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 marzo 2008

India Tribe Sacrifices Animals To Stop Mine
BHUBANESWAR, India - An ancient Indian tribe opposed to an alumina refinery by Britain's Vedanta Resources has sacrificed dozens of chickens and goats in the hope their gods will prevent the firm's mining plans.

Night lights for millions
Campaign aims to give solar lighting to the developing world
Life may be about to get a bit brighter for some of the 1.6 billion people across the world with no access to electricity. A project aiming to provide cheap access to solar lighting has just received the backing of one of the heavyweights of global science policy.

New ladies' vodka gives doctors a headache
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Igor Volodin believes vodka is no more harmful than chocolate. He is proud to be the first Russian to produce the spirit in a special women's version, designed to be sipped with salad after a workout in the gym.

East and West Part Ways in Test of Facial Expressions
How do you know how someone is feeling? For people in Western societies, it is usually easy: look at the person’s face.

Recycle electronics free by mail
Just when you thought technology was making "snail mail" obsolete, the U.S. Postal Service announces a vital new service that lets you recycle cell phones, iPods and other electronics -- as well as printer inkjet cartridges -- via mail. For free!
A British designer has created a card that imitates the sound of the Oyster card being swiped. You can fool the bus driver into thinking that you have swiped an Oyster card, and get free bus rides in London.

A danish duo gives private concerts via telephone to anyone who buys their CD.

The Israeli secret service has launched a new blog. It will be written by four secret agents in a chatty tone.

Shopping therapy at the hospital
Hospitals have begun installing Internet systems, complete with dedicated shopping channels, to help patients pick up goods they will need for their recuperation. The idea is that patients and visitors who are busy shopping and browsing the Web will be happier, less prone to bother nurses, and more likely to arm themselves with health care information that can help smooth the patient’s recovery.

The origin of Democracy
We usually think of Democracy as one of the most important conquest of the last century.
But the idea of democracy was born and perfected within the confines of the Athenian agora -by about 600 B.C- with some important differences.

No more fat gorillas!
Today zoo staffers have a Weight Watchers-style plan for the beasts, focusing on diet and nutrition that parallels the fitness craze in humans.
Being unfaithful is in your genes
It's hard to accept it if you think of your partner, but, come on, it's just so easy to accept it if you think of those many times you wanted to be with someone else (and the times you actually did). Researches prove that being unfaithful is actually a common behavior in many of our fellow friends animals. And so is the rage when you find out that you are the one being cheated on. Female baboons have lost some ears and male beetles have been knocked by their partners after checking out some other lady around.

Why Apple fans hate tech reporters
It happens to every fan: they hate any reporter that say a bad thing about the subject of their love. It doesn't matter if that slight criticism is followed by generous amounts of compliments. At the end, all they can think of is "what does this jerk have against me?". And that's no different with Apple's fans. Today, Farhad Manjoo, throw some light on the subject at his blog and tries to explain why there are so much anger in the heart of Apple's fans.

Cheeseburger in a can
It's exactly what you thought of. Cheeseburger in a can. It's for real and it's for sale.