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Why Socialism? Albert Einstein is the world-famous physicist. This article was originally published in the first issue of Monthly Review (May 1949). It was subsequently published in May 1998 to commemorate the first issue of MR‘s fiftieth year. —The Editors Is it advisable for one who is not an expert on economic and social issues to express views on the subject of socialism?
Hi there, here is the interpretation of the astrological chart that you asked for. Also attached is a .GIF graphic file which depicts your chart wheel. Thank you for visiting the Astrolabe WEB site at http://alabe.com This report has been created especially for you. It represents your Unique picture at the time you were born and at the place you were born. If you are unsure of the exact time of day of your birth (or the date or the place), the reading will probably not seem as accurate as it could be in certain places, but other parts will seem to be very appropriate. You will notice at certain places in the reading that contradictory information seems to be given. Astrolabe Free Chart from http://alabe.com/freechart
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The National Defense Authorization Act Opens the Door to a Police State The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was recently approved by an overwhelming majority of the Senate. It will place domestic terror investigations and interrogations into the hands of the military and which would open the door for trial-free, indefinite detention of anyone, including American citizens, so long as the government calls them terrorists. This law is diametrically opposed to the rights provided by the Constitution and opens the door to an effective police state. Forbes (of all magazines) describes it as the “greatest threat to liberties Americans face”. Here’s an article from The New American describing the law. Senate Passes Controversial Defense BillIn the midst of allegations of police brutality and police aggression at the OWS protests, the U.S.
For the first time, researchers have been able to hack into the process of learning in the brain, using induced brain patterns to create a learned behavior. It's not quite as advanced as an instant kung-fu download, and it's not as sleek as cognitive inception, but it's still an important finding that could lead to new teaching and rehabilitation techniques. Future therapies could decode the brain activity patterns of an athlete or a musician, and use them as a benchmark for teaching another person a new activity, according to the researchers. Scientists from Boston University and ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto used functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, to study the learning process. They were examining the adult brain's aptitude for visual perceptual learning, or VPL, in which repetitive training improves a person's performance on a particular task. Whether adults can do this as well as young people has been an ongoing debate in neuroscience. Download Knowledge Directly to Your Brain, Matrix-Style
Michael Perryman was the scientific leader of ESA’s Hipparcos space astrometry mission, and with Lennart Lindegren from Sweden, one of the two originators of the Gaia mission. Michael is currently Bohdan Paczynski Visiting Fellow at the School of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton and Adjunct Professor in the School of Physics, University College Dublin. Here he shares his ringside view of the launch. 19 December 2013: Today, at 06:12 local time here in French Guiana, the Gaia satellite was delivered into orbit, on its way to its surveying location, the Sun-Earth Lagrange point L2. So began the latest and most revolutionary journey in the history of the measurement of the positions of the stars. Placed in orbit by the 1812th launch of the vast Russian Soyuz programme (their 6th from French Guiana), Gaia marks the 40th launch for ESA, and the 25th scientific satellite lofted by Arianespace. robtel.eu
Anyone can look through one of the world's most powerful telescopes--from anywhere VTT The Vacuum Tower Telescope at Tenerife in the Canary Islands. The Teide Observatory will be one of the partners in GLORIA, a new worldwide networked telescope project. Wikimedia Commons Anyone who has ever owned a telescope understands the feeling of anticipation that comes with a cloudless, moonless night. A Global Astronomy Social Network To Let Amateurs Peep Through Robotic Telescopes
Steven Van Zandt: There Is Only One Issue In America I was obsessed with politics in the '80s. I've recovered and I'm feeling much better now thank you. By the time I realized, as interesting as it was, I'd better stop this stuff and try to earn a living, I had discovered many of our social problems and quality of life issues could be traced to the same political source: our corrupt-by-definition electoral system. The solution to the problem was as easy to discover as the cause: The elimination of all private finance in the electoral process.
Shrinking an engine down to a tiny device capable of powering micromachines is no longer just a flight of fancy. The world's smallest steam engine combines a small plastic bead with lasers to replicate the same basic idea envisioned by inventor Robert Stirling almost 200 years ago. The tiny engine re-creates the working idea of the Stirling engine — a gas-filled cylinder that drives a piston with heated gas expansion or cooled gas contraction. Instead of a piston, a plastic bead floating in water has its motion controlled by two lasers: one laser changes intensity periodically to allow greater or lesser degrees of motion; the other laser switches on and off to heat or cool the water. It's the world's smallest steam engine - Technology & science - Innovation
Fundamental Glossary For The Higgs Broadcast As everybody knows, next Tuesday we will be treated with a CERN webcast of the analysis results on the Higgs boson searches by ATLAS and CMS. I imagine many of you will want to tune in, but fear you will not grasp much given the typically technical jargon that physicists use to communicate the details of their analyses. So I thought I would provide here a very short glossary of terms you are likely to hear, and which you might have a hard time understanding correctly. Let me see if I can do a decent job. - gamma: a gamma-ray is a photon, i.e. a quantum of light.
Update 12/12: QUIZ: Take part of the test that the local school board member took in the story below: Reading Quiz | Math Quiz. Questions come from the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) for 10th grade. Update 12/6: Revealed: The school board member who took standardized test When an adult took standardized tests forced on kids - The Answer Sheet
For a 2,500-year-old religion, Buddhism seems remarkably compatible with our scientifically oriented culture, which may explain its surging popularity here in America. Over the last 15 years, the number of Buddhist centers in the United States has more than doubled, to well over 1,000. As many as 4 million Americans now practice Buddhism, surpassing the total of Episcopalians. Why I ditched Buddhism
Khan Academy Blends Its YouTube Approach With Classrooms
More than a decade ago, in hopes of advancing research on the rare genetic disease that afflicts her children, Sharon Terry let two different researchers draw their blood for study. But when she asked for the results of the investigations, the scientists gave her a startling response. Information generated from her own children's DNA, they said, didn't belong to her. "It's my data," says Ms. Terry, who is now president and chief executive of Genetic Alliance, a network of organizations that do research, advocacy and education around genetics, in Washington, D.C. "But it gets locked away in some database that I can't get to." Citizen Scientists Take On the Health Establishment