Patrizia

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A Bulgarian scheme scammed Spotify for $1 million—without breaking a single law

They did it, essentially, in their sleep.<p>A scamming operation in Bulgaria swindled as much as $1 million in royalties out of Spotify last year, according to high-level music-industry sources in a bombshell Music Business Worldwide report this week. The Bulgarian entity—which hasn’t been identified, …

Music Industry

Un nuovo test per la diagnosi precoce di autismo?

Diagnosticare precocemente l’<b>autismo</b>, con un semplice esame del sangue e delle urine. A fare i primi passi in questa direzione è stato il team di …

Contributo per Giovanni Prodi: la matematica come scoperta

Dopo il primo contributo su De Finetti, continuiamo la serie di articoli dedicati a riscoprire il contributo nel campo della didattica di importanti …

27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …

Harvard

World history would be very different without the blood moon eclipse of 1504

On January 31st, half of the Earth will experience a very special moon moment: “a super blue blood moon.” The term, according to NASA, describes three simultaneous celestial events: a “supermoon,” in which the moon is closer to Earth in orbit and appears 14% brighter than usual; the second full …

Christopher Columbus

There’s a reason using a period in a text message makes you sound angry

When it comes to texting, the period gets a lot of attention.<p>People have begun noticing slight changes to the way our smallest punctuation mark is deployed, from declarations that it’s going out of style to claims that it’s becoming angry.<p>What they’re actually noticing is written language becoming …

Language

Inside One of America’s Last Pencil Factories

A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird little loops and slashes to write these words. As a tool, it is admirably sensitive. The lines it makes can be fat or thin, screams or …

When personality changes from bad to good

Brain injury does not always result in an undesirable personality change, finds Christian Jarrett.<p>In the classic 80s rom-com Overboard, Goldie Hawn’s spoilt, selfish character suffers a brain injury in a yachting accident. As well as causing memory loss, the accident transforms her personality in …

50 Iconic Indie Album Covers: The Fascinating Stories Behind The Sleeves

They’re images you’ve seen a thousand times, but what do they mean, and how did they end up on the cover of your favourite ever albums?<p>Click or tap …

The secret lives of students who mine cryptocurrency in their dorm rooms

Mark was a sophomore at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, when he began mining cryptocurrencies more or less by accident.<p>In November 2016, he stumbled on NiceHash, an online marketplace for individuals to mine cryptocurrency for willing buyers. His desktop computer, boosted with a graphics card, was …

Cryptocurrency

Dronestagram: le 20 foto più belle del 2017 fatte dai droni

Non è sicuramente Instagram con i suoi 800 milioni di utenti ma il social network <b>Dronestagram</b>, specializzato in <b>foto aeree</b> fatte con i droni, sta …

Create Outstanding Timelapse Photography with These Helpful Tips

<b>Start your journey into timelapse photography with these tips from VIC VideopIC.</b><p>Ever wanted to venture into making timelapses but don’t know where to …

Surfing the Big Waves in Portugal: Pictures

Brazil

13 Books to Watch For in the First Half of 2018

How does one select a dozen “best” titles from the hundreds, maybe thousands, of excellent new books published in English each year? It’s impossible! …

Books

Un anno di matematica con “Math is in the Air” | Math is in the air

E' iniziato il <b>2018</b> e, come da tradizione, desideriamo fare gli auguri di <b>buon 2018</b> a tutti i nostri lettori.<p>Utilizziamo quest'occasione per fare il …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Sheryl Sandberg

The 99 best things that happened in 2017

If you’re feeling despair about the fate of humanity in the 21st century, you might want to reconsider.<p>In 2017, it felt like the global media picked up all of the problems, and none of the solutions. To fix that, here are 99 of the best stories from this year that you probably missed.<p>An incredible …

Clean Technology

60 Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2018

Bring on the new year, and a new TBR pile stacked with fresh reads.<p>As 2018 approaches, there’s a lot to look forward to: the end of a hellish 2017, the Winter Olympics, “The Bachelor: Winter Games,” 2017 being over, midterm elections, and 2017 finally drawing to a close.<p>More than anything, though, …

Interview: Street Photographer Explores the Loneliness of Contemporary Urban Life

London-based photographer Alan Schaller is known for his incredible street photography. His keen ability to mix high contrast lighting with architectural compositions have won him clients like <i>The Financial Times</i> and <i>The Independent</i>. We recently featured his series of beautiful dog portraits, and …

The 13 Virtues of Life: Benjamin Franklin’s Guide to Building Character

There’s not much to love about a daily commute, but I certainly enjoy listening to a good audio book.<p>It makes the intermittent fits of road rage far …

21 Things You Should Make Your Kids Pay For

Kids who need money are more likely to work, and working outside the house helps them develop valuable skills.<p>Whether they receive it from relatives …

YouTube’s Search Algorithms Keep Promoting Child Exploitation. Here’s How They’re Being Taught.

Contract workers who train YouTube’s search algorithms say the guidelines they use to evaluate content on the world’s biggest platform for internet videos are confusing and inadequate.<p>Earlier this month, after a public outcry over disturbing and potentially exploitative YouTube content involving …

Sempre più schiavi di algoritmi tecnologici

La tecnologia, Internet e nuovi media hanno pervaso ogni ambito della vita individuale e sociale delle persone e ogni disciplina finendo per tessere …

Quando si dovrebbe togliere l’amicizia a qualcuno su Facebook? Chiedilo ad Aristotele

Aristotele (a destra) discute con Platone , che ha le sembianze di Leonardo da Vinci, ne ‘la scuola di Atene’, dipinta a Roma da Raffaello nel 1509. AGF<p><b>La natura e l’etica delle “fake news”</b> è diventata soggetto di preoccupazione generale. Ma per molti tra noi, <b>la questione è molto più personale</b>: …

Libri consigliati e desiderati per le feste qui al Post - Arianna Cavallo

Al <i>Post</i> passiamo tutto il tempo davanti a un qualche tipo di schermo a scorrere articoli, tweet, commenti su Facebook, dati sui numeri che facciamo, …

25 People Shaping the Future in Tech, Science, Medicine, Activism and More

The inventors, entrepreneurs and disrupters who are changing (and maybe saving) the world one brilliant idea at a time<p>25<p>By , , , , , , , , , , , …

Elon Musk

The eight-day guide to a better digital life

Your apps, search engines and social networks know hidden things about you that even your closest friends might not. To find out just how much, Sophia Smith Galer tries a programme called the Data Detox.<p>I was dubious at first when I read about the Data Detox. It sounds like a guide to logging off, …

Social Media

What Children — and Parents — Can Learn From Baking Together

There’s a picture that I keep in the left-hand corner of my computer screen, of me and my son, Joshua, who is now grown, baking together years ago. It shows me bent over the kitchen counter gingerly disengaging a bell-shaped cookie from a large piece of dough. It looks as if it might have been …

Dessert

Scientists are about to test a devastating hypothesis: 2018 will suffer a lot of big earthquakes

Every so often, the Earth’s rotation slows by a few milliseconds per day. This is inconsequential to the average human, and causes only mild annoyance to the people whose job it is to measure Earth’s rotation with great precision.<p>That may be about to change, if the hypothesis set out by two …

Earth Science