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  • Breve historia de mi vida - Stephen Hawking November 21, 2017
    La mente maravillosa de Stephen Hawking ha deslumbrado al mundo entero revelando los misterios del universo. Ahora, por primera vez, el cosmólogo más brillante de nuestra era explora, con una mirada reveladora, su propia vida y evolución intelectual. Breve historia de mi vida cuenta el sorprendente viaje de Stephen Hawking desde su niñez […]
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  • La Física en la Medicina II - María Cristina Piña Barba November 21, 2017
    La autora analiza una serie de fenómenos físicos y la forma en que éstos son utilizados en los instrumentos modernos que se han incorporado a la medicina. Este completo análisis de la relación física-medicina ayuda a comprender aparatos como el endoscopio, el láser y sus múltiples usos en la medicina; los rayos X, que cuentan ya con una larga carrera clínica […]
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  • Todo está en los números - Claudi Alsina November 21, 2017
    Al observar el mundo, es muy fácil darse cuenta de que estamos rodeados de números. Están en el ascensor, en las tarjetas de crédito, en las elecciones a la presidencia del gobierno, en las películas, incluso en nuestros sentimientos… Y su presencia no es meramente testimonial. En una sociedad cada vez más tecnológica, los números son códigos de los que depe […]
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  • El cisne negro. Nueva edición ampliada y revisada - Nassim Nicholas Taleb November 21, 2017
    ¿Qué es un cisne negro? Para empezar, es un suceso improbable, sus consecuencias son importantes y todas las explicaciones que se puedan ofrecer a posteriori no tienen en cuenta el azar y sólo buscan encajar lo imprevisible en un modelo perfecto. El éxito de Google y You Tube, y hasta ell 11-S, son “cisnes negros”. Para Nassim Nicholas Taleb, los cisnes negr […]
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  • La teoría del todo - Stephen W. Hawking November 21, 2017
    Una manera clara y amena de acercarse a los misterios del universo. En esta esclarecedora obra, el gran físico británico Stephen Hawking nos ofrece una historia del universo, del big bang a los agujeros negros. En siete pasos, Hawking logra explicar la historia del universo, desde las primeras teorías del mundo griego y de la época medieval hasta las más com […]
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  • Sobre la teoría de la relatividad especial y general - Albert Einstein November 21, 2017
    Entre el Electromagnetismo y la Mecánica newtoniana existe una fórmula de bisagra: la teoría de la relatividad especial y general. La importancia del nuevo marco planteado por Albert Einstein se entiende por lo siguiente: la percepción del tiempo y el espacio es relativa al observador. ¿Qué significa esto? Si usted viaja a una velocidad mayor que la de la lu […]
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  • La física del futuro - Michio Kaku November 21, 2017
    Un recorrido asombroso a través de los próximos cien años de revolución científica. El futuro ya se está inventando en los laboratorios de los científicos más punteros de todo el mundo. Con toda probabilidad, en 2100 controlaremos los ordenadores a través de diminutos sensores cerebrales y podremos mover objetos con el poder de nuestras mentes, la inteligenc […]
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  • Tricks Any Dog Can Do! - Susan Day November 21, 2017
    This great book comes with advice and guidance as to the best way to teach these tricks. It offers more than one method which the reader can choose depending upon their own situation. There is also advice to using treats and shows you how to not end up with a treat junkie! This books is from the desk of Susan Day, a canine behaviourist. Susan teaches obedien […]
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  • Ágilmente - Estanislao Bachrach November 21, 2017
    Bachrach es Doctor en biología molecular y explica el funcionamiento del cerebro. A través de ello, da consejos y herramientas para ser más creativos y felices en el trabajo y en la vida. La neurociencia es clara: el cerebro aprende hasta el último día de vida. La creatividad puede expandirse. Tu mente, mediante la aplicación de las técnicas correctas, puede […]
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    EnCambio te va a permitir alumbrar los procesos por los cuales te comportás de determinada manera con el fin de dejar atrás aquellos hábitos y conductas que ya no te sirven. El objetivo es que aprendas del potencial que tiene tu cerebro para cambiar y la capacidad que tenés vos para modificarlo. Este año cambio de trabajo, empiezo el gimnasio, bajo esos kili […]
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Donald Trump, Betsy DeVos, Emmy Awards: Your Thursday Briefing

• Best of late-night TV. Speaking to Stephen Colbert, John Oliver said his team’s off-air jokes about the Trump administration had proved more prescient than he had imagined. • Quotation of the day. “This is a big change. Maps will need to be redrawn.” — Adrian Luckman, a researcher monitoring the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica, which lost a chunk of ice the size of Delaware this week. Photo Four people were arrested on Wednesday over its theft in March; the authorities said the gold coin was probably smashed or melted down and is unlikely to be recovered.” data-mediaviewer-credit=”Marcel Mettelsiefen/European Pressphoto Agency” itemprop=”url” itemid=”https://static01.nyt.com/images/2017/07/14/world/13USBriefing-Coin/13USBriefing-Coin-master675.jpg” /> The 221-pound “Big Maple Leaf” coin on display in Berlin in 2010. Four people were arrested on Wednesday over its theft in March; the authorities said the gold coin was probably smashed or melted down and is unlikely to be recovered. Credit Marcel Mettelsiefen/European Pressphoto Agency Back Story Recent reports that the Pentagon spent millions to license a camouflage pattern that replicates lush forests — to be worn in largely arid Afghanistan — got us thinking about the famous design. Continue reading the main story As it turns out, the word “camouflage” appeared in The Times for the first time 100 years ago. Photo Using mud in a camouflage lesson for Israeli soldiers […]

Praying mantises released for pest control are hunting hummingbirds

New research documents that mantises worldwide are eating small birds; in the US, invasive species are devouring hummingbirds. […]

The sea is rising three times faster than we thought.

A report on the employment practices of green groups finds that the sector, despite its socially progressive reputation, is still overwhelmingly the bastion of white men.

According to the study, released by Green 2.0, roughly 3 out of 10 people at environmental organizations are people of color, but at the senior staff level, the figure drops closer to 1 out of 10. And at all levels, from full-time employees to board members, men make up three-quarters or more of NGO staffs.

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The new report, titled “Beyond Diversity: A Roadmap to Building an Inclusive Organization,” relied on more than 85 interviews of executives and HR reps and recruiters at environmental organizations.

Representatives of NGOs and foundations largely agreed on the benefits of having a more diverse workforce, from the added perspectives in addressing environmental problems to a deeper focus on environmental justice to allowing the movement to engage a wider audience.

The most worrisome finding is that fewer than 40 percent of environmental groups even had diversity plans in place to ensure they’re more inclusive. According to the report, “Research shows that diversity plans increases the odds of black men in management positions significantly.”

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High-tech mooring will gather data below Antarctic winter ice

Researchers know a fair amount about polar ocean pH levels in the summer, but this new tool will let them see what is happening year round. […]

Earth to Mars: This startup is trying to make IoT power packs that work in outer space

Finnish startup Tespack is hoping that its solar-powered backpacks can graduate from their role in the remotest areas of Earth to the first manned Mars mission. […]

10 photos explaining why the world is so in love with Iceland

No passport required for this armchair traveler’s trip to the land of fire and ice. […]

The warmer it gets, the more it snows in Antarctica. Huh?

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The warmer it gets, the more it snows in Antarctica. Huh?

By on Aug 26, 2016Share

Antarctica is a weird place. While it’s losing ice faster than an heiress in a caper movie, it’s also getting a whole lot more snow — at least, it’s supposed to.

Warmer air holds more moisture, so globally warmed jet streams should dump even more snow over the frozen continent than they used to. Since Antarctica is cold as fuck, scientifically speaking, the snow won’t melt despite the warmer air, making the continent probably the only place on Earth where glaciers might actually grow (at least for the time being).

All that extra precipitation is good for the rest of us: Snow that falls on Antarctica is water that’s not adding to sea-level rise. While sea level is definitely increasing (you didn’t think it was that easy, did you?), Antarctica’s blizzard forecast could spare us a few critical inches.

But, so far, the snowfall has not increased as scientists expected. According to research published this week, that’s OK — there’s enough natural wobble-wobble in Antarctica’s climate to account for the lower-than-expected snow levels. In the next couple of decades, however, we should see the white stuff really start to pile up.

But as Antarctica’s ice sheets continue to crumble into the sea around the edges, faster and less predictably than scientists had hoped, we’ll need more than snow to save us.

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