Cuba Adopts a New Socialist Constitution

Roxaanne | February 28, 2019 | 0

Photo by Nathaniel St. Clair On February 24, 2019, the Cuban people overwhelmingly adopted a new constitution, as 84.4% of resident citizens voted in the constitutional referendum, with 86.8 % voting “Yes,” 9% “No,” 2.5% blank ballots, and 1.6% annulled. Since the triumph of the Cuban Revolution in 1959, Cuba has been striving to develop…

Conservation Genomics Can Help Save RareSpecies

Roxaanne | February 27, 2019 | 0

Conservation genomics is a new discipline that is beginning to provide important information to scientists that could help us save endangered species and protect the global environment The critically endangered Puerto Rican Amazon parrot, Amazona vittata, known locally as the iguaca, is the only extant parrot endemic to the United States. Its closest relatives are…

Risky Retirement Business

Roxaanne | February 27, 2019 | 0

Regardless of whether yields in advanced economies rise, fall, or stay the same, core demographic trends are unlikely to change in the coming years, implying that pension costs will continue to balloon. Is there an asset class that can provide yield-hungry pension-fund managers what they’re looking for? CAMBRIDGE – The challenges posed by an aging…

Florida Democrats upset Bernie Sanders refused to condemn…

Roxaanne | February 27, 2019 | 0

Sen. Bernie Sanders gave an interview to Jorge Ramos today about his campaign for president and his outlook on various issues. At the end of the interview, Ramos asked Sanders to comment on the situation in Venezuela. Sanders’ answers did not sit well with some Florida Democrats. Asked directly if Juan Guaido was the “legitimate president…

The Eternal Struggle Of The Large-Headed Man

Roxaanne | February 25, 2019 | 0

I was born big: 9 lbs., 4 oz., 22 inches long. One of my uncles, seeing me the following day, is said to have wisecracked, “That’s not an infant — that’s a toddler.” No doubt this impression was enhanced by my enormous bald head, which took my body some years to catch up with. Even…

A One-Page Hop from Bleeding Heart to Mailed…

Roxaanne | February 24, 2019 | 2

Sometimes the hop from bleeding heart to mailed fist is only one page wide.  From Oscar Lewis, Ruth Lewis, and Susan Rigdon’s ethnography Four Men: Living the Revolution: An Oral History of Contemporary Cuba. p.105: Illiteracy is at the bottom of juvenile delinquency because illiterate parents don’t understand the development of the Cuban Revolution.  I’ve always…

Cover Feature: Metal‐Free Dearomatization: Direct Access to Spiroindol(en)ines…

Roxaanne | February 22, 2019 | 6

The full text of this article hosted at iucr.org is unavailable due to technical difficulties. Cover Feature: Metal‐Free Dearomatization: Direct Access to Spiroindol(en)ines in Batch and Continuous‐Flow (Chem. Eur. J. 10/2019) Gerardo M. Ojeda Laboratory for Organic & Microwave-Assisted Chemistry (LOMAC), Department of Chemistry, University of Leuven (KU Leuven), , 3001 Leuven, Belgium Center for…

Huge Meteor Explosion Over Cuba Was As Powerful…

Roxaanne | February 21, 2019 | 0

On February 1, hundreds of people in the Florida Keys and Western Cuba witnessed a strange phenomenon. At around 1.15 p.m. locals spotted a bright fireball followed by a smoke trail moving through the sky at high speed, shortly before they heard a sonic boom, the International Meteor Organization reported.The event was caused by a meteor exploding as…

CityLab Daily: Amazon Pulls HQ2 From New York…

Roxaanne | February 21, 2019 | 0

Albert Gea/Reuters Also: The cities with the most singles, and the opioid crisis’s rural-urban divide. Keep up with the most pressing, interesting, and important city stories of the day. Sign up for the CityLab Daily newsletter here. *** What We’re Following Cancel order: Breaking things off on Valentine’s Day is a move. Amazon just announced…

$150K ABE grant will help ABA facilitate pro…

Roxaanne | February 21, 2019 | 0

Home Daily News $150K ABE grant will help ABA facilitate… ABA Midyear Meeting By Lorelei Laird Posted January 26, 2019, 5:15 pm CST       Image from Shutterstock. Stephen N. Zack knows firsthand how tough it is on a kid to be separated from their parents. When he was 13, his family tried to…