Manuela Iurisci

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Auschwitz: Ultima Ratio of the Modern Age

The concentration camp Auschwitz was created in 1940 by the order of Heinrich Himmler, the chief of the Waffen-SS (an armed wing of the Nazi Party’s SS organization). A former Polish garrison in the town of Oświęcim was chosen for the location.<p>A construction management group within the Waffen-SS …

After 4 Years Of Not Throwing Away His Trash This Photographer Created A Powerful Photo Series

Back in 2011, photographer Antoine Repessé stopped throwing away his recyclable trash to make a point. Four years later he started turning that point …

Every year, Starbucks sends 4 billion nonrecyclable paper cups to landfills

In 2008, Starbucks publicly acknowledged that the plastic coatings it used on its paper cups made them impossible to recycle using the kinds of …

Hong Kong wastes away as rival Asian cities clean up | Reuters

By Farah Master<p>HONG KONG (Reuters) - From syringes and television sets strewn on its beaches to brimming landfills, Hong Kong is struggling to keep pace with a growing waste problem in one of the world’s most densely populated cities.<p>Landfills in the global financial hub of 7 million people are …

Hong Kong

Chi paga il conto per le banane equosolidali

Un terzo delle banane del circuito fair trade consumate in Italia arriva dalla Repubblica Dominicana, dove i lavoratori sono pagati cinque dollari al …

ICEstruments Are Musical Instruments Made Of Ice, Played In An Igloo

Ice sculptures can get pretty ornate, but when you compare them to musical instruments—where any change in design can completely change the …

How “open source” seed producers from the US to India are changing global food production

<i>Originally published on</i> <i>Ensia</i><i>.</i><p>Frank Morton has been breeding lettuce since the 1980s. His company offers 114 varieties, among them Outredgeous, which last year became the first plant that NASA astronauts grew and ate in space. For nearly 20 years, Morton’s work was limited only by his imagination …

How 11 cities are leading the climate change fight

From transit to radical green energy projects, new, sustainable solutions for our urban centers<p>The last year has seen big discussions on the ability of climate treaties and energy policy to shape and save our environment. But, in many ways, the changes that are helping to bring about greener …

Sustainability

A letto col nemico. Otto donne su 10 uccise 'in famiglia'

Nei primi dieci mesi del 2016, ogni due giorni una donna viene uccisa. Sono infatti 116 i femminicidi registrati dal 1° gennaio al 31 ottobre 2016, …

Il nuovo hotel con la foresta intorno

L'ha chiamato <b>Mountain Forest Hotel:</b> un edificio con la forma conica di una montagna <b>completamente circondato da alberi e piante.</b> Un nuovo <b>bosco</b> …

Save the Children: in Italia un minore su tre a rischio povertà

Povertà ed esclusione sociale, case fredde e poco luminose, nessun gioco, niente sport, abbandono precoce della scuola: questa la condizione di vita …

Il trionfo di Donald Trump: “Sarò il presidente di tutti gli americani”

Donald Trump è il 45esimo presidente degli Stati Uniti. Hillary Clinton lo ha chiamato per riconoscere la sconfitta. «Sarò il presidente di tutti, …

What Fascism Really Is — And What It Isn't

<b>Fascism is Anti-Libera</b><b>l</b>: Fascists oppose pluralism, tolerance, individualism, democracy, the idea of natural rights, and the like. While fascist …

Dario Fo: le 10 frasi che lo renderanno immortale

<b>Un moderno giullare</b>. Alfiere orgoglioso delle tradizioni e della lingua italiana ma con un animo da innovatore. Capace di stupirsi per le grandi come …

20 great UK walks with pubs, chosen by nature writers

1 Grassington, Yorkshire dales<p><b>Length: 11miles<br>Time: 5</b>½ <b>hours<br>Start/finish: Grassington National Park Centre (Google</b><b>map</b><b>/OS Explorer OL2)<br>Grade: Moderate<br>Refuel: Craven Arms, Appletreewick</b><p>Anyone who grows up in or around the Yorkshire dales ends up carrying it with them. There’s something about the …

Scotland

Why Foam Rolling Is Crucial For Building Muscle

Celebrity trainer Ashley Borden is a major proponent of foam rolling—for her clients, it’s a non-negotiable element of their fitness routine. That's …

The Most Overrated Attractions in Europe (And Where to Go Instead)

When it comes to traveling in Europe, it seems like everyone has something to say. There are countless online polls of best and worst sights to pore …

Meet the Unsung Street Photographer of 1980s New York

CC train, NYC, 1985<br>Richard Sandler<p>1 of 17<p>To view Richard Sandler’s photographs is to look into the soul of a broken New York. From the pages of his …

Photographing the side of Russia you might not see

In the increasingly global world, the question of national identity and whether we still need is puzzling. It is especially relevant for the emerging generation of Russians. Amongst an international attention to post-Soviet aesthetics and a complex political situation, they’re also facing the …

Berlusconi compie 80 anni: la sua vita dalla A alla Z

Da Arcore al Milan. Da Fininvest a Gianni Letta. E poi donne, scandali, processi. Con gaffe, leggi ad personam e nomignoli. Il Cav raccontato con …

Personal Tales of Love, Divorce and Guardianship in Saudi Arabia

The photographer's daughters, Sura and Yara, swim in a pool at a friend's home in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, April 2016. "Th<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Tasneem …

Around The World In 16 Shaves

How people shave and trim in countries around the globe.<p>Earlier this summer, Photocrowd.com and Captain Fawcett organised a global photo competition called Barbers of the World, calling for images that show barbers and barbershops working their trade in the age-old art of shaving.<p>Last month, they …

Farming on the edge: the Indian salt producers coping with 48C heat

On the sunbaked salt flats of Gujarat, India, the vast, shimmering expanse of salt shines starkly in farmers’ eyes as they toil in the intense heat. India is the world’s third largest salt producer. More than 80,000 smallholder producer families harvest the salt in the Surendranagar district, its …

Farming

12 tiny house hotels to try out micro living

From Portland to New York, where to vacation in less than 400 square feet<p><i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in September 2016 and has been updated and added to with the most recent information.</i><p>Tiny home living may be all the rage on HGTV, but most people have never stepped foot in a …

Jackson Hole

A Guide to Taking Travel Portraits Like the Pros

You’re hitting the road and your camera is at the top of the old checklist. Your goal is to make photographs that will be memorable and bring back …

Framing

Donation of surplus peanuts from US dismays Haiti farmers

MIREBALAIS, Haiti (AP) — The barefoot farmer oversees three teenage workers as they attack weeds with spades in a sunbaked field of peanut plants, a vital cash crop often grown on Haiti's marginal farmland.<p>If he's lucky, Francois Merilus will reap a meager harvest amid a lengthy drought that has …

Visualizing The Cosmic Web That Holds The Universe Together

How is the visible universe organized? This model is helping physicists answer that long-standing question.<p>There’s a lot more to the universe than the stars we see in the sky. Invisible to the naked eye, the broader universe is made up of a vast cosmic web: filaments of gas which stretch between …

12 Pro Techniques Every Serious Home Cook Should Know

<i>BY BON APPÉTIT</i><p>Credit: Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott<p><i>Welcome to Cook Like a Pro, in which we ask some of our favorite chefs for their essential techniques, along with advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning, and more.</i><p>What's the difference between us and a professional chef tossing food …