Claudio Ivan Remeseira

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Maxwell's equations: 150 years of light

The chances are that you are reading this article on some kind of electronic technology. You are definitely seeing it via visible light, unless you have a braille or audio converter. And it probably got to you via wifi or a mobile phone signal. All of those things are understood in terms of the …

Physics

It's looking like 1984 all over again for oil

However, the importance of oil prices to the economy of the U.S. and its effect on inflation helps determine the intrinsic value of our companies.<p>While we currently own no energy companies in our portfolio, we would like to pause and see what the rhymes of history can tell us about the …

Here's the intense, rigorous process each refugee goes through before coming to the US

In a letter to Obama on Monday, Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas (R) called on the Obama administration to halt the resettlement of US refugees altogether to protect national security.<p>"I urge you, as president, to halt your plans to allow Syrians to be resettled anywhere in the United States," Abbott said …

National Book awards: how obscure can the judges go?

The National Book award has been around since 1950, when it was founded by booksellers. They gave the first prize to Nelson Algren’s The Man With the Golden Arm, a book that has basically vanished into the mists of time, though it was adapted into a film starring Frank Sinatra.<p>That should tell you …

Books

Inside Mark Zuckerberg's Bold Plan For The Future Of Facebook

Facebook is firing on all cylinders. Now Mark Zuckerberg is looking to the decade ahead, from AI to VR to drones.<p><b>“Mark is fixing stuff.”</b><p>I’m killing time in the Frank Gehry–designed Building 20, whose signature feature is its soaring 434,000 square feet of open space, the latest addition to …

The Other France

Are the suburbs of Paris incubators of terrorism?<p>Fouad Ben Ahmed never paid much attention to <i>Charlie Hebdo.</i> He found the satirical magazine to be vulgar and not funny, and to him it seemed fixated on Islam, but he didn’t think that its contributors did real harm. One of its cartoonists, Stéphane …

Digital camera reviews, photography techniques, photography gallery and photography forums

A tale of two Carsons

<b>Detroit (CNN) —</b> Ben Carson, the soft-spoken, Yale-educated brain surgeon who has surged in the GOP presidential race, has written and spoken powerfully of divine intervention at several pivotal moments in his life.<p>At the core of his narrative of spiritual redemption are his acts of violence as an …

Ben Carson

Carrie Brownstein on Writing Her Beautiful New Memoir

A 2005 live video for the Sleater-Kinney song “Modern Girl” opens with a shot of guitarist Carrie Brownstein, gritting her teeth, clenching her jaw, and launching into the track’s singsong-y melody in a voice that ripples with discontent. “My baby loves me/I’m so happy,” she spits, looking quite …

Books

Bush document shredding Rubio leaks

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. David Becker/Getty Images<p>Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's campaign unloaded on presidential rival US Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) in a document leaked Thursday.<p>US News and World Report's David Catanese obtained the 112-page document, which was presented to top donors …

Government

Why Hitler was such a successful orator

One of the world's most influential orators created the largest German political party, conquered a dozen nations, and slaughtered as many as 21 million people during his brutal 12-year Third Reich.<p>In more than 5,000 persuasive speeches, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler bewitched his audiences and promised …

The False Rise and Fall of Rand Paul

He was supposed to embody a new libertarian moment. But there never was one.<p>It was only a year ago that Rand Paul appeared on the cover of <i>Time</i> magazine with the headline, “The Most Interesting Man in Politics.” <i>Time</i> was hardly alone in this assessment. Paul was the subject of a lengthy front-page …

Middle-class

One of Silicon Valley's top investors just eviscerated the 'subprime unicorn' boom in tech

In an opinion piece in the Financial Times published late on Friday, Moritz, a partner at Sequoia Capital, says that many startups recently valued at $1 billion (£650 million) or above "seem the flimsiest of edifices."<p>When Moritz talks, people sit up and listen. The "Welsh wizard" is one of the …

How to Set Social Media Goals for Your Business (And Reach Them)

Share<p>Like getting fit and learning a language, chances of improving one’s social media presence are vastly increased by having goals.<p>Social media …

Marketing

Twitter killed your custom background because…ads, basically

There’s another big expanse of screen real estate up for grabs on Twitter. For a long time, it was where you could put a custom wallpaper behind your profile. But now, the social network has killed that in favour of plain blue.<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly …

Social Media

Book review: In Defense of a Liberal Education

You might pick up Fareed Zakaria’s latest book, In Defense of a Liberal Education, expecting a jeremiad against STEM education. I certainly did. …

Education

Tamron's 35mm & 45mm f/1.8 Lenses are Near Perfection - Resource

Jaron SchneiderSeptember 28, 2015<p>When Sigma upped their game and became a high-end lens making juggernaut, it left Tamron as really the only optics …

Tamron

Daily hits and misses in pop culture

Pop Culture

An Exclusive Look at BAM’s Experimental Performance Art Piece ‘More Up a Tree’

Artist Eve Sussman teams with a star dancer and top musician to bring outside-the-box performance art to BAM<p>BAM is getting serious about Performance …

Vatican upends Davis affair with news of audience with gays

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican turned the tables Friday on the pope's meeting with Kim Davis: Not only did it distance the pontiff from her claims …

Same-sex Marriage

Pope Francis, Perón, and God’s People: The Political Religion of Jorge Mario Bergoglio

By CLAUDIO IVAN REMESEIRA<p>The thinking of Pope Francis has been shaped by two specifically Argentinian factors that may not be well understood in the …

George W. Bush’s enduring shame: The twisted legal rationales we can’t escape, a dozen years later

We know why W. embraced John Yoo’s strategy of hiding and obfuscation. The question is, why must President Obama?<p>A recently disclosed John Yoo memo that helped grease the skids to war with Iraq may have helped President Obama avoid war with Iran. Or perhaps it's just a bit of epic trolling. Or …

The Longest Five Seconds in Football

Last Sunday, a five-foot-nine St. Louis Rams football player named Tavon Austin caught a punt on his team's twenty-five-yard line and ran it all the way down the sideline as the Seattle Seahawks’ entire vaunted defense fell helplessly behind him. His seventy-five-yard touchdown return helped the …

Could the Internet Age See Another David Foster Wallace?

The world of Facebook, Twitter, and selfie sticks forces even literature's most reluctant luminaries to act like extroverts—something the late author famously resented.<p>Here is an extremely incomplete list of things I would like to know David Foster Wallace’s thoughts on:<p>selfie sticks<p>I would …

Book Review: Conflict in the Academy: A Study in the Sociology of Intellectuals

<i>In Conflict in the Academy: A Study in the Sociology of Intellectuals, Marcus Morgan and Patrick Baert yield key insights into the dark underside of</i> …

Ta-Nehisi Coates' new book speaks resolutely to black America (but should be read by all)

Recently I had a conversation with my 10-year-old son. He had asked me why my voice sometimes sounds different when I am in the company of my black friends than it does when I am on the phone talking with, say, his white camp counselor. I told him: "Because black folks have language that feels good …

Books

This Instagram Account Offers a New Perspective on China

LightBox Newsletter<p>Sign up to receive the latest from TIME's photo editors. View Sample<p>When Kevin Frayer moved to China two years ago, the freelance …

China

How plunging oil prices have created a volatile new force in the global economy

US hopes for energy independence through fracking are vulnerable to supply decisions made in Saudi Arabia and now Iran<p>He’d spent years touting his vision that America would one day dominate one of the world’s most powerful markets. And when Harold Hamm, a pioneer in discovering vast reserves of …

Oil