Favolaschia è un genere di fungo molto strano, infestante, originario dei tropici. Ma la globalizzazione l'ha portato anche nei nostri boschi! Questo sito non parla di funghi, ma favolaschia mi sembrava un nome significativo e evocativo di qualcosa di simile a quello che qui viene raccontato...

04 luglio 2007

Today's news

Does Higher IQ Make You Smarter?
This Fourth of July, as you gather with family to celebrate U.S. independence, let your older brother light the grill. If you're the youngest, you just might be so dumb that you set yourself on fire.

Mexico To Plant Millions Of Trees: The Pro Árbol (Pro Tree) Campaign
Mexico's President, Felipe Calderon, declared that his country would plant 250 million trees and the Mexican government launched the Pro Árbol (Pro Tree) Campaign

Patio Heaters Warming Up Smokers, Climate
The long awaited UK anti-smoking laws have taken effect, and it's now illegal to smoke in any public enclosed space, including bars. The law is intended to keep the air clear for those that don't want to breathe second hand smoke, but may actually contribute to pollution outside.

There's a Lot You Don't Know About What's in Your Food
Nearly three quarters of all processed foods contain genetically engineered ingredients, but you'd never know it by reading package labels. Author Andrew Kimbrell discusses the risks of genetic engineering and how to avoid it.

Stasi smell museum
The Stasi -- East German secret police -- kept an enormous museum of "smell samples" of German citizens, kept in case they ever needed to give hunting dogs the scent of a fugitive criminal.

Gadget-loving Nepali "living goddess" fired for traveling to US
Shocking news out of Nepal today - Sajani Shakya, the Kumari of Bhaktapur, has actually been fired for visiting the United States

Le scimmie ritrovate
Il Vietnam è il teatro di un importante ritrovamento: un gruppo di scimmie in via di estinzione è stato avvistato. Si tratta del gruppo più popoloso mai osservato prima (Con foto)

L'esperienza del cibo trasformata in musica
Uno studio della Seoul National University cerca di trasformare le patatine in musica, con un esperimento

Mexican 'world's richest person' (K)
Mexico's telecoms tycoon Carlos Slim has overtaken
Bill Gates to become the world's richest person,
according to a respected Mexican financial website.

Girl could give birth to sibling (K)
A Canadian mother has frozen her eggs for use by her
seven-year-old daughter, who is likely to become