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 →

Economics..a form of brain damage.

David Takayoshi Suzuki (Vancouver, March 24, 1936) is an activist, science popularizer, professor of Zoology at the University of British Columbia. An internationally renowned geneticist who has managed to make science understandable and exciting through his lectures and radio and television programs. His best known program was broadcast by CBC Television (a Canadian television network)... Weiterlesen →

Climate disaster

It has been a few months since the issue of climate catastrophism became mainstream that international media has been talking about "eco anxiety". The Greta generation is so afraid that the world may end up in the climate disaster, and that existence on Earth may become unlivable and frightening, which has ended up developing anxiety,... 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 →

„Palm oil“

Palm oil is obtained from the pulp of the oil palm (Elaeis guineensis), which originally comes from Africa and is now also cultivated in South America and Southeast Asia. It is one of the most economically significant plants.The oil palm grows up to 30 meters high and bears up to 6000 fruits, which can weigh... Weiterlesen →

The sun!

The rotational speed of the Sun at a young age also partially influenced the birth of life on Earth. The atmosphere of our planet in the early stages was different and had the appearance of a thin envelope of hydrogen and helium "stuck" to the Earth's surface. The flares of the Sun, within 200 million... 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 →

Book of the Day

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 →

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 →

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 →

The Water War

Water covers 71 percent of the Earth's surface but for the most part it is composed of salt water and even the sweet one is not always accessible: only 0.3 is found in rivers and lakes and can be used by humans . The danger of tensions and conflicts linked to the access and control... Weiterlesen →

The future is now – Darpa

Artificial intelligence, atomic GPS, robotic armor, mind downloaded to hard disk, super fast vaccines, "brain from the Pentagon" projects. The 675 North Randolph Street is a modern seven-storey building with large windows that reflect the green of the front lawn. A building like many others, in the business district of Arlington, Virginia, the city on... Weiterlesen →

Book of the Day

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 →

Life on Venus

The Earth's twin planet, barely smaller than ours in diameter and mass, could indeed be a much better candidate for life than its incandescent surface temperature would assume, which, with over 450 ° C, far exceeds the melting point of lead (327.5 ° C).The study raises on the basis of new and more precise data... Weiterlesen →

Book of the Day

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 →

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 →

Artificial intelligence

An artificial intelligence system (AI) has passed a third-level science test, correctly answering 90 percent of the questions. The result was obtained by Aristo, an AI made by the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence in the United States, demonstrating once again the rapid progress in the field of artificial intelligence. In the future, Aristo could... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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