Michael Assis has found that origami can experience a phase transition. James Horan for Quanta Magazine FOR ENTIRE ARTICLE SEE https://www.quantamagazine.org/physicists-discover-geometry-underlying-particle-physics-20130917/ Marcus Woo Contributing Writer October 31, 2017 GeometryMathematicsOrigamiPhase TransitionsStatistical PhysicsTopology To find out, researchers will need to carry out experiments to test Assis’ ideas and gauge whether the models can actually inform the … Continue reading The Atomic Theory of Origami
A man walks into a bar in Oregon
By Garrison Keillor — Special to The Washington Post I hung out in Eugene, Ore., last week where it rains every day so the air is fresh and clean. Old people my age don’t care for rain, so Eugene is not a retirement mecca — more of a youth mecca, a real Alt sort of … Continue reading A man walks into a bar in Oregon
Science Says This 5-Second Rule Will Make Your Brain Stop Procrastinating
By Thomas Koulopoulos Founder, Delphi Group@tkspeaks https://www.inc.com/thomas-koulopoulos/according-to-science-this-5-second-rule-will-make-.html?cid=sf01001&sr_share=twitter I've been meaning to write this column for some time. The reason I'm finally getting to it is because it's an excuse to avoid doing something else. Let's face it, few of us, if we're honest, wouldn't confess to occasionally procrastinating. Our lives are busy, with lots of competing priorities, so … Continue reading Science Says This 5-Second Rule Will Make Your Brain Stop Procrastinating
DO 3% OF AMERICANS OWN 50% OF THE GUNS?
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/09/22/study-guns-owners-violence/90858752/ Despite steep declines in violent crimes, an estimated 70 million firearms were added to American arsenals the past two decades, according to a new landmark study on gun ownership. Overall, Americans own an estimated 265 million guns – more than one gun for every American adult, according to the study by researchers at … Continue reading DO 3% OF AMERICANS OWN 50% OF THE GUNS?
PAYING FOR PATRIOTISM
UNDER ROBERT GATES, APPOINTED BY GEORGE W. BUSH, THE PENTAGON DECIDED TO PAY THE NFL FOR PATRIOTIC SHOWS. http://www.essence.com/news/nfl-ties-to-government There's a reason why football is called America's pastime. Americans —if they watch the sport or not— are unconsciously paying for it. Controversy brought on by NFL star Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the … Continue reading PAYING FOR PATRIOTISM
TREES KNOW WHEN DEER EAT THEM
By Sarah Kaplan September 13, 2016 Two of the study co-authors, Carolin Seele and Stefan Meldau, collect buds for the subsequent analysis of plant hormones and tannins. (Bettina Ohse) Picture the woods in early spring — the misty, pale green appearance of trees just starting to sprout, the young deer munching their way across the sun-dappled forest floor. But behind … Continue reading TREES KNOW WHEN DEER EAT THEM
THE EQUIFAX BREACH EXPOSES AMERICA’S IDENTITY CRISIS
by LILY HAY NEWMAN GETTY IMAGES ONE OF THE most shocking things about Thursday's announcement of the Equifax data breach is the sheer scale of the numbers involved. Particularly the Social Security numbers. Yes, there have been plenty of large data breaches before—5 million SSNs revealed in a Kansas Department of Commerce leak in July, 80 million … Continue reading THE EQUIFAX BREACH EXPOSES AMERICA’S IDENTITY CRISIS
GENES FOR RACISTS
by Aaron Panofsky This article is part of the series Evil Infrastructures What happens when white supremacists take genetic ancestry tests (GAT)? One might think that they would avoid GAT, since genetics has decisively shown the common African ancestry of all people. Furthermore, emerging research on consumers of GAT suggests that white individuals seek them out to … Continue reading GENES FOR RACISTS
WHAT DO WE DO WITH NORTH KOREA?
by Chris Murphy U.S. Senator, Connecticut The first time President Obama met Donald Trump shortly after his election, he warned him about the critical nature of the threat North Korea posed our country. Yet, months later, Trump has intentionally kept vacant every diplomatic position that is relevant to solving this crisis. The truth is that … Continue reading WHAT DO WE DO WITH NORTH KOREA?
The Use of Immediate Annuities in Medicaid Planning for Married Couples
Immediate annuities can be a useful tool to protect the spouse of a nursing home resident who applies for Medicaid. These types of annuities allow the nursing home resident to spend down assets and give the spouse a guaranteed income. But immediate annuities may not work in every state, so be sure to check with … Continue reading The Use of Immediate Annuities in Medicaid Planning for Married Couples