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  • Dec 3rd 2017

    The idea of creating a shared online repository that would make all data from publicly funded research available for anyone to investigate and use, sounds like a laudable and ambitious plan. But how exactly would a European open science cloud (EOSC) work in practice? On 28 and 29 November, data experts, policymakers and scientists gathered in Brussels, Belgium, to discuss the way forward. Horizon went along and here are nine things we learned.

  • Oct 20th 2017

    If humans are going to live someplace other than Earth, the moon seems like a good option. It’s nearby and could serve as a launchpad for missions to other locations in the solar system. Scientists have long wondered if shadowy crevasses on the lunar surface could be entrances to caverns that could serve as a home for future colonists. New data from Japanese and US researchers indicates such caverns do exist.

  • Oct 19th 2017

    Cell therapy specialists prepare blood cells from a patient to be engineered in the lab to fight cancer at Kite Pharma, the company that developed the Yescarta therapy, in El Segundo, California. Kite Pharma via AP

    A second new personalized treatment for cancer has won approval from the Food and Drug Administration — a clear sign that such treatments will become more widely available for patients with no other options.

  • Jul 26th 2017

    Having grown up in Massachusetts, I love the idea of warmer winters. A winter where I will not have a $150 heating bill? A winter where I will not need to shovel for hours when it snows?

    By Gina Mantica

Technology

  • Linux System Administration Basics
    Linux System Administration Basics

    This guide presents a collection of common issues and useful tips for Linux system administration. Whether you’re new to system administration or have been maintaining systems for some time, we hope this collection of basic Linux commands will help you manage your system from the command line.

    Written on Sunday, 26 November 2017 18:02 in Linux Be the first to comment! Read 50 times Read more...
  • Computer architecture
    Computer architecture

    In computer engineering, computer architecture is a set of rules and methods that describe the functionality, organization, and implementation of computer systems. Some definitions of architecture define it as describing the capabilities and programming model of a computer but not a particular implementation. In other definitions computer architecture involves instruction set architecture design, microarchitecture design, logic design, and implementation.

    Written on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 16:49 in Computing Be the first to comment! Read 227 times Read more...

Arts

  • Types of painting
    Types of painting
    Written on Wednesday, 25 October 2017 22:27 in Painting Be the first to comment! Read 106 times Read more...
  • Painting styles
    Painting styles

    Style is used in two senses: It can refer to the distinctive visual elements, techniques and methods that typify an individual artist's work. It can also refer to the movement or school that an artist is associated with. This can stem from an actual group that the artist was consciously involved with or it can be a category in which art historians have placed the painter. The word 'style' in the latter sense has fallen out of favor in academic discussions about contemporary painting, though it continues to be used in popular contexts. Such movements or classifications include the following:

    Written on Wednesday, 25 October 2017 18:49 in Painting Be the first to comment! Read 100 times Read more...

Science

  • Formal science
    Formal science

    Formal sciences are language disciplines concerned with formal systems, such as logic, mathematics, statistics, theoretical computer science, information theory, game theory, systems theory, decision theory, and theoretical linguistics.Whereas the natural sciences and social sciences seek to characterize physical systems and social systems respectively using empirical methods, the formal sciences are language tools concerned with characterizing abstract structures described by sign systems. The formal sciences aid the natural sciences by providing information about the structures the latter use to describe the world, and what inferences may be made about them.

    Written on Wednesday, 26 July 2017 06:00 in Formal Be the first to comment! Read 198 times Read more...
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Special Topics

  • Dec 5th 2017

    On March 28, the day before Brexit officially began, a very British row broke out—about legs. It was about women’s legs, to be more precise. Just hours before Theresa May invoked Article 50, formally triggering Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, the Daily Mail, an anti-EU tabloid, published on its front page a picture of May, sitting next to Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish first minister. The two women were wearing knee-length dresses. “Never mind Brexit, who won Legs-it?” barked the headline. The Mail’s mild exercise in misogyny caused a furious storm among journalists and politicians. Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Party’s leader, declared: “This sexism must be consigned to history.” Owen Jones, the Guardian columnist, added,

  • Dec 5th 2017

    In its early years, Israel took what weapons it could from what buyers it could find. This meant that the IDF often operated with equipment of a variety of vintages, mostly secured from European producers. By the late 1950s, however, Israel had secured arms transfer relationships with several countries, most notably the United Kingdom and France. The relationship with France eventually blossomed, resulting in the transfer of high-technology military equipment, including Mirage fighters (and also significant technical assistance for Israel’s nuclear program). These Mirage fighters formed the core of the IAF in the 1967 Six-Day War, in which Israel largely destroyed its neighbors’ air forces in the first hours of the conflict.

  • Dec 3rd 2017

    Pentagon officials say unmanned aerial vehicles would enhance American military’s ability to go after extremists in West African nations

  • Oct 19th 2017

    In this Oct. 17, 2017, framegrab from video, Myeshia Johnson cries in Miami over the casket of her husband, Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in an ambush in Niger. (WPLG via AP)

    WASHINGTON -- The mother of an Army sergeant killed in Niger said Wednesday that President Donald Trump, in a call offering condolences, showed "disrespect" to the soldier's loved ones as they drove to the airport to meet his body.

Politics

  • Multinational state

     

    A multinational state is a sovereign state which is viewed as comprising two or more nations. Such a state contrasts with a nation state where a single nation comprises the bulk of the population. Depending on the definition of "nation" (which touches on ethnicity, language, and political identity), a multinational state might also be multicultural or multilingual.

    Written on Saturday, 26 November 2016 22:07 in International Relations Be the first to comment! Read 627 times Read more...
  • Balkanization

    Balkanization, or Balkanisation, is a geopolitical term, originally used to describe the process of fragmentation or division of a region or state into smaller regions or states that are often hostile or uncooperative with one another.

    Written on Saturday, 26 November 2016 19:27 in Geopolitics Be the first to comment! Read 415 times Read more...

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