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My watch from Damascus

My watch from Damascus still tells me the time. I bought it, six years ago, in one of the little antique shops that surrounds the exterior of Omeya's great mosque. In a trip that had the purpose of taking pictures of the distinctive features of some of the cities with major influence in the Mediterranean culture.
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[ Natura News ] 24 Mar, 2016

The last time

Do you remember the first time you saw the ocean? Do you remember the first time you met the love of your life? Do you remember your first kiss? Do you remember the birth of your first child? Do you remember the first time you travelled by plane, the first time you walked on the snow, the first time you watched a sunrise, the first time you wrote a poem?
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[ Natura News ] 26 May, 2014

It’s never too late

Walter Seton Bunker, a veteran of World War II, came to Xavier University (Ohio) in 1946, ready to graduate in Art. Walter Seton Bunker just graduated cum laude a few days ago in college. He can be seen on the picture, so excited because he is collecting his title. Walter Seton Bunker is 90 years old and suffers from lung cancer.
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[ Natura News ] 22 May, 2014


Michael Andreas Haeringer is a twelve years old child. A child like all the others, except for a singularity: he has an extraordinary talent for the piano. From an early age, playing the piano is a necessity for him.
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[ Natura News ] 18 May, 2014

Nobody is normal

In 2000 opened in Rome the Girasoli restaurant. Apparently, it's a pizza place as any of the hundreds that exist in the Italian capital. But this pizzeria has a feature that makes it different from all others, so it becomes unique: all its waiters are people with Down syndrome.
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[ Natura News ] 11 May, 2014


Boredom has a very bad reputation. You just need to go into Google and search "quotes about boredom" to realize about that. You can read there that boredom " is the act of losing a point in your life", "is the direct path to obesity", "is not finding a way to enjoy life", "is a vice of the brain", "is the first step to desperation"...
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[ Natura News ] 7 May, 2014
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Live cat, dead cat

The Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger conceived in 1935 an imaginary experiment about one consequence of quantum mechanics. Schrödinger proposed a system that is formed by a closed, opaque box containing a cat; inside the box, a bottle of poison gas and a device, which contains a radioactive particle with a probability of 50 % to disintegrate at any given time, so that if the particle decays, the poison is released and the cat dies.
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[ Natura News ] 4 May, 2014

Locks of love

The "locks of love" are padlocks that couples around the world placed on bridges or public infrastructure to symbolize their eternal love. This custom was born in Pécs (Hungary) in the nineteenth century; there, the soldiers stationed in the city as a souvenir left tied the padlock on the closet of his room.
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[ Natura News ] 30 Apr, 2014
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Nine drops

After 87 years, researchers at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, have been registering the ninth drop falling in a bowl. 13 years, four months and 33 days have passed since the fall of the eighth drop. The longest scientific experiment in history has taken a new step.
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[ Natura News ] 27 Apr, 2014

April 23rd

As Wikipedia informs us, April 23rd is the 113th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (114th in leap years). We also know that on this day, St. George, or Sant Jordi, or San Jorge, is celebrated. Saint George is the patron saint of Catalonia, Aragon, England, Germany, Ethiopia, Georgia, Lebanon, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Portugal...
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[ Natura News ] 23 Apr, 2014


Boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who spent nearly twenty years in U.S. prison for three murders he did not commit and whose story inspired a famous song by Bob Dylan, died today in Toronto (Canada) to 76 years age. Carter died after a long battle against prostate cancer.
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[ Natura News ] 20 Apr, 2014

A slap

A man who was to be executed in Iran for murder received the forgiveness of the victim 's mother when he was in the noose. Photographer Arash Kamooshi captured the scene when he went to photograph the execution of a 20 year old, Balal, for a murder committed when he was 13.
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[ Natura News ] 18 Apr, 2014
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Work, work, work

From now on, in France will be forbidden to send work emails outside working hours. This measure comes from an agreement between two unions and two sector employers in technical consulting, engineering, computer services, human resources and consulting.
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[ Natura News ] 14 Apr, 2014
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Message in a bottle

101 years later, it has been found a message in a bottle thrown to the sea. Richard Platz sent the message to the Baltic in 1913 and last Monday it was returned to her granddaughter after a fisherman found him. This message in a bottle has travelled the seas has finally reached its destination, more than a century after it was launched to the Baltic Sea.
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[ Natura News ] 10 Apr, 2014


We should be happy. That thing, which humanity has always tried to reach, seems to have been achieved: a group of mathematicians claims to have found the formula for eternal love. Finally. This is a dream come true. Love forever, that's what everyone wants and hardly anyone gets, is here thanks to mathematics. So, we should be happy.
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[ Natura News ] 6 Apr, 2014

We have a dream

We all dream, even when we are awake. Dreams are necessary as motivation and escape. None of the great works of all types that mankind has given would have never been possible if they had not been dreamed of when they seemed impossible. We need to dream. We need dreamers.
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[ Natura News ] 1 Apr, 2014

Doctor House

Doctors at the University Hospital of Marburg (Germany) got a patient diagnosed thanks to the House series. The patient began to feel sick in mid-2011 with 54 years: he began to lose hearing, also lost vision, and it came a persistent fever, but any infection was found.
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[ Natura News ] 27 Mar, 2014

Three centuries

Misao Okawa is the oldest person in the world. Since last Wednesday she is 116 years old. Born in Osaka, Japan, on March 5, 1898, and her family was engaged in the manufacture of kimonos. She married in 1919 and had three children, four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Okawa is one of five people alive today who were born in the nineteenth century.
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[ Natura News ] 9 Mar, 2014

International Women’s Day

International Women's Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women's Day, is marked on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political, and social achievements.
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[ Natura News ] 6 Mar, 2014

We are Neanderthals

Neanderthals became extinct 45,000 years ago, but not completely. Something from them still remains in us, according to a study published a few months ago year by the scientific journal Nature. This study shows how genes from Neanderthals, representing between 1.5 and 2.1 % of the DNA of modern man, served the modern non-African man to survive cold climates.
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[ Natura News ] 2 Mar, 2014


The tree you see in the picture is called "Ike’s tree". Or rather, it was called, because he died a few days ago due to heavy snowfall this winter in the United States. Ike was, in fact, one of the icons of the Augusta National Golf Course.
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[ Natura News ] 20 Feb, 2014


In the Mexican state of Sonora has just come into effect a new rule prohibiting the enrolment in the Registry for children with derogatory and demeaning names, or using names of singers, marks, names of fictional characters or meaningless names. The aim of the reform is to protect children from abuse.
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[ Natura News ] 15 Feb, 2014
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Solar energy in Burkina Faso

One of the Natura Award winners in 2012 was Sol Solidari, awarded € 10,260 for its solar electrification project in schools in Burkina Faso. We recently received their report about the implementation of this project, and we want to share it with you here, also thanking Sol Solidari for their great work.
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[ Natura News ] 12 Feb, 2014


According to a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, human memory rewrites the past by adding information from the present. It seems that the new versions that memory "records" of everything that happens cause emotions that, at the same time, modify again our memories. So, in regard to what we remember, there is no an "original version".
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[ Natura News ] 9 Feb, 2014


The apteryx, better known as kiwi, is an animal that lives only in New Zealand. The kiwi is a flightless bird, about the size of a chicken. It is a bird that, paradoxically, is highly adapted to terrestrial life.
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[ Natura News ] 4 Feb, 2014

Does luck exist?

New York (Ep) -. A homeless has received compensation of $ 1.9 million after a jury ruled in favour of the man to receive compensation from the Transit Authority of the City of New York, as he had broke his foot during an accident in the subway.
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[ Natura News ] 1 Feb, 2014