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A Scientific Attempt To Solve The Shroud Of Turin Mystery

Professor Giulio Fanti has spent much of his life in search of a scientific explanation for the Shroud of Turin, the linen cloth that purports to bear the image of the crucified Jesus of Nazareth. He has now arrived at his best conclusion, which may requi

What do you see? And how did it get there?
What do you see? And how did it get there?


TURIN - Once and for all, says an Italian scientist, it's time to solve the mystery of the Shroud of Turin, the centuries-old linen cloth that bears the image of a crucified man that tradition holds to be Jesus Christ.

A newly published study by Giulio Fanti -- professor of mechanical and thermic measurements at the University of Padua, who has made virtually a life's work of the puzzle -- zeroes in on as corona (energy) discharge as the most probable hypothesis to explain the formation of the body image.

In an article published in the American magazine Journal of Imaging Science and Technology, Fanti writes that this particular form of electromagnetic energy -- coming from Jesus Christ's resurrecting body -- might have formed the image.

"Ever since 1898, when the photographer Secondo Pia took the first photographs of the Turin Shroud, many researchers have advanced hypotheses to account for the body image creation," Fanti says.

In his article, he considers the most important hypotheses and confronts them with the 24 main features of the Shroud. He concludes that electromagnetic radiation was responsible for the formation of the image.

According to Fanti, the corona discharge hypothesis "meets all the peculiar features of the body image of the Shroud." But in order to obtain an image of that size, "a voltage of dozens of million of volts would have been necessary; or, leaving the scientific field, a phenomenon connected with the resurrection" might have occurred, says the professor.

Such is the delicate line between the science of faith, and faith in science.

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When Racism Poisons Italy's Culinary Scene

This is the case of chef Mareme Cisse, a black woman, who was called a slur after a couple found out that she was the one who would be preparing their meal.

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Mareme Cisse in the kitchen of Ginger People&Food

Caterina Suffici


TURIN — Guess who's not coming to dinner. It seems like a scene from the American Deep South during the decades of segregation. But this happened in Italy, in this summer of 2023.

Two Italians, in their sixties, got up from the restaurant table and left (without saying goodbye, as the owner points out), when they declared that they didn't want to eat in a restaurant where the chef was what they called: an 'n-word.'

Racists, poor things. And ignorant, in the sense of not knowing basic facts. They don't realize that we are all made of mixtures, come from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. And that food, of course, are blends of different ingredients and recipes.

The restaurant is called Ginger People&Food, and these visitors from out of town probably didn't understand that either.

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