Francesca Ferrandino

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Altan

In Libia ce ne sono ormai dozzine. Ufficiali, gestiti da milizie vicine al governo. 
E segreti, in mano alle bande di trafficanti di armi e droga. Le …

A flying visit: bird-watching in Colombia

Now its civil war is over, its natural riches are open to the world<p>The hillside opposite our perch is covered with more textures and colours of trees …

South America

Il neocolonialismo cinese in Africa

Con una politica apparentemente innocua ma fortemente competitiva, fatta di prestiti a tassi bassissimi con il fine di conquistare tutti i settori …

Sei grafici ci dicono come smontare i luoghi comuni sull’immigrazione

17 settembre 2015 15:07<p>Alla fine del 2013 l’Alto commissariato delle Nazioni Unite per i rifugiati (Unhcr) aveva annunciato il superamento di una …

Un mondo in un’immagine

L’immagine di Donald Trump al G7 dice molte cose, e altre ne suggerisce: sulla situazione fotografata, sulle dinamiche dell’informazione, su quelle …

'A new room in the Great Pyramid': lost 1963 John Coltrane album discovered

A lost album of originals by John Coltrane, the American saxophonist who took jazz to new heights of freedom and expression, has been unearthed.<p>The album, being released on 29 June as Both Directions at Once: the Lost Album, was recorded in a session on 6 March 1963, at the Van Gelder studios in …

Soul Music

Dieci anni fa moriva Syd Barrett: "Non sono nulla di ciò che pensate io sia"

“La sua band ha un nome molto originale. Ma chi le ha suggerito il nome <i>Pink Floyd</i>?”. “Gli alieni!”. “Sono una persona piena di polvere e chitarre”, a …

PERCHÉ LA NUOVA CRISI DELL’EURO È INEVITABILE

1. <b>Con il senno di poi è tutto ovvio, logico,</b> <b>inevitabile.</b><p><b>Ovvio che un’Europa distrutta da due guerre mondiali in trent’anni risorgesse dalle proprie</b> …

Italy can't blame Brussels for its descent into the abyss

The mafia, mass early retirement, tax evasion and a low birthrate. These are problems created in Italy<p>As Italians wrestle with their constitution and possibly head towards another general election, are they victims of a financial swindle perpetrated by the Germans? To read some of the commentary, …

Europe

Let’s destroy Bitcoin - MIT Technology Review

In 2009, Satoshi Nakamoto served the world an entirely new kind of currency. It was one that people could move over the internet instantaneously and …

Bitcoin

Dati personali e altre cazzate che vi hanno rubato

“L<i>a democrazia è quella cosa per cui se un imbecille dice una cazzata e tu gli dici che è una cazzata, quella cazzata diventa, come per magia,</i> …

The House That Spied on Me

<b>Kashmir</b><p>In December, I converted my one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco into a “smart home.” I connected as many of my appliances and belongings as …

A Japanese Artist Draws Feelings Everyone Has Encountered at Least Once But Couldn’t Describe

Very little is known about the Japanese artist who calls himself avogado6. All we know is that he is very fond of chemistry and his profile photo is …

SpaceX oddity: how Elon Musk sent a car towards Mars

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Weird

The WIRED Guide to the Blockchain

Depending on who you ask, blockchains are either the most important technological innovation since the internet or a solution looking for a …

Blockchain

Ripple vs Stellar – Which Coin Will Win?

January 4, 2018 · 1:30 am<p><i>Both of these highflyers are taking the crypto community by storm. Which one will fare better in 2018? Who do we believe</i> …

Scientists Just Teleported an Object Into Space for the First Time

Scientists have successfully teleported an object from Earth to space for the first time, paving the way for more ambitious and futuristic …

The first instalment of our new psychology column looks at how mental manipulation can be backed by good intentions – but when used with stealth, it is deceitful and wrong<p>A couple of decades ago, a class of psychology undergraduates played a mean trick on their lecturer. The students on the right …

Psychology

'When I joined the NME in the 70s, Bowie was an obsession'

Among the first tributes paid to David Bowie after the announcement of his death last Monday morning was that by David Cameron, who spoke of Bowie as “a genius who provided the soundtrack of our lives”, citing his own days at Eton listening to a friend’s copy of <i>Hunky Dory</i>.<p>Putting aside the unlikely …

David Bowie

Buon viaggio, David

16 gennaio 2016<p><i>There’s a starman waiting in the sky</i> <i><br>Hed like to come and meet us</i> <i><br>But he thinks he’d blow our minds</i><p><b>Difficile immaginarlo oggi che il</b> …

David Bowie's last days: an 18-month burst of creativity

For more than a decade before his death David Bowie seemed to disappear. Beset by ill health after an on-stage heart attack in 2004, he largely withdrew into a life at home in New York, becoming a ghost in the city where he had lived for a quarter of a century.<p>Yet as the world comes to terms with …

Dance

David Bowie, maestro di video musicali

14 gennaio 2016 13:49<p>David Bowie ha avuto un peso decisivo nella storia dei video musicali. Da <i>John, I’m only dancing</i> nel 1972 fino a <i>Lazarus</i> la scorsa …

La speculazione sta rubando l’anima di Londra

“Mi piace il nuovo. Mi piace il cambiamento. Ma qualcosa che puoi riconoscere deve restare: qualcosa che permetta a chi ha amato l’anima di un posto …

The Future Of The Internet, According To Its Father

Geeking out with Vint Cerf<p>The Internet has changed a lot over its 30-something years. That terrible dial-up noise is gone; the Ethernet cord has been cut; Tinder happened. What’s next? If anyone knows, it’s Vint Cerf, Google’s vice president and chief Internet evangelist. He is considered a “father …

How the secret in Bowie's Blackstar sleeve was discovered

<b>The secret of Blackstar’s starfield revealed by the man who found it.</b><p>Earlier this week <b>one Reddit user</b> sent Bowie fans scrambling home to try and …

Exploring the real Iran, with social media as your guide

Being completely disconnected on holiday isn’t as romantic as some purist travellers may suggest. It might be fine if you plan to stay on a beach or spend your days snorkelling with dolphins, but if you have to navigate your way around a country, travelling without access to GPS-assisted maps, …

Social Media

Terre spezzate: viaggio nel caos del mondo arabo

Dall'invasione dell'Iraq fino alle migrazioni dei nostri giorni. Uno straordinario racconto attraverso la vita di sei persone. Diventate loro …

What’s the Difference Between Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning?

<i>This is the first of a multi-part series explaining the fundamentals of deep learning by long-time tech journalist Michael Copeland.</i><b></b>Artificial …