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  • Climate Risk and the Fed: Preparing for an Uncertain Certainty

    Speech given by Mary C. Daly, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, at the Peterson Institute for International Economics Virtual Webinar

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  • From Recovery to Expansion

    An address delivered by Philip Lowe, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia​, at the Australian Farm Institute Conference in Toowoomba.

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  • Cultivated meat: Out of the lab, into the frying pan

    Making cultivated meat a $25 billion global industry by 2030 presents opportunities within and beyond today’s food industry.

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  • A History of Punk from 1976-78: A Free Online Course from the University of Reading

    From Matthew Worley, professor of modern history at the University of Reading, comes the free online course Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-78. Worley is also the author of the book, No Future: Punk, Politics and British Youth Culture.

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  • Download Great Works of Art from 40+ Museums Worldwide: Explore Artvee, the New Art Search Engine

    Artvee, a new search engine for downloadable high-resolution, public domain artworks has made collections accessible from the Smithsonian’s impressive online collections as well as collections of more than 40 other international institutions, from the New York Public Library and the Art Institute of Chicago to the Rijksmuseum and Paris Musées, many of which had little or no online presence back in the early 1990s.

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  • Revisiting Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Goin’ On,” and the Album That Opened R&B to Resistance: Revisited 50 Years Later

    R&B superstar Marvin Gaye was more than willing to risk his career on a record. His polished public persona was a false front behind which lurked some serious demons — depression and addiction, exacerbated by the illness and death of his close friend and duet mate, Tammi Terrell.

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  • Exploring the Brain Activity Related to Missing Penalty Kicks: An fNIRS Study

    At vital moments in professional soccer matches, penalties were often missed. Psychological factors, such as anxiety and pressure, are among the critical causes of the mistakes, commonly known as choking under pressure. Nevertheless, the factors have not been fully explored. In this study, we used functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to investigate the influence of the brain on this process.

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  • Why professional soccer players choke during penalty kicks

    A new study used functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to measure brain activity as inexperienced and experienced soccer players took penalty kicks.

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  • Dunbar’s number: why my theory that humans can only maintain 150 friendships has withstood 30 years of scrutiny

    The evidence that personal social networks and natural communities approximate 150 in size, characterised by a very distinctive layered structure, has grown considerably in the past decade. We see it in telephone calling networks, Facebook groups, Christmas card lists, military fighting units and online gaming environments. The number holds for church congregations, Anglo-Saxon villages as listed in the Domesday Book and Bronze Age communities associated with stone circles.

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  • Behold the 1940s Typewriter That Could Type in English, Chinese & Japanese

    Watch More Than a Thousand Different Characters in Action

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