It may have been caused by thawing permafrost that the heavy detachment of material (more than one million cubic metres of rock that created a landslide of 2 kilometres, about 35,000 square metres) that affected Austria's Fluchthorn mountain. half of its peak (3,398 metres above sea level) is now gone.
The event occurred precisely in the municipality of Galtur, which lies between the region of Tyrol and Vorarlberg (Swiss canton of Graubünden) on 11 June. In the first minutes it was feared that some people had been left under the debris deposit, and all the local authorities took part in the search, also coordinated by a dedicated team of geologists.
The damage is also extensive, probably around one million euros. Now the main objective will be to clear the roadway and rebuild the entire structure, securing the mountain.
After buying a used sofa, a woman was surprised by a dog "hiding" inside the piece of furniture. It happened in Brazil, in Joinville, in the north of Santa Catarina. A peculiar story with a happy ending: Soraya Gomes Garcia, the buyer of the sofa, decided to adopt the small pet.
Telling the story on social media is "Action Front for Animal Rights (Frada)." "Someone bought a used sofa and the dog came as a gift inside the sofa itself. Unbelievable, but that's exactly what happened."
The melting of glaciers is one of the greatest dangers facing our world in the near future. Indeed, the pouring of immense amounts of fresh water into the ocean, combined with rising ocean levels, could lead to devastating consequences for our world.
Two studies, published in Nature and conducted by scientists of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and Cornell University, used the Icefin robot to map the submerged part of Thwaites Glacier, the largest shelf in West Antarctica and called "The doomsday Glacier," with an area of 150 times Rome.
The data collected, unfortunately, do not reveal anything good. In fact, this huge glacier is reportedly melting much faster than expected, and the reason is not high air temperatures.
Cat rescued in Turkey won't break away from his rescuer: he adopts him (and makes him a social star).
The feline's affectionate appreciation impressed the national mountain bike rider Ali Cakas: named him Enkaz (meaning "Debris") and took him home with him.
After being pulled from the rubble of the earthquake in Turkey, he no longer wanted to part with those who had rescued him.
Although a happy ending, the incident makes it very clear how the emergency in Turkey and Syria also affects thousands of animals.
Every year, on December 31st, a curious New Year's Eve bike race is organized in Switzerland.
The race is open to everyone, even minors, but it is necessary to have a good basic knowledge of cycling, especially for the first part of the route, the steepest and with almost guaranteed snow. The idea of the race is to descend along the snowy ski slopes, from the top of the Roc d’Orsay to the center of the resort of Villars.
Participants are required to dress up as the best costumes will be awarded. And as you can see from the photos of this year's edition, the imagination of the competitors is really great!
A bear entered the backyard and frightened a man, David Oppenheimer, who was relaxing in his lawn chair: It happened in Asheville, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina. The man posted the video on his Facebook channel.
The video begins with the man lying in his deckchair, unaware of what is about to happen.
The bear slowly approaches the man, but initially neither of them notices the other's presence. When the bear notices the man's presence it makes a short sound and then runs away, leaving the man with a loud thump in his chest. (Facebook: @David Oppenheimer)
Every driver will have happened in life to come across a winding and challenging road. Perhaps for the terrain full of pitfalls, or simply for the conformation of the stretch of road itself.
But there are extremely dangerous roads in the world. Roads that for those who travel them is now accustomed to danger. Paths that just looking at them make you panic.
They are the most dangerous roads in the world. From China to Bolivia via Norway and Afghanistan here are the routes to avoid for motorists.
Gold is undoubtedly one of the world's most important natural resources, a refuge asset par excellence and one of the world's rarest metals. Its importance within our economy is crucial, although many reservoirs are slowly beginning to deplete.
According to US Geological Survey, China remains the world's largest producer of gold, followed by Australia and Russia. Forget the gold rush of the old American West, today gold is mined mechanically in huge mines, open-pit basins in which many other metals besides gold are found.
In this short article, we will show you what are currently the 6 largest gold mines in the world according to data collected by Forbes, which cites the World Gold Council.
Carnival is one of those festivals that have united people through folklore for centuries. It is usually celebrated following the Christian calendar, and comes before the period called Lent (the 40 days before Easter). Its history originates from some pagan holidays, such as the Roman Saturnalia or the Greek Dionysia.
Each country, over the centuries, has come to celebrate it in different ways, but in general you can find, everywhere, some things in common: the floats, the masks, the flowers, the dancing and the parties. It is a time when anyone can be whoever they want, and it once served to subvert, momentarily, existing social orders.
The magazine Forbes has compiled a ranking of what are the 8 best carnivals in the world to take part in. Alongside the most famous, we also find lesser-known but equally beautiful festivals.
From Feb. 24 to 28 in the Thai city of Pattaya takes place Pattaya International Kite on The Beach.
Lots of kites, colorful and of different sizes, fly in the sky, fascinating thousands of tourists who arrive to enjoy this spectacle. It is a spectacle that continues even after sunset, as many kites are equipped with LED lights that illuminate the sky.
Although the kite festival is completely free of charge, the event is able to generate an income of more than $4 million, a valuable aid to the local economy.
Humanity is rapidly expanding and conquering virtually every single corner of the globe. Specifically, our cities are becoming veritable megacities, destined to accommodate more and more people in the near future.
Research published by Daniel Hoornweg and Kevin Pope in 2016 predicted which will be the 10 most populous cities in the world in 2100, i.e. at the end of the century. Surprisingly, the list did not include a single European or North American city.
The data on the currently most populous cities were updated to those reported by the UN in 2021, and again, not a single European or North American city. The trend is therefore clear, the future will be shifted between Asia and Africa in the near future, with Western society set to lose its political hegemony.
A meteorite crater (also called astroblem, impact crater or basin) is a circular-shaped depression formed by the impact of a meteorite, asteroid, and in general a celestial body, on the surface of a planet.
Evidence of many of these craters, which have impacted our planet over geological eras, can be found on planet Earth. One of the most famous, for example, is the one believed to have caused the extinction of the dinosaurs (called the Cretaceous-Paleogene mass extinction).
Some of these craters can be found underground today, or at least the traces they left behind. Others have become beautiful lakes, others are still desolate and remote places today. But which are the largest in the world by diameter?
We are all realising that our way of life, the one our parents, who were born and raised especially after the Second World War, taught us, is no longer sustainable. There are too many of us in this world now, and nature can no longer provide us with everything we need.
Capitalism, or consumerism for short, is forcing us to submit to environmentally worn-out logics that would not be sustainable even in the long run, but are even less so in the short time we have left before everything falls apart. Our way of life must change radically if we are to allow the survival of mankind. For example, the introduction of the law in Europe allowing the sale of insect meal aims at exactly that, at sustainability.
Therefore, it is necessary for all of us, while there is still time, to change certain behaviours to help the world. Here, then, are some tips for leading a greener and more sustainable life.
Brutalism is an architectural movement that emerged in the 1950s, which no longer favors the pure lines of the Modern Movement, but a thinking that moves toward the ethics of aesthetics, which meets spontaneity and desired roughness as a manifesto of a straightforward functionalism without rhetoric.
This style of architecture uses "Beton Brut", i.e., exposed reinforced concrete, the hallmark of this style. It is an architecture alien to any intellectualism, speaking to the masses whose needs it interprets, especially in its conception of civic and community architecture.
We now take you around the world to see some examples of this Brutalism, one of the world's most powerful artistic expressions.