Rising international migration flows have sparked heated debate on the effects of immigrants on host societies. A recurring concern is that cultural differences between immigrants and the native born and the insularity of some immigrant communities threaten social cohesion and national identity. Such concerns are often linked to religion, which is...

A new European hub dedicated to cultural heritage research will be launched soon in Florence, it will be based at the city's tobacco manufacturing plant. It is called "E-rihs" (European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science). The investment was made by the Foundation Cassa di Risparmio Firenze, a foundation dedicated to the promotion of the...

Carolyn Bertozzi’s life changed suddenly on October 4, 2022 when she got a call that announced that she had won the 2022 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Instructed not to share the announcement outside of her tightest inner circle, the first person Bertozzi called was her father, William Bertozzi, a retired physics professor. “He’s 91 and, of course, he...

Within the framework of the Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation between Italy and the U.S.A, the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs has published a notice for the collection of joint project proposals for the purpose of renewing of the Joint Declaration on Scientific and Technological Cooperation between Italy and the United Sta...

Italy researchers have built the first hydrogen powered house in Europe. The energy crisis and climate change are forcing European institutions to find ways to reduce their use of fossil fuels and slash carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Researchers at the University of Sannio, in southern Italy, have come up with one solution hitting both targets. To...

Last August 13th was not only the day on which Piero Angela passed away at the age of 93. That date will always be remembered as the end of an era, the one when the Italian television educated the Italians via its edutainment programs.  Piero Angela was not only a science journalist, a talented pianist, and a writer who sold millions of copies of h...

The first person in the world to treat lung cancer with robotic thoracic surgery is Italian. She is Franca Melfi, who heads the Center for Robotic Surgery at Aoup in Pisa. Franca Melfi was born in 1959 in Cosenza, Calabria: from a young age she wanted to become a doctor, but her mother opposed it, convinced it was an unattainable dream. But the you...

l due pezzi, the bikini: a view as common on the world’s beaches as sunscreen and flip flops. More or less revealing, in a variety of styles and colors, it remains the most popular swimsuit style for women. Once upon a time, more or less rigorously worn only by perfectly-shaped, model-like young girls, today it is embraced by all, young and old, sk...

A new treatment option for the approximately 6,000 patients waiting for a kidney transplant is the goal of a memorandum of understanding to launch a pilot program of cross-modality kidney donation between Italy and the US. The agreement was signed by the National Transplant Center and the Alliance for Paired Kidney Donation, a nonprofit foundation...

The journey of discovering Italy in the United States has taken us and will continue to take us just about everywhere, but it is clear that the American state where there are the most people, institutions and events representing our country is New York. But New York is not just Manhattan, nor is it just the five boroughs that take the name New York...