Monthly Archives: September 2017

Fair Game: New Skirmish in an Old Battle: Wall Street vs. the Customer

By GRETCHEN MORGENSON Investors in Europe will soon enjoy a fairer market under new rules. American investors won't, if regulators side with big brokerage firms. ...read more

Source: The New York Times

Category: Banking and Financial Institutions, Financial Brokers, Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates), Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Stocks and Bonds, Research, Securities and Exchange Commission, Europe

    

First open-access data from large collider confirm subatomic particle patterns

In November of 2014, in a first, unexpected move for the field of particle physics, the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment—one of the main detectors in the world's largest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider—released to the public an immense amount of data, through a website called the CERN Open ...read more

Source: phy.org

Category: General Physics

    

Researchers explore ways that a drug like Avandia can be made safer

With the heightened concerns over the dangerous side effects of the once-popular antidiabetic drug Avandia, researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in Jupiter, Florida, are working to understand how small molecules, like those in Avandia, can have such varied effects throughout the body. The insights could help researchers design ...read more

Source: phy.org

Category: Biochemistry

    

In Power Move at Uber, Travis Kalanick Appoints 2 to Board

By KATIE BENNER and MIKE ISAAC Mr. Kalanick, the former Uber chief, who has been embroiled in a fight with other directors at the ride-hailing company, moved to assert his control over its board. ...read more

Source: The New York Times

Category: Uber Technologies Inc, Boards of Directors, Appointments and Executive Changes, Car Services and Livery Cabs, Kalanick, Travis, Burns, Ursula M, Thain, John A, Khosrowshahi, Dara

    

The B&N Podcast: Jenny Zhang

By The Barnes and Noble Review Every author has a story beyond the one that they put down on paper. The Barnes & Noble Podcast goes between the lines with today's most interesting writers, exploring what inspires them, what confounds them, and what they were thinking when they wrote the books we're talking about.
The short stories ...read more

Source: Barnes And Noble

Category: B&N Podcast, Podcast, B&N PODCAST, IMMIGRATION, INTERVIEW, PODCAST, SHORT STORIES

    

Eat Less, Age Less?

Eating is one of the great pleasures of life. But eating too much places people at risk for chronic illnesses and shortens life expectancy. Seven of 10 Americans are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Being overweight is so common, people don't recognize when ...read more

Source: Discover Magazine

    

Melania Trump calls Massachusetts librarian's comments on Dr. Seuss book donation 'unfortunate' 

By Associated Press First Lady Melania Trump's communications team on Thursday brushed off a Massachusetts elementary school librarian's suspiciously political rejection of an honorary donation of 10 Dr. Seuss books for National Read a Book Day. "Turning the gesture of sending young schoolchildren books into something... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Carmen Maria Machado's 'Her Body and Other Parties' reclaims the female body in subversive, joyful ways

By Ellie Robins Something is happening to women's bodies. In Carmen Maria Machado's debut short story collection, “Her Body and Other Parties,” women evaporate, are haunted after gastric surgery, literally lose their heads and chart an apocalyptic pandemic through their sexual encounters. Their every experience... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Ta-Nehisi Coates blazes a singular intellectual path in 'We Were Eight Years in Power'

By Walton Muyumba Early in “We Were Eight Years in Power,” Ta-Nehisi Coates' third book, he writes, “[t]here is a notion out there that black people enjoy the Sisyphean struggle against racism. In fact, most of us live for the day when we can struggle against anything else.” However, as he explains throughout ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Simultaneously enhancing power factor and reducing thermal conductivity of SnTe via introducing its analogues

By Li-Dong Zhao Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C7EE02530K, PaperLi-Dong Zhao, Xiao Zhang, Meijie Yin, Dongyang Wang, Yanling Pei, Shengkai Gong, Li Huang, Jiaqing He, Haijun Wu, Stephen John PennycookNowadays, extensive endeavors have been made to explore the potential thermoelectric performance of SnTe through either enhancing power factor or reducing thermal conductivity. ...read more

Source: RSC

    

Freestanding transparent metallic network based ultrathin, foldable and designable supercapacitors

By Yan-Hua Liu Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C7EE02390A, PaperYan-Hua Liu, Jianlong Xu, Xu Gao, Yilin Sun, Jing-Jing Lv, Su Shen, Linsen Chen, Sui-Dong WangFully integrated ultrathin, transparent and foldable energy storage devices are essential for the development of smart wearable electronics, yet typical supercapacitor electrodes are substrate-supported which limits their thickness, ...read more

Source: RSC

    

Correction: Can BECCS deliver sustainable and resource efficient negative emissions?

By Mathilde Fajardy Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Advance ArticleDOI: 10.1039/C7EE90055D, Correction Open Access &nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Mathilde Fajardy, Niall Mac DowellTo cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above.The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal ...read more

Source: RSC

    

Edward St. Aubyn sets aside autobiographical fiction in 'Dunbar' and updates Shakespeare's 'King Lear'

By Bethanne Patrick Years ago in an undergraduate Shakespeare paper I posited that the lustful sisters of “King Lear,” Goneril and Regan, might have been affected by stages of the moon often mentioned in that play. “A bit far-fetched,” wrote my professor, dryly. I wonder what that professor might think of Abby ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Perovskite solar cells reach record long-term stability, efficiency over 20 percent

Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) can offer high light-conversion efficiency with low manufacturing costs. But to be commercially viable, perovskite films must also be durable and not degrade under solar light over time. EPFL scientists have now greatly improved the operational stability of PSCs, retaining more than 95% of their initial ...read more

Source: Tech Xplore

Category: Energy & Green Tech

    

Voices of the City: Robin Coste Lewis' fierce and arresting poetry has its roots in Compton

By Jeffrey Fleishman The white fence is new but the tree she planted as a child still stands in front of the wood house, now stucco, pale yellow and cracked, forgotten Christmas lights hanging from its eaves. She laughs. Time sucks her back, the way it does, and she talks about backyard camping, ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

MoS2/TiO2 Heterostructures as Nonmetal Plasmonic Photocatalysts for Highly Efficient Hydrogen Evolution

By Limin Guo Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C7EE02464A, PaperLimin Guo, Zhenzhong Yang, Kyle Marcus, Zhao Li, Bingcheng Luo, Le Zhou, Xiaohui Wang, Yingge Du, Yang YangIn this study, we report a nonmetal plasmonic MoS2@TiO2 heterostructure for highly efficient photocatalytic H2 generation. Large area laminated Z-scheme MoS2 in conjunction with TiO2 nanocavity ...read more

Source: RSC

    

In-line, roll-to-roll morphology analysis of organic solar cell active layers

By Lea Hildebrandt Rossander Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C7EE01900A, PaperLea Hildebrandt Rossander, Henrik F. Dam, Jon Carle, Martin Helgesen, Ivan Rajkovic, Michael Corazza, Frederik C. Krebs, Jens Wenzel AndreasenWe present the first comparative in situ small and wide angle X-ray scattering study of two polymers that are relevant for organic photovoltaics, during ...read more

Source: RSC

    

The B&N Podcast: Claire Messud

By The Barnes and Noble Review Every author has a story beyond the one that they put down on paper. The Barnes & Noble Podcast goes between the lines with today's most interesting writers, exploring what inspires them, what confounds them, and what they were thinking when they wrote the books we're talking about.
Claire Messud may ...read more

Source: Barnes And Noble

Category: B&N Podcast, Podcast, B&N PODCAST, CHILDHOOD, FICTION, FRIENDSHIP, INTERVIEW, PODCAST, WRITERS ON WRITING

    

“Not a heartbeat, but a moan”: Nicole Sealey

By Amy Gall One might not expect a collection of poetry with subject matter as diffuse as a lynching and the board game Clue to hang together. But Nicole Sealey's second book, Ordinary Beast, manages to perfectly blend the heartbreaking and the hilarious — often in a single stanza. A timely and haunting ...read more

Source: Barnes And Noble

Category: Interviews, AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE, INTERVIEW, POEMS, poetry

    

The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office

By Tom Carson Eight months after his inaugural, Donald J. Trump's presidency is rotting before our eyes. Back in July — and who except nostalgists remembers July? — one poll found that only 25 per cent of Americans were certain he'd complete his first term. Another 30 per cent guessed he “probably” would. ...read more

Source: Barnes And Noble

Category: Reviews & Essays, AMERICAN HISTORY, POLITICS, PRESIDENTS

    

Gork, the Teenage Dragon

By Paul Di Filippo Any good-hearted, whimsy-favoring reader, from acned to aged, who delights in chaotically fantastical or fantastically chaotic narratives involving the quest for one's authentic identity and place in the world will surely enjoy Gabe Hudson's debut novel, Gork, the Teenage Dragon. Its nonstop madhouse escapades, compressed into the span of one ...read more

Source: Barnes And Noble

Category: The Speculator, fantasy, HUMOR, science fiction, THE SPECULATOR

    

Authors: Want to Open the Non-Bookstore Non-Retail Channel? Forget About Consignments… These Books Stay Sold

By editor By Scott Lorenz, Westwind Communications
For most self-published authors, it is extremely difficult to get book stores to buy their books. There are many issues that stand in the way, including distribution, returns, payments, and the quality of the book. Many authors have complained to me about the time, energy, and ...read more

Source: San Fransico Book Review

Category: Articles, Resources for Writers, book sales

    

3 Common Misconceptions Keeping Authors from Starting a Mailing List

By editor “I have 185,000 Twitter followers. A tweet of content will get me around 20 clicks. Twenty bucks on a boosted Facebook post of the same content to 5,165 people who like the page gets even less. But a link in my newsletter? More than 2,000 clicks from an email list ...read more

Source: San Fransico Book Review

Category: Articles, Resources for Writers, book marketing, mailing lists

    

School Health Services

By National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) School health services reduce absenteeism and improve academic achievement according to research. If you have school-aged children, you'll want to listen to this podcast to learn more about healthy school environments and the link between health and academic achievement. ...read more

Source: CDC Featured Podcasts

Category: School Health, Healthy Schools

    

A Van Gogh Reading List

Deborah Heiligman's young adult biography Vincent and Theo draws on the hundreds of letters that passed between the Van Gogh brothers. There are various editions of Vincent's letters, including a 2009 version endorsed by the Van Gogh Museum that contains all Van Gogh's letters to his brother Theo. The letters ...read more

Source: BookBrowse

Category: Beyond the Book

    

A Van Gogh Reading List

Deborah Heiligman's young adult biography Vincent and Theo draws on the hundreds of letters that passed between the Van Gogh brothers. There are various editions of Vincent's letters, including a 2009 version endorsed by the Van Gogh Museum that contains all Van Gogh's letters to his brother Theo. The letters ...read more

Source: BookBrowse

Category: Beyond the Book