A distinguished Italian researcher visiting from the Institute of BioEconomy at his country’s National Research Council is working at Mississippi State University’s Geosystems Research Institute to advance precision agriculture and aid farmers. Alessandro Matese is taking part in a year-long fellowship at MSU through the university’s partnership wi...

According to a recent report published by the Circular Economy Network — in collaboration with ENEA — Italy is the leader when it comes to circular economy application in Europe. Attention to circularity is becoming more prominent especially after the European Union’s Circular Action Plan was first drafted in 2015. Since then, more countries, busin...

For a century it was thought that an artificial lake in Motya, an ancient city on an island off the coast of Sicily, was a military harbour similar to one in the nearby Phoenician city of Carthage. But new analysis has revealed it was a sacred pool at the centre of a huge religious compound. The basin was first constructed around 550 BC, when the a...

Cayuga Centers announces its partnership with the American Italian Cancer Foundation to provide mammograms to women in the community on April 20th, 2022 from 9am to 4:30pm EST. Eligible women will be able to register for appointments by sending an email to cayugacares@cayugacenters.org and receive a mammogram privately on the medically certified co...

The environmental impact of the fashion industry, due to the ever-growing world population and the consequent demand for products, is a much-discussed issue in the textile industry. A solution for what is considered one of the most polluting sectors in the world could come from the introduction and use of vegetable leathers, in particular a new eco...

Stock-market regulator CONSOB said Monday that the number of women holding positions in Italian boardrooms has never been so high. "With regard to gender diversity, at the end of 2021, 41% of administrative positions in listed companies are held by a woman," CONSOB said in a report. "That represents the all-time high observed on the Italian market,...

2021 was an exciting ‘archeological year’ in Italy, with many finds that helped shed light on the country’s ancient history. We have selected a few that particularly stood out, from a statue menhir found in Tuscany to an ancient Roman boundary stone, to the never-ending discoveries that continue to amaze archaeologists at Pompeii, where excavation...

As a former – and long-time – resident of the British Isles, I like reading Irish and English newspapers. During the first, 2020 Covid-19 lockdown I forked out for two subscriptions, one for Dublin’s Irish Times and one for London’s Daily Telegraph: both of them remain among my cherished, early morning, first-coffee-of-the-day readings. Just about...

The source of the materials used to make the Venus of Willendorf, a 30,000-year-old figurine that counts among the world’s oldest artifacts, have long eluded experts. The figurine, which resembles a woman with fulsome breasts and round hips, is made of a rock known as oolite, which isn’t native to Willendorf, the village in Austria where it was fou...

The star ingredient responsible for an airy, bubbly pizza crust is yeast. As cells that eat sugar and convert into carbon dioxide, yeast is what makes dough rise -- yet Italian scientists have discovered a way to make pizza dough without it. Because of a severe yeast allergy, Italian materials scientist Ernesto Di Maio can't eat traditional pizza,...