New palaeoclimate discoveries 17 years after EPICA campaign

Ca' Foscari's labs and researchers are at the heart of the achievement of an international research team specialising in the palaeoclimatology of polar regions, published in Nature Geoscience. Temperature fluctuations over the past 800,000 years have been identified thanks to deuterium analysis.

Bioinformatics and medieval philosophy: two new ERC projects at Ca’ Foscari

The winners of this prestigious European grant are Nicola Prezza, an assistant professor of Computer Science looking to improve the study of DNA mutations, and Caterina Tarlazzi, an assistant professor of Philisophy who has worked extensively abroad.

Young people increasingly uninterested in car ownership

61.7% of under 30-year-olds would give up car ownership if efficient public transport was available, according to a survey by Ca' Foscari's Center for Automotive e Mobility Innovation.

Infodemics: a new challenge for public health

How can we face the great spreading of information — which is often incorrect — in the current pandemic? An international team which includes Fabiana Zollo and Matteo Cinelli tries to tackle this issue in an article recently published on Cell.

DomEQUAL: the conditions of domestic workers around the world

'DomEQUAL: A Global Approach to Paid Domestic Work and Global Inequalities' (2016–21) is a project led, among others, by Ca' Foscari sociologist Sabrina Marchetti. It analyses the conditions of domestic workers in nine countries and three continents, shedding light on intersectional inequalities and on the role that organised movements play in the vindication of the rights of marginalised groups.

European Equality Law Network: a European Commission-backed study

Professors Sara De Vido and Lorena Sosa have recently published "Criminalisation of gender-based violence against women in European States, including ICT-facilitated violence", a report requested by the European Commission. We have interviewed Professor De Vido. 

Beyond Epica: exploring past climate through Antarctic ice

The first ice core drilling campaign of Beyond Epica-Oldest Ice is starting at the Little Dome C site, in the South Pole. Its aim is to go back in time by 1.5 million years and discover invaluable information on temperature and on the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere in the past.

Haters gonna hate? Online haters just regular users, according to study

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice leads a study published in Scientific Reports and conducted within the  framework of the IMSyPP European project. Online hate speech seems to involve regular users who are occasionally triggered to use toxic language. 

Climate benefits from oil demand dips underestimated

In a study published in Nature, researchers consider 1,933 global oil fields, linking econometric models of production profitability and carbon intensity. According to Valerio Dotti, “These results have implications for policymaking when it comes to reducing global warming.”