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Christmas comes early for Germany after 55-billion-euro accounting error | Germany | Deutsche Welle | 29.10.2011 The discovery of a whopping accounting error has made Germany instantly 55.5 billon euros ($78.5 billion) richer. The error was caused by a double booking at the state-owned bad bank, created to handle the toxic assets of bankrupt Hypo Real Estate bank, which was nationalized in 2009. Freeing up the cash means that German national debt, as a percentage of gross domestic product, dropped from 83.7 to 81.1 percent. The error was caused when accountants subtracted funds, instead of adding them. Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said, however, that the causes of the error were still to be clarified, but that the government "welcomes any reduction in [Germany's] debt position." Christmas comes early for Germany after 55-billion-euro accounting error | Germany | Deutsche Welle | 29.10.2011
Dopamine release in human brain tracked at microsecond timescale reveals decision-making Dopamine release in human brain tracked at microsecond timescale reveals decision-making Public release date: 28-Oct-2011 [ Print | E-mail Share ] [ Close Window ] Contact: Paula 540-526-2027Virginia Tech Roanoke, Va. – A research team led by investigators at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute has demonstrated the first rapid measurements of dopamine release in a human brain and provided preliminary evidence that the neurotransmitter can be tracked in its movement between brain cells while a subject expresses decision-making behavior. "In an experiment where we measured dopamine release while a subject made investment decisions in a stock market trading game, we showed that dopamine tracks changes in the value of the market," said Read Montague, director of the Human Neuroimaging Laboratory at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and professor of physics in the College of Science at Virginia Tech.
A finding by a team of scientists at the National Institutes of Health may account for why the flu virus is more infectious in cold winter temperatures than during the warmer months. At winter temperatures, the virus’s outer covering, or envelope, hardens to a rubbery gel that could shield the virus as it passes from person to person, the researchers have found. At warmer temperatures, however, the protective gel melts to a liquid phase. But this liquid phase apparently isn’t tough enough to protect the virus against the elements, and so the virus loses its ability to spread from person to person. “The study results open new avenues of research for thwarting winter flu outbreaks,” said National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Director Duane Alexander. Why The Flu Virus Is More Infectious In Cold Winter Temperatures Why The Flu Virus Is More Infectious In Cold Winter Temperatures
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Fascism Fascism Fascism /fæʃɪzəm/ is a form of radical authoritarian nationalism[1][2] that came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe. Influenced by national syndicalism, fascism originated in Italy during World War I, combining more typically right-wing positions with elements of left-wing politics, in opposition to communism, socialism, liberal democracy and traditional conservatism. Although fascism is usually placed on the far right on the traditional left–right spectrum, fascists themselves and some commentators have said that the description is inadequate. [3][4][5]
The positive response to Google+ has been sweet vindication for Bradley Horowitz, Google's VP of products.Photo: Pamela Littky For all of Google’s successes, the company has an underwhelming track record when it comes to social networks. Time after time, its attempts have been met with shrugs or downright hostility. An early offering called Orkut languished in obscurity (unless you live in Brazil). Inside Google Plus | Magazine Inside Google Plus | Magazine
The South End :: Deadmau5 drops beats at The Fillmore The South End :: Deadmau5 drops beats at The Fillmore Deadmau5 (pronounced “dead mouse”) is without question one of the biggest names in electronic music, achieving popularity with the mainstream and respect among many hardcore members of the electronic music scene. Known for his signature mask and “1337 speak” nom de plume, Deadmau5 played two nights at the Fillmore for the Detroit leg of his North American Meowington’s Hax tour, named after his pet cat. I was there Friday night for the second show, this one exclusively 18 and up. Although this narrowed the demographic a bit, the crowd was still pretty diverse, from the usual neon- and mesh-covered ravers to fist pumping “bro” types, to older, 30-something transplants “just hangin’ out” after a week at the office.
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Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Ellison (born August 17, 1944) is an American businessman, best known as the co-founder and chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation, an enterprise software company. In 2014, Forbes listed him as the third-wealthiest man in America and as the fifth-wealthiest person in the world, with a fortune of $48 billion.[2] Early life[edit] Larry Ellison Larry Ellison
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Claudia Lynn Cohen (December 16, 1950 – June 15, 2007) was an American gossip columnist, socialite, and television reporter. Early life and education[edit] Claudia Cohen was the daughter of businessman Robert B. Cohen, the founder of Hudson News and the president of the Hudson County News Company, a magazine wholesaler, and his wife, Harriet (née Brandwein).[1] She grew up in Englewood, New Jersey, and attended the Dwight School for Girls (now the Dwight-Englewood School) and the University of Pennsylvania.[2] Journalism career[edit] Claudia Cohen
Ronald Owen Perelman (born January 1, 1943) is an American businessman and investor. Through his company MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., he has invested in various companies with interests that encapsulate groceries, cigars, licorice, makeup, cars, photography, television, camping supplies, security, lottery, jewelry, banks, and comic book publishinng. Perelman annually is one of the world's largest philanthropic donors. As of 2012, Perelman is the 26th richest American, and 69th richest person in the world, with an estimated wealth of $14 billion.[3] Ronald Perelman
The Giving Pledge is a campaign to encourage the wealthiest people in the world to make a commitment to give most of their wealth to philanthropic causes. The campaign specifically focuses on billionaires (or those who would be billionaires if not for their philanthropy) and was made public in 2010 by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. The Huffington Post reported in April 2012 that "81 billionaires committed to giving at least half of their fortunes to charity".[1] As of February 2014, 122 billionaire or former billionaire individuals and couples have signed the pledge.[2] The Giving Pledge
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