Archive for February, 2015

Former Finance Minister Takes Over as Ambassador to US

Former Finance Minister Takes Over as Ambassador to US

Former finance minister Luis Miguel Castilla officially took over as Peru’s ambassador to the United States on Wednesday, aiming to strengthen business and political ties between the two countries. Castilla, who presdented his credentials to President Barack Obama on Wednesday, was Peru’s Finance minister until last year. Castilla is a well-respected […]

by · February 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Politics

No Place Like Home? Unearthing Two New Habitable Planets

Op-Ed by Guillermo Torres — The Mark News — The recent discovery of two new planets, dubbed Kepler-438b and Kepler-442b, proves that small habitable-zone planets exist – something we did not know only five years ago. The question of whether alien worlds like our own exist around other stars has […]

Peru, Chile Recall Ambassadors Over Spy Claims

Peru, Chile Recall Ambassadors Over Spy Claims

The Ministers of Defense, Pedro Cateriano, and Foreign Relations, Gonzalo Gutierrez, are in Congress today to answer questions from the Congress’ permanent committee on the alleged sale of military information to Chile by three Navy warrant officers. On the weekend, meanwhile, Peru and Chile recalled their respective ambassadors for consultation […]

INTERNATIONAL ANALYSIS: What We Know—And Don’t Know—About Brain Stimulation

Op-Ed by Amar Sarkar & Roi Cohen Kadosh — The Mark News — Transcranial electrical stimulation (tES), or “brain zapping” as it is often (erroneously) described, is garnering a fair amount of attention, both from academics and the media.The technique has been used to boost mental functions such as attention […]