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Editorial

I wrote the first few lines of this letter in Russian after the tragic death of Anna Stepanovna Politkovskaya, shot dead in the lift...

The frontier of rights

Violence against women may be carried out in the name of tradition, culture or religion, but it takes place in every country in the...

Water: so precious and so different from oil

Very many people have said it and written it: in the 21st century water will be like “the black gold”. Political battles and perhaps...

Rubbia: An Alternative? I Can See At Least Three

“No” to the catastrophe theory, but beware of population growth: in 2050 there will be 9 billion people on earth. But technology will save...

That’s Incredible

“Fast, painless procedure”; “New Generation method!”; or even “Minimum risk at minimum cost”: sparkling slogans for an insurance policy or a dentist’s surgery, but...

When history becomes a political weapon

The latest case is the statue of the Russian soldier in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, but there have been many occasions, in the...

The Italian who brings light to Mecca

In 1979 Piero Cecchini, a young hotel-keeper in Cattolica, invented a digital signal transmission system that would make use of existing electricity cables. Today...

Free Numbers

The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers forecasts sales of 8.5 millioncars in the Republic of China in the course of 2007. Demand grew by...

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