Adventures of Hobbes: Hobbesy Carnaval!

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Hobbes celebrates Carnaval at Praia de Iracema in Fortaleza, Brasil

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Indians with drones: what we could learn from the Xukuru

Brazil, Zika and Neurology

I recently wrote about my visit to the Xukuru indigenous community with a group of Brazilian family doctors, as well as what we could do to support the health needs of this indigenous community.

In this post I’m going to share some of my reflections from the visit in terms of some of the things we could learn from their ways of living.

Too often, when we visit low income countries, we think more about what we could do to help rather than what we could learn from them.

This idea that the Western world could learn a great deal from the efficiency of countries with limited resources, is sometimes known as ‘reverse innovation’ and it’s something I’ve been trying to think about a lot during my time here in Brazil.

One of the things that impressed me most during my visit to the Xukuru

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Patativa do Assaré: Brazil’s Popular Oral Poet | Three Worlds One Vision

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Fishing spider video

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This video says about itself:

26 May 2017

If the prospect of a spider that catches fish wasn’t scary enough, the fishing spider is disturbingly well-adapted to its task. This includes walking on water, as well as breathing underneath it as it stalks its prey.

I saw a fishing spider species individual recently in Wooldse Veen nature reserve in the Netherlands.

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Friday Feeling [8] Muslims are people too

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Following the horror of last week’s terror attack in Manchester and the humbling response to people in the City pulling together, I’ve been so uplifted by seeing Manchester and beyond pulling together and showing strength and solidarity.

This story embodies it for me.

It’s a fairly long watch, but worth it. My eyes were squishy by the end and I felt proud of my fellow humans – whatever age, colour, or faith – showing this brave young man that we’re all in this together.

Just have a look.

We stand with you, Manchester.

Thanks, as always, for reading . x

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Rainbow Rio: the hidden side of Brazil’s beating heart – in pictures

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Austrian-born photographer Stefanie Moshammer focused on favelas to show a different side of life in Brazil’s second biggest city for her Land of Black Milk series. Her colourful work is on show at the Foam Talent exhibition in London

Source: Rainbow Rio: the hidden side of Brazil’s beating heart – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

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Swallows may be evolving to dodge traffic : Nature News & Comment

Road-kill numbers crash as birds shorten their wings to become more agile.

Source: Swallows may be evolving to dodge traffic : Nature News & Comment

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Manchester Silence, 10.31pm. 

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(Exactly one week on.)

Silence is not merely an absence of sound;

Silence is powerful;

Silence can fill a space

and echo within the heart.

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A tattoo too

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Originally posted on The Snail of Happiness:
When great tragedy happens, there is often an outpouring of compassion. This has certainly been the case in Manchester over the past week, with many anonymous acts of kindness and generosity. But, in…

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