Alberto L. Delgado

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10 Outstanding Short Stories To Read in 2017

<i>Below is a guest post from Mumbai-based writer-filmmaker—and longtime #longreads contributor—Pravesh Bhardwaj (@AuteurPravesh).</i><p>I’ve been doing this …

One of the most abstract fields in math finds application in the 'real' world

Every pure mathematician has experienced that awkward moment when asked, “So what’s your research good for?” There are standard responses: a proud …

This renowned mathematician is bent on proving academic journals can cost nothing

Timothy Gowers's first big assault on academic publishing started almost by accident.<p>In 2012, the Cambridge mathematician took to his blog to write a post bemoaning the exorbitant prices that journals charge for access to research. Gowers vowed to stop sending his papers to any journal from the …

Academic Publishing

San Francisco police shot man 20 times, including 6 in back

An autopsy report shows a young black man shot dead by San Francisco police suffered 20 gunshot wounds, including six in the back, and had drugs in his system when he died in the shooting that sparked protests and calls for the chief's removal.<p>The San Francisco coroner's report released Thursday …

Contracts Show Police Misconduct Records Are Kept Hidden by Design

Why does it seem like so few cops are taken to task for various abuses of their power? Maybe because their contracts are written to ensure that they …

The Great Republican Revolt

The GOP planned a dynastic restoration in 2016. Instead, it triggered an internal class war. Can the party reconcile the demands of its donors with the interests of its rank and file?<p>The angriest and most pessimistic people in America aren’t the hipster protesters who flitted in and out of Occupy …

The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution by David Wootton review – a big bang moment

What is modernity and when did it begin? The answer depends a lot on the nationality and specialism of the historian you ask. Italians favour the achievements of Renaissance art and humanism, as early as the 14th century; northern Europeans opt for the period when cities such as Amsterdam, Paris …

The man who made America: Reason, religion and the brilliant mind of John Locke

<b>John Locke (Wikimedia)</b><p>There will be no lack of odes to colonial America today. Let’s also remember the man whose ideas made it possible<p>George Makari<p>November 26, 2015 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Soul Machine: The Invention of the Modern Mind”<p>After his triumphant return to London, John Locke’s theory …

The 15 Best Movies Influenced by The Philosophy of Albert Camus

If you consider “Absurd” to be whatever is without any meaning, or not connected to any meaning, you’re probably in the wrong list, but if you …

Woody Allen

Real Deal Retirement » The RealDealRetirement Toolbox

<i>These links to tools, calculators, research and other resources can help you with all aspects of retirement planning.</i>

The Vanishing Terrain of Gay America

Before leaving Washington this April for a trip home to Louisville, Kentucky, I made a stop at the Supreme Court. It was just after dawn on the last …

From Meat to Muscle

How steak makes you grow—from the first bite to bulging biceps<p><b>1. Breaking Down the Meat</b>The process starts in your mouth with the mechanical digestion of food: Your teeth cut, tear, and mash the steak into smaller particles, mixing it with saliva to form a semisolid lump.<p><b>2. Digesting the Protein</b>Once …

Google Offers A Free Online Computational Thinking Course for Educators

July 4, 2015<br>Several students confound computational thinking with computer science when, in fact, the two refers to two different concepts. Computer …

The Civil War Was About Slavery. Confederate Leaders Were Totally Clear On This.

Symbols of the Confederacy are an inescapable fact of life in Southern states. The Confederate flag is displayed prominently near the South Carolina statehouse, evoked in multiple Southern state flags, flown in frontyards, on T-shirts and off pickup trucks. And those who fought during the Civil War …

The Declaration of Causes of Seceding States

Georgia<p>The people of Georgia having dissolved their political connection with the Government of the United States of America, present to their …

The 25 Best Abs Exercises

Refresh your workout with these ab exercises<p>Nothing says fit like a washboard stomach. But scoring high-definition abs isn't as easy as cranking out crunch after crunch. To sculpt a stronger, more chiseled core, you need the best ab workout to work the two dozen muscles between your hips and your …

Workouts

Don't Make These Common Mistakes If You Plan To Retire Soon

Procrastination can undermine your retirement.<p>When it comes to the downside of procrastination, most people focus on the danger of getting a late …

O. Henry Prizes: Read Four of the Best Stories of the Year

The O. Henry Prize Stories for 2015

We are very happy to announce the O. Henry Prize Stories for 2015, which will appear in the eponymous anthology this September, from Anchor. Read …

O. Henry Prize Winner: Dina Nayeri’s ‘A Ride Out of Phrao’

In her last week in America, Shirin sells or gives away all her possessions, returning to the same small parcel she car­ried when she first arrived—a …

Cedar Rapids

Robert Oppenheimer on Albert Einstein and the Bomb

Though I knew Einstein for two or three decades, it was only in the last decade of his life that we were close colleagues and something of friends. …

The new atheist commandments: Science, philosophy and principles to replace religion

<b>Charlton Heston as Moses in "The Ten Commandments"</b><p>Atheism need not be reactionary — it can offer constructive rules to live by. Stand back, Moses: Here’s our shot<p>Lex Bayer • John Figdor<p>November 9, 2014 4:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart”<p><i>"Begin at the beginning,” the King said,</i> …

The Most and Least Valuable M.B.A.s

A new report shows that an M.B.A. in corporate strategy brings in $64,000 more than one in human resources.<p>It's not much of a surprise that some graduate degrees are better investments than others: an M.B.A is better than a master's in geography, a J.D. is better than a doctorate in aerospace …

The Story Behind the Ancient Map That Invented Red and Blue States

We live in what is endlessly described as an era of unprecedented partisanship, with Americans polarized into red and blue camps and no convergence …

Poster Inspiration: Simple LInes

With a long holiday and weekend ahead I decided to work on a few ideas for my personal site and some posters. To get started I looked for some …

Three Days to See

<b>Discuss this article in the Arts & Literature forum of Post & Riposte.</b><p>In stories, the doomed hero is usually saved at the last minute by some stroke of fortune, but almost always his sense of values is changed. He becomes more appreciative of the meaning of life and its permanent spiritual values. …

The Dangerous New Scientific Racism

Before getting into quite why Nicholas Wade’s <i>A Troublesome Inheritance—</i>a book which argues, among other things, that Jews possess a genetic …