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21

Nov

Why does Italy’s Mount Etna keep erupting?Etna is one of the gassiest volcanoes on Earth, and this is a big reason for its consistent eruptions.

Why does Italy’s Mount Etna keep erupting?
Etna is one of the gassiest volcanoes on Earth, and this is a big reason for its consistent eruptions.

27

Sep

Convicted geologist denounces manslaughter chargesScientists outside of Italy fear that the verdict could have a chilling effect on researchers who communicate earthquake risk.

Convicted geologist denounces manslaughter charges
Scientists outside of Italy fear that the verdict could have a chilling effect on researchers who communicate earthquake risk.

25

Apr

Italian firm invites inmates to help create prototype micro-dwelling unit
Meet the newest micro-dwelling on the (cell) block: Freedom Room is an innovative and low-cost micro-housing prototype designed in collaboration with inmates from an Italian penitentiary.

Italian firm invites inmates to help create prototype micro-dwelling unit

Meet the newest micro-dwelling on the (cell) block: Freedom Room is an innovative and low-cost micro-housing prototype designed in collaboration with inmates from an Italian penitentiary.

22

Jan


 Dog attends Mass daily where owner’s funeral was held 



Each day when the bells ring to mark the start of services, this German shepherd makes his way inside an Italian church — just as he did when his master was alive.
Each day when the bells ring to mark the start of services, this German shepherd makes his way inside an Italian church — just as he did when his master was alive.

14

Nov

Venice submerged by record-breaking floodingA family wading through a flooded Venetian street wear trash bags around their legs to keep dry on Nov. 11 during an ‘Acqua Alta’ in Venice. In some areas of Venice, the flood water has reached 5 feet — the 6th highest level since records began in 1872. This is the 4th time since 2000 that Venice has been submerged by record high flood water.
See more flood photos.

Venice submerged by record-breaking flooding
A family wading through a flooded Venetian street wear trash bags around their legs to keep dry on Nov. 11 during an ‘Acqua Alta’ in Venice. In some areas of Venice, the flood water has reached 5 feet — the 6th highest level since records began in 1872. This is the 4th time since 2000 that Venice has been submerged by record high flood water.

See more flood photos.

24

Oct

Can you get high just from breathing the air in Rome?Study measuring traces of psychotropic drugs in the air of eight major Italian cities has alarming results.

Can you get high just from breathing the air in Rome?
Study measuring traces of psychotropic drugs in the air of eight major Italian cities has alarming results.

10

Aug

Visitors flock to Italy luxury liner wreckTourists are visiting the wreck of the luxury cruise liner Costa Concordia, which ran aground off Giglio Island on Jan. 13, killing 32 people.

Visitors flock to Italy luxury liner wreck
Tourists are visiting the wreck of the luxury cruise liner Costa Concordia, which ran aground off Giglio Island on Jan. 13, killing 32 people.

14

Jun

Italian crop circle linked to solar eclipseA crop circle researcher argues that the field art has connections to ‘eclipse astronomy’ and the history of solar eclipses over thousands of years.

Italian crop circle linked to solar eclipse
A crop circle researcher argues that the field art has connections to ‘eclipse astronomy’ and the history of solar eclipses over thousands of years.

21

Mar

Still-sinking Venice is also tiltingAs if rising seawater and a sinking city weren’t enough, scientists have now discovered that the City of Bridges is also tilting a millimeter or two eastward per year.

Still-sinking Venice is also tilting
As if rising seawater and a sinking city weren’t enough, scientists have now discovered that the City of Bridges is also tilting a millimeter or two eastward per year.

13

Mar

Long-lost da Vinci masterpiece found?Chemical analyses point to da Vinci painting hiding behind a mural in Florence.

Long-lost da Vinci masterpiece found?
Chemical analyses point to da Vinci painting hiding behind a mural in Florence.