →

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Narcissus and Goldmund Philosophy and Moral The contrast between nature and spirit, the fulcrum of the novel, lies in the path to the search for truth. Both Narciso, who represents the spirit, and Boccadoro, who represents nature, feel dissatisfied with their research because they use only the spirit or only the senses as a medium,... Weiterlesen →

Where are the aliens

Are they among us? Are they hiding in some distant galaxy? Have they already visited us and, disappointed, have they left? On the existence of aliens - in particular of intelligent extraterrestrial life forms - literature, cinema, music and science have said practically everything and the opposite of everything. And net of more or less... Weiterlesen →

WE ARE MANY AND WE HAVE NEVER BEEN SO ALONE.

Throughout the course of our history, man has always tried to be part of a community, tribe, society. He always tried to be with others, perhaps because he understood well before the film "Into the wild" was released that happiness is really real only when it is shared.Then something happened. It has happened that man,... Weiterlesen →

Brains in Love!

The love? It's all about chemistry. To say it is not some disenchanted cynic who no longer has confidence in feelings but numerous scientific studies conducted by analyzing what happens in the brain in love. The data collected in recent years, thanks also to Italian research, support what was initially only a hypothesis: human emotions... Weiterlesen →

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Of Mice and Men The two protagonists (classic wanderers, or tramps, Americans of the 1930s) are George Milton and Lennie Small, seasonal laborers who earn their living by wandering through the country from farm to farm. Lennie, although endowed with an imposing size and an extraordinary physical strength (his surname is therefore an oxymoron), characteristics... Weiterlesen →

Sleep and its importance

On average, adults need 7-8 hours per night, while children can sleep up to 10-12 hours a day. Having said that it is also true that the need for rest is an individual characteristic. The transition from wakefulness to sleep is regulated by a timing that changes from individual to individual and even in the... Weiterlesen →

Cannabis against disability

Muscular dystrophy is one of the most common hereditary muscle diseases and a cure has not yet been discovered. However, hope is coming from the Cnr Biomolecular Chemistry Institute in Pozzuoli. In fact, according to the researchers, some cannabis molecules would be able to counter the course of the disease and recover part of the... Weiterlesen →

Fish wasted

The production of flour and fish oil, growing in West Africa, threatens not only the seas off the African coast but also food security and the livelihood of coastal populations. According to the recent report by Greenpeace wasted fish the stocks of small pelagic fish, fundamental for coastal craft fleets and the feeding of countries... Weiterlesen →

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The Remains of the Day The Remains of the Day) is a novel by the British writer and Nobel laureate in literature Kazuo Ishiguro from 1989 for which Ishiguro was awarded the Booker Prize in the year of its first publication. In 2015, 82 international literary critics and scholars voted The Remains of the Day... Weiterlesen →

Letters,the lost value

Writing a letter is above all an extraordinary tool of self-analysis and reflection.Never as in front of a blank sheet (or screen) our thoughts unravel and reveal our true intentions.Writing a letter, then, is an act of great generosity towards the recipient because as we write we constantly think of him who will read us,... Weiterlesen →

Microbiome Project

A team of scientists has launched an appeal to establish a worldwide microbiota safe that includes "good bacteria" from the most remote populations on Earth. The equivalent of the Global Seed Vault, to ensure the future health of humanity. Animal model studies have highlighted the existence of a causal relationship between microbiota alterations and conditions... Weiterlesen →

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HUNDREDS OF SOLITUDE From Jose Arcadio to Aureliano, from the discovery of the ice to the decipherment of the scrolls of Melquíades: seven generations of Buendía pursue an inevitable destiny. With this tumultuous novel that uses the tones of fable, supported by a portentous language and a prodigious fantasy, Gabriel García Márquez has been able... Weiterlesen →

Will we ever cure cancer?

The German virologist and cancer researcher Prof. Dr. med. Harald zur Hausen (Heidelberg) is one of three Nobel Prize winners for medicine in 2008. In the early 1980s, he had shown that human papilloma viruses (HPV) cause cervical cancer. The other two award winners are also pioneers in the field of virology: Prof. Dr. rer.... Weiterlesen →

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View with grain of sand. The tender touch of a salt grain appears as a symbol of what is smaller and everyday, so often considered not worthy of attention because it is almost imperceptible with respect to the vision of the world, of the future. The Szymborska, does not conceal its constant amazement aimed at... Weiterlesen →

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Fiktionen Argentinian writer, poet, essayist, translator and academic, Borges has made a fundamental contribution to philosophical narrative and fantasy as a reinvention of reality, so much so that today Borges is an adjective to express the dreamlike, fantastic, bookish and labyrinthine. A false country discovered in "a pirate encyclopedia", Uqbar, and an imaginary planet, Tlön,... 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 →

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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 →

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 →

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 →

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