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'Huge' Water Resources Exist Under Africa, by Matt McGrath of BBC News

'Huge' Water Resources Exist Under Africa, by Matt McGrath of BBC News | Conviviando | Scoop.it

Scientists say the notoriously dry continent of Africa is sitting on a vast reservoir of groundwater. The total volume of water in aquifers underground is 100 times the amount found on the surface.

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This Awesome Urn Will Turn You into a Tree After You Die | Design for Good | Big Think

This Awesome Urn Will Turn You into a Tree After You Die | Design for Good | Big Think | Conviviando | Scoop.it
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Grandma's Superhero Therapy (18 photos) - My Modern Metropolis

Grandma's Superhero Therapy (18 photos) - My Modern Metropolis | Conviviando | Scoop.it

A few years ago, French photographer Sacha Goldberger found his 91-year-old Hungarian grandmother Frederika feeling lonely and depressed.

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'Huge' Water Resources Exist Under Africa, by Matt McGrath of BBC News

'Huge' Water Resources Exist Under Africa, by Matt McGrath of BBC News | Conviviando | Scoop.it

Scientists say the notoriously dry continent of Africa is sitting on a vast reservoir of groundwater. The total volume of water in aquifers underground is 100 times the amount found on the surface.

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Jack Tramiel, Father Of Commodore 64 And An Auschwitz Survivor, Dies At 83 : NPR

Jack Tramiel, Father Of Commodore 64 And An Auschwitz Survivor, Dies At 83 : NPR | Conviviando | Scoop.it
The Holocaust survivor founded Commodore International as well as Atari Corp. He was 83.
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Nitza Villapol e Petronilla, ovvero l’arte di cucinare senza

Nitza Villapol e Petronilla, ovvero l’arte di cucinare senza | Conviviando | Scoop.it

Nitza Villapol e Petronilla, ovvero l’arte di cucinare senza...Quando l’Italia conobbe la borsanera, gli sfollamenti, i bombardamenti, quando un uovo finì col costare 15 lire, trenta volte di più che all’inizio della guerra, quando i porcellini d’India smisero di fare compagnia ai bimbi e divennero l’alternativa natalizia al cappone, Petronilla rimboccò le maniche della sua fantasia e si inventò passati di bucce, polpette senza carne, sughi finti...

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Mediterranean Flatbreads: A Framework For Flavor : NPR

Mediterranean Flatbreads: A Framework For Flavor : NPR | Conviviando | Scoop.it
As a quick snack or light meal, the flatbreads of Spain are a favorite of food writer Deena Prichep. Catalonia's cocas start with handmade yeasted dough, pulled into a thin oval like a pizza.
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Pochi amici, ma buoni: utenti "social" sempre piu' selettivi

Pochi amici, ma buoni: utenti "social" sempre piu' selettivi | Conviviando | Scoop.it

E cauti nella condivisione delle informazioni personali..

 

La privacy non è morta. Checché ne dicano Zuckerberg e sodali, stando a un rapporto dell'istituto di ricerca Pew Internet & American Life Project, non è vero che chi naviga su Internet non sia interessato a proteggere i propri dati o vi abbia rinunciato in nome di una maggiore possibilità di sentirsi partecipi della vita altrui, o di permettere ad altri di partecipare alla propria. Anzi, è iniziata l'era dell'“unfriending”.

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Eating through your Ears: Listening to Music makes Food taste better!

Eating through your Ears: Listening to Music makes Food taste better! | Conviviando | Scoop.it
Do you listen to music when you eat, or Does the sound of chewing and chomping irritate you?

Listening to music can be great for unwinding - especially after a long day. I wonder if department s...
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ESA - Observing the Earth - Snow-bound Italy

ESA - Observing the Earth - Snow-bound Italy | Conviviando | Scoop.it
ESA's Envisat satellite has captured some unusual views of Italy after much the country suffered heavy snowfall a for second time in a week.
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Coming Soon To Your Grocery Aisle: Organic Food From Europe : NPR

Coming Soon To Your Grocery Aisle: Organic Food From Europe : NPR | Conviviando | Scoop.it
The U.S. and the European Union are announcing that they will soon treat each other's organic standards as equivalent. In other words, if it's organic here, it's also organic in Europe, and vice versa.
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School Raising » la DonorsChoose per l'Italia?

School Raising » la DonorsChoose per l'Italia? | Conviviando | Scoop.it

In un periodo in cui sono sempre più ridotti i fondi pubblici a favore di questo settore, School Raising® intende fornire uno strumento aggiuntivo agli enti scolastici affinché possano organizzare in modo strutturato e sistematico la raccolta fondi per progetti didattici ed extra didattici, favorendo il coinvolgimento sia di cittadini che di imprese e promuovendo la trasparenza nell’utilizzo delle risorse raccolte.

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Frozen And Blushing Forever via @NPR

Frozen And Blushing Forever via @NPR | Conviviando | Scoop.it

How would you like it if the last thing you did on Earth was really, really, REALLY embarrassing?

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Nevermind the Apocalypse: Earliest Mayan Calendar Found

Nevermind the Apocalypse: Earliest Mayan Calendar Found | Conviviando | Scoop.it
Mayan 'wall calendar' doesn't count down to the end of the world.
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Bamboo Wing, Vo Trong Nghia Co., Ltd., world architecture news, architecture jobs

Bamboo Wing, Vo Trong Nghia Co., Ltd., world architecture news, architecture jobs | Conviviando | Scoop.it

The merits of stainless free architecture, exemplified.

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The Opportunity Of Boredom : NPR

The Opportunity Of Boredom : NPR | Conviviando | Scoop.it

What is boredom? Why do we get bored? Is boredom a thing of value?

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Overfishing leaves swaths of Mediterranean barren

"In reserves off Spain and Italy, we found the largest fish biomass in the Mediterranean," said National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala, the paper's lead author. "Unfortunately, around Turkey and Greece, the waters were bare."

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Six-Legged Giant Finds Secret Hideaway, Hides For 80 Years : NPR

Six-Legged Giant Finds Secret Hideaway, Hides For 80 Years : NPR | Conviviando | Scoop.it
The insect is so large — as big as a human hand — it's been dubbed a "tree lobster." It was thought to be extinct, but some enterprising entomologists scoured a barren hunk of rock in the middle of the ocean and found surviving Lord Howe Island...
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Old recipes return in tough times

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"Old recipes return in tough times... "says Carlo Petrini of Slow Food

 

ROME: Italians facing a hard winter with less cash to spend are being encouraged to rediscover the cheap, traditional recipes of their ancestors.

Soups made with old bread and even pig's lungs are being touted as the nation's real cooking, made at a fraction of the price of modern dishes.

''Old recipes are a richness that Italy boasts, that were perfected during periods of poverty and are a way to come through the crisis eating well,'' said Carlo Petrini, the head of the Slow Food movement, which campaigns for traditional, sustainable foods.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/restaurants-and-bars/old-recipes-return-in-tough-times-20120215-1t6zs.html#ixzz1mTAo9Luo

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There's a 1 in 12 Chance Your V-Day Flowers Were Cut by Child Laborers

There's a 1 in 12 Chance Your V-Day Flowers Were Cut by Child Laborers | Conviviando | Scoop.it
Most flowers come from Colombia and Ecuador, two countries with records of poor labor rights. But it doesn't have to be that way.

 

Because the flower industry is driven by human labor, when demand skyrockets around Valentine's Day, Colombian and Ecuadorian growers can't just open a valve to increase production. They have to get more labor out of their existing employees, sometimes having them work up to 20 hours a day, and they have to hire on new workers. Often, that means children.

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Letter from Italy: Slippery Business

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It reads like a thriller..

 

On August 10, 1991, a rusty tanker called the Mazal II docked at the industrial port of Ordu, in Turkey, and pumped twenty-two hundred tons of hazelnut oil into its hold. The ship then embarked on a meandering voyage through the Mediterranean and the North Sea. By September 21st, when the Mazal II reached Barletta, a port in Puglia, in southern Italy, its cargo had become, on the ship’s official documents, Greek olive oil. It slipped through customs, possibly with the connivance of an official, was piped into tanker trucks, and was delivered to the refinery of Riolio, an Italian olive-oil producer based in Barletta. There it was sold—in some instances blended with real olive oil—to Riolio customers.
Read more http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2007/08/13/070813fa_fact_mueller#ixzz1mRxb8icF

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Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil | Extra Virginity

Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil | Extra Virginity | Conviviando | Scoop.it
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Buone idee per la scuola | Wittgenstein

Buone idee per la scuola | Wittgenstein | Conviviando | Scoop.it

..se questo paese cambierà sarà perché avremo lavorato meglio sulle sue scuole, e se non lo fa chi deve, lo faccia chi può. Con idee come questa, o diverse da questa.

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