Divergent Thinking

Divergent or lateral thinking is characterized by the ability to generate multiple and ingenious solutions for the same problem. It is a spontaneous, fluid and non-linear mental concentration, which is based on curiosity and nonconformity. In reality it is also a very common way of thinking in children, for whom joy, imagination and freshness offer... 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 →

The power of colors.

It is scientifically proven that our brain associates positive or negative sensations with the color of food according to a "mental past" that binds us to pleasant or unpleasant sensations experienced in the past; when a food comes in a different color from the one we are used to, we are immediately hit by a... Weiterlesen →

The history of plastic

The history of plastic begins in the 19th century, when, between 1861 and 1862, the Englishman Alexander Parkes, developing the studies on cellulose nitrate, isolates and patents the first semi-synthetic plastic material, which christens Parkesine (better known later like Xylonite). It is a first type of celluloid, used for the production of handles and boxes,... 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 →

The black Hole

Predicted a century ago by Albert Einstein, black holes have so far been mysterious cosmic objects, but now things could change: being able to photograph them means not only having direct evidence of their existence, but being able to observe what happens when matter approaches to such an extreme environment, where the force of gravity... Weiterlesen →

Teaching computer Science

Can computer science be taught without even a PC? Surely it is difficult, but not impossible. The proof comes from Ghana, where a 33 year old teacher teaches the use of PCs to his students. His story has become known throughout the world after the publication on Facebook of images depicting the prof in action.... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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