The Neolithic site of Stonehenge, is located a few miles from Salisbury, England. Formed of huge stones, it is believed to have been an astronomical observatory in ancient times, with special significance at the solstice and equinox.
Specifically, these are huge megaliths positioned in a circular shape, topped by equally huge connecting lintels. The current position of the stones is the result of massive restoration that took place in the early part of the 20th century.
To this day, historians and scientists remain debated about its real significance. Included in UNESCO protected sites, today it is a popular tourist destination. The myths behind this place, even in 2023, are wasted.
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.
There are many rankings that suggest which are the best countries in the world to live in. However, if you have children in tow, the factors to consider are probably very different.
The quality of education, the availability of green spaces in residential neighbourhoods, the safety of those neighbourhoods, but also what and how parental leave is in place in that particular country. Unicef has carried out many studies on the subject, although it often focuses only on the rich countries of the world. In any case, they can already be a very good general indicator useful for families who want to expatriate or change countries to live in.
The BBC has collected some of these studies, and compiled a ranking of the five best countries in the world to move to if you have children.
The human body is a complex biological system that continues to fascinate scientists and medical experts around the world.
But there are also strange and outlandish facts about our bodies that we often ignore or don't know. In this photo gallery we will explore some of these lesser-known aspects of our bodies and discover some surprising features about the human body.
Here are some of the most bizarre peculiarities of the human body.
Houseplants are powerful air purifiers and give the home a relaxing and cosy atmosphere. However, many houseplants need a lot of light, so having them in the house can be a problem.
Fortunately, there are some plants that thrive without a lot of light. These plants are a great way to improve the look of your home, enjoy good air purification and bring a bit of greenery into your daily life even when there is little light.
Here are 10 examples of house plants that do not need light.
Rising global temperatures also mean rising ocean temperatures, as well as their pollution due to human activity. For years now, it has been observed how water temperatures are slowly killing coral reefs around the world.
The warm water causes the algae that cover the corals, the ones that give them their typical bright colour, to detach. Once the algae have detached, the corals suddenly turn white and then die. Many of the world's coral reefs are now dead and irrecoverable.
Some Italian researchers may now have discovered a new turmeric-based method to save corals from discolouration and thus death.
Fantasy, educational novels and thrillers: the Top 10 best-selling novels ever offers some surprises, but also many very famous works, which have often been turned into movies.
Among the best-selling books in history are many sacred texts such as the "Bible" and the "Koran," for which making an estimate of sales is very difficult (but we are talking about billions of copies).
Excluding sacred texts and literary works initially published peridically in several separate volumes (such as "Lord of the Rings" and "Don Quixote"), here are what are the best-selling novels in history.
These museums offer a unique experience that combines art, science and optical illusions to challenge visitors' perception of reality.
Here you can experience walking on a ceiling, becoming a giant, or disappearing into a swirl of colors.
Illusion museums are designed to stimulate the mind and make you challenge your perception of reality. In this article we will take you on a journey through some of the best illusion museums in the world, from New York to Istanbul to New Delhi. You will discover what their most amazing attractions are and how they can change your perception of the world.
Are you ready to be surprised and enchanted? Then take a seat and let's begin our journey through the 10 incredible museums of illusions in the world.
The Pomodoro technique (also known as Tomato Technique) is designed to help people concentrate on their work by breaking it down into manageable chunks.
By working in short, focused intervals, people can avoid distractions and maintain concentration. The technique also encourages people to take regular breaks, which can help prevent burnout and increase creativity.
By using the Pomodoro technique, people can increase their productivity and achieve more in less time. Find out more about this interesting technique.
Every language has its own characteristics that make it unique and special, even in pronunciation. Interesting, from this point of view, to know which Italian cities are the most difficult for foreigners to pronounce.
This is revealed by Preply, a global language learning platform, which has carried out a study on the Italian cities, provinces and regions where people have the most difficulty in correct pronunciation, so much so that it would take more than one listening before they are assimilated and repeated correctly.
Let us therefore discover in detail which Italian cities are the most difficult for foreigners to pronounce.
Cats have always inspired artists of all ages and genres, often becoming the protagonists of works of art of great historical and cultural significance.
In this photo gallery we will take you on a discovery of five famous paintings in which felines are the absolute protagonists, admiring how their beauty, majesty and mystery have inspired great artists of all times. You will discover how these animals have been represented through the centuries, in different forms and styles, creating works of art of great visual and emotional impact.
Are you ready to enter the magical world of cats in art? Let's get started!