A ban on dying is a social political phenomenon in which a law is passed stating that it is illegal to die in a specific territory, municipality, city or even an island.
The first case of a ban on dying occurred in the 5th century BC, on the Greek island of Delos; here dying was forbidden for religious reasons.
Today, on the other hand, in most cases, the prohibition of death is a 'humorous' response to the government's failure to approve the expansion of municipal cemeteries or the granting of land to build new ones.
It happens in Europe (Spain, France, Italy), but also in Japan and Brazil.
The need to protect the health of the planet is leading the world of work to have an increasing need for qualified personnel who can deal with certain issues.
Green jobs help companies to convert from a sustainability point of view. These jobs are in fact related to the well-being and protection of the planet, aiming to safeguard the Earth by supporting human development without negatively impacting the environment.
The sectors in which Green Jobs are most in demand are the chemical, pharmaceutical, oil, construction, automotive and plastics industries. But also the service sector such as transport, logistics, catering, tourism, health and education.
Happiness is a goal we all want to achieve in life, but there is one question we often ask ourselves: what salary would really make us happy?
In this photo gallery, we explore scientific research that has attempted to answer this intriguing yet complex question. We will find out how science has investigated the links between salary and happiness.
Get ready to discover what income levels are associated with greater well-being and understand how money can affect our happiness.
Human engineering is now capable of creating structures that may seem to border on science fiction. Bridges are one of the oldest man-made structures, yet thanks to modern technology they are becoming more and more modern, larger and safer.
The Guinness World Record 2023 has compiled a list of all the most incredible records held by bridges, from the longest to the widest, from pedestrian bridges to covered bridges, and even those built....thanks to a 3D printer.
If you like extreme engineering that tends towards the unbelievable, then you absolutely cannot miss it. One of these records is absolutely incredible.
Vincent van Gogh was one of the greatest painters in the history of art. Born in the Netherlands in 1853, he was one of the leading exponents of post-impressionism.
His works are characterised by intense and rapid brushstrokes, vivid colours and a deep emotionality. Among his most famous works are 'Starry Night', 'The Sunflower Cycle' and 'The Bedroom'.
Van Gogh had a difficult life, marked by psychological and social problems. He lived in poverty and loneliness, devoting himself completely to art, producing more than 2000 works. He died in 1890, aged just 37, leaving an artistic legacy that still inspires artists around the world.
Let us discover some of his best-known works.
Assessing which are the major religions, i.e. the world's major religions, can be done by a variety of methods; in many cases, statements about the relative importance of a religion reflect a particular point of view (many adherents of a religion consider their own faith more influential or widespread than it actually is). Two methods are used in this entry: number of adherents and the definition used by scholars of religions.
For the relations between them, see the entries on religious pluralism and interreligious dialogue.
The number of adherents of each religion is calculated by a combination of censuses and surveys for countries where there is no religious classification in official censuses; results may vary widely depending on the way the survey questions are asked and the representative sample chosen. Informal and unorganised religions are the most difficult to analyse.
Happiness is a common goal for all of us, but it is often associated with the pursuit of money and its accumulation.
However, science suggests that happiness is a much more complex and multifaceted experience.
In this photogallery we will discover what makes people happier than money, through studies and scientific research that show us that happiness is not about quantity or possessions, but about relationships, experiences and feelings that go beyond monetary value. We will discover together that happiness is within reach for all of us, regardless of our bank account.
The debate on the influence of birth order on children's cognitive performance has always been a subject of interest and speculation.
But are older children really the most intelligent? A recent study attempted to answer this question by shedding light on the link between birth order and cognitive ability. The research revealed surprising results that may challenge common beliefs.
While many believe that first-borns are endowed with an intellectual advantage, this research challenges that claim and provides an in-depth analysis of the family and parenting dynamics that might influence children's cognitive development. (Source: Journal of Human Resources)
Hidden treasures have plagued humanity for hundreds of years, awakening that spirit of adventure that has gradually been lost with civilization and the creation of modern societies. However, that sense of adventure and discovery has not been lost.
Indeed, throughout history, especially in the age of piracy, huge fortunes have been lost at sea, or buried and never found, leaving enormous riches lost, sometimes with maps to find them, sometimes lost forever with the death of their owners.
The world still teems with hidden treasures, but which are the most majestic ones we have records of? Find out with us.
Food has undoubtedly been of paramount importance in the development of our modern civilization. Food in particular made our bodies stronger and helped extend the average lifespan of early humans by many decades.
The ability to create particular foods and dishes, in short, to process food, is still valued today, and, interestingly, many of the things that are the basis of our meals go back to ideas far into the past. Bread, wine, beer, oil, cheese, so many things go back even thousands of years.
In this short article, we will take you along with us to discover the origins of our most common foods.
Man is really working fiercely to destroy planet Earth, and in fact he is succeeding very well indeed. A new study has confirmed the presence of microplastics even in one of the most remote regions of the planet, the Arctic Ocean.
Microplastic pollution is not only causing problems for marine wildlife that depend on the sea for their sustenance, but in recent years it is also entering the human food chain, with serious repercussions on our health and what we eat every day.
Suffice it to say that The researchers analyzed seawater and sediments in the western part of the Arctic Ocean, which makes up 13 percent of its total area. In this area alone, they calculated that 210 thousand tons of microplastics have accumulated in the water, sea ice and sediment layers formed since the 1930s.
'According to a South Korean study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters', mankind has sucked so much water from underground that it has affected the tilt of the Earth's axis.
According to researchers at Seoul National University, the massive extraction of water from underground for over a decade has affected the tilt of the Earth's axis, shifting it eastwards at a rate of about 4.3 centimetres per year.
According to the researchers, this study would show that among the causes linked to climate change, the redistribution of groundwater could actually have the greatest impact on the pole shift.