The Daily Populous

Tuesday January 17th, 2023 night edition

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Preventable medical mistakes frequently involve wrong-sided surgery: an injection to the wrong eye, for example, or a biopsy from the wrong breast.

These "never events" – serious and largely preventable patient safety accidents – highlight that, while most of us learn as children how to tell left from right, not everyone gets it right.

While for some people, telling left from right is as easy as telling up from down, a significant minority – around one in six people, according to a recent study – struggle with the distinction.

Even for those who believe they have no issues, distractions such as ambient noise, or having to answer unrelated questions, can get in the way of making the right choice.

But telling left from right is different, she says.

"It's because of the symmetry, and because when you turn around, it's the other way around, and that makes it so confusing.".

Left-right discrimination is actually quite a complex process, calling upon memory, language, visual and spatial processing, and mental rotation. »

The price of solar panels is set to plunge

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Longi Green Energy Technology, JA Solar Technology, Jinko Solar and the China Photovoltaic Industry Association didn’t immediately respond to request for comments.

The world is racing to fight climate change, but accessing solar panels has been a challenge in some markets including the US.

A surge of cheap panels would help countries reduce their dependence on fossil fuels and potentially lower power prices. »

New details link George Santos to cousin of sanctioned Russian oligarch

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Intrater’s cousin is Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg, who has been sanctioned by the U.S. government for his role in the Russian energy industry.

Taken together, the evidence suggests Santos may have had a business relationship with Intrater as Santos was first entering politics in 2020.

Ties between Santos, 34, and Intrater, 60, reflect the ways Santos found personal and political support on his path to public office. »

Rudy Giuliani says Trump once advised him to take top-secret files home

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Giuliani said the incident occurred just after Trump became president, when he was working at Mar-a-Lago.

Rudy Giuliani, former President Donald Trump's one-time personal lawyer, says Trump once advised him to take secret documents home.

Giuliani said he was at Mar-a-Lago, working on "vetting" some "very rich" people — specifically, going through their tax returns for Trump. »