An interesting BBC article reports news that cheers us up a lot! According to global research by Oxfam, pasta is officially the queen. Pasta has surpassed even pizza, rice, and meat. Italians' favorite food is being popular in European countries and in the Philippines, Guatemala, Brazil, and South Africa. After Italy, Venezuela is the largest consu...

Of all the mysteries of ancient Rome, silphium is among the most intriguing. Romans loved the herb as much as we love chocolate. They used silphium as perfume, as medicine, as an aphrodisiac and turned it into a condiment, called laser, that they poured on to almost every dish. It was so valuable that Julius Caesar stashed more than half a tonne in...

The torsos of two statues of boxers, dating back to the iron age, have been discovered at the Mont’e Prama necropolis in Sardinia. The latest finds, sculpted in limestone by the Nuragic civilisation, add to several other statues of boxers, wrestlers and archers dug up at the site since the 1970s and which have become known as “the giants of Mont’e...

Last week, four Italian olive oils were sent into orbit on the International Space Station (ISS), and they are now flying at an altitude of approximately 400 kilometers above Earth. They were brought into space by the European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, who returned to the ISS for her second mission, Minerva. “This year, S...

A previously unknown piece of juvenilia by great 19th century Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi has been found in Naples and published for the first time. The eight-page exercise book on which a 16-year-old Leopardi wroted his observations on poetry, philosophy, politics and society also contains a list of 160 favourite authors both ancient and modern....

What makes the sound of one violin preferable to another? Do some Stradivarius violins really have a special sound? To answer these questions, a multidisciplinary team coordinated by the CNR involved 70 violin makers in a listening experiment to evaluate the sound qualities of four violins, including a Stradivarius. The results, published in The Jo...

RetImpresa, the agency of Confindustria (The General Confederation of Italian Industries) for the representation and promotion of Business Networks and aggregations, strengthens its collaboration with Miami Scientific Italian Community (MSIC) by focusing on Registry International, the Italian platform for open innovation that uses blockchain as an...

A native of Ferentino, Italy makes an impromptu stop in Rockford, Ferentino’s sister city. Matteo Cervoni was at a medical conference at Georgia Tech when he decided to end his first visit to the United States with a trip to Rockford. “I know a lot of people that come from my same country and he loves Ferentino,” says Cervoni. Rockford and Ferentin...

Between today’s economic and political turmoil, tension between employees and employers and COVID-19 panic only just beginning to wane, it’s no surprise that the conversation about what makes a healthy work-life balance is rife with new ideas and controversial lifestyle ‘takes’. What seems to be missing, however, is anything that really addresses t...

Despite being now far from its past as an 'automobile mono-culture' dominated by Fiat, Turin is still a city with a strong industrial vocation. Manufacturing, and in particular the automotive and high-tech sectors, continue to play an important role in the economy of the metropolitan city, according to the Mista project, carried out by the ESPON Eu...