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...

04 aprile 2008

Poll: Americans Prefer Energy Fix to Cancer Cure
A nationwide survey of nearly 700 people suggests Americans would prefer that more money be invested in technology to solve our energy problems than to cure cancer or other diseases.

Birds Get The Credit, But Bats Eat More Bugs (L'Espresso)
Bats play a bigger role than birds do in controlling tropical insects, and the loss of bats might mean that morning cup of coffee gets more expensive, researchers said on Thursday

Discovering the first Americans' bathroom
This fossilized shit is the best evidence that humans were living in North America 14,000 years ago, a millennium before the Clovis people, long thought to be the first Americans. Researchers from the University of Oregon studied the coprolites, found the crap in a cave in Oregon's Cascade Range. After the discovery, scientists at the University of Copenhagen's Center for Ancient Genetics analyzed DNA retrieved from the fossilized feces.

New Species Of Fish Discovered That Would Rather Crawl Than Swim
A fish that would rather crawl into crevices than swim, and that may be able to see in the same way that humans do, could represent an entirely unknown family of fishes, says a University of Washington fish expert.
Il pesce che striscia
Scoperta in indonesia una nuova specie di pesce che striscia nelle fessure anzichè nuotare, abile a mimetizzarsi e capace di vedere nello stesso modo in cui vedono gli esseri umani.

Congo-Kinshasa: Rural Women Launch Their Radio to Improve Welfare
A group of rural women in South Kivu has launched a community radio station to promote the welfare of women and grls

Blast barrier art in Kuwait
A flickr set of military graffiti in Kuwait.
This set consists of concrete blast barriers that have been painted (mostly) by the units passing through. Representations of the esprit de corps of our fine military units as they prepare for operations in Iraq.