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  • El gran diseño - Stephen Hawking & Leonard Mlodinow June 24, 2017
    Aun antes de aparecer, este libro ha venido precedido, en todos los medios de comunicación, de una extraordinaria polémica sobre  sus conclusiones: que tanto nuestro universo como los otros muchos universos posibles surgieron de la nada, porque su creación no requiere de la intervención de ningún Dios o ser sobrenatural, sino que todos los universos pro […]
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  • Comer sin miedo - J.M. Mulet June 24, 2017
    ¿Era mejor la comida de antes que la de ahora? ¿Es más sano comer ecológico? ¿Estamos consumiendo mucha química? ¿Nos envenenan los aditivos? ¿Son tan malos los productos transgénicos como nos quieren hacer creer? ¿Existen las dietas milagro o las píldoras mágicas para adelgazar? ¿Cómo será la comida del futu […]
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  • The Scientific Method and Experimental Design
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    This is a book that covers the scientific process and its history.  It also covers experimental design and the engineering method. […]
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  • Breve historia de mi vida - Stephen Hawking June 24, 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 teoría del todo - Stephen W. Hawking June 24, 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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  • La física del futuro - Michio Kaku June 24, 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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  • EnCambio - Estanislao Bachrach June 24, 2017
    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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  • Ágilmente - Estanislao Bachrach June 24, 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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  • Inteligencia emocional para niños. Guía práctica para padres y educadores - Mireia Golobardes Subirana & Sandra Celeiro González June 24, 2017
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  • Tricks Any Dog Can Do! - Susan Day June 24, 2017
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The Ann Arbor News recently published text messages between Washtenaw County Judge Christopher Easthope and attorney Nadir Nassif indicating that the two of them smoked pot together had inappropriate conversations about ongoing cases. A ;Detroit News columnist called for Easthope to be removed from the bench, sparking a sharp rebuke from Michigan’s top judge, Chief Justice […]

Famous Facebook Dog Inspires Community to Take Over Shelter

Arbor, a former stray dog, has brought the Las Vegas community together to advocate for the local town shelter becoming a no-kill shelter. Currently run by the Animal Foundation, a nonprofit, the shelter has had a euthanasia rate of 57 percent — that is, almost half of all animals they receive are euthanized. Cities that have implemented the no-kill policy, such as Kansas City, Portland, Austin and Reno, have save rates of over 90 percent. With the Animal Foundation’s contract expiring, Arbor’s family has been using the dog’s Facebook page — originally used to display Arbor’s many talents, like painting with a brush in her mouth — to advocate for the no-kill cause and get the contract for No Kill Las Vegas. Arbor and No Kill Las Vegas have already had some success following a series of rallies and a petition drive. On Feb. 17, in a room packed full of No Kill Las Vegas supporters, Clark County commissioners decided to delay a decision to renew the Animal Foundation’s contract until March 17, in order to give No Kill Las Vegas time to put in a proposal. “Arbor has been such an inspiration to us,” says Henderson […]

What The Michigan Local Marijuana Ordinances Really Do

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Provisioning Centers Fundraiser Anchors Big Marijuana Weekend

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Coverage From The 2013 Hash Bash In Michigan

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Adorable little Michigan town has big plans for cutting carbon emissions

Adorable little Michigan town has big plans for cutting carbon emissions

Ann Arbor is a small town in Michigan that, like so many small towns across the Midwest, has been hard-hit as industry has increasingly moved away or overseas. A pleasant place with small hills and tree-lined streets, Ann Arbor has never had any distinguishing characteristic: no classic architecture, no famous music hall, no museums of note. Just a standard small town with a little main street, like so many other thousands littering the region.

But now, at last, Ann Arbor has done something to help it stand out, something of which — after so many years! — it might rightly be proud.

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This is the town’s train station! Adorbs.

From AnnArbor.com (it doesn’t even have a real newspaper!):

The Ann Arbor City Council took action Monday night to adopt a Climate Action Plan, a 188-page document that outlines dozens of ways to reduce the community’s carbon footprint.

Building on previous environmental goals set by the City Council, the new plan recommends three targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the coming decades.

That includes a goal of reducing the entire community’s emissions by 8 percent by 2015, by 25 percent by 2025, and by 90 percent by 2050 — all relative to 2000 baseline levels.

I mean, first of all it’s cute that such an insignificant town has a city council! Just goes to show you that democracy can take root in even the driest soil.

But, second, this is a good idea. The city’s plan includes improved energy efficiency, transitioning to renewable energy production (right now, I believe they use an old coal furnace out back of Doc Bridge’s), increasing food labeling so that residents know how much carbon dioxide was produced for each item, and reducing recycling and garbage pickup. Interesting steps that could probably only fly in such a small backwater.

The city has already seen a drop since 2000 in the amount of carbon dioxide produced in its commercial and industrial sectors — a success that it hopes to increase across the board.

“This is one more step in a long history of action that we’re taking and recognizing that a global problem like climate change is more than we can handle on our own,” [Council Member Chuck] Warpehoski said.

I mean, how great is that? It’s like when they have a big pledge drive on TV and a little kid sends in a quarter from her piggy bank because she wants to help. Ann Arbor, you are the cutest little thing. Let’s hope that this, if nothing else, gives you something to be proud of.

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Philip Bump writes about the news for Gristmill. He also uses Twitter a whole lot.

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