Category archives: Humanities & Social Sciences

MI weekly selection #14

MI weekly selection #14

Humanities & Social SciencesScienceTechnologyWeekly Selection

By César Tomé

3-body problem gets 13 more possible solutions Scientists have come up with 13 new solutions to the “three-body problem,” a situation in which three objects orbit each other in a pattern. The discoveries, which will help astrophysicists further understand planetary systems, brings the total number of solutions to 16. Science now Milovan Šuvakov, V. Dmitrašinović […]

MI weekly selection #13

MI weekly selection #13

Humanities & Social SciencesScienceTechnologyWeekly Selection

By César Tomé

Bunnies implicated in the demise of Neanderthals in Iberia Excavations are shedding light on what might have been a significant factor in the demise of the Neanderthal: the inability to hunt small game. The remains of large animals are prevalent in Neanderthal cave excavations, but the bones of smaller animals such as rabbits were prevalent […]

MI weekly selection #11

MI weekly selection #11

Humanities & Social SciencesScienceTechnologyWeekly Selection

By César Tomé

“Native” water once existed on the Moon A new analysis of lunar soil samples from NASA’s Apollo missions has found evidence that the moon in its early days may have contained “native” water. The findings, which were published in the journal Nature Geoscience, go against prevailing theories that the moon formed from the debris of […]

Experimenting with markets

Experimenting with markets

Economics

By José Luis Ferreira

Markets are the most studied economic mechanism for two main reasons. First, they have existed in most societies. Second, at least since Adam Smith we have learned some of the interesting properties they possess. In particular, the modern General Equilibrium Theory, in its standard version, asserts that rational agents interacting in a competitive market with […]

MI weekly selection #9

MI weekly selection #9

Humanities & Social SciencesScienceTechnologyWeekly Selection

By César Tomé

Electronics on paper At the moment the costs are still too high for them to be used in things like business cards or package labels, but remarkable advances in materials science and simpler fabrication methods are setting the stage for a whole new breed of cheap, bendable, disposable, and perhaps even recyclable electronics. And some […]