Latest University of L'aquila Stories

2009-04-07 23:45:00

Powerful aftershocks caused renewed fears throughout central Italy on Tuesday, as emergency crews rescued a young woman alive from the remains of a collapsed building some 42 hours after the main earthquake hit the region. Rescuers found 20-year-old student Eleonora Calesini alive among the ruins of the five-story building in central L'Aquila, according to an Associated Press report citing her grandfather, Renato Calesini, from the seaside town of Mondaini. The woman, who wears a hearing aid,...

2008-02-21 10:25:00

Scientists say they may be able to prove the existence of the female G spot. Researchers told New Scientist magazine that women who reported having orgasms often had an area of thicker tissue beyond the "front" wall of the vagina, but they were cautious about claiming that the new finding pointed to absolute proof. Dr Emmanuele Jannini and her colleagues at the University of L'Aquila conducted the study which consisted of 20 women in Italy. By using ultrasound technology to gain measurements,...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'