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...

16 maggio 2008

Attrazione chimica (video)
Come rendere divertente lo studio della chimica, dei legami e delle attrazioni tra gli elementi? Ci ha pensato Roderick Fenske, che ha ideato questo spot su commissione dell'UE nell'ambito del programma Marie Curie. Gli elementi chimici sono rappresentati da persone che partecipano a un party.

Car Monogamy
Matteo Ferrari is a Italian photographer who asked people who have had the same car for many years to show him an old photo next to their cars. Then, looking at the old photo, he shot the owners and the cars today. The result is really fun and interesting and it's now in an exhibition in Milan. But the photos can also be seeing on Ferrari's website

Nasa wants you to stay in bed
Nasa is looking for people to take part of a experiment. Here is the deal: In order to study a person as if they were in space without gravity, NASA scientists use head down tilt bed rest. The 115-119 day study will follow the Bed Rest Project standard model and be conducted at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. Participants will live in a special research unit for the entire study and be fed a carefully controlled diet.

A victory against online bullying
A federal grand jury issued an indictment against a woman in Missouri accused of creating a fake MySpace page to bully a 13-year-old girl. The girl committed suicide as a result of the bullying.


Indians Find U.S. at Fault in Food Cost
NEW DELHI — Instead of blaming India and other developing nations for the rise in food prices, Americans should rethink their energy policy — and go on a diet.

Uganda: Africa a Film Source
THE exodus of American and European film makers to Africa to shoot movies has been explained by one of Africa's celebrated top movie directors as Africa being the source for film-making.
Nigeria: Mirror of Beauty for Cannes Film Festival
History will be made at this year's Cannes Film Festival in France as a Nigerian film, Mirror of Beauty has been accepted for screening amongst other tops films from across the world. Speaking to movie reporters before leaving for the festival, chairman/CEO of Atlantic Overseas, Mr. Andrien Gbinigie expressed delight at the major feat by a Nigerian movie on the global scene.

Photographers stand up for your rights in LA, June 1
One June 1, photographers throughout Los Angeles will gather at the Hollywood and Highland Metro Station to peacefully protest against the unnecessary treatment they have received from security guards (particularly the white shirts), LAPD, and LASD while photographing in public places, and on the Metro.