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...

13 dicembre 2007

How would the world look like without gasoline?
(For this post. I'd like to describe the situation of the past three days
in Italy, with the transports' strike, and use it as a portrait of what the
world would be without gasoline)
Italian truck drivers agreed Wednesday to call off a protest that has
blocked highways for three days, causing shortages of gasoline, medicines
and perishable foods throughout Italy, government officials said.The strike
by thousands of drivers idled factories and left many gasoline pumps dry.
Many supermarket shelves emptied as perishable goods ran out and new stocks
went undelivered.

Nigeria: Bringing Power to the People
"If we had power," he says, "business would be moving." The new council
chairman in Kuje, Nigeria, has promised to bring his district power. Joseph
Uko, an electrician in the business of fixing generators, has found
business has improved even as more people have connected to the national
power grid.

Study: Young adults now find porn more acceptable
College students, including young women, are far more accepting of pornography than their parents, a shift that might be related to easy access to porn on the Internet, a study reports today.

NY school opens lab for serious games
A new research lab at the prestigious Parsons design school aims to develop video games with a conscience — called "serious games" — and study whether playing them can be a force for social good