Tag: Italy

New Study Suggests Leonardo da Vinci May Have Had ADHD

Polymath Leonardo da Vinci, who became known for his inventive mind and many creations, also became notorious because of his abandoned works and lack of discipline. Scientists now suggest Da Vinci may have suffered from ADHD.

Neuroscience May 25, 2019

Unvaccinated Kids Banned From Attending Schools In Italy

Three hundred children without mandatory vaccinations are turned away from kindergarten after parents failed to provide proper documentation of their immunizations. These measures are implemented under the Lorenzin law passed in 2017.

Public Health March 14, 2019

Italy's First Coral Reef Discovered In The Adriatic Sea

A rare coral reef ecosystem was found beneath the coast of Puglia, Italy. The Mediterranean mesophotic coral reef thrives in low levels of light and produces corals with subtle colors.

Earth/Environment March 12, 2019

Spain Ekes Out Win Over Italy As World's Healthiest Nation

Spain was declared the healthiest country in the world, beating Italy, Japan, and Iceland. A recent survey gave a score of 92.8 out of 100 to Spain based on several factors that contribute to a nation's overall health.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 25, 2019

Two-Year-Old Boy Dies Following Botched Circumcision In Italy

A toddler in Italy died from severe blood loss following a botched circumcision at a migrant center. His twin brother was also hospitalized. Police has arrested the doctor who carried out the operation.

Public Health December 24, 2018

Italian Volcano Due For Eruption That Could Change Neapolitan Landscape Says Study

Using computer simulations, researchers found that magma has started to build up underneath Campi Flegrei - a supervolcano in Italy. They predict that a major eruption might happen in the distant future.

Earth/Environment November 15, 2018

Will There Really Be An iPhone Ban In Italy? Here's The Explanation Of The Proposed Law

Reports claimed that Senate Act 2484 of Italy could get the iPhone banned in Italy. What is the proposed bill all about, and will it really ban the iPhone in the European country?

Apple June 26, 2017

In Italy, Kids Now Need To Get 12 Vaccines Before Enrolling In State-Run Schools

The Italian cabinet just approved a new law requiring parents to vaccinate their school-aged children. Proof of vaccination is required upon enrollment or parents will be fined.

Public Health May 20, 2017

Uber Banned In Italy As Court Sides With Taxis, Says It's 'Shocked' By The Ruling

Uber has received a heavy blow in Italy, as a nationwide ban gives it 10 days to cease all operations in the country. Uber says it's 'shocked' by the court's decision.

Business Tech April 8, 2017

Italy Named World’s Healthiest Country In Bloomberg Survey

Italy has been named the healthiest country in the Global Health Index released by Bloomberg with the United States ranked at 34. The indexes found Italians relatively free from high blood pressure, cholesterol, and possess better mental health than others.

Public Health March 27, 2017

Italy’s Mount Etna Erupts Anew: Ash Clouds Changing Weather And Travel Plans

Italy’s Mount Etna has emitted a mass of lava and ash clouds, calling the attention of authorities as well as alarming holiday travelers.

Earth/Environment March 7, 2017

Hotel Buried After Deadly Italy Avalanche: What Really Caused The Mishap?

Hotel Rigopiano in Italy, where more than 30 people were staying, is buried in deep snow after a massive avalanche on Wednesday. Though the antecedent earthquakes are seen as the culprit, record snowfall in the past weeks is also considered a factor in the tragedy.

Earth/Environment January 20, 2017

Facebook Is Going To Let Users Activate Safety Check Feature On Their Own, Mark Zuckerberg Says

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reveals that user activation of Safety Check is currently in the works. Other initiatives that deal with crisis may also get some of Facebook's attention.

Internet August 30, 2016

6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Devastates Central Italy, Kills 37 People

At least 37 people have been killed while others remain trapped under the rubble after a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck central Italy on Wednesday, Aug. 24. Italian officials are appealing for assistance and emergency services.

Feature | Health August 24, 2016

This Is What Went Into Making The World's Longest Pizza In Italy

One hundred chefs in the city of Naples teamed up to cook a Neapolitan that measured up to 6,082 feet, landing a spot in the Guinness World Records for making the world's longest pizza.

Life & Style May 19, 2016

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Joins The Carabinieri: 505 Horsepower To Serve As Italian Police Rapid-Response Vehicle

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, the 503 horsepower sedan, is reaching the Carabinieri. The Italian police force scheduled special operations to be carried out using the ferocious vehicle that will reach the U.S. soon enough.

Car Tech May 7, 2016

Stealing Food While In ‘A State Of Need’ Not A Crime, Rules Italian Court

For stealing cheese and sausage, a man in Italy had been sentenced to prison. The country’s highest appeals court, however, has ruled that stealing food out of a 'state of need' should not be considered a crime.

Life & Style May 5, 2016

Starbucks Will Give Italian Coffee Scene A Shot In 2017

Starbucks is opening its very first coffee shop in Italy in early 2017. The company is partnering with Bergamo-based Percassi Group which will operate the shop as a licensee owner of the brand.

Business February 29, 2016

Northern Italian Town Welcomes First Baby In 28 Years

The remote Italian town of Ostana finally had its 85th resident in Pablo, the first baby to reside in the town since 1987. Find out why the town's optimism is rising after the little tot's arrival.

Society January 30, 2016

Apple Settles Italian Tax Dispute For $347 Million

This amount is only a third of what the country was reportedly owed.

Money December 30, 2015

Germany Orders Volkswagen To Recall 2.4 Million Cars, Italian Police Raid VW's Offices

Despite Volkswagen vowing to begin its massive recall in January and complete the job by late 2016, countries affected by the automaker's emissions scandal are tired of waiting.

FUTURE TECH October 15, 2015

Heavy Coffee Intake Can Lead To Cognitive Problems later in Life

Scientists at the University of Bari in Italy have discovered that cognitively normal older people who drink more and more cups of coffee over time may experience higher rates of mild cognitive impairment compared to those who regularly drink only one to two cups of coffee each day.

Life July 30, 2015

In Italy, Scientists Are Dosing Eels With Cocaine With Disastrous Results

If we need another reason to stop pollution, cocaine-addicted eels is a pretty good one.

Earth/Environment June 11, 2015

Netflix Expands Services To Italy, Portugal, And Spain In October

Netflix will be available in Portugal, Spain and Italy from October this year. Details about the price, programs and compatible devices in these countries will be revealed at a later date.

Internet June 8, 2015

Italy Wants UNESCO To Protect Neapolitan Pizza

Italy has chosen Neapolitan pizza as its candidate to be added to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list. This just confirms that pizza is a global treasure.

Internet Culture March 27, 2015

Pope Francis Gets Special Pizza Delivery While Riding In The Popemobile

Pope Francis was hand-delivered a pizza from Pizzeria Don Ernesto in Naples on Sunday directly to the Popemobile.

Internet Culture March 23, 2015

Be 'Friends in Space' with Astronaut Cristoforetti As She Explores ISS and Space Espresso

Samantha Cristoforetti arrived at the International space station, along with an espresso machine. A new application allows users to communicate directly with the astronaut.

Space November 24, 2014

Ancient shipwreck holds Greco-Roman artifacts and secrets to uncode the past

An ancient shipwreck off the coast of Italy is being investigated in an effort to learn more about the world of 2,200 years ago.

Life October 28, 2014

Italy to Google: You've got 18 months to comply with new Internet data rules

Italian regulators will be overseeing how Google handles data in Italy. They are giving the company 18 months to comply with new rules.

Legal July 22, 2014

Dark chocolate for peripheral artery disease - are polyphenols the next new drug for PAD?

People suffering from peripheral artery disease (PAD) may find relief from symptoms from an unexpected source - dark chocolate.

Life July 4, 2014

Cyprian Plague traces found in Egypt: The apocalyptic plague nearly destroyed Rome

The Plague of Cyprian ravished the Roman Empire for over two decades. New research reveals information about a disposal site for bodies of the dead.

June 18, 2014

Lavazza, Argotech-designed espresso machine will allow ISS astronauts to enjoy fresh brewed coffee

Espresso, brewed fresh and hot, will soon be available aboard the International Space Station with the arrival of the ISSpresso, currently in testing.

Space June 18, 2014

Shroud of Turin: Face of Jesus or massive earthquake or elaborate hoax?

Is the Shroud of Turin the burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth? Or is it an elaborate hoax played on the human race for 600 years? A team of researchers look to neutrons to find the answer.

Animals February 12, 2014

Italy probes Apple for alleged 1 billion euros tax evasion

Italy is investigating Apple for allegedly evading 1 billion euros in tax.

Legal November 15, 2013

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