Esteban Agustín Panzeri Glas

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A new disease is spreading across Europe: hysteresis

Startling new labour market figures reveal how the eurozone is struggling to save a lost generation<p>Europe's unemployment crisis is the biggest threat to the social fabric of its moribund economies.<p>For all the talk of a cyclical upturn in the single currency - buoyed by record low oil prices, …

How to watch Mars, Venus, and Jupiter come together in a rare close encounter this week

The two brightest planets in the night sky, Venus and Jupiter, plus the dimmest, Mars, will appear to pass extremely close to one another all of this week.<p>This close encounter is called a triple planetary conjunction and we won't see another one like it until January 2021.<p>The apparent distance …

Saudi Arabia is creating a nightmare for Spain

What followed was arguably the biggest price war of this fledgling century, as the price of oil fell by more than 50% in six months.<p><b>Suicide Economics</b><p>For struggling energy consumer nations, the collapse of the oil price has been a godsend; for producer nations, it has been a source of incalculable …

The bizarre reactor that might save nuclear fusion

If you’ve heard of fusion energy, you’ve probably heard of tokamaks. These doughnut-shaped devices are meant to cage ionized gases called plasmas in …

Kissinger poisoned the Middle East: America is living in a quagmire of his making

<b>(Reuters/Pascal Lauener)</b><p>W made matters worse, but the region’s radicalization can all be traced to our steady support of the Shah of Shahs<p>Greg Grandin<p>September 30, 2015 3:22pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>The only person Henry Kissinger flattered more than President Richard …

9 stupid mistakes entrepreneurs make, according to a guy who started 20 businesses and failed at 17 of them

<b>A) IGNORING THE "SIX MONTH RULE"</b><p>I was on the board of a business where we all got the financials for that month and realized that the company had six months of cash in the bank.<p>I called the CEO. He said, "no problem. We have six months. I'll raise money a long time before then and we have some big …

Could the Universe Be Lopsided? - The Nature of Reality — The Nature of Reality | PBS

One hundred years ago, Einstein re-envisioned space and time as a rippling, twisting, flexible fabric called spacetime. His theory of general …

Space In 4K: Explore The Final Frontier In UHD With New NASA TV Channel

Space is a big place. The vast distances between our curious selves and other planets and galaxies make witnessing the splendours and mysteries of our universe frustratingly difficult for most of us mere mortals. For the vast majority of people, their only ‘close up’ view of the majesty of space …

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Believe the hype — Netflix's 'Beasts of No Nation' is incredible

Well, we've seen the movie at the Toronto International Film Festival, and you should believe the hype.<p>"Beasts of No Nation," (watch the movie on Netflix) written by Fukunaga, is an unforgiving adaptation of Uzodinma Iweala's novel that gives a vivid look inside a faction of the rebels who …

New Horizons has gone to Pluto, and now comes the Great Beyond

Scientists say layers of haze stretch 100 miles into the atmosphere, much higher than anticipated. All this haze is believed to account for Pluto’s reddish color.<p>NASA’s New Horizons has sent back the first in a series of the sharpest views of Pluto it obtained during its July flyby – and the best …

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Was Australia's First Zine Made on a Convict Ship?

<i>The Wild Goose: A Collection of Ocean Waifs</i> was a weekly newspaper published in 1867 by British prisoners as they sailed to a penal colony in Australia.<p><i>This article appears in</i> The Incarceration Issue <i>, a special edition of VICE Australia.</i><p>Let me ask you something. If it was 1867 and you were …

The Presidential Candidates’ Fairy-Tale Mirror

In the prologue to “The Snow Queen” (the source for Disney’s “Frozen”), Hans Christian Andersen describes “an evil troll”—the devil—who fashioned a mirror with unusual qualities: “It would shrink everything that was good and beautiful to almost nothing and it would magnify whatever was worthless …

IoT for food and water: Here’s what the future looks like

In the near future, IoT will drive tremendous innovation in the way our food is grown, processed, distributed, stored, and consumed. Plants and animals will literally have a “voice.” Not a human voice, per se, but a voice based on data that can tell people, computers, and machines when, for …

Is the Universe a Hologram?

Researchers in Japan have taken another step toward supporting the theory that our universe is a hologram.<p>Yoshifumi Hyakutake of Ibaraki University …

'We should be very clear: China is at virtual war with the United States'

"It's very serious indeed," geopolitical expert Ian Bremmer, the founder of Eurasia Group, told Business Insider.<p>"China's offensive cyber capabilities have consistently surprised the United States in terms of breadth and sophistication of attacks.<p>"The latest attacks revealed yesterday show millions …

OPEC keeps oil output target on hold, predicts low prices

VIENNA (AP) — OPEC decided to keep its oil output target on hold Friday and predicted prices would remain low for the foreseeable future — good news …

Black Holes: Facts, Theory & Definition

Black holes are some of the strangest and most fascinating objects found in outer space. They are objects of extreme density, with such strong …

Streaming Music Is Fundamentally Changing the Way We Listen

The recent debate on streaming has been focused on short-term concerns -- issues of access, mobile convenience and remuneration.<p>Over the past 10 years, we at Sonos have had the privilege of a front-row seat as streaming music has evolved; we’ve watched inspiring innovative ideas and technologies …

Yahoo kills a product that was once called 'a milestone in the history of the internet'

On Thursday, Yahoo announced it's axing some less popular products in a blog entry by Amotz Maimon, Yahoo's chief architect.<p>Most heartbreakingly for a lot of developers, Yahoo Pipes is getting shut down at the end of August. Yahoo Pipes is a service that let people build custom web applications …

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Scientists discover that Pluto has some of the craziest moons in the entire solar system

Pluto tends to hog all of the spotlight, but it's not the only distant world floating through space at 4.5 billion miles from Earth.<p>Meet Pluto's bizarre moon, Nix. Named for the Greek goddess of night, this tiny Plutonian moon exhibits some of the craziest behavior that planetary scientists have …

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Apple’s Beats deal finally starts to make some sense

A year ago, Apple bought headphone company Beats for $3bn. It turns out that it was its streaming business that was so tempting<p>This time last year Apple paid $3bn to acquire a company called Beats that made overpriced headphones and ran an unsuccessful music-streaming business. This acquisition …

The Universe is Still Not a Hologram

Tis the season for claims that the universe is a hologram again. Just to be clear, there’s no observational evidence that the universe is a hologram, …

Why Scientists Are Upset About The Facebook Filter Bubble Study

Facebook says users, not its algorithm, are responsible for the so-called filter bubble. But Facebook’s own research says otherwise.<p>Yesterday, the journal <i>Science</i> released a study by Facebook employees examining what content you do (and don’t) see on Facebook’s news feed. Its conclusion, at first …

Syngenta rejects Monsanto's $45 billion takeover offer

Swiss seed and agribusiness group Syngenta AG Friday rejected Monsanto’s (MON) $45 billion offer for it, saying it “fundamentally undervalues” the …

Satya Nadella explains Microsoft's secret weapon in the cloud wars against Amazon and Google

Right now, there's a big push from some of the biggest names in technology to move past it.<p>In particular, Amazon Web Services has built a big business around cloud computing, and Google is following close behind.<p>These companies rent out capacity in their own state-of-the-art data centers to anybody …

210 Zappos Employees Respond To Holacracy Ultimatum: We’re Out

The company is finishing its transition to a radical new organization structure. Nearly 14% of the staff has decided to leave the company.<p>What would you say if your boss told you wouldn’t have a boss anymore? No, you’re not fired. Your organization is just redistributing power, eliminating managers …

Apple's plan to harvest customers' DNA could revolutionise medical research

Apple isn't going to harvest customer DNA itself however: In the "two initial studies planned," it will be researchers that send out sample pots, collect, and analyse the subsequent material.<p>The pilot project will be powered by ResearchKit, a new suite of medical research tools that Apple launched …