Friday, November 17, 2017

Perspective

Perspective: I'm dying of brain cancer. I prepared to end my life. Then I kept living.

In April 2015, at the age of 55, I was diagnosed with one of the most lethal and aggressive brain tumors, a brainstem glioblastoma multiforme in an advanced stage. The prognosis was both grim and precise: Without treatment, I might have a few months;...
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Perspective: Teens' smartphones in their hands, social media sadness in their hearts

Perspective: Teens' smartphones in their hands, social media sadness in their hearts

Jean Twenge had never seen anything like it. The San Diego State University professor in personality psychology had been studying generational differences for 25 years, since she was a 22-year-old Ph.D. student at the University of Michigan. Her rese...
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Perspective: Richard Thaler won the Nobel Prize for making economics more human — and more real

Perspective: Richard Thaler won the Nobel Prize for making economics more human — and more real

In 1996, an Israeli psychologist named Amos Tversky was curiously, but fulsomely, eulogized for having urged economists to put down their formulas and look out the window to see people as they really are.The first to do so was Richard Thaler, an econ...
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Alaska eruptions may have dried up ancient Egyptians’ Lower Nile

Alaska eruptions may have dried up ancient Egyptians’ Lower Nile

Did violent volcanoes in Russia, Greenland and Alaska affect the lives of ancient Egyptians? It may sound improbable, but according to a new study, the answer is yes. In a paper published Tuesday in Nature Communications, a team of researchers shows ...
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Perspective: Puerto Rico's endless waiting game

Perspective: Puerto Rico's endless waiting game

Maybe it's time the territory takes its future into its hands and demands representation.
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Did Leonardo da Vinci sketch the 'Nude Mona Lisa'?

Did Leonardo da Vinci sketch the 'Nude Mona Lisa'?

PARIS — Behind closed doors in the Louvre's basements, experts have been scrutinizing a drawing for weeks with one question on their minds: Could this semi-naked, mysteriously smiling lady that looks strikingly like the Mona Lisa be a sketch by...
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Perspective: Rocket Man knows better

Perspective: Rocket Man knows better

Kim Jong Un should contemplate the history of the Korean War.
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Perspective: Now is exactly the right time to talk about gun politics

Perspective: Now is exactly the right time to talk about gun politics

I've changed my mind. Now is exactly the time.
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Perspective: Ray Charles' 'America the Beautiful' is our best hope for bringing us together

Perspective: Ray Charles' 'America the Beautiful' is our best hope for bringing us together

It would take a genius to ease the antagonisms surrounding the national anthem controversy. I know just the man for the job. His name is Ray Charles.Often called "the Genius" during a long career, Ray Charles performed unique combinations of rock, co...
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T-Rex, meet pigeon beak

T-Rex, meet pigeon beak

$2.8 billionis what gun injuries cost in emergency room and hospital charges in the United States each year, according to a study published last week in the journal Health Affairs. This doesn't count victims who died before reaching the hospital.110 ...
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