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“Mona Lisa effect“ is real, but doesn’t apply to Leonardo’s painting (ars technica)

Enlarge / Researchers at Bielefeld University in Germany used folding rulers for measurement to test the effect. Study participants indicated the number they thought Mona Lisa's gaze was directed at. (credit: CITEC/ Bielefeld University) There have long been anecdotal reports that the eyes of the Mona Lisa—Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci's most famous painting—sometimes seem to follow viewers as they move around the artwork. The phenomenon is even called the "Mona Lisa effect" because of ...
Tags: News, Germany, Jennifer Ouellette, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci, Bielefeld University, CITEC Bielefeld University

U.S.- #Qatar Energy Partnership Has Russia On Edge |

U.S.-Qatar Energy Partnership Has Russia On Edge |’s been well noted on my posts over the past year that President Donald Trump isn’t happy with where and even how much of Europe procures its natural gas. It’s still been less than a year when Trump shocked media both at home and abroad with his tongue lashing of EU members and more poignantly Germany over its continued reliance on geopolitically charged Russian natural gas.As a refresher, in early July Trump lashed o...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Germany, Russia, Berlin, Eu, Nato, Moscow, Brussels, Donald Trump, Trump, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Nordstream, U S Qatar Energy Partnership

Donald Tusk says Brexit deal looks impossible

European council chief hints at UK staying in EU after MPs vote down Theresa May’s dealFollow the latest developments - live!What happens next?Donald Tusk has made a thinly veiled call for the UK to stay in the EU, suggesting the prime minister’s historic loss in parliament left a deal looking “impossible”.As the scale of the defeat was announced, the president of the European council called for Theresa May to urgently clarify her next move. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Poland, Leo Varadkar, Brexit

Additional Telemedicine Rounds as a Successful Performance-Improvement Strategy for Sepsis Management: Observational Multicenter Study

Background: Sepsis is a major health care problem with high morbidity and mortality rates and affects millions of patients. Telemedicine, defined as the exchange of medical information via electronic communication, improves the outcome of patients with sepsis and decreases the mortality rate and length of stay in the intensive care unit (ICU). Additional telemedicine rounds could be an effective component of performance-improvement programs for sepsis, especially in underserved rural areas and h...
Tags: Health, Germany

Fulham clinch signing of former Liverpool attacker Ryan Babel

Premier League outfit Fulham have this evening confirmed the signing of Besiktas attacker Ryan Babel. One-time Liverpool star Babel, now 32, is widely-recognised in England for his time spent plying his trade with Liverpool. The Dutch international lined out for the Reds for 4 years from 2007 to 2011. Since his stint at Anfield, Babel has gone on to play for the likes of Hoffenheim, Ajax, Al Ain and, most recently, Turkish giants Besiktas. And the veteran’s spell at the BJK Vodafone Park has s...
Tags: England, Germany, Sport, Turkey, Soccer, Premier League, Liverpool, Netherlands, Nathaniel Clyne, Bournemouth, Besiktas, Fulham, Reds, Uefa Nations League, Babel, Ryan Babel

France takes Roundup weed-killer off market after court ruling

French authorities on Tuesday banned the sale of a form of controversial weed-killer Roundup following a court ruling that regulators failed to take safety concerns into account when clearing the widely used herbicide. Roundup, owned by Germany's Bayer after its purchase of US agro-giant Monsanto last year, contains glyphosate which environmentalists and other critics have long believed causes cancer. The French food and environmental safety agency ANSES said in a statement that sales of Round...
Tags: Science, France, Germany, US, Monsanto, Bayer, ANSES

‘Stan and Ollie’ Star John C. Reilly on Vanishing Under Make-Up and Making Hard Comedy Look Easy [Interview]

When /Film last spoke with John C. Reilly, it was for the recent alternative western The Sisters Brothers, in which he co-starred opposite Joaquin Phoenix. At the end of that interview, Reilly did briefly discuss the narrower focus of his current film, the Laurel & Hardy biopic Stan & Ollie, which centers on a months-long tour the comedy team took throughout Great Britain and Ireland, transforming some of the classic bits (and some newly written ones) into live routines for the stage. By all a...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Interviews, Mexico, Wikipedia, Germany, Features, Ireland, Italy, John, Joaquin Phoenix, Dick, Steve, Oliver, Steve Coogan, Great Britain

Only Nuclear Energy Can Save the Planet

Joshua S. Goldstein, a professor emeritus of international relations at American University, and Staffan A. Qvist, an energy engineer and consultant, writing for The Wall Street Journal: Climate scientists tell us that the world must drastically cut its fossil fuel use in the next 30 years to stave off a potentially catastrophic tipping point for the planet. Confronting this challenge is a moral issue, but it's also a math problem -- and a big part of the solution has to be nuclear power. Today,...
Tags: Germany, Tech, American University, Joshua S Goldstein, Staffan A Qvist

Brexit lures numerous financial institutions to Germany - watchdog

More than 45 financial institutions are planning to newly establish themselves or significantly increase their presence in Germany as a result of Britain's planned exit from the European Union, a German official said on Tuesday.
Tags: Money, Germany, European Union, businessNews, Britain

German, Japanese leaders to attend Davos as Trump sits out

GENEVA (AP) — World Economic Forum executives say government leaders like Germany's Angela Merkel, Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu and Shinzo Abe of Japan will be among those attending its annual Davos event.Forum executives offered... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Japan, Germany, Angela Merkel, Israel, Ap, Davos, Shinzo Abe, Geneva, Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump, World Economic Forum

Extreme-right wing of Germany's AfD placed under surveillance

Domestic intelligence agency to begin monitoring elements of anti-immigration partyGermany’s domestic intelligence agency is to begin monitoring elements of the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD), placing particular focus on Björn Höcke, a nationalist agitator considered one of the driving forces in a move to take the party towards the extreme right.The BfV said it would also be keeping the party’s youth wing, Young Alternative (JA), under surveillance and would investigate whether the...
Tags: Europe, Germany, World news, Migration, Refugees, The far right, Björn Höcke

EU glyphosate approval was based on plagiarised Monsanto text, report finds

Study for European parliament ‘explains why EU assessors brushed off warnings of pesticide’s dangers’, says MEPEU regulators based a decision to relicense the controversial weedkiller glyphosate on an assessment plagiarised from industry reports, according to a report for the European parliament.A crossparty group of MEPs commissioned an investigation into claims, revealed by the Guardian, that Germany’s Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) copy-and-pasted tracts from Monsanto studies. Co...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Environment, Eu, European Union, World news, Regulators, Pesticides, Farming, Monsanto, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, MEPEU

Germany steps up monitoring of far-right AfD party

The move will not yet amount to full-scale surveillance of the nation's main opposition party.
Tags: News, Germany

From client to competitor: China's rise prompts German rethink

As a golden era for its exporters fades, Germany is scrambling to secure its interests in Beijing, but China's transformation from customer to competitor is forcing Europe's largest economy to make changes at home.
Tags: Europe, Money, China, Germany, Beijing, businessNews

Macquarie Captial appoints Bayer and Singh as co-heads of industrials in the Americas

Macquarie Capital has named Robert Bayer and Ajay Singh as co-heads of industrials in the Americas. Previously, Bayer worked at Guggenheim Partners, where he was a senior managing director while Singh was at Credit Suisse, where he was a director in the firm’s industrials practice. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Macquarie Capital, the corporate advisory, capital markets and principal investment arm of Macquarie Group (ASX:MQG; ADR:MQBKY), today announced that it is initiating expanded co...
Tags: Asia, Japan, UK, New York, Germany, Americas, US, Trends, People, Chicago, Credit Suisse, Ubs, Rob, Bayer, Steven, Jefferies Group

Macquarie Capital appoints Bayer and Singh as co-heads of industrials in the Americas

Macquarie Capital has named Robert Bayer and Ajay Singh as co-heads of industrials in the Americas. Previously, Bayer worked at Guggenheim Partners, where he was a senior managing director while Singh was at UBS, where he was managing director, global head of chemicals. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Macquarie Capital, the corporate advisory, capital markets and principal investment arm of Macquarie Group (ASX:MQG; ADR:MQBKY), today announced that it is initiating expanded coverage of th...
Tags: Asia, Japan, UK, New York, Germany, Americas, US, Trends, People, Chicago, Credit Suisse, Ubs, Rob, Bayer, Steven, Jefferies Group

How do you fight an algorithm you cannot see?

That question in the headline was the challenge posed by a group of open knowledge junkies in Germany who wanted to understand how a person’s Schufa was calculated. Schufa is a credit bureau that generates financial scores for potential borrowers in Germany, and it is roughly equivalent to a FICO score in the United States. Schufa is not an open algorithm, and so important financial decisions are mediated by an unknown process that can be quite capricious in its scoring. So the activists created...
Tags: Google, Europe, Government, Germany, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, United States, Kim, Algorithms, Deep Learning, Eric Eldon, Andrew, Danny, Richard Rothstein, Arman

French court cancels Monsanto weedkiller permit on safety grounds

A French court canceled the license for one of Monsanto's glyphosate-based weedkillers on Tuesday over safety concerns, in the latest blow to the Bayer-owned business. Germany's Bayer, which bought Monsanto for $63 billion last year, faces thousands of U.S. lawsuits by people who say its Roundup and Ranger Pro products caused their cancer. A court in Lyon in southeast France ruled that the approval granted by French environment agency ANSES in 2017 for Roundup Pro 360 had failed to take into a...
Tags: Science, France, Germany, Monsanto, Lyon, Bayer, ANSES

Former Man Utd man nutmegs his son and makes him cry

Former Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa has been enjoying a kickabout with his son. It’s just as well that the Japan international... Click the headline to read the full story.
Tags: Asia, Japan, Germany, Sport, Soccer, Manchester United, Shinji Kagawa, Football videos

Rumour: Sven Mislintat to leave Arsenal

Is Sven Mislintat leaving Arsenal? Reports have spread on Tuesday that Sven Mislintat is about to leave Arsenal. Sven Mislintat was hired by Arsenal to be their chief scout. The story has been broken by Arsenal fan website Le Grove. Readers are told: I’ve heard from 3 separate sources (one inside Arsenal) that Sven Mislintat will leave Arsenal, some reporting by the end of the month. I have no idea why he’s leaving, so I’ll speculate. You’d have to imagine it’s either because he doesn’t see a f...
Tags: Germany, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Arsenal, Mesut Ozil, Jose Mourinho, Petr Cech, Emirates Stadium, Raul, Dortmund, Emery, Lewis, Rumour, Unai Emery

Global Markets: Stocks tripped by earnings angst, sterling huddled for Brexit vote

Spluttering noises from Germany and an earnings miss from banking giant JP Morgan dragged back stocks on Tuesday, while Britain's pound hovered near a two-month high ahead of a crucial parliamentary vote on Brexit.
Tags: Money, Germany, businessNews, Britain, Jp Morgan

German court tosses Qualcomm’s latest iPhone patent suit

Qualcomm has had a patent lawsuit against Apple dismissed by a court in Mannheim, Germany, as groundless (via Reuters). The chipmaker had argued Intel -powered iPhones infringed a transistor switch patent it holds. But in an initial verbal decision the court disagreed. Qualcomm has said it will appeal. In a statement, Don Rosenberg, Qualcomm’s executive VP and general counsel, said: “Apple has a history of infringing our patents. While we disagree with the Mannheim court’s decision and will...
Tags: Apple, China, Germany, Tech, Intel, Cupertino, Qualcomm, Ftc, Reuters, Mannheim, Mannheim Germany, Don Rosenberg Qualcomm

Germany accuses army linguist of spying for Iran over Afghan missions

The Afghan-German man is suspected of handing over secrets about operations in Afghanistan.
Tags: News, Germany, Iran

MPs seize on German minister's suggestion of further Brexit talks

Tory Brexiter Owen Paterson says Heiko Maas’s suggestion is ‘very significant’ Follow the day’s political development - live updatesOpponents of Theresa May’s Brexit deal have seized on a suggestion by Germany’s foreign minister that further negotiations could be opened with the EU should MPs reject the prime minister’s agreement on Tuesday evening.With hours to go before MPs have their say in parliament, Heiko Maas spoke of his doubts that the agreement could be radically changed but also sugge...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Germany, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Owen Paterson, Article 50, Brexit, Heiko Maas, Tory Brexiter Owen Paterson

The German economy just had its worst year since 2013

Economic growth slowed down to 1.5% last year in Germany, a major drop from 2017 and the weakest expansion in five years.
Tags: Germany, Cnn

Germany's Nordzucker hit by sugar price collapse

Germany's second-largest sugar refiner Nordzucker on Tuesday was the latest European producer to report a slump in earnings following a collapse in prices.
Tags: Money, Germany, businessNews, Nordzucker

Sensorberg raises financing round

Sensorberg said Jan. 15 that it closed a financing round. Financial terms weren’t announced but the round was in the mid-single-digit million Euro amount. BAUWENS digital GmbH and SIGNA Innovations participated in the round along with existing investors. Sensorberg, of Berlin, develops hardware and software for the digitalization and automation of buildings. PRESS RELEASE German Proptech Firm Sensorberg Closes Multi-million Euros Financing Round • New investors BAUWENS digital, SIGNA Innovations...
Tags: Germany, Berlin, Trends, Cologne, Munich, Roser, VC Deals, Sensorberg, Signa, Bauwens, BAUWENS Group, SIGNA Group, Michael von Roeder, Alexander Jacobi, Jürgen Fenk, Jannis Roser

Germany detains man suspected of spying for Iran

BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors in Germany say an army employee has been detained on suspicion of spying for the Iranian intelligence service. The federal prosecutor’s office said in a statement that the 50-year-old German-Afghan dual citizen, whose name was only given as Abdul Hamid S. in line with German privacy rules, was detained Tuesday in […]
Tags: News, Germany, Berlin, Iran, Ap, Nation, Abdul Hamid S

German spy agency to step up scrutiny of far-right party

BERLIN (AP) — German media report that the country’s domestic intelligence agency plans to place the far-right Alternative for Germany party under heightened scrutiny. Weekly Der Spiegel and daily Tagesspiegel reported Tuesday that the BfV agency will examine public comments by the party’s members and its links to extremist groups. The move would be a […]
Tags: News, Germany, Berlin, Ap, Nation, Tagesspiegel, Weekly Der Spiegel