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Playing With Food

The adorable taro root mice bellow were created by Jimmy Zhang, a chef and produce artist in San Francisco. The image is part of The New York Times‘ slideshow Playing With Food, which also includes more images of food turned … Continue reading

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Classics of everyday design

On November 9, 2006 Jonathan Glancey started a blog at the Guardian Unlimited‘s Arts blog dedicated to the Classics of everyday design. The almost weekly articles keep going updated, and now there are 40 (and counting) Classics of everyday design. … Continue reading

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80 Years of Robots in Hollywood

The idea of a robot was always fascinating to us. The literature discovered it and passed the lesson to the cinema. That’s probably one the reasons there are always new films about them. The last one released, Transformers, isn’t on … Continue reading

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April Fool’s Manual 2007

This isn’t a survival kit, and the best I can say about today is: don’t believe in anything. But wait: before you start doing that, read this post please. I selected some real articles, from real sites about April Fools’ … Continue reading

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New leopard species discovered

Big cats you didn’t know, from BBC News: Island leopard deemed new species. Clouded leopards found on Sumatra and Borneo represent a new species, research by genetic scientists and the conservation group WWF indicates. Supporting evidence came from examination of … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Linkdump

For all of you that celebrate… a happy Valentine’s Day. I won’t celebrate, but that isn’t an excuse to not blog about it – it never was. And that’s why I made a selection of links to all the romantic … Continue reading

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The Scariest Ideas in Science

Popular Science article: The Scariest Ideas in Science by Laura Allen. Undead viruses! Killer foxes! Soldiers who never sleep! This is no horror movie – it’s today’s scientists at their most daring Maybe we saw The Andromeda Strain a few … Continue reading

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Bilingualism delays onset of dementia

Good news for me: Bilingualism delays onset of dementia. People who are fully bilingual and speak both languages every day for most of their lives can delay the onset of dementia by up to four years compared with those who … Continue reading

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The 10 Gadgets That Changed the World

The 10 Gadgets That Changed the World is a Wired article that talks of some models of gadgets that we loved (or loved): TV, telephone, mobile, camera, microwave, videocassette recorder, video computer system, walkman, computer and a movie camera. I … Continue reading

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50 Coolest Websites 2006

Time presents its 2006 selection of the 50 Coolest Websites. The sites were divided in 7 areas, however my interest went only to Entertainment, Arts and Media session. As usually I don’t agree with most of their choices, except Drawn, … Continue reading

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