Author and Neurologist Oliver Sacks died yesterday morning at 82 – Rest in Peace

Originally posted on CauseScience:

A sad day for neuroscientists everywhere. Rest In Peace Oliver Sacks! Read the New York Times article summarizing Dr. Sacks impressive life here!

The New York Times also published a moving article by Oliver Sacks about his dwindling health, read the moving piece here.

And now, weak, short of breath, my once-firm muscles melted away by cancer, I find my thoughts, increasingly, not on the supernatural or spiritual, but on what is meant by living a good and worthwhile life — achieving a sense of peace within oneself. I find my thoughts drifting to the Sabbath, the day of rest, the seventh day of the week, and perhaps the seventh day of one’s life as well, when one can feel that one’s work is done, and one may, in good conscience, rest.

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Nature | Cannonball flower

Originally posted on The Pictures Show:

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Photo make in a urban park at Rio de Janeiro during the summer. The “abricó de macaco” or cannonball tree (Couroupita guianensis) is a tree native to the rainforests of Central and South America. The flowers are also strongly sweet scented and the fruit is spherical and woody. The flowers are born in trunk from large bunches, so I had to point the camera to the sky to make the photo.

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Co-Founder and Co-Director of Brazilian performance troupe Balé de Rua, Fernando Narduchi, speaks to Theatrefullstop about their new production, Baila Brazil!

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Fernando NarduchiWith Rio set to host next year’s Olympic games, Brazil will once again have the world’s spotlight placed on them as billions eagerly await to see what Brazil will bring to the table. Known for their vibrant genres of dance, heart thumping musical rhythms and their colourful costumes, Brazil is set to get the party started! Amongst the many aspiring performance troupes working day in and day out to perfect their craft, Balé de Rua have risen above the ranks and have taken the world by storm. Ahead of their performance of Baila Brazil at the Southbank Centre this August, Co-Founder and Co-Director Fernando Narduchi speaks to Theatrefullstop about the importance of dance culture within Brazil, there not being enough dance opportunities for Brazilians and Balé de Rua performing at some of the world’s most prestigious events!

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Notting Hill Carnival 2015

Originally posted on Digital Soul Blog:

It’s about that time again, Britain’s Biggest Street Party is under way now. 2 days of full on enjoyment!

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If you’re in or around London we highly you visit Notting Hill. The Parade showcasing extravagant costumes prepared by the various communities from around UK; Sound systems rocking in every corner playing the very best in Reggae; and also, not to forget the street food! You can smell it from a mile away, Jerk Chicken, Goat Curry, ….. the list is endless….

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Being par of the carnival brings people and communities together from the preparation to the final days…then on to planning the following years. There are a lot of inspirational and artistic excellence bought together to educate and show integration.

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The Drums of Innovation

Originally posted on Work Matters:

Is it possible that fear of failure and judgment among professionals stifles the innovation businesses need?

The students sat in a circle in the dingy basement room of a Brazilian public school, practicing drum rolls on their thighs, chairs and notebooks. Then the world-class, Brazilian drummer Carlos Alberto Gomes, also known as “Bala,” entered the room.

(You can watch him play by clicking here.)

Reverent silence immediately filled the room. If it hadn’t been for the students’ tattoos, ragged shoes and Nirvana tee-shirts, one would have thought that the Pope had arrived at a convent.

In the world of drummers, Bala is like a “pope.” He has recorded more than 100 albums with Brazil’s most famous musicians and with many great Jazz musicians around the world. The group of 30 aspiring drummers who came for Bala’s two-week workshop knew they were in the same room with a master.

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Nearly 6 Million Followers Later – YouTube Sensation Kéfera Buchmann Enjoys Unparalleled Success in Brazil

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It is 1:30 p.m. The plane is about to land, and suddenly the crew is taken aback by a stern order straight from the cockpit: Please – make sure that Ms. Kéfera Buchmann is the very last passenger to get off the plane. Stunned flight attendants and passengers alike, then, start looking around trying to identify to whom the captain is referring. A few seconds later, a rather shaken 22-year-old raises her arm in the back of the plane, “I’m Kéfera.”

In a scene reminiscent of the Beatlemania era, hundreds of adoring, electrified teenagers holding signs and screaming her name had taken over the airport, leaving authorities wondering why they had not been notified in advance that a pop star would be on that flight – or at least that was what all the mayhem on the ground led them to surmise.

Despite boasting almost 6 million followers on YouTube…

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Sustaining human development in a changing climate – some words on Brazil

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Naoshima and beyond: Japan’s incredibly cool art islands

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[Video] American Kids Try Breakfasts From Around the World

Video courtesy of www.kitchenbowl.com

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Clashes break out as residents are evicted from a Brazilian slum

On Thursday, violence erupted in Sao Paulo, Brazil when police were sent to evict an estimated eighty families from government owned land from a slum district.   Residents protesting threw rocks and torched ten cars and one bus to prevent police from entering the slum in the district of Cidade Tiradentes. Police responded with tear […]

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