“The reason could be due to the different demands these two styles pose on the musicians—be it to skilfully interpret a classical piece or to…

“The reason could be due to the different demands these two styles pose on the musicians—be it to skilfully interpret a classical piece or to creatively improvise in jazz. Thereby, different procedures may have established in their brains while playing the piano which makes switching between the styles more difficult”, says Daniela Sammler, neuroscientist at MPI CBS and leader of the current study about the different brain activities in jazz and classical pianists.

The research sheds light on a subject of keen interest to scientists exploring the links between what we eat and how well we think, and the mediating…

The research sheds light on a subject of keen interest to scientists exploring the links between what we eat and how well we think, and the mediating role that the immune system plays in that communication. It suggests that even before a chronic high-salt diet nudges blood pressure up and compromises the health of tiny blood vessels in the brain, the oversalted gut is independently sending messages that lay the groundwork for corrosion throughout that vital network.

“This is a problem we can solve,” Breitburg said

“This is a problem we can solve,” Breitburg said. “Halting climate change requires a global effort, but even local actions can help with nutrient-driven oxygen decline.”
As proof, Breitburg points to the ongoing recovery of Chesapeake Bay, where nitrogen pollution has dropped 24 percent since its peak thanks to better sewage treatment, better farming practices and successful laws like the Clean Air Act. While some low-oxygen zones persist, the area of the Chesapeake with zero oxygen has almost disappeared.

The maps show that the majority of remaining wilderness areas are in the deserts of Central Australia, the Amazon rainforest in South America, the…

The maps show that the majority of remaining wilderness areas are in the deserts of Central Australia, the Amazon rainforest in South America, the Tibetan plateau in central Asia, and the boreal (snow) forests of Canada and Russia.
“Despite their importance, wilderness areas are being destroyed at an alarming rate and need urgent protection with almost 10 per cent being lost since the early 1990s. Their conservation is a global priority,” Allan said.

The prospect that virus-like proteins could be the basis for a novel form of cell-to-cell communication in the brain could change our understanding…

The prospect that virus-like proteins could be the basis for a novel form of cell-to-cell communication in the brain could change our understanding of how memories are made, according to Jason Shepherd, Ph.D., a neuroscientist at University of Utah Health and senior author of the study publishing in Cell on Jan. 11.

Retour sur deux jours à Exp’hotel avec le suivi médiatique du concours de la Perle d’Or

Retour sur deux jours à Exp’hotel avec le suivi médiatique du concours de la Perle d’Or (Concours de plateau de fruits de mer de la Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine) et l’organisation avec l’agence Com’ by AVM du merveilleux trophée Philippe Etchebest ! 2 jours de rencontres, de goûts, de partages et de transmission avec les grands noms de la gastronomie autour des produits iodés magnifiques de notre région (Huîtres, crustacés, coquillages,poisson, caviar…. Bravo à tous les candidats de ces deux superbes concours qui mettent à l’honneur les hommes et femmes qui savent mettre en avant les produits gastronomique de notre territoire !
Johan Leclerre François Adamski Philippe Etchebest David Gomes Mof Marcel Lesoille …

Si vous cherchez un endroit pour vous détendre, un Circuit Vietnam Cambodge peut vous intéresser. Pour en savoir plus: http://www.circuit-vietnam-cambodge.com/tours/Autres_circuits_combines/Circuit_au_Vietnam_Cambodge_Laos_et_Thailande_30_jours_29_nuits.html

5/5: The vast inequality in the US that has characterized the past several decades has often inspired the moniker of a “New Gilded Age

5/5: The vast inequality in the US that has characterized the past several decades has often inspired the moniker of a “New Gilded Age.” The wealthiest Americans–whether coming from Wall Street, Silicon Valley, old money, or elsewhere–have inconceivably large sums of money. And, as the saying goes, money is power. David Callahan analyzes this relationship between money and power in the world of philanthropy. Philanthropy is often treated as an unadulterated good, but, as Callahan explains, large-scale philanthropy sits uneasily with democratic principles. The wealthy are able to exert signif…

last semester there was a conference “A HUNDRED YEARS OF MIGRATION (1917-2017): STORIES OF CARIBBEAN EXILE AND DIASPORA” at the Center for Latin…

last semester there was a conference “A HUNDRED YEARS OF MIGRATION (1917-2017): STORIES OF CARIBBEAN EXILE AND DIASPORA” at the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies of Indiana University, Bloomington.
one of the keynote presentations was titled “Terripelagoes: Archipelagic Thinking in Culebra (Puerto Rico) and Guam,” given by Dr. Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel. i am excited to read this paper because there are many intersections between Guam & Puerto Rico, as well as between the Caribbean and the Pacific.
YOLANDA MARTÍNEZ-SAN MIGUEL
Rutgers University/University of Miami
“Terripelagoes: Archipelagic Thinking in Culebra (Puerto Rico) and Guam”
Using as a point of departure Craig Santos Perez’s notion of terripelago (2015), I compare the notion of a colonial territory proposed by Walter Mignolo (“La letra, la lengua, el territorio…”1986) with the notion of territory as defined in the U.S. through the Insular Cases and the territorial clause in the U.S. Constitution. After linking territoriality and colonialism, I analyze Culebra’s contemporary military imaginary in the visual work of Jorge Acevedo Rivera and Craig Santos-Pérez notion of territoriality in his poetry book series From Unincorporated Territory (Hacha, 2008; Saina, 2010; Guma, 2014). Both Acevedo Rivera and Santos Pérez are artivists who inform their work through the intersection of their own intracolonial migrations within different possessions of the United States located in the Caribbean, the continental U.S. and the Pacific. The presentation concludes with a discussion of the ways in which archipelagic thinking can interrupt and transform traditional conceptualizations of colonial overseas possessions.

I was interviewed for and quoted in this article in the Atlantic about militarism in the pacific in light of the recent false alert:, Although it…

I was interviewed for and quoted in this article in the Atlantic about militarism in the pacific in light of the recent false alert:
Although it turned out to be a false alarm, the omnipresent threat of war, he argued, is only one aspect of the broader problem of militarism in Pacific islands. “It feels deeply unjust, especially for the native people whether it’s in Guam or here in Hawaii who have to witness every day their sacred lands being used as military bases and being polluted and desecrated as well,” he said. “And to add to that, our islands are not only bases of war but they’re also targets of other foreign militaries—so in a sense we’re both a weapon and a target.”

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