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  • ¿Cómo pensar como Sherlock Holmes? - Maria Konnikova January 22, 2018
    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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  • GED Test Prep Arithmetic Review--Exambusters Flash Cards--Workbook 5 of 13 - GED Exambusters January 22, 2018
    "GED Prep Flashcard Workbook 5: ARITHMETIC REVIEW" 600 questions. Topics: Fractions and Decimals, Multiplication Tables, Percents, Metric System, Square Roots and Powers, and more. [==================] ADDITIONAL WORKBOOKS: "GED Prep Flashcard Workbook 10: VOCABULARY WORD ROOTS" A unique collection of 380 essential Word Roots, Prefixes, a […]
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  • La teoría del todo - Stephen W. Hawking January 22, 2018
    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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  • Tricks Any Dog Can Do! - Susan Day January 22, 2018
    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 física del futuro - Michio Kaku January 22, 2018
    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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  • Breve historia de mi vida - Stephen Hawking January 22, 2018
    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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  • Ágilmente - Estanislao Bachrach January 22, 2018
    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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  • Fluidos, ondas y calor. Volumen 1 - José Luis Escamilla Reyes, Rosa María Guadalupe García Castelán & Luis Jaime Neri Vitela January 22, 2018
    El mundo de hoy en día es fascinante y a la vez misterioso. Por ejemplo, a veces hay ruidos extraños provenientes de las tuberías, de las ventanas o de las puertas. Vemos que enormes y pesados buques trasatlánticos no se hunden al cruzar el mar. Otras veces no podemos explicarnos cómo es que los pájaros pueden volar o cómo es la comunicación entre murciélago […]
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  • Sobre la teoría de la relatividad especial y general - Albert Einstein January 22, 2018
    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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  • El futuro de nuestra mente - Michio Kaku January 22, 2018
    Una nueva teoría sobre la conciencia y el futuro de los estudios de nuestra mente Por primera vez en la historia, gracias a escáneres de alta tecnología diseñados por físicos, se han desvelado secretos del cerebro, y lo que un día fuera territorio de la ciencia ficción, se ha convertido en una asombrosa realidad. Grabación de recuerdos, telepatía, vídeos de […]
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Senate Democrats Make Hard Turn Left in Warming Up for 2020 Race

Five of the six the presidential hopefuls have long said they would not vote for any spending bill that does not include protection for hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children, who have been shielded from deportation by an Obama-era program that Mr. Trump rescinded. (The sixth, Ms. Klobuchar, also voted against the last short-term spending bill.)But some red-state Democrats like Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia (a state Mr. Trump carried with nearly 68 percent of the vote) are equivocating, clearly worried that Democrats could take the blame for a shutdown if the spending bill does not pass.PhotoSenators Kamala Harris of California, right, and Cory Booker of New Jersey pressed the secretary of homeland security during a Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday.Credit Erin Schaff for The New York Times“We’ve got 48 hours, and that’s a lifetime in the news cycle around here,” a nervous-sounding Mr […]

False Missile Warning in Hawaii Adds to Scrutiny of Emergency Alert System

Federal officials said then that the near ubiquity of mobile phones made them the most effective means for warning of hurricanes, terrorist threats and missing persons. […]

Trump Administration Says That Nearly 200,000 Salvadorans Must Leave

And despite its name, the administration says, the Temporary Protected Status program, known as T.P.S., had turned into a quasi-permanent benefit for hundreds of thousands of people.On a conference call Monday, senior officials at the Department of Homeland Security, who spoke on the condition they not be named, said that after studying the conditions in El Salvador they had concluded that the circumstances that led to the designation — the destruction from the 2001 earthquakes — “no longer exist.”“T.P.S. is a temporary benefit,” one official said, adding, “only Congress can legislate a permanent solution.”The ending of protection for Salvadorans, Haitians and Nicaraguans leaves fewer than 100,000 people in the program, which was signed into law by President George Bush in 1990.It provides temporary lawful status and work authorization to people already in the United States, whether they entered legally or not, from countries affected by armed conflict, natural disaster or other strife. The homeland security secretary decides when a country merits the designation and can renew it for six, 12 or 18 months.PhotoA landslide in Santa Tecla, El Salvador, following an earthquake in January 2001. Citing damage from the earthquake, the American government permitted Salvadorans illegally in the U.S. to remain.Credit La Prensa Grafica, via Associated PressThere is no limit to the number of extensions a country can receive. Countries that have received and then lost the designation in the past include Bosnia and Herzegovina, which endured a civil war in the 1990s, and Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia during the Ebola crisis. El Salvador was one of the first countries in the program because of its civil war; that designation expired in 1994.Continue reading the main storyThe administration is giving Salvadorans in the program until September 2019 to get their affairs in order. After that, they no longer will have permission to stay in the country, forcing them into a wrenching decision.Ms. […]

Worried and Frustrated, ‘Dreamers’ Say They Won’t Give Up

“I have been blessed with all the opportunities that DACA brought to my life,” said Ms. Salgado, 23, who is now a teacher and was the first person in her family to graduate from college.Since receiving DACA status, Mr. Wazed, 27, has held a job and bought a car and a condominium. He is now a graduate student at the University of Southern California. […]

Shaken by Harvey, Congress May Try Something New: Bipartisanship

That is not to say Congress will be free of the usual fights over federal spending. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on “Fox News Sunday” that he and Mr. […]

Solar-activated canopy creates interactive environment that responds to light (Video)

This digitally knitted canopy uses photo-luminescent yarns to create a semi-shaded summer pavilion for visitors to NYC’s MoMA PS1 gallery. […]

How Medicaid Works, and Who It Covers

? States also have the option of covering other groups, like children and pregnant women whose household incomes are higher than the federal thresholds, or young adults up to age 26 who were once in foster care.Continue reading the main story? The Affordable Care Act allowed a new optional group: any adults with income up to 138 percent of the poverty level, which would be $16,643 for an individual this year. Thirty-one states now offer Medicaid to this group.When was it created?? In 1965, as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “Great Society.”? There was little political debate; the bigger fight was over creating Medicare, the program to cover the elderly, which Medicaid is often confused with.Is Medicaid an entitlementprogram?Yes. Anyone who meets the eligibility rules has a right to Medicaid coverage, and for now, states are guaranteed open-ended financial support from the federal government.How much does it cost?? Medicaid cost $553 billion in fiscal year 2016. Of that amount, $348.9 billion came from the federal government; the states paid $204.5 billion.? Medicaid accounts for 9 percent of federal domestic spending. For states, it is the biggest source of federal funding and the second-largest budget item, behind education.Newsletter Sign UpContinue reading the main storyThank 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 biggest costs in Medicaid are for the elderly and the disabled, often because of long-term care in nursing homes.? Washington pays 50 to 75 percent of Medicaid costs for most eligible groups, with poor states receiving more money.? Under the Affordable Care Act, the federal government initially covered all of the costs for the roughly 11 million people insured under the law’s expansion of Medicaid, who are largely adults without disabilities.? Under the law, Washington picks up 95 percent of state costs for the expansion of Medicaid this year, whittling down to 90 percent in 2020.Continue reading the main storyWhat changes are in store?? Both the House and Senate health bills would fundamentally change the way the federal government pays its share of Medicaid costs, setting a per-person limit on spending that would adjust annually for inflation.? The bills would also effectively end the Medicaid expansion, by sharply reducing how much the federal government pays for that population starting in 2020.? The result of these changes, according to independent analyses, would be major reductions in federal Medicaid spending over time.? Enrollment would drop, too, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, with states making it harder to qualify for the program and getting rid of certain benefits to make up for tightened federal spending.A version of this article appears in print on June 24, 2017, on Page A13 of the New York edition with the headline: What Is Medicaid, And Who Is Covered?. Continue reading the main story […]