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...

18 settembre 2007

Today's news

Mammoth Dung, Prehistoric Goo May Speed Warming
(Surriscaldamento globale accelerato dalla popò di mammut)
For millennia, layers of animal waste and other organic matter left behind by the creatures that used to roam the Arctic tundra have been sealed inside the frozen permafrost. Now climate change is thawing the permafrost and lifting this prehistoric ooze from suspended animation.

While geeks take expensive gadgets like the iPhone apart in order to increase their capabilities, a group of cheapskates are doing the same to flat pack designs from Ikea.

Global map of straw bale houses and other natural homes and builders
This great map shows locations and photos of low-impact homes from around the world.

Yale to return Machu Picchu artifacts (K)
Yale University has agreed to return thousands of Inca
artifacts taken from Peru's famed Machu Picchu citadel
almost a century ago, the government said Saturday.

SpiralFrog to offer free music downloads (K)
SpiralFrog.com, an ad-supported Web site that allows
visitors to download music and videos free of charge,
was scheduled to launch Monday in the U.S. and Canada
after months of "beta" testing.

Sick man fined for going to work (K)
A sick Canadian bakery worker has been fined C$1,000
($970) for ignoring an order to stay at home until he
recovered from symptoms of salmonella poisoning,
medical officials said on Thursday.

US reports on religious freedom (K)
Religious freedom has deteriorated in Iraq and Egypt,
while China has cracked down on foreign missionaries
ahead of the Olympics, the US government said.