The magazine ranks cities not just on usual livability measures such as the cost of housing and infrastructure but also tries to provide a sense of what makes big cities truly great. Its reviewers looked at the aesthetic of the built environment, the efficiency of bureaucracies, whether you can eat late at night and the safety and comfort of walking the streets.
The full ranking for Monocle's Quality of Life 2009 is:
I've lived in Lisbon and now Sydney. What comes next? Maybe Melbourne...
Do your genitals explode? Are you 200,000 times smaller than your mate? Do you drug your lover with a potion that keeps her faithful? You may not get up to such tricks, but some creatures do: sex is one of the most powerful forces in nature, and generates an astounding diversity of forms and behaviors. But why?
Dr Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation explores the science of sex, considering everything from why females of so many species are so promiscuous to why sex exists at all. It is a blend of wit and rigor, a fusion of science and natural history, that will entertain, amaze, and inform.
Surf: Tiago Pires à espera de ondas em Bells Beach, na Austrália
Estudamos os programas e decidimos por ir a uma festa incluida no Festival Latino Americano e por ir ver uma comédia do Festival Francês (que os cientistas são pobres a viver numa cidade cara...). Duas noites totalmente diferentes entre si, diferentes do habitual e ambas com muitas risadas.
Este é do melhor! Ou serei eu microbiologa?
Bruno Nogueira fala de L Casei Imunitass
Voltei ao teatro como assistant stage manager, com o mesmo grupo (http://littledeathproductions.blogspot.com/).
Deixo aqui um breve comentário...
Director Ben Packer attracted attention last year with a production of Mercury Fur (…). His direction here is taut and wiry. Clearly, Packer's reputation as an emerging director of real talent is such that he has been able to attract an excellent cast.
Danny has been serving in Iraq. He returns home, an outsider and finds himself in a society he no longer understands. Through encounters with his older brother, ex-girlfriend, a petty arms dealer, wealthy swingers, and a young girl, Danny struggles to connect to the life he left behind.
Written by British playwright, Simon Stephens (winner of the 2005 Olivier Award for Best Play) during the 2005 London bombings, Motortown has been hailed as an instant modern classic (What's On Stage).
PLEASE NOTE: CONTAINS VERY STRONG LANGUAGE AND VIOLENT SCENES THAT MAY OFFEND
No início deste mês comemorou-se mais uma corrida de cavalos, Melbourne Cup. A descrição vem abaixo em inglês (estou preguiçosa para traduzir), com algumas fotos: a corrida principal, 21 cavalos; o Black Tom, o cavalo em que apostei mas que ficou em 17º qualificado; uma amostra dos chapéus, é incrível a fortuna que algumas mulheres gastam neste dia; e finalmente o meu chapéu improvisado com flores do jardim, para o almoço especial durante a corrida.
It's a day when the nation stops whatever it's doing to listen to the race call, or watch the race on TV. Even those who don't usually bet, try their luck with a small wager or entry into a 'sweep' - a lottery in which each ticket-holder is matched with a randomly drawn horse. Since 1877, Cup Day has been a public holiday for Melbourne, and crowds have flocked to the track.
The Melbourne Cup has long been known as an urban fashion parade. The race track was one of the few places in colonial Australia where high society and the lower classes came together socially. The first Australian race meet, held in 1810, established the culture of the Melbourne Cup and was organised in Sydney by Governor Macquarie as part of a plan to improve the cultural life of Sydney.
Finalmente decidi levar o meu gosto pelo tango a sério. Estou a ter lições e a frequentar milongas (baile social de tango). Os ensinamentos são baseados no tradicional tango argentino e em milongas as novas influências fazem as danças incríveis, como o meu favorito Gotan Project.
Tem sido fantástico! Nasci para o Tango!
Foi uma noitada em cheio, e eu estava com a disposição a 100%!
Para os curiosos há mais fotos no link do costume, pessoal da festa, e algumas das muita fotos loucas muuuuiiiito fluoro!
Research that makes people LAUGH and then THINK
ORNITHOLOGY: Ivan R. Schwab, for exploring and explaining why woodpeckers don't get headaches.
PEACE: Howard Stapleton, for inventing an electromechanical teenager repellent -- a device that makes annoying high-pitched noise designed to be audible to teenagers but not to adults; and for later using that same technology to make telephone ringtones that are audible to teenagers but probably not to their teachers.
ACOUSTICS: D. Lynn Halpern, for conducting experiments to learn why people dislike the sound of fingernails scraping on a blackboard.
MATHEMATICS: Nic Svenson and Piers Barnes, for calculating the number of photographs you must take to (almost) ensure that nobody in a group photo will have their eyes closed.
LITERATURE: Daniel Oppenheimer, for his report "Consequences of Erudite Vernacular Utilized Irrespective of Necessity: Problems with Using Long Words Needlessly."
MEDICINE: Francis M. Fesmire, for his medical case report "Termination of Intractable Hiccups with Digital Rectal Massage".
ECONOMICS: Gauri Nanda, for inventing an alarm clock that runs away and hides, repeatedly, thus ensuring that people DO get out of bed, and thus theoretically adding many productive hours to the workday.
CHEMISTRY: Edward Cussler, for conducting a careful experiment to settle the longstanding scientific question: can people swim faster in syrup or in water?
MEDICINE: Steven Stack, for their published report "The Effect of Country Music on Suicide."
INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH: Stefano Ghirlanda, for the inevitable report "Chickens Prefer Beautiful Humans." (Published in Human Nature)
CHEMISTRY: Donatella Marazziti, Alessandra, for their discovery that, biochemically, romantic love may be indistinguishable from having severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.
SOCIOLOGY: Steve Penfold, for doing his PhD thesis on the sociology of Canadian donut shops.
CHEMISTRY: Jacques Benveniste, for his homeopathic discovery that not only does water have memory, but that the information can be transmitted over telephone lines and the Internet.
STATISTICS: Jerald Bain, for their carefully measured report, "The Relationship Among Height, Penile Length, and Foot Size."
PHYSICS: Louis Kervran, ardent admirer of alchemy, for his conclusion that the calcium in chickens' eggshells is created by a process of cold fusion.