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BOGOTA, COLOMBIA — A former defense minister who
would continue President Ãlvaro Uribe’s tough anti-guerrilla policies handily defeated a former Bogota mayor Sunday in
first round of presidential elections.
Juan Manuel Santos, 58, who oversaw the most decisive strikes against rebel forces, d…The Department
of Agriculture says the United States imports no beef from any of the European countries where horse meat mixed with beef has been found. Those who have suggested that The Review Show’s move from BBC2 to BBC4 signals the end for the programme are wrong, but the reduction to once a month is a travestyAfter
almost 20 years on mainstream TV, The Review Show is being shunted to BBC4, its weekly slot reduced to a monthly cameo.
As John Dugdale wrote in last week’s issue, the messages coming from BBC management are, in the words of
my fellow panellist Anne McElvoy, “executive code for likely death”. I’d known for a while of the quiet euthanasia that was being performed on the programme that I’d
loved since, as
a pimply teenager, I’d tuned into Tom Paulin, Tony Parsons and Allison Pearson chewing over the cultural significance of Toy Story
on the Late Review. Now the world knew too, and a half-hearted #savethereviewshow campaign briefly fizzled into life on Twitter. I made the trip up to Glasgow for my final BBC2 appearance last Friday with a melancholy heart.In
the days following the announcement, my inbox bulged with outraged emails.
I’d made many friends in the programme’s blood-red green room and we came together
to lament the show’s marginalisation. Dan Stevens (of Downton
fame) struck a rallying cry. “The BBC,” he wrote, “needs to own its responsibility to encourage the minds of the nation to leap
up and think â€¦ ” Natalie Haynes (along with John Carey one of the inheritors of the Paulin/Pearsons/Germaine Greer crown) was more elegiac. “I will miss it hugely,” she said. “I hope that whatever happens with its incarnation on BBC4 that it is given a chance to breathe before everyone
decides it has dumbed-down and is a disgrace.”Moving
The Review Show to BBC4 isn’t the death sentence that many have suggested (on the Guardian’s TV blog Stephen Moss described the channel as a “televisual
black hole”). The BBC’s arts
channel seems a natural home for a programme like this. BBC arts commissioner Mark Bell has suggested that the revamped format will go out at 8pm on a Sunday â€“ again, good news
for a show whose younger fans might be expected to be out at the pub
on Friday nights (or, indeed, on their way
back from the theatre).What is a travesty is the reduction to once a month. The joy of The Review Show for its admittedly small audience was its topicality.
Yes, it was too London-centric (despite its recent move to Glasgow), yes it was on occasion pretentious. But in an unserious age there are too few places where art is addressed with the kind of critical intelligence it received on The Review Show. Insiders suggest that the move to BBC4 is a way of management gently drawing the blinds on the programme, avoiding the possibility of a 6 Music-style revolt. If so, shame on them.In last week’s Guardian’s Media Talk podcast, the controller of BBC4, Richard Klein, did his
best to paint a rosy
picture of The Review Show’s future on the new channel. Several times, though, he cited Twitter as the motivation for the move.
In a world of instant opinion, he suggested, where everyone’s a critic, you don’t need a bunch of academics sitting around a table stroking their beards.
John Carey isn’t even on Twitter (or that was the gist) â€¦ This argument is as flawed as it is pervasive at the BBC, where social media is viewed with a mixture of fear and
lust. In an
age of clamouring online hordes, informed voices are needed more than ever.
We now lag even further behind our continental peers in terms of both the amount of arts programming
on our televisions and the proportion of budgets devoted
of the formats in the BBC’s titivated arts schedule is What Do Artists Do All Day?; the first subject is Jack Vettriano.
This seems to exemplify much of what is wrong with the new order.
A show about
a middle-brow artist, focusing on the celebrity personality behind the work rather than the work itself. The programme
may be memorable, but this sort of thing lends itself more to hagiography than critical insight.Visual arts are, anyway, well-represented, both through
BBC4 and the increasingly watchable Sky Arts channels. Where we will really mark the demise of The Review Show is, as
Dugdale also noted, in the complete absence of books from the schedule.
It seems strange that a public service broadcaster should leave literature out of its ambit altogether.I leave the last word to The Review Show’s tutelary spirit, Tom Paulin. As a shiftless 17-year-old I put down childish things and picked up The Waste Land after seeing Paulin on the Late Review, and spent three memorable years studying under him
Perhaps the programme’s predicament comes from never quite replacing those firebrand early critics. “At its best,” Paulin told me, “The
Review Show was the equivalent of what Hazlitt called “writing to the moment”. There was an intoxicating sense of nowness because it was live and anything could happen.” Let us hope the move to BBC4 breathes new life into the format.ArtTheatreBBC2BBC4BBCTelevision industryAlex Prestonguardian.co.uk
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| Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds The Denver Nuggets have long tried to use altitude to their advantage, and this season they finally have the type of team to take full advantage of the thin air. A gene
linked to autism
spectrum disorders (ASD) actually alters individual brain cellsâ€™ ability to process information, researchers at MITâ€™s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory
in the June 10 advance online edition of Nature Neuroscience.The finding focuses
on a faulty molecular mechanism that may underlie ASDâ€™s cognitive impairments.
The discovery could lead to future treatments targeting a brain enzyme that controls the formation of a neuronal structure called dendrites, according to lead author Li-Huei Tsai, Picower Professor of Neuroscience and director of the Picower Institute.Dendrites
are neuronsâ€™ spiky, branchlike projections. Dendrites at the apex of the cell body are known as apical; dendrites that emerge from the bottom are called basal.
Basal dendrites, studded with synapses, receive electrical signals sent by other neurons within the brain. Researchers have pointed to aberrant dendrite formation as the culprit behind developmental and psychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia. Basal dendrites that are too sparse or
badly formed â€œchange the connectivity within the brain,â€ said study co-author Froylan Calderon de Anda, a postdoc at the Picower Institute. â€œThe flow of information among brain regions is affected.â€Forging a pathwayDeleted or duplicated genes on chromosome 16 have been tied to ASD.
Some of the genes on chromosome 16 are known to help shape brain cells, but the molecular pathways controlling the formation of basal dendrites is not well-understood.Tsai, who is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, Calderon de Anda and colleagues from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
looked at a gene encoding an enzyme that helps shape dendrites in the cortex, hippocampus and amygdala â€” brain regions associated with complex cognitive functions. The researchers found that underexpressing the gene
led to too few dendrite branches; overexpressing it created too many.Calderon de Anda, who studies how neurons grow and take shape, said it
was surprising to see a specific molecular pathway dedicated to basal dendrites.
â€œEverybody thought dendrites were just dendrites, and the molecular pathways were the same [for the two types of dendrites],â€ he said.
â€œBut they donâ€™t share pathways. Now itâ€™s clear itâ€™s more complex. Basal dendrites share more in common with the formation of axons [the long thin projections that
transmit electrochemical signals
to other neurons] than with apical dendrites.â€Next steps include developing animal models to manipulate the enzyme produced by the targeted ASD gene, hopefully shedding light on how malformed dendrites affect cognition.
This work was supported by the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative. KEY WEST, FLA.
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The White House said the president can monitor
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customers, rich, tempting cheesecakes. Federal regulators are poised to enact controversial new rules affecting Internet access, marking the government’s strongest move yet to ensure that Facebook updates, Google searches and Skype calls reach consumers’ homes unimpeded.Back when
heading east of 16th Street after dark felt risky, Adams Morgan was ground zero for Washington’s nightlife scene.
One of the city’s most ethnically and racially diverse neighborhoods, the community had a quirky vibe and a reputation for tolerance, and the area’s spine, 18th Street
The suspensions came after the death of a man whom the officers are accused
of binding to a vehicle and dragging through a busy street in a videotaped incident. Open letter from writers including Stephen Fry says defamation bill is in danger
of being killed off by
Leveson rowSome of the Britain’s most acclaimed authors and playwrights
including Sir Tom Stoppard, William Boyd, Margaret Drabble, Ian McEwan and Salman Rushdie have called on the main party leaders to honour their pledge and
implement a defamation bill aimed at transforming 170-year-old laws they say have silenced scientists and authors as well as journalists and activists.In an open letter the authors tell David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband they were “deeply concerned” that the bill was going to be killed
off after three years going through the legislative process simply because it had become entangled
in a political row
over the Leveson report on press
regulation in the past month.They said it was “entirely inappropriate, and even reckless, for libel reform to
be sacrificed to the current political stalemate” in the letter, organised by the writers’ lobby group English Pen.Current British libel laws, the authors argue, have not changed substantially since 1843, have made London the
libel capital of the world and are “not just a national disgrace” but an international concern. In 2010 the US president, Barack Obama, introduced laws in America to protect US citizens from British courts.The signatories, who also include Julian Barnes, Claire Tomalin, Ali Smith, Dame Antonia Fraser, Sir David Hare, Stephen
Fry, Susie Orbach and Michael Frayn, are concerned that improved libel laws are on the verge of collapse because of amendments inserted by Lord Puttnam into the bill in the past month during its final stage in the House of Lords.The
bill has been three years in the making and was included in the Conservative, Labour and Lib Dem manifestos. It did not touch on press regulation until last month, when
a group of peers,
frustrated by the lack of progress on the Leveson report among
the political parties, won overwhelming support in the Lords to add sections to the bill covering a newspaper watchdog’s activities.Writer Gillian Slovo, daughter of the anti-apartheid leader Joe Slovo, told the Guardian: “It would be a terrible thing if the bill was killed, not because it isn’t supported by all three parties, because it is, but because it became entangled in Leveson.
It would be a great loss.”She said that “one of
the great strengths of Britain was freedom of speech
but its achilles heel is the libel laws which are mostly used to silence the less well-off”.Libel reform campaigners including Lord Lester, believe it can be salvaged but only if it
gets on to Commons business by the middle of March. Political sources have confirmed it is not currently slated for discussion and will not be while Leveson talks continue, raising fears the bill is already dead.Boyd,
vice-president of English Pen, said Puttnam’s amendments had “nothing to do with the principle of libel reforms, whose validity had already been established” through consultation and debate in three parliamentary committees.The amendments include proposals for a new arbitration
unit to resolve disputes with newspapers and an incentive system that would mean publishers who did not sign up to the new press regulator could face punitive damages and costs in high court libel actions.The
authors say that in the past three years a number of scientists have faced “ruinous libel suits simply for blowing the whistle on dangerous medical practices”.
If the defamation bill became law, the risk of libel action would be lessened because of a new public
interest defence. Big corporations such as drugs companies would also have to prove serious financial harm before they could take action.”If the law is not reformed, bullies will continue to be
able to prevent the publication of stories that are often not only in the public interest, but a matter of public health and safety,” the letter says.Other
signatories are Lisa Appignanesi, Jake Arnott, Amanda Craig,
Victoria Glendinning, Mark Haddon, Ronald Harwood, Michael Holroyd, Howard Jacobson, Hisham Matar, Philippe Sands, Will Self, Kamila Shamsie and Raleigh Trevelyan.Downing Street said it supported the bill but said it was stymied as long as the Puttnam amendments remained. “The government is strongly behind the objectives of the original defamation bill.
The government does not support the Puttnam amendments and is clear the Puttnam
amendments will not make it onto
said a spokesman for Number 10.A
Labour spokesperson said: “Labour’s commitment to modernising our outdated defamation laws can be seen in the sheer effort we’ve put into knocking into shape an original set of proposals that really weren’t up to the mark.
It would be an outrage if the government prevented parliament from having its say given how much
work has gone into proposals that give our defamation laws a much-need updating.”Libel reformDefamation lawFreedom of speechPress freedomLeveson reportNewspapers & magazinesLeveson inquiryLisa O’Carrollguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds Here’s a rarity for fans of the Smiths former drummer Mike Joyce has tweeted a link to a very e[...]
Pope Francis on Friday urged leaders of a Roman Catholic Church riven by scandal and crisis never to give in to discouragement and bitterness but to keep their eyes on their true mission. There are so many lectures, seminars
and workshops at botanical and estate gardens, arboretums and
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al-Essawi, until recently Iraqâ€™s finance minister and one of the highest-ranking Sunni politicians, is now on
the run from the Shiite-led government.â€¢
McNamara ‘just so much a part of the racing scene’â€¢ McManus-owned At Fishers Cross in emotional winJT McNamara was the name on the lips of everyone connected with the sport here on Friday as the jockey was reported to be stable after surgery to the two vertabrae in
his neck which were fractured in a race on Thursday. The winner’s enclosure was an especially emotional place after the victory of At Fishers Cross, owned by JP McManus, a
longstanding friend and neighbour of McNamara, and trained by Rebecca Curtis, whose first Festival winner last year was ridden by him.McManus said McNamara was “in
our thoughts and in our prayers”. “I haven’t been to
see him, I don’t think I’d be let in to see him. I don’t know more than
there was “little
doubt” that McNamara’s injury had thrown the Festival into shadow, for him personally and for everyone who knew the amateur rider.
“He’s a neighbour, he looks after all our young horses.”He’s a lovely, lovely man who never looks for a moment in the limelight. He’s just so much a part of the racing scene and the point-to-point scene and let’s just hope all goes well.”I think we’ve
had three Festival successes together and we’ve had some great nights and days here. He’s a great horseman, outstanding. Let’s hope we have him back here next year.”Curtis,
whose Teaforthree won last year’s National Hunt Chase under McNamara, said: “It’s absolutely gutting. I’m just speechless about it. Such a lovely bloke.”I
don’t know him overly well. It’s just so sad.
Young children there and a wife and such a good career and a lovely guy. I can’t say how sorry I am, really, it’s horrendous.”At Fishers Cross was given a thoroughly confident ride by Tony McCoy, registering his first success of the week in the Festival’s 23rd race, the Albert Bartlett Novice Hurdle. “I’ve said in the weighing room, it pales
next to what happened here yesterday, whether I have a winner or not,” the champion jockey said.
As well as McNamara, he said his thoughts were also for Campbell Gillies, the 22-year-old jockey who won last year’s Albert Bartlett and
then died in a swimming accident while on holiday last summer.At Fishers Cross is an imposing sort
who could easily make a chaser on looks but McCoy reported
his doubts as to whether that would be attempted, saying it had taken a long time to teach the horse
to jump hurdles fluently. Next year’s World Hurdle appears a likely
target, though McManus said he had not thought that far ahead.Of his three-day drought, McCoy said: “It’s hard here. Paul Nicholls isn’t a bad trainer but he hasn’t had a winner here.”You’ve
just got to take it as it goes and obviously, as I’ve
got older, I’ve learnt to accept that, as much as it kills you if you don’t win.
If you put horses in the right position and then they don’t win, that’s all you can do.”I thought when the rain came, in my heart of hearts, any day of the week he was a certainty, to be honest, if I got him round and I rode him a bit like that. Just kept him out of trouble.”Nicholls
finally secured a winner later
on the card when Salubrious powered seven lengths clear in the Martin Pipe, a handicap hurdle.
Standing next to his head lad, Clifford Baker, the trainer dedicated the success to Dominic, Baker’s son, who was recently killed in a car crash.”It’s
been a hard old time since Dominic died,” Nicholls said. “We’ve had to cope with a bad week and we’ll have a funeral on Tuesday. It’s been really hard at home. That one’s for Dominic.”Nicholls had good news of Silviniaco Conti, his runner in the Gold Cup, who fell at the third-last when seemingly running a huge race. “He’s absolutely fine.”He was absolutely flying.
He’s seven, he’ll live to fight another day, he
was just blooming unlucky.
That’s just the way it’s gone this week.” The horse may run at Aintree’s Grand National meeting if he gives the
signs in the meantime.The
most impressive winner of the day was Our Conor, who came home 15 lengths ahead of the rest of the Triumph Hurdle field, with Bryan Cooper sitting motionless on him.
eventually quoted him as 6-1 second-favourite for next year’s Champion Hurdle, one point bigger than this
year’s winner, Hurricane Fly, who will be 10 by then.His trainer, Dessie Hughes, who handled a dual champion hurdler
in Hardy Eustace, was asked if he had expected such a performance. “You couldn’t expect that,” he said.”Brilliant, now. He’s
real, real horse. He’s absolutely brilliant.
He travelled and the quicker they went, the better he went. He’s just special now, isn’t he? He dropped the bridle a little bit in
behind at Leopardstown [in his latest run], he came alive when he arrived at them but today he was on the
bit the whole way and loving it.”Asked
if the horse had ever given him any problems, he replied: “No, none whatsoever.
Eats and sleeps.”It
was a second Festival success for the 20-year-old Cooper, whose first had come the day before on Benefficient. It was followed half an hour later by a third when he won the County Hurdle on Ted Veale.Nine years ago, at
the age of 11, Cooper led Total
Enjoyment around the paddock for his father, Thomas, before the mare won the Festival’s Champion Bumper. Remembering that experience, he said he had come to this year’s meeting in the hope of getting placed a couple of times.
“I never thought
I’d be standing here having three winners,” he added.Tony Martin, trainer of Ted Veale and Benefficient, was much less surprised. “He’s riding with supreme confidence there at the moment,” Martin said.”He’s
the new kid on the block.
It’s great to have him on your side. We’ve been using him for a
while and you could always see the potential in him to be a championship rider.”I’d
definitely say Ruby and Geraghty, Russell and Carberry, they haven’t too long left. But this one’s only on the way up. I hope I’ll be able to secure his services for a little while longer.”Cooper
blanched when told he had been compared to that list of four highly successful
Irish jockeys. “I try not to listen to too much,” he said. “If I achieve half of what they’ve done, I’d
settle with that. A quarter, even.”Another young visiting jockey had her moment of triumph snatched away when Jane Mangan was unseated from Oscar Delta on the run-in, just as it seemed the horse was on his way to winning the Foxhunter Chase. He jinked suddenly to his right as Mangan tried to
steer him away from the tape on the inside of the track, with the result that the jockey rolled off to her left.”It
felt like it was a dream when I hit the ground,” said Mangan, 19. “It was like a Disney film or something.”He
just thought we
were going for another circuit, then he jinked, corrected himself and I wasn’t ready.
But, as Dad said, thinking of the McNamaras, it could be a lot worse.”"She gave the horse a brilliant ride,” said Jimmy, the jockey’s father and trainer of Oscar Delta. “I couldn’t be more proud of
her. We’ll be back.”Mangan’s calamity left the way
open for Salsify to repeat his victory of last year in the
race. “I feel sorry for Jane,” said the winning jockey, Colman Sweeney, “but I did feel I was going to rally.
Whether or not I would have got there, I don’t know.”Alderwood’s
victory in the Grand Annual completed a
difficult day for bookmakers, as he was the fourth successful favourite, and a brilliant week for Irish-trained horses, of which he was the 14th to cross the line in front, one more than
winning British horses. It is the first time that Ireland has won more Festival races than the host country.”I
should think that will be the first and only time I’ll win anything for Ireland,” said Alderwood’s trainer, Tony Mullins, who sent the same horse out to win last year’s County Hurdle.
The race provided McCoy and McManus with a second success for the day.It had briefly looked as though another McManus-owned beast, the famously temperamental Kid Cassidy, was finally about to land the major race his talent deserves, but Alderwood outbattled him. Jerry McGrath, a late substitute for the injured Paul Carberry, wore
an obviously rueful expression as he returned on Kid Cassidy, appearing to feel that he had allowed the horse to hit the front too soon.Nicky
Henderson, trainer of Kid Cassidy, was foiled in
his attempt to win the race named after his father for a third time, but remained on a high as the Festival closed, thanks
to Bobs Worth’s Gold Cup success.
He also noted Sprinter Sacre’s dominant showing in the Queen Mother Champion Chase as a highlight.”I think the Champion Hurdle was the race you come back to and say, we could have had Darlan [who died
last month], or we could have had Grandouet [a faller in the race], if he’d not done silly things.”But no, it’s been a fantastic week.
Sprinter was something else.
A Gold Cup and a Queen Mother is a good week’s work, isn’t it? Sure, there were
disappointments, there had to be. You can’t run here and expect it all to work.”Willie
Mullins ended the week as top trainer with five wins, though he drew a blank on Thursday and Friday.
“People don’t understand how difficult it is,” he said.”Look
at the top trainers who are here and haven’t enjoyed such good luck. People think
we’re just going to turn up and have winners every time but, no matter how many runners we have, I’m delighted to just get one winner.
We’re over the moon.”Ruby Walsh was top jockey for the Festival with four wins, one ahead of Cooper and Barry Geraghty.Cheltenham
Festival 2013Cheltenham FestivalHorse racingChris Cookguardian.co.uk © 2013
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think functional. Foreseeing a long battle like the one over abortion, conservatives in their 20s and 30s say there is time to shift the debate away from gay rights.
A federal judge temporarily barred Northwest Airlines flight attendants from going on strike last night, averting potential delays during the last days of the summer travel season. I never bought
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students are of out of control,” she blogged) turned parents into a chorus of scorched
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The blowout, in the… Industry veteran Bill Rubino has retired as president and CEO of Jofco, a role he held at the office-furniture manufacturer for 25 years.My
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After years of Jefferson promising to reach out to the third of Northern Virginia students wh… KOSOVO The bride works for a clothing company; the groom, a bank. Add your friends to the growing list of things that can help you put on weight. Some of the most important lessons a student can
learn are not taught in a classroom. Thatâ€™s what Jean Sack, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, discovered last summer thanks to her experience with the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), funded by the MIT Energy Initiative and BP.â€œResearch is a completely different side of academia, and gives you a chance to connect concepts you learned in classes to the real world,â€ Sack says.
â€œThis was a liberating experience for me and it gave me the confidence to move forward.â€This
wasnâ€™t Sackâ€™s first experience as a UROP, however. As an eager â€” perhaps too
eager â€” freshman she did a UROP during the Independent Activities Period. But Sack found that she had not yet sufficiently developed skills or enough knowledge to contribute, especially considering the short time span she had on the project. But by the time she was a junior, Sack decided to give UROP another shot.
She went through a list of mechanical engineering professors conducting energy research
and decided to contact those who were running the most interesting projects.Associate Professor Evelyn Wang saw Sackâ€™s potential and
put her on two main projects: improving heat transfer of condensation, and working on and with a prototype of a solar thermophotovoltaic (STPV) system.Sackâ€™s work with condensation, which she performed with PhD candidate Nenad Miljkovic, involved conducting several runs on a variety of surfaces to characterize the heat transfer effectiveness of different types of condensation enabled by different
surfaces. Additionally, her work on a prototype of a STPV system, performed with PhD candidate Andrej Lenert, involved concentrating the light from the solar simulator in order to reach higher temperatures to find when the most energy can be obtained from the PV cell.Sack
found this work especially interesting because â€œSTPV has the potential
to revolutionize solar energy, since it uses the entire solar spectrum and thus has much greater energy potential.â€One
of Sackâ€™s favorite parts about her UROP experience was the people.â€œAndrej
and Nenad were incredible to work with,
and were patient and really fun to be around,â€
â€œIt was wonderful to be in an atmosphere where brilliant people asked for and appreciated my thoughts on projects, as well as asked what my plans were for graduate school, and provided an endless resource of experience and advice.â€In
Wang was an excellent role model from whom she learned much. For example, after seeing how Wang ran
group meetings, Sack followed suit as a student manager for a class during the fall semester.As
with so many of the best learning opportunities, Sackâ€™s UROP experience taught her how much she didnâ€™t know, and needed to.â€œI discovered that I know very little
about solar cells, but realized that much of graduate study seems to be independent research on topics that are of interest,â€ Sack says.This
realization led her to
to pursue a masterâ€™s degree next year at MIT focused on thermophotovoltaics. After that, what could come next? PhD? Industry? A national laboratory? Sack
plans to take her future one step at a time.
With a widened understanding of energy projects thanks to her UROP experience, she takes comfort in now knowing that there are far
more directions she can take her career than she ever imagined.Want to have a similar experience? Applications for the summer energy UROP
are due March 8.
Marine biologists have discovered an invasion of deep-water crabs off the coast of Antarctica, where it’s previously been too cold for the creatures to
Following up on penny stock egghead review theoretical predictions, MIT google sniper review have now demonstrated experimentally the existence of a fundamentally new kind of magnetic behavior, adding to the two previously known states of magnetism.Ferromagnetism
â€” the simple magnetism of a bar magnet or compass needle â€” has been known for centuries. In a second type of magnetism, antiferromagnetism, the magnetic fields of the ions within a metal or alloy cancel each other out. In both cases, the materials become magnetic only when cooled below a certain critical temperature. The prediction and
discovery of antiferromagnetism â€” the basis for the read heads in todayâ€™s computer hard disks â€” won Nobel Prizes
in physics for Louis Neel in 1970 and for MIT professor emeritus Clifford Shull in 1994.â€œWeâ€™re
showing that there is a third fundamental state for magnetism,â€ says MIT
professor of physics Young Lee.
The experimental work showing the existence of this new state, called a quantum spin liquid (QSL), is
reported this week in the journal Nature, with
Lee as the senior author and Tianheng Han, who earned his
PhD in physics at MIT earlier this year, as lead author.The QSL is a solid crystal, but its magnetic state is
described as liquid: Unlike the other two kinds of magnetism, the magnetic orientations of the individual particles within it fluctuate constantly, resembling the constant motion of molecules within a true
liquid.Finding the evidenceThere is no static order to the magnetic orientations, known as magnetic moments, within the material,
â€œBut there is a strong interaction between them, and due to quantum effects, they donâ€™t lock in place,â€ he says. Although it is extremely difficult to measure, or prove the existence,
of this exotic state, Lee says, â€œthis is one of the strongest experimental data sets out there that [does] this. What used to just be in theoristsâ€™ models is a real physical system.â€Philip Anderson, a leading theorist, first proposed the concept in 1987, saying that this
state could be
relevant to high-temperature superconductors, Lee says. â€œEver since
then, physicists have wanted to make such a state,â€ he adds.
â€œItâ€™s only in the past few years that weâ€™ve made progress.â€
The material itself is a crystal of a mineral called herbertsmithite.
Lee and his colleagues first succeeded in making a
large, pure crystal of this material last year â€” a process that took 10 months â€” and have since been studying its properties in detail.â€œThis was a multidisciplinary
collaboration, with physicists and chemists,â€ Lee explains.
â€œYou need both â€¦ to synthesize the material and study it with advanced physics techniques.
Theorists were also crucial to this.â€Through
its experiments, the team made a significant discovery, Lee says: They found a state with fractionalized excitations, which had been predicted by some theorists but was a highly controversial idea. While most matter has discrete quantum states whose changes are expressed as whole numbers, this QSL material exhibits
fractional quantum states.
In fact, the researchers found that these excited states, called spinons, form a continuum.
This observation, they say in their Nature paper, is â€œa remarkable first.â€Scattering
neutronsTo measure this state, the team used a technique called neutron scattering, which is Leeâ€™s specialty.
To actually carry out the measurements, they used a neutron spectrometer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Md.The
results, Lee says, are â€œreally strong evidence of this fractionalizationâ€ of the spin states. â€œThatâ€™s a fundamental theoretical prediction for spin liquids that we are seeing in a clear and detailed way for the first time.â€It may take a long time to translate this â€œvery fundamental
researchâ€ into practical applications, Lee says. The work could possibly lead to advances in data storage or communications, he says â€” perhaps using an exotic quantum phenomenon called long-range entanglement, in which two widely separated particles can instantaneously influence each otherâ€™s states.
The findings could also bear on research into high-temperature superconductors, and could ultimately lead to new developments in that field, he says.â€œWe
have to get a more comprehensive understanding of the big picture,â€ Lee says.
â€œThere is no theory that describes everything that weâ€™re seeing.â€Subir Sachdev, a professor of physics at Harvard University who was not connected with this work, says that these findings, which have been anticipated for decades, â€œare very significant and open a new chapter in the study of
quantum entanglement in many-body systems.â€ The detection of such states, he says, was an â€œexceptionally difficult task.
Young Lee and his group brilliantly overcame these challenges in their beautiful experiment.â€In
addition to Lee and Han, the work was carried out by J.S.
Helton of NIST, research scientist Shaoyan Chu of MITâ€™s Center for
Materials Science and Engineering, MIT chemistry professor Daniel Nocera, Jose Rodriguez-Rivera of NIST and the University of Maryland, and Colin Broholm of Johns Hopkins University. The work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation.
Student leaders at the University of the District of Columbia
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National Hockey League’s (NHL) Board of Governors have approved a realignment plan, starting next season. Citizens turn arbitrators in minor road accidents, thanks to their dwindling
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A business executive and 14 of his companies are accused of
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that credit losses at
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The co-owner Steve Tisch said he worried that the Giants might have to match another teamâ€™s offer sheet for Victor Cruz or lose him and receive a first-round draft pick as compensation. Republican lawmakers on Wednesday accused the Obama administration of trying to make an end run around Congress as it negotiates a large settlement with banks involved in shoddy foreclosure
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We Need to Talk
About KevinConfusion has erupted on the set of independent drama Jane Got a Gun after director Lynne Ramsay failed to turn up for work on the first day of shooting in Santa Fe, New
Mexico, according to
Deadline.Ramsay’s follow-up to the critically acclaimed We Need to Talk About Kevin, Jane Got a Gun
is a western that is to star Natalie Portman in the title role, as well as Joel Edgerton, Jude Law and Rodrigo Santoro.
When the cast arrived for work on Monday morning they were told the British film-maker was a no-show. Producer Scott Steindorff has described Ramsay’s behaviour as “irresponsible”. Earlier today it was announced that Warrior’s Gavin O’Connor would
take charge of production, with suggestions he will begin
work as early
as tomorrow. The Hollywood Reporter described “clashes” between Steindorff and Ramsay, though no details have yet emerged.
Deadline is also suggesting that Law has dropped out, as a result of Ramsay’s departure.”I have millions of dollars invested, we’re ready to shoot, we have a great script, crew and cast,” Steindorff said. “I’m shocked and so disappointed someone would do this to 150
crew members who devoted so much time, energy, commitment and loyalty to a project, and then have the director not show up. It is insane somebody would do this to other people. I feel more
for the crew and their families, but we are keeping the show going on, directors are flying in, and a replacement is imminent.”Steindorff, who has invested in the project via his Scott Pictures production company, said he was considering his
“This comes down to an irresponsible act by one person.”Ramsay’s apparent decision to not appear for the first day of the shoot is virtually unprecedented in Hollywood, but the director of Morvern Callar and
Ratcatcher has yet to make a
public statement and had not responded to a request to comment by the Guardian by the time of publication.Jane Got a Gun is based on a screenplay by Brian Duffield which made the 2011 Black List of the
best unproduced scripts in Hollywood and would have marked Ramsay’s first feature project by another screenwriter. Portman, best known for her Oscar-winning turn in Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, plays a farmer’s wife whose outlaw husband returns home bloodied and near death after his gang turn on him. When the miscreants reappear to finish the job, Jane must
enlist the help of an old flame to defend her life and home.Ramsay left an adaptation of Alice Sebold’s bestselling novel
The Lovely Bones
in 2004 after producers declared an interest in seeing a film version that was more faithful to the book. The film was eventually directed by Peter Jackson in a rare critical bomb from the Lord of the Rings film-maker.Natalie
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Ben Brantley on Harold Pinterâ€™s â€œOld Timesâ€ and an intimate revival of â€œMerrily We Roll Along.â€
At least nine children died in a fire in Dakar, including seven boys who beg and study the Koran under the guidance of a holy man.
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Developer google sniper review provider Atlassian has released a penny stock egghead client that will allow programmers to access Git DVCS (distributed revision control systems) from Windows computers.
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Drilling in Gale crater, where it landed in spectacular fashion last August, it has found that the bedrock was once wet clay alongside a mix of chemicals that could have supported living organisms. It is a long way from this to proving that life ever existed on the early Mars, but the discovery fulfils a major objective of Curiosity’s mission.That
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for a few days.Another
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a comet that might pass dangerously close to the planet.Recently
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planet. Moving at 56 km per second, and with a likely diameter
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However, they and the Curiosity and Opportunity rovers could enjoy a
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