Dario Bartoletti

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Flight stowaway in critical condition as police investigate links with fall victim

Scotland Yard says no evidence yet to link survivor of BA undercarriage flight with man found on roof below Heathrow flight path<p>A man remains in a critical condition in hospital after surviving a 10-hour flight by clinging to the undercarriage of a British Airways flight from which another stowaway …

Airplanes

Le dieci regole della retorica per comunicare bene in pubblico

La <i>téchné rhetoriké</i> – tecnica ma anche arte retorica – non ci insegna solo a esprimerci con efficacia ma soprattutto a «ben ragionare». Anzi è la più …

Why the U.S. Doesn’t Always Know Who It’s Killing in Drone Strikes

President Barack Obama’s rare admission on Thursday that the U.S. had accidentally killed two civilians being held hostage by Al Qaeda underscores an …

Middle East

Liberland: hundreds of thousands apply to live in world's newest 'country'

Eurosceptic Czech politician Vit Jedlicka reveals aspirations for ‘anti-state’ on 7 sq km patch of Serbo-Croat no man’s land<p>Accessible only by car via miles of winding, dusty Croatian roads, Gornja Siga – current population zero – is an unlikely testing ground for a plan to shape the world’s …

Europe

The Woman Who Woke Up in the Future

Naomi Jacobs went to bed a 32-year-old woman and woke up believing she was a teenager again. After temporarily losing 17 years of memories from a rare form of amnesia, Jacobs wrote a memoir about piecing her life back together.<p>Naomi Jacobs was a 32-year-old single mother living in Manchester, …

Mind

Perché le api muoiono dopo aver punto?

Il pungiglione delle api è dotato di piccoli uncini (che, una volta penetrati, lo ancorano alla cute punta) ed è collegato all’apparato digerente …

The surprising downsides of being clever

Can high intelligence be a burden rather than a boon? David Robson investigates.<p>If ignorance is bliss, does a high IQ equal misery? Popular opinion would have it so. We tend to think of geniuses as being plagued by existential angst, frustration, and loneliness. Think of Virginia Woolf, Alan …

Psychology

Can Weed Really Help Addicts Recover from Alcoholism and Hard Drug Use?

Could weed really help you kick a meth habit, or is it just a matter of replacing one vice with another?<p>Weed is having something of a moment. It seems all of my friends who used to spend their weekends drowning themselves at the bar have given up the bottle for the kush. And although the …

Top NFL Rookie to Retire, Citing Concussion Risk

One of this year’s most promising NFL rookies said he would retire this week over concerns about traumatic brain injuries from playing the game, ESPN …

NFL

Bed & breakfast in Senegal. “In Italia avevamo comodità, qui tempo e relax”

“Ogni settimana riceviamo almeno <b>15 mail</b> di italiani che chiedono consigli per trasferirsi come noi in <b>Africa</b>”. <b>Gloria Diotallevi</b> ha poco più di …

Come osservare in diretta la sintesi delle proteine cellulari

Una nuova tecnica di microscopia a fluorescenza ha permesso di seguire in vitro e in vivo il percorso dell'RNA messaggero dal nucleo al citoplasma, e …

Did My Parents' Divorce Make Me a Shitty Person?

My parents ended their marriage before I was one. When I look back at my life, I wonder if that's what made me treat every woman I've ever dated terribly.<p>The problem with this story is that I'm willfully ignorant of so many of the details. A lot of people would think that should disqualify me from …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

3D printed sculptures spin to Fibonacci sequence

John Edmark, a professor of design at Stanford University, has mashed together geometry and art to create these 3D printed kinetic sculptures based …

Sculpture

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

Nel topo cervellone il segreto della ‘superiorità’ del cervello umano

A fare la differenza è una proteina<p>Embrioni di topi ‘cervelloni’ hanno permesso di scoprire ‘l’amplificatore’ che rende il cervello dell’uomo più …

Music to listener or listener to music?

My post <i>Beware of creating museums of sound</i>, the latest in a long running thread about shifting sonic expectations, generated one of the largest …

Inside the psychology of productivity

You wake up with it in the morning and go to bed thinking about it at night: an ever-crushing load of emails, meetings, conference calls, and tasks that needed to get done yesterday. Family time means reading sales reports in the room where your kids are playing video games. For entrepreneurs, …

This 17-Year-Old Has Discovered DNA Mutations That Could Combat HIV And Meningitis

High schooler Andrew Jin is answering previously unasked questions in biology.<p>Like plenty of science-oriented high school kids, Andrew Jin is interested in human evolution. But Jin, one of three $150,000 first-place winners in this year’s Intel Science Talent Search, took that interest further than …

Mutations