“Green” asphalt absorbs air pollution
The researchers developed a special substance that could be applied to roads to help cut high concentrations of polluting gases released into the atmosphere. Called a photocatalytic pavement, the technology was tested in the urban area of ​​the city of Hengelo, in the east of the Netherlands. According to the
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Scientists discover that the New Guinea singing dog is not extinct
Papua New Guinea is the largest tropical island in the world and stands out for its wide variety of fauna and flora. New species are discovered every year, making it a very important place of study for the scientific community. A study published in PNAS states that the Dog-singer-of-New-Guinea (Canis
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Giant crack in Africa could create new ocean
Researchers say a 56-kilometer-long crack in the Ethiopian desert is likely to become a new ocean. The crack, which in some places reaches the maximum width of six meters, opened in 2005 and, at the time, some geologists already believed that it could give rise to a new ocean –
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Poetry (derived from the Greek poiesis, “making”) is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and often rhythmic qualities of language—such as phonaesthetics, sound symbolism, and metre—to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, the prosaic ostensible meaning. Poetry has a long history – dating back to prehistoric times with hunting poetry in Africa, and to panegyric and elegiac court poetry of the empires of the Nile, Niger,
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Baltic states sign memorandum of understanding on Baltic Assembly Prize for Literature
TALLINN – Estonian Minister of Culture Tonis Lukas and his Latvian and Lithuanian counterparts on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding to promote the awareness and translations of Baltic literature in Vilnius on Friday. The memorandum of understanding was signed by Lukas, Lithuanian Minister of Culture Mindaugas Kvietkauskas and Minister
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Novels of Suspense and Isolation
HOME BEFORE DARK By Riley Sager 384 pp. Dutton. $27. Maggie Holt was famous as a kid — famous because her father, Ewan, wrote a blockbuster best seller chronicling the family’s experience living in an “Amityville Horror”-like place in the Vermont woods called Baneberry Hall. “I have always been the
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Three leadership skills that Antarctic explorers are tested on
by Karen Gilchrist When a photo of a penguin drew Rachael Robertson’s eye to a job ad in her local paper, she couldn’t help but read on. No technical expertise required, it said, just three leadership attributes: resilience, empathy, and integrity.  With that, the then 34-year-old’s curiosity was piqued. If
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Australia wants to build a huge concrete runway in Antarctica. Here’s why that’s a bad idea
Australia wants to build a 2.7-kilometre concrete runway in Antarctica, the world’s biggest natural reserve. The plan, if approved, would have the largest footprint of any project in the continent’s history. The runway is part of an aerodrome to be constructed near Davis Station, one of Australia’s three permanent bases in Antarctica. It would
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How much of Antarctica is really wilderness?
While as much as 99.6% of Antarctica is technically wilderness, pristine areas free from human interference cover less than 32%, and this is declining, a new study shows. To make matters worse, the continent’s biological hotspots are almost entirely restricted to the very small area of permanently ice-free land, which
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