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How brain cells persuade other cells to do ‘the wave’ November 19, 2014 [image: Stadium crowd performing "the wave" at the Confederations Cup 2005 in Frankfurt (credit: Wikimedia Commons)] Neuroscientists have discovered mechanisms that enable certain brain cells to persuade others to create “the wave” (a wave of standing spectators that travels through a crowd*), which may help understand more about neurocognitive disorders such as dementia, the researchers say. Inhibitory neurons** can persuade networks of other neurons to imitate their vibrations, setting off global synchronous … ...mais »
alignment of quasar across billions of light-years with large-scale structure This very detailed simulation of large scale structure was created as part of the Illustris simulation. The distribution of dark matter is shown in blue and the gas distribution in orange. This simulation is for the current state of the Universe and is centered on a massive galaxy cluster. The region shown is about 300 million light-years across. (Credit Illustris Collaboration) “A correlation between the orientation of quasars and the structure they belong to is an important prediction of numerical models...mais »
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) The Language Instinct: The new science of language and mind. The Folio Society, 2008, London. *The Language Instinct* is a 1994 book *by Steven Pinker*, written for a general audience. Pinker argues that humans are born with an innate capacity for language. He deals sympathetically with Noam Chomsky's claim that all human language shows evidence of a universal grammar, but dissents from Chomsky's skepticism that evolutionary theory can explain the human language instinct./.../ *(Paragraph, page 2)* *"Language is so tightly woven into human exp...mais »
The Best Children’s Books of 2014*by Maria Popova* *Intelligent and imaginative tales of love, loneliness, loyalty, loss, friendship, and everything in between.* *“I don’t write for children,”* Maurice Sendak scoffed in his final interview. *“I write — and somebody says, ‘That’s for children!’”* *“It is an error,”* wrote J.R.R. Tolkien seven decades earlier in his superb meditation on fantasy and why there’s no such thing as writing for children, *“to think of children as a special kind of creature, almost a different race, rather than as normal, if immature, members of a particular f...mais »
*This Week * Capitalism Unchained This is not a photograph of a cotton planter and his slaves. It's from 1908, almost a half-century after the Emancipation Proclamation. Many things had changed in that time, of course. But it *looks* like a picture of slavery because many of the features of the plantation - total inequality across a racial divide, deep poverty, and very hard work under very close watch - outlasted slavery itself, under the name of new American *capitalism*. This is only to say that slavery has a way of slipping out of the neat time-and-place t...mais »
36 Million Slaves Worldwide Slavery may seem like a relic of the past, but in fact 0.5 percent of the world's population—36 million people—are currently enslaved. The survey, by anti-slavery group Walk Free, identifies as slaves those subjected to forced labor, debt bondage, trafficking, sexual exploitation for money, and forced or servile marriage. India hosts the greatest number of slaves of any country, with 14 million, followed by China, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, and then Russia. Mauritania, meanwhile, has the ignominious distinction of having the highest percentage of slaves, at 4 p...mais »
Ômega-3 pode prevenir, ou retardar substancialmente, a psicose - APA - 18/11/2014 - 142 Visualizações - - 4 estrelas [image: Ômega-3 pode prevenir, ou retardar substancialmente, a psicose] Pessoas com psicose frequentemente apresentam um nível baixo de ácidos graxos poliinsaturados ômega-3 na membrana celular. A suplementação com ômega-3 pode ajudar a evitar ou pelo menos retardar substancialmente o desenvolvimento de psicoses em pacientes de alto risco. Isso é indicado por um estudo internacional que foi apresentado na "International Early Psychosis Conf...mais »
The State of the World's Children reports Each year, UNICEF’s flagship publication, *The State of the World's Children*, closely examines a key issue affecting children. The report includes supporting data and statistics and is available in French and Spanish language versions. *2014* The State of the World’s Children 2014 In Numbers: Every Child Counts La Situation des enfants dans le monde 2014 en chiffres : chaque enfant compte El Estado Mundial de la Infancia de 2014 en Cifras: Todos los niños y niñas cuentan
*1998:*[image: Anti-smoking billboard]American tobacco companies signed an agreement with the governments of 46 U.S. states to settle the states' claims for reimbursement of Medicaid funds they had expended to treat smoking-related illnesses, the settlement costing the tobacco manufacturers $206 billion beyond the $40 billion they had agreed to pay four other states in 1997.
No ano de 1933, fatos importantes ocorreram no Avenida Tênis Clube. Houve a eleição da primeira rainha, foi composto o hino, realizado um festival beneficente e lançado o *A.T.C.,* o primeiro jornal do clube. Na metade do ano, meu pai, Ennio Brenner, tornou-se campeão de tênis. *_______________________________________________* Em 1933, o clube vivia uma época de intensa atividade esportiva e social, em sua sede na Praça da República. Vários torneios eram disputados com clubes de outras cidades, e muitas reuniões sociais foram realizadas, na recepção aos visitantes e durante a ele...mais »