Tesla Profit From Car Sales Falls as Price Cuts Hurt
Technology

Tesla Profit From Car Sales Falls as Price Cuts Hurt

Tesla’s profit from sales of electric cars slumped in the last three months of last year because of price cuts intended to thwart increasingly intense competition, the company said on Wednesday as it warned of a tough year ahead.Profit in the fourth quarter nearly doubled to $7.9 billion, up from $3.7 billion a year earlier. But $5.9 billion of that profit came from a tax benefit. Without that one-time accounting effect, profit would have fallen.Tesla has slashed prices for the two cars that make up the bulk of its sales — the Model 3 sedan and the Model Y sport utility vehicle — as automakers like BYD, in China, and General Motors, Hyundai, Ford Motor and Volkswagen, in the United States and Europe, have begun selling more electric vehicles.The price cuts have helped Tesla sell more cars ...
Climate Change Takes Center Stage in Economics
Business

Climate Change Takes Center Stage in Economics

In early January in San Antonio, dozens of Ph.D. economists packed into a small windowless room in the recesses of a Grand Hyatt to hear brand-new research on the hottest topic of their annual conference: how climate change is affecting everything.The papers in this session focused on the impact of natural disasters on mortgage risk, railway safety and even payday loans. Some attendees had to stand in the back, as the seats had already been filled. It wasn’t an anomaly.Nearly every block of time at the Allied Social Science Associations conference — a gathering of dozens of economics-adjacent academic organizations recognized by the American Economic Association — had multiple climate-related presentations to choose from, and most appeared similarly popular.For those who have long focused ...
Innovation quality learning: Calidad educativa el enfoque integral para el desarrollo de los estudiantes
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Innovation quality learning: Calidad educativa el enfoque integral para el desarrollo de los estudiantes

La Revolución Digital en la Educación: Innovación, Calidad y Tecnología Transformando el Aprendizaje   En la era digital en la que nos encontramos inmersos, la educación experimenta una transformación continua. Los avances tecnológicos y las mejoras en las comunicaciones han desplegado un amplio abanico de oportunidades para la innovación educativa, brindando la posibilidad de un aprendizaje personalizado y de calidad. En este artículo, examinaremos de qué manera la tecnología educativa, las metodologías innovadoras y la enseñanza personalizada están revolucionando el proceso de adquisición de conocimientos y desarrollo de habilidades por parte de los estudiantes.   La innovación educativa ha cobrado un papel fundamental en la búsqueda de mejorar el proceso de enseñan...
Innovation quality learning: metodologías innovadoras para un aprendizaje activo y participativo
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Innovation quality learning: metodologías innovadoras para un aprendizaje activo y participativo

La Transformación Digital del Aprendizaje: Innovación, Calidad y Tecnología en la Educación   En la era digital en la que nos encontramos inmersos, la educación experimenta una transformación continua. Los avances tecnológicos y las mejoras en las comunicaciones han desplegado un amplio abanico de oportunidades para la innovación educativa, brindando la posibilidad de un aprendizaje personalizado y de calidad. En este artículo, examinaremos de qué manera la tecnología educativa, las metodologías innovadoras y la enseñanza personalizada están revolucionando el proceso de adquisición de conocimientos y desarrollo de habilidades por parte de los estudiantes.   La innovación educativa ha cobrado un papel fundamental en la búsqueda de mejorar el proceso de enseñanza-aprend...
Tourists to Colombia Warned Against Using Dating Apps After Sedatives Fuel Crime
Politics

Tourists to Colombia Warned Against Using Dating Apps After Sedatives Fuel Crime

Steven Valdez thought he recognized the woman in the Medellín park. Chatting, the two realized they had matched on the dating platform Tinder. They exchanged numbers and made plans.On their date last spring, he said the woman suggested that he try a typical Colombian dish — a creamy soup called ajiaco. She carried it from a restaurant counter to their table.He had two spoonfuls, Mr. Valdez, 31, said. “And that’s the last thing I remember.”Like scores of visitors to the Colombian city last year, Mr. Valdez, a travel blogger, said he was told at the hospital that he had ingested a powerful, potentially fatal cocktail of sedatives, including a drug called scopolamine.Scopolamine makes its victims black out, and experts say it can also make them unusually open to suggestion — including agreein...
FDA Issues Warning of Cancer Risk Tied to CAR-T Therapies
Health

FDA Issues Warning of Cancer Risk Tied to CAR-T Therapies

The Food and Drug Administration is requiring companies that make specialized cancer therapies known as CAR-T to add a boxed warning that the treatments themselves may cause cancers.The agency noted that the benefits still outweighed the risks of the therapy, which involves removing a type of white blood cells — T cells — and then genetically engineering them to create proteins called chimeric antigen receptors (CAR). Infused back into a patient’s blood, the engineered cells allow the T cells to attach to cancer cells and kill them.But the therapies, which mostly treat blood cancers, including multiple myeloma, had already carried a warning for dangerous immune responses and for neurological risks. And the new warning follows reports of about 20 cases of secondary cancers that federal heal...