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  • Breve historia de mi vida - Stephen Hawking August 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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  • Prisioneros de la geografía - Tim Marshall August 22, 2017
    Hay un límite a lo que los hombres pueden decidir. A menudo, se trata de un límite real, físico. Montañas, ríos, mares y hormigón se interponen entre lo que los dirigentes han querido para sus países a lo largo de la historia y lo que han podido conseguir. Para entender y explicar lo que ocurre en el mundo solemos referirnos a personas, ideas y movimientos p […]
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  • La teoría del todo - Stephen W. Hawking August 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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  • A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking August 22, 2017
    #1  NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking’s book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin—and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending—or are there boundaries? Are there other dimensions in space? What […]
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  • La física del futuro - Michio Kaku August 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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  • Ágilmente - Estanislao Bachrach August 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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  • El gran diseño - Stephen Hawking & Leonard Mlodinow August 22, 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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  • Una mochila para el universo - Elsa Punset August 22, 2017
    ¿Cuánto debe durar un abrazo? ¿De qué sirve llorar? ¿Qué podemos hacer para cambiar nuestra suerte? ¿Tiene algún propósito el enamoramiento? ¿Y por qué es tan inevitable el desamor? ¿Cómo aprendemosa tener miedo? ¿A partir de qué edad empezamos a mentir? ¿Por qué sentimos envidia? ¿Cuántos amigos necesitamos para ser felices? ¿Podemos evitar estresarnos sin […]
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  • Física General Esencial - Agustín Vázquez Sánchez August 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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  • Tricks Any Dog Can Do! - Susan Day August 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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U.S. Rallies Behind Charlottesville

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A Far-Right Gathering Bursts Into Brawls

A reporter working for The New York Times in Charlottesville, Va., recounts what he saw on Saturday.Charlottesville is the place where Thomas Jefferson and James Madison talked about freedom of speech. But this was a day of shouting, not listening.Assigned to cover the “Unite the Right” rally of white nationalists, I stood in Emancipation Park at 9:15 a.m. Saturday and looked out at the gathering in front of me.Initially, the mood was calm. Cornel West, the Harvard scholar, was linked arm in arm with about 20 clergy members, who had walked to the park from a sunrise service at a largely African-American church to counterprotest the demonstration by neo-Nazis and white supremacists. Tom Perriello, a former congressman and a hopeful for governor, was there to oppose the rally, too.Continue reading the main storyBut then brawls broke out. Protesters began to mace one another, throwing water bottles and urine-filled balloons — some of which hit reporters — and beating each other with flagpoles, clubs and makeshift weapons […]

Guam: A Tiny Territory Caught in a Global War of Words

Like other Guam residents, Ms. Sokala has been inundated with text messages from friends on the mainland — islanders’ term for the continental United States — asking how she was doing.Continue reading the main story“Everyone is nervous, but I think it is our families out there stateside that are more nervous for us,” Ms. Sokala said.Still, early Thursday morning, she found herself unable to sleep.Guam has been an American territory since 1898, when Spain ceded it in the wake of the Spanish-American War […]

California Today: California Today: The Dominating Dodgers

Supported byU.S.California Today: The Dominating DodgersPhotoYu Darvish, among the most talented pitchers in baseball, is the latest star to join the Dodgers.Credit Kevin C. Cox/Getty ImagesGood morning.(Want to get California Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Today’s introduction comes from James Wagner, who covers baseball for The Times.The baseball season is a six-month slog: 162 games played over 183 days, many over the hot summer months. More than anything, it is a battle of attrition. Last year, teams used an average of 25 pitchers and 45 hitters to make it through the season. […]

California Today: California Today: Are We Undercounting the Homeless?

Supported byU.S.California Today: Are We Undercounting the Homeless?PhotoA homeless camp under a freeway in downtown Oakland last week.Credit Jim Wilson/The New York TimesGood morning.(Want to get California Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Today’s introduction comes from Thomas Fuller, the San Francisco bureau chief.Is California’s homeless crisis much worse than the official data show?A study released last week makes the case that the federal government undercounts homelessness in California’s largest cities by more than 25 percent.Using the estimates in the study, Los Angeles has 60,000 homeless, not 47,000, and San Francisco has 9,000 homeless, not 7,000, according to the research, which used 2016 data.Continue reading the main storyThe study is important, experts say, because it could provide justification for greater federal funding for programs that address homelessness.Continue reading the main storyContinue reading the main storyThe federal government measures homelessness by commissioning teams that spread out through cities, counting the homeless at a particular point in time, often in a single night.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.The authors of the new study point to research showing that this way of counting is particularly unreliable for counting homeless who are not in shelters — as is often the case in California — and the research uses a statistical model to estimate what it calls the “true” number of homeless.The study was led by Chris Glynn, a statistician at the University of New Hampshire, and was sponsored and initiated by the real estate data company Zillow.An expert on homelessness who was not involved in the study, Dennis P. […]

U.S. Troops Train in Eastern Europe to Echoes of the Cold War

With that in mind, top American planners and intelligence officials are closely watching Russian operations in Crimea, eastern Ukraine, and Syria, all proving grounds for new Russian tactics and weaponry. Young American Army officers are once again using flash cards — or the digital equivalent — to study the structure and abilities of Russian Army units, just as American officers did with earlier generations of Russian forces and weaponry in the 1970s and 1980s.Continue reading the main storyThe Army’s training centers in California, Louisiana and Germany are now including more scenarios that replicate Russian forces, even if scenario planners there, and here, are careful to give the opposing forces fictitious names to avoid ruffling diplomatic feathers even more between Washington and Moscow.The United States Army’s presence in Europe is a far cry from the height of the Cold War, 30,000 soldiers now compared with 300,000 then, General Hodges said. For that reason, the general is putting heavy emphasis on the “speed of assembly” — how quickly troops and their equipment can move hundreds of miles and be prepared to fight at a moment’s notice.The $40 million exercise here, called Saber Guardian, the largest in Europe this year, included driving more than 1,000 troops and hundreds of vehicles about 1,200 miles across Europe, the equivalent of going from St. Louis to Miami. Hundreds of allied troops — including American soldiers with faces painted in green and black camouflage — and their 60-ton tanks crossed the Danube River on temporary bridges, fending off mock attacks on the other side.Continue reading the main story […]

New York Today: New York Today: A Busy Time to Move

Weather.init(); }()); It should be clear for the morning commute, but watch out for showers later. The afternoon will be warm with a high near 86, and there’s a small chance of rain and thunderstorms after 2 p.m., so bring an umbrella. This evening should be lovely, cooling down to the low 70s. In the News • Four people have been arrested in the killings of four young Latino men on Long Island in April. [New York Times] Photo The four young men were killed on Long Island in April by people being initiated into the MS-13 gang, the authorities said. Credit Uli Seit for The New York Times • Mayor Bill de Blasio’s probable Republican opponent, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, has raised more money that counts toward the city’s six-to-one matching program […]