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  • Tricks Any Dog Can Do! - Susan Day September 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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  • La teoría del todo - Stephen W. Hawking September 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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  • La física del futuro - Michio Kaku September 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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  • Física General Esencial - Agustín Vázquez Sánchez September 21, 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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  • El gran diseño - Stephen Hawking & Leonard Mlodinow September 21, 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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  • ¿Cómo pensar como Sherlock Holmes? - Maria Konnikova September 21, 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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  • Ágilmente - Estanislao Bachrach September 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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  • Sobre la teoría de la relatividad especial y general - Albert Einstein September 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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  • Breve historia de mi vida - Stephen Hawking September 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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  • EnCambio - Estanislao Bachrach September 21, 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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New Hazard in Storm Zone: Chemical Blasts and ‘Noxious’ Smoke

HOUSTON — A series of explosions at a flood-damaged chemical plant outside Houston on Thursday drew sharp focus on hazards to public health and safety from the city’s vast petrochemical complex as the region begins a painstaking recovery from Hurricane Harvey.The blasts at the plant, owned by the French chemical company Arkema, came after its main electrical system and backups failed, cutting off refrigeration systems that kept volatile chemicals stable. While nearby residents had been evacuated, 15 public safety officers were treated at a hospital after inhaling smoke from chemical fires that followed the explosions.The Arkema plant has been identified as one of the most hazardous in the state. Its failure followed releases of contaminants from several other area petrochemical plants and systemic breakdowns of water and sewer systems in Houston and elsewhere in the storm-struck region.The explosions — more are expected, the company said — will bring fresh scrutiny on whether these plants are adequately regulated and monitored by state and federal safety officials.The chemical plant accident came as devastation from Harvey, now a tropical depression moving into the Mississippi Valley, continued to spread across the region. The known death toll from the storm and flooding remained at 39, the authorities said.Record-breaking floods swept through Beaumont, Tex., 100 miles east of Houston, damaging the water system and leaving the city’s 120,000 residents without clean water.Faced with that prospect, one hospital, Baptist Beaumont, began to transport most of its 193 patients to other hospitals outside the city […]

At a Shelter in Texas, Desperate for Clues to What Happened Back Home

SAN ANTONIO — Michelle McGowen could live with the likelihood that her home was lost. But she was desperate to know one thing: Were Uncle Jon and Uncle Paul still alive?Stubborn and in frail health, the two men decided to anchor down with dogs and each other in their coastal Texas town of Aransas Pass. She, her two sons and their father boarded buses and fled inland ahead of the storm on Thursday, landing on cots in the gymnasium of a shuttered middle school here in San Antonio that is now home for hundreds of evacuees who fled the soaking destruction of Hurricane Harvey.As San Antonio, Dallas, Austin and other cities prepare thousands of beds for new waves of people fleeing the rising floodwaters, Ms. McGowen and those who have already found dry ground are a glimpse of the potential humanitarian emergency on the horizon. They have few clothes, no cars or way home, and are living in a haze of uncertainty, searching for answers from home as to what — and who — survived.They watch television coverage in the hopes that a drone camera or news helicopter might flit past their neighborhoods. They hunt through the social media feeds of friends who stayed behind, looking for clues on whether a neighbor’s home was wrecked or spared. They dial and redial phone numbers that go straight to voicemail, or just ring and ring.PhotoIban Martinez, center, with his mother at a temporary shelter at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston on Sunday.Credit Alyssa Schukar for The New York Times“I’m terrified,” Ms. […]

In Monument Debate, Calls for an Overdue Reckoning on Race and Southern Identity

Starting in the early 2010s, a growing number of young, openly white nationalist Southerners began joining Southern nationalist organizations, primarily the Alabama-based League of the South. Mr. Griffin, an Auburn University graduate who had become radicalized by books and in online forums that had little to do with the Confederacy, was among them.These men dismissed those making a racially friendly case for the Confederacy — “rainbow confederates,” as Mr. Griffin disparagingly calls them — in favor of an unapologetic embrace of the South’s white supremacist past. “Let’s be frank,” said Matthew Heimbach, a former member of the League of the South who went on to co-found the white nationalist Traditionalist Worker Party. […]

Call to Remove Confederate Statues From Capitol Divides Democrats

Mr. Trump has added fuel to the debate about such monuments, writing on Twitter on Thursday, “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments.”On Wednesday night, Senator Cory Booker, Democrat of New Jersey, said he would introduce a bill to remove Confederate statues from the Capitol. But with the president plunging into the longstanding debate over the appropriate place of Civil War-era symbols in contemporary society, Mr. Schumer argued on Thursday that Mr. Trump was trying to shift the conversation away from his own response to the violence in Charlottesville.PhotoFrom left, statues of Alexander Stephens, vice president of the Confederacy and Robert E. Lee, a Confederate general, are on display in the Capitol.Credit Justin T. Gellerson for The New York Times“While it is critical that we work towards the goal of Senator Cory Booker’s legislation,” Mr. Schumer said, “we must continue to denounce and resist President Trump for his reprehensible actions.”A spokesman for Ms. […]

Facing Trump Subsidy Cuts, Health Insurance Officials Seek a Backup Plan

“It could be very damaging,” Mr. Wright said. “Our market wouldn’t recover.”With no guidance or clarity from the Trump administration, state officials are agonizing over what to do. Many expressed a sense of urgency, saying they needed to make decisions soon on rates to be charged in 2018.Trump administration officials were invited to speak to state insurance regulators and were listed in the program for at least one public session, but they did not show up at that event to provide the promised update on federal policy.“Most of us are hoping and praying that this gets resolved,” said David Shea, a health actuary at the Virginia Bureau of Insurance […]

Donald Trump, Paris, Wimbledon: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Photographs may appear out of order for some readers. Viewing this version of the briefing should help.Your Evening Briefing is posted at 6 p.m. Eastern.And don’t miss Your Morning Briefing, posted weekdays at 6 a.m. Eastern, and Your Weekend Briefing, posted at 6 a.m. Sundays.What did you like […]

Emmanuel Macron, Jerusalem, ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’: Your Friday Briefing

• In memoriam. Keith Conners established the first standards for diagnosing and treating what is now known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or A.D.H.D. He later expressed misgivings about how loosely the label was applied. He was 84. Meechy Monroe achieved YouTube fame with hairstyle tutorials that urged black women to embrace natural hair and forgo harsh chemicals […]