Starting in early 2019, 20 towns across Italy began selling homes for €1, or about $1.10.
Local governments hope the plan will attract fresh faces and new businesses to towns that have been suffering from rapid depopulation and a growing number of abandoned homes for decades. But the true cost of these homes turn out to be much higher than $1.
Business Insider video feature story describes the depopulation problem in rural Italian towns and what small town governments are trying to do about it.
Interesting concept and marketing program. Hint: taxes, fees, and renovation costs amount to a lot more than a $1.
3D mapping of the movement of sperm has revealed that we’ve been wrong about how these gametes move all along.
In human reproduction, intercourse is really only half the battle. Once sperm is in the female it has a long way to go before reaching the egg, so to boost their chances these mobile gametes are fitted with a wiggly tail. We once believed that the sperm’s tail, known as the flagellum, moved in a way comparable to a snake or eel, but new research published in the journalScience Advanceshas revealed that they actually corkscrew their way to victory. Fetch your biology books, folks. It’s time for a rewrite.