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...

01 aprile 2008

Asian firms flock Kenya in search of big deals
Faced with an economy growing at a neck-break speed, China and--now India--are turning their eyes on Africa for resources to boost their industrial growth. Firms from these Asian nations are now boosting their presence in Kenya through multi-million shilling acquisition deals or green field targeting industries as diverse as telecommunication, tourism, energy, technology, commodities and construction. As diplomatic relations between China and India reach an all-time high...

Study sheds light on Woolly Mammoth demise
LONDON (Reuters) - Climate change drove woolly mammoths to the edge of extinction and then humans finished them off, according to a Spanish study on Tuesday that adds to the debate over the demise of the Ice Age behemoths.

Love in the octopus' garden
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - They flirt, hold hands and guard their lovers jealously -- yet they don't even have bones. The love lives of octopuses are far more complex than anyone thought, a team at the University of California, Berkeley, reported on Monday.

I polpi amano intensamente
La vita amorosa dei polpi è più complessa di quanto si potrebbe pensare. Secondo uno studio dell'Università di Berkeley, California, i molluschi tentacolati sono in grado di flirtare, sono gelosi del proprio amante e possono strangolare i rivali se si avvicinano troppo.

TAU student develops software that ranks facial attractiveness


A study that proves that just looking at the Apple logo can make you more creative.

The Belmont Clothing Library in Australia lets unemployed people borrow clothes for job interviews.

A list of the top 100 April Fools hoaxes of all time.

Fat zombies
A very large study has found a surprisingly strong link between the amount of shut-eye people get and their risk of becoming obese.
Sleep deprivation lowers leptin, a blood protein that suppresses appetite and seems to affect how the brain senses when the body has had enough food. Sleep deprivation also raises levels of grehlin, a substance that makes people want to eat.
When they're less sleepy, they're less hungry," a specialist said.

Uganda against gays.
The African Church is opposed to homosexuality on Scriptural argument. True, there is relative infrequency with which the bible mentions homosexual relationships and the possible silence of Jesus on the issue. Actually behind this homosexual controversy, is a big question from the African church- what should we believe now? The missionary gospel or the current trend?

Ssssttttttop..... tin-tin...
The phantom tones inside our head are louder than anything else. Although there is no cure, researchers say they have never had a better understanding of the cascade of physiological and psychological mechanisms responsible for tinnitus.
“We’ve discovered that tinnitus is not so much ringing in the ears as ringing in the brain”, a researcher says.
A woman who claims she was ordered by federal airport screeners to remove her nipple rings with pliers demanded an apology from the United States Transportation Security Administration on Thursday.

At first listen, the grainy high-pitched warble doesn't sound like much, but scientists say the French recording from 1860 is the oldest known recorded human.

A new scientific report explains how our sense of smell can steer us clear from danger and can shed light on disorders such as post-traumatic stress syndrome.


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