Resources International, LLC

7 Flips | 1 Magazine | 7 Likes | @ResourcesIn6aeg | Keep up with Resources International, LLC on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Resources International, LLC”

Books of the year 2014

It is New Year’s Day and I should be looking forward but I’ve been busy – and delayed by the flu – so I’m not yet done looking back. Listed below with potted reviews are the 23 books I read in 2014. This continues a tradition I started last year, when I decided to read less internet and more …

Dürer's polyhedron: 5 theories that explain Melencolia's crazy cube

The distinctive three-dimensional shape in Albrecht Dürer’s 1514 engraving Melencolia I has been the subject of innumerous analyses and still no one is sure what it is or what it means. On the occasion of its 500th birthday, mathematician <b>Günter M Ziegler</b> looks again at art history’s most infamous …

The Night Sky in December: A new cold war waged not on Earth, but in space

A war not with nuclear-tipped missiles but with destructive laser beams, travelling at the speed of light and reaching their targets 50,000 times faster than today’s missiles<p><i>The chart shows the sky at the start of December. The positions of the stars on other nights can be found from previous</i> …

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

The Brain

Brain damage could be repaired by creating new nerve cells

Researchers have regenerated damaged areas in the brains of mice by converting structural cells into functioning neurons<p>Scientists have raised hopes that brain damage caused by strokes, stab wounds and even bullets could one day be repaired by converting structural cells into functioning …

Alleged lieutenant of drug kingpin 'El Chapo' seeks minimum prison term

Prosecutors say that Alfredo Vasquez-Hernandez was a trusted lieutenant to Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman who helped coordinate vast shipments of narcotics into the U.S. for the notorious Sinaloa drug cartel.<p>But in a court filing Thursday in Chicago's federal court, lawyers for Vasquez-Hernandez alleged …