Carlos Perez

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You Physics Teachers Really Ought to Teach Numerical Calculations

I love including numerical calculations in my introductory and advanced physics courses. I find that including coding in the introductory physics …

Mathematics

'Human Arrow' Flies Through Target on China's Great Wall

"Human Arrow" Jeb Corliss ripped through a target on China's Great Wall on Sunday in the latest of a string of stunts carried out by the 40-year-old daredevil.<p>For Corliss this latest challenge, involving skydiving from a helicopter dressed in a wingsuit, was all about precision. Corliss said for …

90 Days to a Happier You

Illustrations by John Coulter<p>Make 2016 a year of bigger dreams, better sleep, stronger relationships and less stress!<p>We could have resolved to eat …

10 Science-Backed, Simple Ways to Be Happier Today

Happiness can’t be bought. Yet if we could, everyone in the world would line up to buy it. While the source of happiness has been studied for …

18 choices millionaires make that the rest of us don't

Getting rich isn't reserved for a lucky, select few.<p>"Like most things in life, becoming good at attracting money is no different than becoming good at anything else, be it being a sub-par golfer, losing weight, or mastering a second language," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, author of …

Self-improvement

The Science of Memory: How to Effortlessly Boost Your Retention and Recall

There's an easy way to improve your memory, but don't take my word for it - here's the research.<p>Have you ever had trouble remembering names? I know I have. There's nothing more embarrassing than having someone who "knows you" start a conversation while you're running through your mental Rolodex and …

Record number of Americans dump U.S. passports

More Americans than ever before are turning their backs on the United States.<p>The number of citizens and long-term residents cutting their official ties to Uncle Sam jumped more than 20% last year to 4,279, according to a CNNMoney analysis of the latest government data.<p>It's a trend that's been …

This is when the dollar will fall

Yet the currency is in a bubble and may soon fall. The signal of when dollar weakness will start will come from China.<p>We have in front of us an example of one of the most interesting features of modern finance. Market participants have different models of reality to explain events. When mass …

International Monetary Fund

The ‘silencing of Christians’ in the public sector

Christianity being subtly ‘squeezed out’ of public life by Civil service culture where officials keep their faith a virtual secret, reveals former top Whitehall Mandarin<p>Christianity is being subtly “silenced” within the public sector in the UK because of a civil service culture which treats …

In the data breach, some much-needed attention for Sanders

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> At first the Democratic National Committee voter data breach looked terrible for Bernie Sanders, with a top staffer breaking into an opponent's core data and laying eyes on the Hillary Clinton strategy in early states.<p>But it quickly gave the Sanders team something it hadn't seen …

Middle-class

Budget Bill Limits New Food Advice, Edited Humans, GM Salmon

Congress is scheduled to vote on a $1.1 trillion spending bill Friday that would avert a government shutdown until next October and fund almost all federal activities.<p>But like just about any bill in Congress, this one’s full of little goodies and pet projects that can have a big effect on medical …

Outcry as Filipino presidential nominee admits killings

The front-runner for the presidential race in the Philippines has admitted on national radio that he killed at least three men suspected of kidnapping and rape in his city, drawing condemnation from international rights groups who warned against an escalating "culture of impunity" in the …

Canada Prepares to Accept First Plane of Syrian Refugees

Canada will take in the first flight of Syrian refugees as part of the government’s resettlement plan on Thursday evening when a military plane of …

New Hampshire remains a Sanders stronghold

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to hold a lead over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, the state set to host the nation's first primary next February.<p>The latest CNN/WMUR poll of New Hampshire's likely Democratic primary voters tells a different story than that of national …

How What Makes You Laugh (And Cringe) Reveals Your Hidden Biases

What you think is funny and what you think is downright offensive says a lot about you.<p>In this episode of Hidden Brain, Shankar Vedantam explores why some of us think, say, jokes about nut allergies are hilarious, while others are already crafting angry emails to NPR.<p>Gender, race, cancer, your …

Pope Francis invokes the notorious Borgias amid Vatican scandal over sex and spying

Fresh from his triumphant six-day trip to Africa, Pope finds a Vatican mired in scandal over leaking of confidential documents to journalists<p>Pope Francis invoked the memory of the notorious Borgia family as he returned from his African trip to a Vatican that is mired in scandalous allegations of …

Meet Marshosaurus, the Jurassic’s Forgotten Predator

I’ve spilled more than a little digital ink over the top carnivores of the Jurassic west. <i>Allosaurus</i>, <i>Ceratosaurus</i>, and <i>Torvosaurus</i> are all very dinosaur-y dinosaurs, checking the boxes for big, scary, and strange. But as I’ve poked around the Morrison Formation bones held at the Natural History …

Why Does Alibaba's Stock Drop With Each Acquisition?

Mergers and acquisitions have become a major trend among China’s Internet companies this year. An estimated $62.5 billion in alliances have already been established, the most notable of which includes the taxi hailing apps Didi Taxi and Kuaidi, job search portals 58.com and Ganji, food apps Meituan …

Change hits Saudi Arabia: 900 women run for office

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 900 women are campaigning for public office in Saudi Arabia -- a first in the kingdom's history.<p>The December 12 municipal election will be the first opportunity for Saudi women to vote or run for office since a 2011 order by the now deceased King Abdullah that granted women some …

Saudi Arabia

Blair and Bush went to war in Iraq despite South Africa's WMD assurances, book states

Iraq,World news,Middle East and North Africa,South Africa,Tony Blair,George Bush,US news,US foreign policy,Foreign policy<p>New book God, Spies and Lies details Mbeki’s attempts to stop invasion<br>• SA experts worked with Saddam in 1980s; Mandela also tried to warn Bush<p>Tony Blair went to war in Iraq …

Middle East

A Star-Crossed 'Scientific Fact': The Story Of Vulcan, Planet That Never Was

There's a common misconception that science is purely about cold, hard facts — concrete evidence, mathematical models and replicable experiments to explain the world around us.<p>It's easy to forget that there are peoplebehind the data and equations. And when people are involved, there is always room …

Supreme Court justice blocks Native Hawaiian vote count

A U.S. Supreme Court justice on Friday issued a temporary stay blocking the counting of votes in an election that would be a significant step toward Native Hawaiian self-governance.<p>Justice Anthony Kennedy's order also stops the certification of any winners pending further direction from him or the …

Loneliness May Warp Our Genes, And Our Immune Systems

Loneliness has been linked to everything from heart disease to Alzheimer's disease. Depression is common among the lonely. Cancers tear through their bodies more rapidly, and viruses hit them harder and more frequently. In the short term, it feels like the loneliness will kill you. A study suggests …

The Internet Of Things Dominates Recent Mergers & Acquisitions

The lines between between industries as well as non-tech and tech companies continue to get blurrier and blurrier. With the ubiquity of cloud and big data, with the Internet of Things (IoT) becoming a hot commodity interwoven through it all, M&A activity has been buzzing nonstop. Companies with …

Smoking high-strength cannabis may damage nerve fibres in brain

Study suggests high levels of skunk use may affect the brain’s white matter, making communication between the right and left hemispheres less efficient<p>High-strength cannabis may damage nerve fibres that handle the flow of messages across the two halves of the brain, scientists claim. Brain scans of …

Cannabis

In 40 million years, Mars may have a ring (and one fewer moon)

Nothing lasts forever – especially Phobos, one of the two small moons orbiting Mars. The moonlet is spiraling closer and closer to the Red Planet on its way toward an inevitable collision with its host. But a new study suggests that pieces of Phobos will get a second life as a ring around the rocky …

I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (21 Nov 2016)

<b>Top picks</b><p>From me at the Atlantic<p>Health Experts Are Explaining Drug-Resistant Bacteria Poorly<br>• Do Organisms Become More Evolvable in Times of Stress?<br>• How Fairness Develops in Kids Around the World<br>• The World’s Most Popular Insecticides Are Messing With Bees<br>• The Algorithm That Creates Diets That Work for …

The energy crash is going to be huge business for Wall Street

The commodity slump has put a number of companies under pressure. Oil and gas companies are edging toward default, and big banks are pulling back from lending to the industry.<p>Restructuring lawyers, activist investors, and distressed-debt specialists are all gearing up for a flood of new …

Wall Street