India – The Most Complex Social Mosaic in the World

India

With a population of 1.3 billion, India is the most populous country in the world after China – even though it is set to surpass it in the coming decades. While the birth rate in China has now fallen to 1.6 children per woman – that is below the threshold of preservation – in India …

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Secret Places: The Last Unexplored Corners of the Earth

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Travelling has become a common activity for people nowadays. Therefore, you may be surprised to discover that there are many secret places on the Earth, most of which are unexplored. The reasons why these places result largely unknown to us are different and range from political conflicts to harsh climates. Here are some examples of …

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Rosa Parks – Biography of “the First Lady of Civil Rights”

Rosa Parks

Even though we are living in the 21st century, race and racism is still an issue. There is still a long way to go to reach equality among people of all colors and sexes. It is important to be aware of this problem and do our best to change the way people think. And what …

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How to Save Energy When Using Your Computer: Tips and Tricks

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Reducing the consumption of electricity is important, not only to save on bills but also to respect the environment. This means that we can all contribute to this noble cause by avoiding waste, which daily involves our appliances, the lights of our home and, last but not least, our computer. A normal computer operating for …

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Nobel Peace Prize: Curiosities from 1901 to Present Day

Nobel Peace Prize

Since 1901, the world has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The aim of the Prize is to highlight those who have shown courage by supporting ideas of peace and democracy throughout the world. Among the prizes instituted by Alfred Nobel – together with those of Physics, Chemistry, Medicine and Literature – the one for …

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Pygmies – The Most Ancient and Endangered Peoples

Pygmies

Pointed out as inferior – not only in height, since they are tall maximum 1 and a half meters – enslaved, killed for their flesh by the legendary magical powers. The Pygmies of the Congolese reserves are among the last “primitive” peoples in the world: armed with bows and arrows, they live on hunting and …

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Everything About Coal – The Most Polluting Fossil Fuel of All

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Coal is a ready-to-use fossil fuel: composed mainly of carbon, other sulphur-based minerals and traces of hydrocarbons, this material has been used as a fuel since the Industrial Revolution. From then on, given the large quantities of coal available in nature, it has become indispensable and is now the most widely used fossil fuel after …

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Ethiopia, Omo Valley: The Great Deception of the Gibe III Dam

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Hunger, peasants without fields and semi-nomadic shepherds forced to become sedentary. These are the effects of the construction of the Gilgel Gibe III dam in Ethiopia, on the Omo river. The complaint comes from the report released by The Oakland Institute in June “How they tricked us: living with the Gibe III dam and sugarcane …

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How to Save Electricity – and Also Money – at Home

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An average family could save electricity at home both in terms of appliances and heating. In particular, some studies suggest that it is possible to save up to 10% on the use of appliances and 40% on heating without giving up or replacing appliances. How to cut energy bills by 50%? Simply by using resources …

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Not Only Greta: 3 Young Activists Who Will Change the World

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If it is true that the future of our planet (and its inhabitants) is in the hands of each of us, it is also true that it is young people who represent the greatest hope for change. This is demonstrated by some activists for animals and the environment, who have become famous throughout the world …

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