Andrea Cassotti

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Le carte geografiche che non vi hanno fatto vedere a scuola

<b>La mappa dei luoghi comuni.</b> Il Brasile formato da caffè e pallone, i confini degli Usa tracciati con armi e basket, il territorio russo visto come un …

Trucks that change lanes with the blink of an eye

Stretching across the heart of Europe, Germany's spider-web of highways ferries tons of goods on their journey across the continent and beyond.<p>The country is a strategic transport gateway between east and west, with four million trucks racing down its roads day and night, helping to keep its …

For Italians, a Lingering Superiority Complex About Roman Empire

Book Talk<p>British author says Italy is a complex, sometimes infuriating, country.<p>Say the word Italy, and we think of sun-kissed piazzas, stars over the Mediterranean, spellbinding museums, and mouth-watering food. But as veteran <i>Guardian</i> and <i>Financial Times</i> correspondent John Hooper explains in his …

The First Ubuntu Phone Won’t Rely On Apps. Here’s Why That’s Brilliant

Canonical wants to move us away from the app-centric mobile experience.<p>The mobile market is saturated. Any new entrants are doomed from the start. And if you need proof, just look at Windows Phone or BlackBerry. The problem is that you need an app ecosystem to gain market share, but you need market …

Otto specie estinte che potremmo riportare in vita

<b>Grandi interrogativi</b><br>Fotografia di Jonathan S. Blair, National Geographic<p>Un addetto di un museo ispeziona una replica di mammut lanoso (<i>Mammuthus</i> …

That $1 Billion TransferWise Deal Is Exactly Why Mark Carney Worries About 'An Uber-Type Situation In Financial Services'

The news that foreign currency exchange startup TransferWise has raised $58 million in investment at a valuation of $1 billion proves that Carney is right to worry: Tech startups — or fintech startups, as they're called in Europe — are working as fast as they can to turn traditional banks into the …

Circa venti piante rare e a rischio di estinzione sono state studiate e salvate dall'oblio: uve antiche da cui ottenere vini particolari, ma anche …

Over The Past 150 Years, There Has Been A Profound Shift In What Humans Do With Their Time

Most human beings get about 75 years of existence.<p>That's about 3,900 weeks. Or 27,000 days. Or 648,000 hours.<p>We spend about a third of those hours sleeping, a number that hasn't changed much over the centuries.<p>What has changed is what we do with the remaining time.<p>As the following two charts show, …