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social contagion ". What you're clapping, apparently, is not as important as joining in with the people clapping all round you. "The cessation of applause is similarly socially mediated," say the scientists, "but is to a lesser degree controlled by the reluctance of individuals to clap too many times."Well, we can all quibble with this. Some might feel that ...
After wrapping up her first lecture in space on Thursday, Chinese astronaut Wang Yaping replied to a letter from former US astronaut Barbara Morgan.In an email sent from China's orbiting space module Tiangong-1, Wang expressed her gratitude for a letter that Morgan had written to her."My colleagues and I were very glad to receive your letter so far away from Earth. Thank you for your ...
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He's only 10-years old but thanks to an IQ similar to Albert Einstein's, Luis Roberto Ramirez will begin the next school year studying applied quantum physics at Harvard University."My dream is to create a company and sell my inventions," the boy said on a video aired by the Michoacan Radio and Television System.Ramirez, who lives in Zamora, Michoacan, taught himself English ...
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Our nuclear programmes are completely transparent. But we are ready to show greater transparency and make clear for the whole world that the steps of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely within international frameworks. The sanctions are unfair, the Iranian people are suffering, and our (nuclear) activities are legal. These sanctions are illegal and only benefit Israel.
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Injury concerns have forced double Olympic silver medallist Yohan Blake to pull out of the Jamaica National Senior Championship scheduled to begin on Thursday.
Manager Cubie Seegobin says the Jamaican sprinter has not fully recovered from a hamstring injury he suffered in April to run the 200m rounds this week.
"Yohan Blake has withdrawn from the National Championships," Seegobin confirmed Wednesday.
"Yohan's coach (Glen Mills) is not satisfied with the progress of his (Blake's) injury and hence his level of fitness will not allow him to compete at this time."
Blake is expected to concentrate his efforts on defending his 100 metres title at this summer's IAAF World Championships in Moscow.
The sprinter does not have to qualify to compete in the 100m in Moscow, since his status as the defending champion allows him automatic entry to the August 10-18 Championships.
"We will continue to assess the situation and re-evaluate as we approach the World Championships," said Seegobin.
Blake was hoping to qualify to compete in the 200m at the World Championships.
Since pulling up at the UTech Classic in April, Blake has only made one appearance - a 20.72-second effort in a 200m at the Jamaica All Comers meet earlier this month. ...
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