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...

19 settembre 2007

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Languages Die, but Not Their Last Words
Of the estimated 7,000 languages spoken in the world today, linguists say, nearly half are in danger of extinction and likely to disappear in this century. In fact, one falls out of use about every two weeks.

Peruvian 'meteorite' strike provokes noxious gas attack
The Peruvian authorities are warning people not to visit the site of a suspected meteorite strike in a remote area of the Andes after 600 people succumbed to "headaches, vomiting and nausea" caused by inhaling gas at the scene.

Love at first sight, or in half a second
Disbelievers in love at first sight may have to think again because new
research shows it only takes half a second to decide if someone is
attractive and a potential mate. "The study gets at the basic perceptual
aspects in mating," said psychologist Jon Maner, of Florida State
University, who headed the team. "It shows how quickly, strongly and
automatically people are attuned to physical attractiveness whether looking
for mates or guarding their mates from potential rivals," he added in an