November 3rd, 2007

The brain overruling the senses

Oh I love this.

If you want to do this yourself, make the dragon (print, cut, fold and glue. I did i, and believe me, it’s fun!)

November 3rd, 2007

The shock therapy

Sherwin Nuland, writer, former surgeon, held a very personal, emotional talk at TED about how he basically lost everything (read: his mind) and resurrected from it. Without him (then) knowing, actually, he didn’t knwo anything at all, he was on the brink of having a frontal lobe lobotomy, which would almost certainly have “cuckoo-ed” him. I know this sounds like an entry to skip. Don’t. Worth the 20 minutes.

Sherwin Nuland

Note: It came to me through the fantastic Miro, what I like to call Television 2.0.

November 3rd, 2007

The morning after (you died)

This morning you died. Care to know what happens next? Have a look at the French (English subtitled) Thanatorama.


 Thanks Ursi, who thanked Miss Cellania at Neotorama.

November 3rd, 2007

The acknowledgement of motherhood

Suppose you are an unmarried couple, with children. To assume legal parenthood for the father is a relatively straightforward procedure here, circumventing the tedious adoption route. Basically, the (biological or not) father requests parenthood and the biological mother agrees, from¬† there it is a formal procedures, some paperwork. notary, city office, yack yack and done. I am don’t know how this works in other countries.

Now, a “committee of the wise” have produced a report to the administration advising to change the law to unify this procedure for lesbian couples: the non-biological mother applies for parenthood, and as long as the biological mother agrees, move on to get the rubber stamps so to speak et voila! What do you think? And how does this relate to laws in your country?