Day: February 6, 2019

Science & Technology

Laughter may be best medicine for brain surgery

Neuroscientists at Emory University School of Medicine have discovered a focal pathway in the brain that when electrically stimulated causes immediate laughter, followed by a sense of calm and happiness, even during awake brain surgery. The effects of stimulation were observed in an epilepsy patient undergoing diagnostic monitoring for seizure diagnosis. These effects were then […]

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Science & Technology

A space rock collision may explain how this exoplanet was born

Cataclysmic collisions between space rocks have helped explain some of the solar system’s biggest mysteries, from how the moon formed to how Uranus got its lopsided rotation. But convincing evidence for such events happening outside of the solar system is scant. Now scientists think that they have found the first known example of a near […]

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Economy

I Found $90 Last Week but Can’t Find the Owner. Now What?

Maybe you read the story. I saw a man drop $90 on the subway last week, but he disappeared before I could return it. I wasn’t sure what to do next, so I did what I know: I wrote about it. I spoke to a philosophy professor, a lawyer and a transit official, asking each […]

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Business
Economy

How a ‘Monster’ Texas Oil Field Made the U.S. a Star in the World Market

MIDLAND, Tex. — In a global collapse of oil prices five years ago, scores of American oil companies went bankrupt. But one field withstood the onslaught, and even thrived: the Permian Basin, straddling Texas and New Mexico. A combination of technical innovation, aggressive investing and copious layers of oil-rich shale have transformed the Permian, once […]

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Business
Economy

Tech Is Splitting the U.S. Work Force in Two

A small group of well-educated professionals enjoys rising wages, while most workers toil in low-wage jobs with few chances to advance. PHOENIX — It’s hard to miss the dogged technological ambition pervading this sprawling desert metropolis. There’s Intel’s $7 billion, seven-nanometer chip plant going up in Chandler. In Scottsdale, Axon, the maker of the Taser, […]

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Sport

A new study reveals that professional golf causes serious back problems

As golf has evolved over the last two decades, golfers’ swing has become more powerful, which has led to a higher incidence of early lumbar degeneration, according to a new study published today. The work, published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, responds to the causes of the most common injury that now affects golfers, […]

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Sport

A Mexican referee recovered his job after reporting racism and unjustified dismissal

The president of the Referee Commission of the Mexican Football Federation (FMF), Arturo Brizio Carter, announced that the whistle Adalid Maganda Villalva recovered his work after having denounced acts of racism against him and after having made public that he was unjustifiably dismissed . The referee returned to training at the FMF facilities for the […]

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Science & Technology

How to make your own intelligent speaker with the help of a cell phone that you no longer use

In the last two years a great variety of intelligent speakers emerged, that is: speakers that integrate a virtual assistant such as Siri, Alexa or the Google Assistant (Google Assistant). Now, these assistants are different devices, among them, for example, there is the Google Assistant that is in the phones that have Android Marshmallow (6.0) […]

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Life & Arts

The big red party of Neymar for his birthday (with matching crutches)

The Brazilian Neymar, who this Tuesday has turned 27 years, celebrated with a big ‘red party’ the anniversary. He surrounded himself with his teammates of Paris Saint Germain and some other colleague, like his compatriot Arthur, the Barça, who traveled to the French capital 48 hours from the classic of the Copa del Rey against […]

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Life & Arts

Vote Now For London’s Worst Public Sculpture

The London Society and London Historians* have joined forces to conduct this most important of polls. Last year, they asked for nominations; dozens were submitted. Now the list has been whittled down to a terrible ten. The shortlist contains a mix of maligned monuments — from abstract sculptures to (perhaps controversially) war memorials. Some were […]

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