The universe in time-lapse On a cosmic time scale, human history is as brief as the blink of an eye. By compressing all 13.8 billion years of time into a 10 minute scale, this video shows just how young we truly are, and just how ancient and vast our universe is. Starting with the big bang and culminating … Leggi tutto The universe in time-lapse


Filosofare col martello. Nietzsche

Un indice provvisorio e incompleto di materiali vari.   di Nicola Zuin e Alessandro Genovese: Tra le vette dello spirito e le profondità del corpo Nietzsche e la montagna La paura di essere se stessi: Zarathustra di Nietzsche L’io claustrofobico e la sua guarigione. Descartes, Nietzsche e la paura della solitudine Altri materiali su nowxhere: Un sentiero per … Leggi tutto Filosofare col martello. Nietzsche

Slave trade and slavery

Here you can find a few resources about slavery and slave trade.   Slave trade (on BBC Bitesize) A few scenes from Amistad, a Steven Spielberg movie, based on the true story of the events in 1839 aboard the slave ship La Amistad, during which Mende tribesmen abducted for the slave trade managed to gain control of … Leggi tutto Slave trade and slavery

A world of data

(originally posted on What does the world look like when you map it using data? Social geographer Danny Dorling invites us to see the world anew, with his captivating and insightful maps that show Earth as it truly is — a connected, ever-changing and fascinating place in which we all belong. You'll never look … Leggi tutto A world of data

Who am I?

Throughout the history of mankind, the subject of identity has sent poets to the blank page, philosophers to the agora and seekers to the oracles. These murky waters of abstract thinking are tricky to navigate, so it’s probably fitting that to demonstrate the complexity, the Greek historian Plutarch used the story of a ship. Amy … Leggi tutto Who am I?

DiCaprio, Before the Flood National Geographic ha scelto di rendere disponibile il docufilm con Leonardo DiCaprio al mondo intero. Guarda ora Before The Flood in streaming su E’ il momento di mettere da parte le reticenze, le scuse, le infinite ricerche. Rappresentiamo l’ultima speranza della Terra. È nostro dovere proteggerla, o per noi e per tutte le forme … Leggi tutto DiCaprio, Before the Flood

nature by numbers For centuries, artists and architects have used some well-known geometrical and mathematical formulas to guide their work: The Fibonacci Series and Spiral, The Golden and Angle Ratios, The Delauney Triangulation and Voronoi Tessellations, etc. These formulas have a reality beyond the minds of mathematicians. They present themselves in nature, and that’s what a Spanish … Leggi tutto nature by numbers

La prossima dittatura.

Here is a rare 1958 interview from the author of "Brave New World".

The rise and fall of great world cities: 5,700 years of urbanisation Recent research, published in the journal Scientific Nature Data, transcribed and geocoded nearly 6,000 years (from 3700BC to AD2000) of human population data. The report provides a gargantuan resource for scholars hoping to better understand how and why cities rise and fall – and allowed blogger Max Galka to map the changes on a his … Leggi tutto The rise and fall of great world cities: 5,700 years of urbanisation