The Nardoni Trial, and Science & Health Reminders


  • It’s been now three full days since the beggining of the trial of Alexandre Nardoni & wife Ana Jatobá, both charged with murder 2 years ago, being the victim Isabella Nardoni, 5 years old, child of Alexandre’s first marriage with . Since the very beggining the case caused commotion nationwide due to it’s ever growing media coverage as forensic evidence quickly & strongly pointed towards Isabella’s father & stepmother as the authors of the crime. Since then the couple has been held captive in the prison of Tremembé, in the State of São Paulo, known for being ‘home sweet home’ to the most notorious Brazilian criminals.

    Global Voices has a post about on the media circus built around the Isabella Nardoni Case.

  • Today, March the 24th,  is World TB Day. For the curious and uninformed,  “TB” stands for Tuberculosis.  This day in 1882 Dr. Robert Koch brought to public his discovery of the tuberculosis bacillus, a.k.a. Koch bacillus. Hence the date is used as means to increase people’s awareness of such prevalent burdensome illness.
  • Reminder: Phase 2 of the Brazilian National H1N1 Vaccination Campaign goes until April 2nd . Go to the health care facility next to you and take your shot: if you are pregnant, in any gestational age; children from 06 months to 2 years old – and don’t forget to bring the child’s vaccination card with you; if you are under 60 and has any of the listed chronic diseases. Important: ALL PREGNANT WOMEN MUST GET THE VACCINE. In case you get pregnant after the vaccination period ends, you will get the vaccine too. Just look for the health care facility next to you, as soon as possible. For further questions you can check the following site, in portuguese:  http://www.vacinacaoinfluenza.com.br


Back to International Women’s Day


I’m an avid enthusiast of Flickr Commons and a Flickr addict, and I couldn’t help but to feel uber-ecstatic with this pearl by the Smithsonian Institution. By the occasion of International Women’s Day they put together a collection of photographs, presenting us with an album named “Women in Science”.  Bellow is a photograph  of Irene Curie, the daughter of Marie Curie, taken from the Smithsonian Collection. The image is public domain (no copyright restrictions)


Irène Joliot-Curie (1897-1956), 1921

Physicist Irène Joliot-Curie (1897-1956) is shown in full academic regalia on May 23, 1921, when she accepted an honorary degree at the University of Pennsylvania on behalf of her mother Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867-1934). Accompanied by her daughters Irène and Eve, Marie Curie had an exhausting schedule of appearances during her 1921 U.S. tour, accepting awards and a gift of radium for her research, arranged by various women’s associations and scientific groups. The photographer, James Stokley, was teaching school in Philadelphia and in 1925 became a science journalist on the Science Service staff.” *


*Description from the Smithsonian Inst.