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The Vulnerables by Sigrid Nunez review – animal magic in Manhattan | Fiction

Sigrid Nunez’s ninth novel, The Vulnerables, emerges from the words of others. The first line comes not from the narrator herself, but from another work she now barely recalls. From there it’s a deluge. In barely a couple of pages she quotes Virginia Woolf, Charles Dickens, Edward Bulwer-Lytton. In a single paragraph, Sylvia Plath, Rainer Maria Rilke, Elizabeth Bishop.Nunez has long been an allusive writer, attuned to the literature that shapes her outlook. Her narrators – Nunez standins – frequently suspend their train…

Nikola Corp founder gets 4 years prison for exaggerating claims on zero-emission trucks

The founder of Nikola Corp. was sentenced Monday to four years in prison for his conviction for exaggerating claims about his company's production of zero-emission 18-wheel trucks, causing investors to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars.Trevor Milton learned his fate in Manhattan federal court when Judge Edgardo Ramos announced the sentence, saying he believed that a jury in October 2022 "got it right" when it convicted him. The judge also ordered Milton to pay a $1 million fine."Over the course of many months, you…

Sorry, It’s $15 to Drive into Midtown Manhattan

CLIMATEWIRE | WEST 58TH STREET, Manhattan — Nearly a million vehicles enter the southern half of Manhattan every day, pumping tons of carbon into the air while crawling at a jogger’s speed.But in a few months, those numbers will plummet when New York City’s transit agency starts charging motor vehicles as much as $36 to enter midtown or lower Manhattan in the nation’s first use of congestion pricing.The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has installed traffic cameras to collect money and posted ads throughout the city…

Manhattan rents fall for first time in over two years

A view of clouds over Manhattan skyline in New York, United States on August 08, 2023. (Photo by Fatih Aktas/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty ImagesManhattan rents fell for the first time in over two years, as the supply of empty apartments grew and renters held out for price cuts, according to a report released Thursday.The median rent in Manhattan fell 2% in November, to $4,000 from $4,095, according to a report from Douglas Elliman and Miller Samuel. The drop, while slight, marks…

This Lost Woman of the Manhattan Project Saw the Deadly Effects of Nuclear Radiation Up Close

Floy Agnes Lee, known as Aggie, was a hematology technician at Los Alamos. Recruited to the Manhattan Project straight out of college, she collected blood samples from many Manhattan Project scientists, including the renowned physicist Enrico Fermi. Years after the war, she returned to Los Alamos National Laboratory to study the effects of radiation on the human body. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST   EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Floy Agnes Lee: It was in 1945, and the bomb was being developed at that time. And my assignment was to…

What Was the Manhattan Project?

The Manhattan Project was a top-secret program to make the first atomic bombs during World War II. Its results had profound impacts on history: the subsequent nuclear arms race has radically changed the political world order in ways that are still evident today. Thousands of scientists, including theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, took part in the Manhattan Project, often while they and their families were lodged at secret military bases in remote locations. It resulted in the two atomic bombs dropped on the…

What the Film Oppenheimer Probably Will Not Talk About: The Lost Women of the Manhattan Project

In 1942 physicist Leona Woods was 23 years old and the only female scientist hired onto Enrico Fermi’s team at the Metallurgical Laboratory at the University of Chicago. She was also the only woman present for the world’s first successful nuclear chain reaction. Amid everything, she managed to conceal her pregnancy until two days before her baby was born in 1944. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Katie Hafner: On July 16th, 1945, as J. Robert Oppenheimer watched the first successful test of a nuclear bomb in…

Why Did Oppenheimer Join the Manhattan Project?

Despite being one of the most meticulously recorded scientific events in recent human history, many aspects of the creation of the nuclear bomb remain a mystery. Christopher Nolan‘s new biopic Oppenheimer — based on the life of the eponymous physicist widely considered to be the father of the bomb — seeks to delve into some of these questions that aren’t so much rooted in science, but psychology instead. J. Robert Oppenheimer was a fascinating character (he’d have to be to justify a film with a three-hour runtime).…

Manhattan Luxury Real-Estate Market Heats Up

New York City’s luxury residential market is gaining momentum, another sign that pockets of the U.S. housing market are stirring to life despite high interest rates. New York City’s luxury residential market is gaining momentum, another sign that pockets of the U.S. housing market are stirring to life despite high interest rates. FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS Read original article here Denial of responsibility! Techno Blender is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to…

Was Albert Einstein Involved with J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project?

Image via Getty Images. At the time J. Robert Oppenheimer was recruited by the U.S. government to oversee the creation of the world’s first atom bomb, the operating assumption was that Germany was on the very cusp of nuclear technology, and could be the first to develop it. The drama of this nuclear arms race will be the focus of the upcoming Christopher Nolan film Oppenheimer. But how does Albert Einstein play into the equation? Oppenheimer and Einstein, both highly-esteemed theoretical physicists, knew each…