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  • El cisne negro. Nueva edición ampliada y revisada - Nassim Nicholas Taleb November 22, 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 22, 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 November 22, 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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  • Física General Esencial - Agustín Vázquez Sánchez November 22, 2017
    La nueva edición del ebook contiene ahora ocho temas completos de física y una sección de prácticas para realizar en casa. Se han corregido errores y agregado más ejemplos y ejercicios además de recursos multimedia en todos los capítulos.  Los ejemplos resueltos se presentan paso a paso a través de una solución algebraica con lo cual se evitan errores n […]
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  • Ágilmente - Estanislao Bachrach November 22, 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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  • Tricks Any Dog Can Do! - Susan Day November 22, 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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  • Sobre la teoría de la relatividad especial y general - Albert Einstein November 22, 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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  • EnCambio - Estanislao Bachrach November 22, 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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  • Breve historia de mi vida - Stephen Hawking November 22, 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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  • ¿Cómo pensar como Sherlock Holmes? - Maria Konnikova November 22, 2017
    Ningún personaje de ficción es más conocido por sus poderes de intuición y observación que Sherlock Holmes. Pero, ¿es su inteligencia extraordinaria una invención de la ficción o podemos aprender a desarrollar estas habilidades, para mejorar nuestras vidas en el trabajo y en casa? A través de ¿ Cómo pensar como Sherlock Holmes? , la periodista y psicóloga Ma […]
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California Today: California Today: Trial Opens in Killing of Kate Steinle

Supported byU.S.California Today: Trial Opens in Killing of Kate SteinlePhotoJim Steinle, the father of Kate Steinle, right, walked to court in San Francisco on Monday.Credit Jeff Chiu/Associated PressGood morning.(Want to get California Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.)The San Francisco judge overseeing the trial in the killing of Kate Steinle has tried to banish politics from the courtroom.But he can’t stop the charged debate swirling outside.Ms. Steinle’s fatal shooting in July 2015 by an unauthorized immigrant set off widespread outrage, much of it directed at San Francisco’s leaders. She was 32.On Monday, opening arguments began in the trial to determine whether Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the man who killed Ms. Steinle as she walked with her father on a San Francisco pier, had meant to fire the gun.Continue reading the main storyMr. Zarate has acknowledged doing so, but says it was an accident. He’s charged with second-degree murder.Continue reading the main storyContinue reading the main storyJurors have been told to disregard the contentious national debates surrounding the case.President Trump has cited Ms. Steinle’s death as evidence of both the need for a border wall and the wrongheadedness of so-called sanctuary policies that limit cooperation between local police and immigration officials.Newsletter Sign UpContinue reading the main storyCalifornia TodayThe news and stories that matter to Californians (and anyone else interested in the state). Sign up to get it by email.Thank you for subscribing.An error has occurred. Please try again later.You are already subscribed to this email.View all New York Times newsletters.Mr. […]

California Today: California Today: Bay Area Athletes Clash With Trump

Supported byU.S.California Today: Bay Area Athletes Clash With TrumpPhotoAthletes connected to Bay Area teams have taken center stage in a clash with the Trump administration. From left: Bruce Maxwell of the Oakland Athletics, Colin Kaepernick, a former San Francisco 49er, and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors.Credit From left: Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images; Denis Poroy/Associated Press; Andrew Burton for The New York TimesGood morning.(Want to get California Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.)California’s centers of power in politics, culture and business have been among the most forceful critics of the Trump administration.Now add professional sports.In an abrupt series of events over the weekend, President Trump lashed out over the national anthem protests spearheaded by Colin Kaepernick, a former San Francisco 49er, calling them grounds for firing.Mr. Trump then rescinded a White House invitation to the Golden State Warriors after Stephen Curry said publicly that he didn’t want to attend, a break from the tradition of championship teams.The Warriors organization swiftly closed ranks around Mr. Curry.“The truth is we all struggled with the idea of spending time with a man who has offended us with his words and actions time and again,” Coach Steve Kerr told Sports Illustrated.Newsletter Sign UpContinue reading the main storyCalifornia TodayThe news and stories that matter to Californians (and anyone else interested in the state). Sign up to get it by email.Thank you for subscribing.An error has occurred. […]

California Today: California Today: Amid Housing Pain, Most Californians Have Weighed a Move

Supported byU.S.California Today: Amid Housing Pain, Most Californians Have Weighed a MovePhotoA housing development in Oakland. The median cost of a home in California is now more than twice the national cost.Credit Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesGood morning.(Want to get California Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.)The San Francisco Bay Area is often trotted out as the worst example of the state’s housing crisis — understandably.By national standards, rents and home prices there are astronomical.But the pain in California is widespread.According to a new poll from U.C. Berkeley, a majority of residents in every major region of the state — including the Central Valley and other parts of Northern California — have considered moving as a result of housing pressures.“It’s spread across the state pretty evenly,” said Mark DiCamillo, director of the Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies Poll.Newsletter Sign UpContinue reading the main storyCalifornia TodayThe news and stories that matter to Californians (and anyone else interested in the state). […]

California Today: California Today: Outpouring Over an Aggrieved Hot Dog Vendor

Supported byU.S.California Today: Outpouring Over an Aggrieved Hot Dog VendorPhotoA video showing a U.C. Berkeley police officer taking money from a hot dog vendor was shared widely online.Credit Martin FloresGood morning.(Want to get California Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.)A stunned look fell over the hot dog vendor’s face as a police officer, ticketing him for lacking a permit, reached into the man’s wallet and pulled out $60.The vendor and a passer-by recording the exchange protested […]

California Today: California Today: A Setback for the State’s Republican Leaders

Supported byU.S.California Today: A Setback for the State’s Republican LeadersPhotoAssemblyman Chad Mayes faced a Republican revolt over his support of cap-and-trade legislation.Credit Rich Pedroncelli/Associated PressGood morning.(Want to get California Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Today’s introduction comes from Adam Nagourney, our Los Angeles bureau chief.California Republican leaders have been on a mission to rebuild their struggling party as the state turns increasingly Democratic and pushes farther left on such issues as immigration and climate change. In the latest example, the Republican leader of the State Assembly, Chad Mayes, persuaded some Republicans to join with Democrats in voting to extend cap-and-trade, California’s signature emission reduction program.Make that the former Republican leader of the State Assembly.Mr. Mayes announced Thursday that he was stepping down in the face of criticism from conservatives over his vote. Some of them assailed Mr. Mayes for helping to pass a Democratic agenda item that they described as economically damaging and against party orthodoxy.Newsletter Sign UpContinue reading the main storyCalifornia TodayThe news and stories that matter to Californians (and anyone else interested in the state). Sign up to get it by email.Thank you for subscribing.An error has occurred. Please try again later.You are already subscribed to this email.View all New York Times newsletters.Given the overwhelming number of Democrats in Sacramento, the ouster is unlikely to have much effect on the way California is governed. But by any measure, it is a setback for party leaders trying to reposition the on-the-outs California Republican Party in the age of President Trump.Continue reading the main storyContinue reading the main storyMr. […]

California Today: California Today: San Diego’s ‘Odd Couple’

Supported byU.S.California Today: San Diego’s ‘Odd Couple’PhotoDowntown San Diego.Credit Sandy Huffaker for The New York TimesGood morning.(Want to get California Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Today’s introduction comes from Conor Dougherty, who reports on economics from the Bay Area.David Alvarez and Scott Sherman sit next to each other on the San Diego City Council. That’s where the closeness stops. Mr. Alvarez is a Democrat and Mr. Sherman is a Republican. They have been on opposite sides of minimum and prevailing wage ordinances, and disagreed on a measure to support the state of Washington in its challenge of President Trump’s travel ban.Newsletter Sign UpContinue reading the main storyCalifornia TodayThe news and stories that matter to Californians (and anyone else interested in the state) […]

California Today: California Today: Military Communities Respond to Trump’s Transgender Ban

Supported byU.S.California Today: Military Communities Respond to Trump’s Transgender BanPhotoA military contingent carried flags at San Diego’s Pride parade on July 15.Credit David Maung/European Pressphoto AgencyGood morning.(Want to get California Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.)President Trump’s move to ban transgender people from the armed forces reverberated across California’s military communities on Wednesday.In San Diego County, home to more than 100,000 active duty military personnel, transgender service members were struggling to understand what the policy change meant for them.“Obviously this has rocked everyone,” said Kathie Moehlig, executive director of TransFamily Support Services, a transgender support group based in San Diego that has a number of active duty clients.Mr. Trump said that the military could not be burdened with what he called “the tremendous medical costs” of allowing transgender service members.Continue reading the main storyDemocratic lawmakers from San Diego, along with the city’s Republican mayor, issued statements denouncing the policy decision.Continue reading the main storyContinue reading the main story“I can’t think of anything more backwards than turning away a brave, qualified American who wants to serve in our all-volunteer military because of their gender identity,” said Representative Scott Peters.Newsletter Sign UpContinue reading the main storyCalifornia TodayThe news and stories that matter to Californians (and anyone else interested in the state). Sign up to get it by email.Thank you for subscribing.An error has occurred. Please try again later.You are already subscribed to this email.View all New York Times newsletters.Representative Duncan Hunter, a San Diego area Republican and a member of the House Armed Services Committee, called it “the right decision.”“National security should trump social experimentation, always,” he said in an email.Ms. Moehlig, of TransFamily Support Services, said active duty clients shared fears on Wednesday of losing their jobs, as well as health care plans that provided treatments for gender transitioning.Reached by phone, three transgender people serving in the Navy in San Diego spoke on condition of anonymity, citing concerns about endangering their careers.A 29-year-old transgender woman said Mr. Trump’s decision had left her “mad, angry, furious, worried.”“For me, I feel more worried about the community,” she said. […]