“An immigrant can see things which escape the attention of the native.”
From Immigrant to Inventor: The Great Serbian-American Scientist Michael Pupin on the Value of a Penniless Immigrant Boy Full of Promise
Life is no straight and easy corridor along which we travel free and unhampered, but a maze of passages, through which we must seek our way, lost and confused, now and again checked in a blind alley. But always, if we have faith, a door will open for us, not perhaps one that we ourselves would ever have thought of, but one that will ultimately prove good for us.
In the internet age, recall memory—the ability to spontaneously call information up in your mind—has become less necessary. It’s still good for bar trivia, or remembering your to-do list, but largely, Horvath says, what’s called recognition memory is more important. “So long as you know where that information is at and how to access it, then you don’t really need to recall it,” he says.
Worms frozen in permafrost for up to 42,000 years come back to life Siberian Times
After Last Year’s Hurricanes, Caribbean Lizards Are Better at Holding on for Dear Life The Atlantic
‘We have caught (them) in the act’: Beavers are invading Alaska, the final frontier Vancouver Sun
Scorched earth: the world battles extreme weather FT
Spanish flu Reuters. “Banco de Sabadell’s problems are spreading.”