Franco Marinuzzo

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My ancestor died of a splinter. Wait, what?

Little bumps and blisters used to kill.<p>Annie Hortense Crawford’s death was a long, dramatic affair. According to her front-page obituary in the <i>California Democrat,</i> the local paper serving California, Missouri, Mrs. Crawford’s demise had begun a full week prior to her 1930 demise. First, there was …

Microbiology

Dieselgate, lo studio: Milano Nord e Monza le aree in Europa con maggiori decessi da emissioni

Oramai è assodato: anche se le emissioni <b>diesel</b> in eccesso producono una piccola parte delle polveri nocive, sono responsabili di migliaia di morti. …

La ragione della guerra in Siria che non ci è stata raccontata

Nelle ultime ore la crisi siriana sta nuovamente degenerando. Dopo circa sette anni e dopo <b>mezzo milione di vittime</b>, si pensava che i signori della …

Scientists examine threats to food security if we meet the Paris climate targets

Even with aggressive climate policies to limit global warming, food security in some areas will be threatened<p>We have delayed action for so long on handling climate change, we now can no longer can “will it happen?” Rather we have to ask “how bad will it be?” and “what can be done about it?” As our …

Climate Change

'Great Pacific garbage patch' sprawling with far more debris than thought

The patch of detritus is more than twice the size of France and is up to 16 times larger than previously estimated<p>An enormous area of rubbish floating in the Pacific Ocean is teeming with far more debris than previously thought, heightening alarm that the world’s oceans are being increasingly …

Pollution

An information apocalypse is coming. How can we protect ourselves?

Technology has enabled JFK to ‘deliver’ his final speech 55 years later. It could soon be impossible to trust what we see or hear<p>“In a world of complex and continuing problems, in a world full of frustrations and irritations, America’s leadership must be guided by the lights of learning and reason, …

Motor Neurone Disease

Burning coal may have caused Earth’s worst mass extinction

New geological research from Utah suggests the end-Permian extinction was mainly caused by burning coal, ignited by magma<p>Earth has so far gone through five mass extinction events – scientists are worried we’re on course to trigger a sixth – and the deadliest one happened 252 million years ago at …

Earth Science

I Built a 22″ Gridded Beauty Dish for $4 Using Dollar Store Foam Boards

I recently got bored and decided to expand a super-budget project I’m working on. I love gridded beauty dishes for dramatic artsy stuff, beauty, and …

Why I Switched from Profoto to Godox

It was time to upgrade my entire lighting system. My Profoto Compact heads (in perfect working condition) we coming up on their 10th anniversary. In …

Visti i primi passi dei tumori, sono gli stessi in tutti gli organi

E' la base per future terapie capaci di fermarli sul nascere

Pollen data shows humans reversed natural global cooling

Current temperatures are hotter than at any time in the history of human civilization<p>In order to understand today’s global warming, we need to understand how Earth’s temperatures varied in the past. How does the rapid warming we see now compare with past natural climate changes? Also, how long have …

Climate Change

The media exaggerates negative news. This distortion has consequences

Whether or not the world really is getting worse, the nature of news will make us think that it is<p>Every day the news is filled with stories about war, terrorism, crime, pollution, inequality, drug abuse and oppression. And it’s not just the headlines we’re talking about; it’s the op-eds and …

Penguin Random House

Le sigarette elettroniche dannose per il Dna

Test sui topi, effetti su cuore e polmoni. Ma gli esperti sono divisi, per alcuni è una valida alternativa

Le acque del Nilo potrebbero fare scoppiare una guerra mondiale?

L’Africa nord-orientale potrebbe essere a un passo da una guerra dalle conseguenze ben più vaste di quelle tipiche di uno scontro locale. Il 4 …

British supermarket chickens show record levels of antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Food Standards Agency reports ‘significant increase’ of harmful pathogen campylobacter in British-farmed chickens<p>Chickens for sale in Britain’s supermarkets are showing record levels of superbugs resistant to some of the strongest antibiotics, new research from the government has found.<p>The results …

Agriculture

Let’s wrench power back from the billionaires

If we stand together against powerful special interests we can eliminate poverty, increase life expectancy and tackle climate change<p>Here is where we are as a planet in 2018: after all of the wars, revolutions and international summits of the past 100 years, we live in a world where a tiny handful …

Middle-class

This Common Painkiller Could Be Negatively Affecting Male Fertility

Here's what you need to know.<p>Male fertility could be at a tipping point. Last year, scientists discovered sperm counts in western countries had …

Biomedicine

Fake news is a threat to humanity, but scientists may have a solution

“Technocognition” proposes that we use technology and psychology to break through the mental barriers that make people deny threats like climate change<p>People are very good at finding ways to believe what we want to believe. Climate change is the perfect example – acceptance of climate science among …

Fake News

Mass starvation is humanity’s fate if we keep flogging the land to death

The Earth cannot accommodate our need and greed for food. We must change our diet before it’s too late<p>Brexit; the crushing of democracy by billionaires; the next financial crash; a rogue US president: none of them keeps me awake at night. This is not because I don’t care – I care very much. It’s …

Agriculture

OnePlus 5, come migliorare la qualità della fotocamera con quest'app

<b>OnePlus 5</b> è un ottimo smartphone sotto tutti i punti di vista. Anche la fotocamera è di buona qualità anche se non esattamente all’altezza della …

Morbillo, l'Italia è prima in Europa per casi di contagio - Wired

<b>Primi a livello europeo</b> per numero di persone contagiate. Secondi, dietro alla <b>Romania</b>, per casi ogni milione di abitanti. Sono i tutt’altro che …

Ecco come ringiovanire le cellule umane - Wired

Vivere una <b>vita</b> normale, rimanendo sempre in buona <b>salute</b>, ed evitare così le malattie croniche legate all’<b>invecchiamento</b>. Chi di noi non ci metterebbe …

The 10 most useful things you can do in Excel

Every Excel user has their own favorite tip. So we decided to bring some method, data, and science to bear in this hotly debated topic.<p>We consulted the research of 30 of the world's leading Excel experts, our own internal Excel experts, grouped up and consolidated the emerging features, and applied …

Analytics

How Trump is dismantling a pillar of the American state

Donald Trump is presiding over the most withering, devastating, and trenchant attack on the American administrative state this nation has ever known<p>There is no shortage of adjectives to describe the Trump presidency. Venal. Shameless. Bigoted. Impulsive. Feckless. Amid the never-ending stream of …

Donald Trump

Tutto quello che vorreste sapere sul microonde - Wired

Le radiazioni del <b>forno a microonde</b> fanno male alla <b>salute</b>. Cuociono male i <b>cibi</b>. Li privano delle <b>proprietà nutrizionali</b>. O addirittura li rendono</b> …

What is your biggest regret? Here are people's devastatingly honest answers

My 20-year-old son just moved into a fraternity house at his college in the US. Last month, I spent three days there trying to turn his bedroom from a fluorescent-lit hellhole into a page from an Ikea catalogue, and while making up flat-packs, we discussed his hopes and plans for the next three …

Boxing Day

Ecco chi ha scassato la previdenza e vi manda in pensione a 70 anni

La politica cerca di tranquillizzare gli animi, con il PD di Matteo Renzi a chiedere al governo di prendersi sei mesi in più per riflettere, ma a …

How Dog and Cat 'Kisses' Can Turn Deadly

A host of potential pathogens lurks in each slobbery or scratchy lick.<p>When Julie McKenna arrived at the hospital in Mildura, Australia, in 2007, she could barely speak. Her arms and legs were cold and mottled, and her face was turning purple.<p>Doctors quickly determined that Julie was in septic …

From Anthropocene To Ecocene By 2050?

The unprecedented transformation and ecological decline caused by human activities since 1950 has prompted scientists to mark the end of the Holocene geological epoch, and the beginning of the “Anthropocene” – the human era. Never before has a single species of organism so dominated and damaged the …

Anthropocene
Income Inequality