Even Rats Are Taking Selfies Now (and Enjoying It)
Technology

Even Rats Are Taking Selfies Now (and Enjoying It)

When Augustin Lignier, a professional photographer in Paris, was in graduate school, he began to ponder the point of picture-taking in the modern world: Why did so many of us feel compelled to photograph our lives and share those images online?It was not a novel question, but it led Mr. Lignier to a surprising place, and before long he found himself building what was, in essence, a photo booth for rats.He took inspiration from B.F. Skinner, the famous behaviorist who had devised a test chamber to study learning in rats. The Skinner box, as it became known, dispensed food pellets when rats pushed a designated lever.It became one of the most well-known experimental paradigms in psychology. Scientists found that reward-seeking rats became lever-pressing pros, pushing the bar down over and ove...
New Hampshire Officials to Investigate A.I. Robocalls Mimicking Biden
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New Hampshire Officials to Investigate A.I. Robocalls Mimicking Biden

Voters in New Hampshire received robocall messages over the weekend in a voice that was most likely artificially generated to impersonate President Biden’s, urging them not to vote in Tuesday’s primary election, according to the state attorney general’s office.The fake recordings, which told listeners that “your vote makes a difference in November, not this Tuesday,” were manipulated to seem as if they had been sent by an officer of a Democratic committee, the office said.The attorney general’s office stressed that voting in the primary would not rule out voters from also casting ballots in the general election in November.“These messages appear to be an unlawful attempt to disrupt the New Hampshire presidential primary election and to suppress New Hampshire voters,” the office said in a s...
Modi Opens a Giant Temple, a Triumph Toward a Hindu-First India
World

Modi Opens a Giant Temple, a Triumph Toward a Hindu-First India

They fanned out across the vast country, knocking on doors in the name of a cause that would redefine India.These foot soldiers and organizers, including a young Narendra Modi, collected millions of dollars to be socked away for a long fight to build a grand Hindu temple in Ayodhya, in northern India. Across 200,000 villages, ceremonies were arranged to bless individual bricks that would be sent to that sacred city, believed by Hindus to be the birthplace of the deity Ram.The bricks, the campaign’s leaders declared, would not just be used for the temple’s construction on land occupied for centuries by a mosque. They would be the foundation for a Hindu rashtra, or Hindu nation, that would correct what right-wing Hindus saw as the injustice of India’s birth as a secular republic.Now, nearly ...
Berish Strauch, Path Breaker in Reconstructive Surgery, Dies at 90
Health

Berish Strauch, Path Breaker in Reconstructive Surgery, Dies at 90

Berish Strauch, a plastic surgeon whose pioneering procedures and devices to reattach or replace vital body parts included one of the first toe-to-thumb transplants, a device to reverse vasectomies and, perhaps most notably, the first inflatable prosthetic penis, died on Dec. 24 in Greenwich, Conn. He was 90.His daughter, Laurie Strauch Weiss, said the cause of his death, in a hospital, was respiratory failure.Beginning in the late 1960s, Dr. Strauch was at the forefront of a revolution in plastic surgery, in particular microsurgery, in which doctors use microscopes and precision instruments to sew together minuscule blood vessels, nerves and ligaments, some thinner than a human hair, said Dr. June K. Wu, an associate professor of surgery at Columbia University who completed her residency ...
Los Mejores Diarios Digitales de Panamá
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Los Mejores Diarios Digitales de Panamá

En el mundo digital actual, el acceso a información confiable y actualizada es fundamental. Los diarios digitales se han convertido en una fuente primordial de noticias, reportajes y análisis en Panamá. En este artículo, presentaremos una selección de los mejores diarios digitales de Panamá, brindando una reseña corta de cada uno de ellos. ¡Prepárate para mantenerte informado con estas fuentes confiables de noticias en línea! 1. Panamá Crece Panamá Crece es un diario digital que se enfoca en noticias relacionadas con el desarrollo económico, social y cultural de Panamá. Con un enfoque en el crecimiento y progreso del país, este medio ofrece una amplia cobertura de eventos y proyectos que impactan la sociedad panameña. Además, Panamá Crece se destaca por sus análisis profundos y entrevist...
As Jason Kelce retires, teammates tell stories from his and Travis’ college days at Cincinnati
Sports

As Jason Kelce retires, teammates tell stories from his and Travis’ college days at Cincinnati

For those who know Jason and Travis Kelce best, there’s a familiar quality when listening to “New Heights,” the duo’s wildly popular podcast that launched in the fall of 2022. “It’s awesome because I can turn it on and it feels like I’m back in college hanging out with them,” said Craig Carey, a longtime friend and former teammate of both. “I’m not surprised at how successful it is because I lived it.”The Kelce brothers grew up together in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, less than two years apart in age. But the seeds of their already legendary NFL careers were planted at the University of Cincinnati, where the two became college teammates and roommates. And where they cemented the unique brotherly bond that would forever impact their shared futures, on the field and off. ...