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  • Sobre la teoría de la relatividad especial y general - Albert Einstein September 26, 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 teoría del todo - Stephen W. Hawking September 26, 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 September 26, 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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  • Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari September 26, 2017
    New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “hum […]
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  • Ágilmente - Estanislao Bachrach September 26, 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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  • ¿Cómo pensar como Sherlock Holmes? - Maria Konnikova September 26, 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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  • Breve historia de mi vida - Stephen Hawking September 26, 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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  • El cisne negro. Nueva edición ampliada y revisada - Nassim Nicholas Taleb September 26, 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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  • Tricks Any Dog Can Do! - Susan Day September 26, 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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  • EnCambio - Estanislao Bachrach September 26, 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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Around the World and the U.S., New Travel Ban Draws Anger, Applause and Shrugs

Different restrictions were imposed on each of the three additions, depending on the threat they were deemed to pose. For example, for Venezuela the ban applies only to visits by certain government officials and their families, while Somalis are barred from emigrating to the United States but not from visiting.Chad, an Ally Against Militants, Asks, “Why Us?”The addition of Chad to Mr. Trump’s travel ban took that country’s government by surprise and bewildered analysts of Central Africa.With a mixed population of Muslims and Christians, Chad has been a longtime American ally in fighting Islamist militants in the region, including offshoots of Al Qaeda and Boko Haram, and its troops took part in a French-led effort to root out Islamist militants from parts of Mali in 2013.In a statement, the government expressed “ incomprehension in the face of the official reasons for this decision, which contrasts with Chad’s constant efforts and commitments in the fight against terrorism.” It called on President Trump to rethink the decision, “which has seriously affected the image of Chad and the good relations maintained by the two countries.”In a report on Chad last year, the State Department said that few Chadians join terrorist groups, and that the country had tightened its borders to impede the movements of militants, but that a financial crisis kept the country from consistently paying police and military salaries, which presented some risk.Matthew Page, who was the State Department’s expert in the region until last year, said that the travel ban for Chad seemed to be “a knee-jerk move, rather than a carefully considered decision.”Experts said there were many steps Chad could take in response that would have a negative impact on the United States, including reducing security protection for employees of the large American embassy. Also at stake are oil exploration plans from companies like Exxon Mobil.Continue reading the main story“This is a very draconian move that could put Americans in harm’s way,” Mr. Page said. “There is no incentive to labeling Chadians soft on terrorism, which they definitely are not.”Human rights activists also expressed outrage.“This makes no sense at all, even from a Trumpian standpoint,” said Reed Brody, a lawyer for Human Rights Watch who has worked extensively in Chad.Victims of a former Chadian president, Hissène Habré, who is accused of torturing and murdering opponents during his rule in the 1980s, regularly travel to the United States to collect humanitarian awards. “Think of all the courageous and dedicated activists who will now be barred from the U.S.,” Mr. Brody said. — DIONNE SEARCEY and JAIME YAYA BARRYCheers From Trump SupportersSupporters of the president’s national security agenda cheered the new policy on Monday. “I’m excited,” said Louis Murray, 52, who campaigned for the president in Boston as part of a group of Catholics for Trump […]

N.F.L. Protests: Players Respond to Trump by Kneeling and Locking Arms

“Lots of people don’t have a voice and I wanted to tell those folks that they’re not alone. […]

Asia and Australia Edition: Hurricane Maria, Mexico City, Iran: Your Thursday Briefing

#briefing-market-module.interactive-embedded .interactive-caption { display: none; } Market Snapshot View Full Overview In the News Photo Credit Made Nagi/European Pressphoto Agency • The Indonesian authorities raised alert levels for Mount Agung, on the resort island of Bali, after hundreds of tremors stoked fears it could erupt for the first time since 1963, when it killed more than 1,000 people. [NDTV] • Singapore’s prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, surprised observers by meeting with Beijing’s anti-graft chief, Wang Qishan, during his visit to China. [South China Morning Post] • A request for documents from the White House revealed telling details to date about the breadth of the special counsel’s investigation, including that some lines of inquiry focus squarely on Mr. Trump’s behavior as president. [The New York Times] Continue reading the main story • Amazon is reviewing its website after a British report said the online retail giant’s algorithms were suggesting bomb-making ingredients that were “Frequently bought together.” [The New York Times] • Shanghai police are using facial recognition software to crack down on errant cyclists. [Shanghai Daily] • Video of a recent dam overflow in Laos shows workers running for their lives. [9News] • The Philippines’ lower house of Congress agreed to restore the $13 million budget of the human rights commission, which had been slashed to $20 by lawmakers allied with President Rodrigo Duterte. [Reuters] • From the Op-Ed desk: A Filipino professor argues that President Duterte’s “enablers” — the cogs in his political machinery — are also to blame for the thousands of deaths in the country’s brutal antidrug war. […]

Asia and Australia Edition: North Korea, Rohingya, Hurricane Maria: Your Tuesday Briefing

#briefing-market-module.interactive-embedded .interactive-caption { display: none; } Market Snapshot View Full Overview In the News Photo Credit Roslan Rahman/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images • Singapore’s prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, begins a three-day visit to China aiming to reduce strains over Beijing’s territorial claims. [The South China Morning Post] • Iran’s imprisonment of an Iranian-American father and son on charges of collaboration with the U.S. is illegal, a U.N. […]

White House Weighs Lowering Refugee Quota to Below 50,000

No final decision has been made, according to the officials, but as the issue is being debated, the Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the administration to bar almost any refugees from entering the country while it considers challenges to the travel ban order. The court will hear arguments in the case next month.A Historically Low Cap on Refugees May Fall FurtherPresident Trump is considering lowering the cap on refugees admitted to the United States to less than 50,000 for the 2018 fiscal year, down from the 110,000 cap set by President Barack Obama before he left office. Mr. Trump had previously ordered that the country admit no more than 50,000 refugees in 2017.200,000Annual cap150,000110,000under Obama100,00050,000under Trump50,000Refugees admitted0’80’85’90’95’00’05’10’17200,000Annual cap150,000110,000under Obama100,00050,00050,000under TrumpRefugees admitted0’80’85’90’95’00’05’10’17200,000Annual cap150,000110,000Obama100,00050,00050,000TrumpRefugees admitted0’80’90’00’10’17Spokesmen at the White House and the departments of Homeland Security and State declined to discuss an annual figure, noting that it had not yet been finalized. By law, the president must consult with Congress and make a decision by the start of each fiscal year, Oct. 1, on the refugee ceiling.Mr. Miller, the principal architect of Mr. Trump’s hard-line immigration policies, has been the most vocal proponent at the White House for reducing the number of admissions far below the 50,000 stipulated in the travel ban, at one point advocating a level as low as 15,000, the officials said. […]

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 […]

Mueller Has Early Draft of Trump Letter Giving Reasons for Firing Comey

Mr. McGahn’s concerns about Mr. Trump’s letter show how much he realized that the president’s rationale for firing Mr. Comey might not hold up to scrutiny, and how he and other administration officials sought to build a more defensible public case for his ouster.Ty Cobb, a White House lawyer, declined on Friday to discuss the letter or its contents […]