Theoretical Work

Guyana’s oil and gas sector: An ‘accident’ and a ‘zombie business’ shape its first decade

introductionLast week’s column concluded my rather lengthy revisit of the Buxton, BP proposal. This task started on Sunday, September 26 and took thirteen columns, which is much longer than I had originally planned. Therefore, except for very brief references to this topic in the future, I do not anticipate having …

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Meet Indian scientist Hashima Hasan, who helped launch NASA’s telescope

Dr. Hashima Hasan, an Indian-born scientist, played a key role in launching the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Webb Space Telescope. After graduation, she took the opportunity to work as a senior scientist at NASA headquarters in Washington DC. One of his important roles is as Assistant Program Scientist …

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Can a citizen lottery govern better than elected officials?

If you want to guess what Congress is going to do tomorrow, the last thing you need to do is ask the political philosophers and theorists of the academy. But if you want to know what Congress will be doing 50 years from now, seeing what ideas are circulating in …

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Sinking 58 story luxury apartment building in San Francisco tilting about 3 inches per year

The 58-story Millennium Tower luxury apartment building in San Francisco continued to sink and tilts about three inches per year, continuing to tilt even as construction was underway for the prevent it from doing so. Last week a NBC Bay Area Report found that there was an average interval of …

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Omicron in British Columbia: How Experts Are Tracking Cases

During much of this pandemic, tracking daily COVID-19 numbers has been a tool for health officials and the public to understand how the coronavirus is affecting our communities. Now that Omicron cases have exploded in British Columbia and jurisdictions around the world, the daily number of cases is no longer …

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Google Doodle celebrates Stephen Hawking’s 80th birthday

Google Saturday’s Google Doodle will pay tribute to the late Stephen Hawking, perhaps the most famous scientist of his time, who sought to explain the universe to millions of people. The work of the famous British theoretical physicist and cosmologist focused on improving our understanding of black holes – dying …

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Behind Automation for Officeless Workers, with Maximl CEO Pankaj Pawan

In a survey conducted by Meta’s workplace, 74% of workers without a desk believe that there are barriers to communication at work, especially in teamwork. It is safe to say that this is the new sphere explored by automation, making the workplace better and efficient for workers without an office. …

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What psychology knows and doesn’t know about narcissism

It’s hard to access a website or popular psychology writing without running into the concept of narcissism. While the term is often technically intended to refer to the diagnosis of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, this subtlety is usually lost when applied to celebrities and politicians. As a giant catch-all for various …

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View: A Date With Mathematics

I can’t say that I was totally surprised to learn that Neena Gupta has just won the Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians in Developing Countries, awarded annually by the International Center for Theoretical Physics in Italy. Why couldn’t an actress take advantage of her science? After all, there have been …

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