May 2017

CONAD se reúne y

Fuente: Coordinadora Nacional de Docentes Sin Plaza (CoNaD) El martes, 30 de mayo de 2017, la Coordinadora Nacional de Docentes Sin Plaza (CoNaD), se reunió mediante invitación con el Sr. Víctor...

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Intelligence

Source: GizmodoYes, Trump did a parody rendition of Hotline Bling on SNL. GIF Source: SNLDonald Trump just wants to be everyone’s best bud and he’d rather they skip the formalities and give him a call...

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Profesores del RUM

Fuente: El Nuevo DiaUn grupo de docentes del Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez (RUM) de la Universidad de Puerto Rico (UPR), asesorado por tres economistas del patio, someterá hoy a la Junta de...

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El Terrorismo de

Fuente: Información al DesnudoA dos meses del asesinato de Carlos Muñiz Varela, el 4 de junio de 1979, el Superintendente de la Policía de Puerto Rico, Desiderio Cartagena declaraba a la prensa que...

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CONAD: Esperanza

por Rodrigo FernósImaginese usted que se ha comprado un carro ‘de lujo’, no importa cual sea: un Ferrari, Porsche, o incluso un Toyota o Subaru. El punto es que el carro por afuera de ve ‘bien...

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A Third of America's

Source: GizmodoYou know bees are having a rough time when a survey finds that professional beekeepers lost 33.2 percent of their colonies this year and that statistic is considered a significant...

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WMA leader warns

Source: MercopressA warning about an increase in violence against physicians and a general disrespect for medical and health institutions in both civil and conflict situations has come from the Chair...

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Traces of some of

Source: Science Mag.About 600 kilometers north of Lima, an imposing earthen mound looms over the sea. People began building the ceremonial structure, called Huaca Prieta, about 7800 years ago. But...

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Preocupan los casos

Fuente: SciDev   [SÃO PAULO] Los criterios empleados en el diagnóstico de la diabetes tipo 2 —cuando el organismo produce insulina, pero no la emplea adecuadamente— no logran prever la progresión de...

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Doctorado Honoris

Fuente: 80GradosSemblanza leída en la asamblea de la Facultad de Humanidades del Recinto de Río Piedras de la Universidad de Puerto Rico el viernes, 16 de marzo. La misma fue presentada con motivo de...

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Cierra librería La

Fuente: MetroPRLa famosa e insigne librería La Tertulia en Río Piedras cerró sus puertas y puso el letrero “Se Renta” en sus portones, según confirmó una profesora del Recinto de Río Piedras de la...

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How to build your

How to build your own VPN if you’re (rightfully) wary of commercial optionsSource: ARS TechnicaIn the wake of this spring's Senate ruling nixing FCC privacy regulations imposed on ISPs, you may be...

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“Privilegio

Fuente: El Nuevo DiaSeñalando que los casos de bancarrota del gobierno podrían afectarse, la secretaria de Justicia, Wanda Vázquez, pidió ayer a la jueza de distrito federal, Laura Taylor Swain, que...

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Sorpresiva directriz

Fuente: NoticelLa Administración Central de la Universidad de Puerto Rico (UPR) advirtió hoy a los rectores y rectoras del sistema a que tomen medidas “de manera inmediata” para cumplir con la opinión...

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El gobierno propone

Fuente: El Nuevo DiaEl gobernador Ricardo Rosselló presentó ayer un proyecto de administración para crear una ley que establecería un procedimiento uniforme y expedito para obtener información...

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Carta Abierta al

Fuente: NoticelLos profesores no estamos cobrando por un trabajo que no se ha realizado durante la huelga universitaria. Estamos perdiendo los dos meses del receso académico de verano (“vacaciones”),...

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Informe detalla cómo

Fuente: NoticelEl acuerdo de reestructuración de la deuda de $9,000 millones de la Autoridad de Energía Eléctrica (AEE), avalado por la administración Rosselló Nevares, beneficiará totalmente a los...

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How to Keep Your

Source: GizmodoTraveling with technology is always a little daunting, but it doesn’t look like it’s getting any easier. Whether it’s a ban on electronic devices like laptops when flying to certain...

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No privaticen las

Fuente: Change.orgLuis A. Villanueva-Cubero San Juan, PRHon. Representante Joel I. Franqui Atiles, Presidente de la Comisión de Agricultura, Recursos Naturales y Asuntos Ambientales:Le peticionamos...

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Scientists really

Source: Vox Facts and data alone won’t inspire people to take action in the fight against global warming. So what will?...

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Colombian biologist

Source: NatureA Colombian biologist who faced a criminal trial for posting another scientist’s thesis online has been cleared of copyright violation — an offence that, under Colombian law, might have...

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Comcast Sics Its

Source: GizmodoA couple of weeks ago, it was discovered that a significant number of anti-net neutrality comments on the FCC’s website were being fraudulently attributed to real people. The pro-net...

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China expands DNA

Source: NaturePolice in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, China, have been collecting DNA samples from citizens and are now ramping up their capacity to analyse that genetic cache, according to...

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Strike disrupts

Source: ScienceLast week molecular biologist Juan Ramirez-Lugo put all his coral samples in the freezer, locked the door of his lab, and told his six undergraduate assistants to stay home the next...

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Uruguay, diez años

Fuente: SciDev   [MONTEVIDEO] Esquivar drones voladores, tratar de no pisar pequeños robots hechos con piezas de lego, escuchar a niños de 10 años explicando términos vinculados a energía, sensores y...

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La doble moral del

Fuente: Ana Teresa Rodríguez Lebrón / ENDILa expresión: “dos cosas son infinitas por lo que sabemos, el universo y la estupidez humana”; bien puede servirnos para empezar a entender lo que acontece en...

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Confessions of an

Libro: Confessions of an economic hit manAuthor:    John PerkinsPublisher:    New York : Plume, [ca. 2010] Summary:    John Perkins was an economic hit man. His job was to convince countries that are...

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Swallowable gastric

Source: The Guardian (UK) A balloon that can be swallowed and then filled with water while in the stomach can help obese people to lose large amounts of weight without invasive surgery, a new study...

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E-cigarettes induce

Source: NatureDonatella Canistro, Fabio Vivarelli, Silvia Cirillo, Clara Babot Marquillas, Annamaria Buschini, Mirca Lazzaretti, Laura Marchi, Vladimiro Cardenia, Maria Teresa Rodriguez-Estrada, Maura...

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Molecular

Molecular engineering and plant expression of an immunoglobulin heavy chain scaffold for delivery of a dengue vaccine candidate.Source: PubMedKim MY1,2, Van Dolleweerd C1, Copland A1, Paul MJ1,...

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Scientists Look to

Source: NASAA team of scientists from Sapienza University in Rome, Italy, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has developed a new approach to assist in the ongoing...

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A 'Superbug' Fungus

Source: GizmodoOver the past nine months, the number of US cases of an emerging, multi-drug resistant fungus has ballooned from 7 to more than 122. What’s more, the fungus, Candida auris, seems to be...

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CAMPANA PRO UPR-

FUENTE: Google DocsExigimos que se reconozcan como esenciales los servicios educativos que ofrece la UPR.Petición al gobernador de Puerto Rico, a la Junta de Supervisión Fiscal establecida por la ley...

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Gobernador firma las

Fuente: NoticelEl gobernador Ricardo Rosselló Nevares firmó hoy, viernes, las  enmiendas al Código Penal, las cuales fueron muy criticadas por diversos sectores tras ser aprobadas en la Legislatura...

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4 Ways Donald

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Senate passes bill

Source: KRCR NewsSACRAMENTO, Calif. - Today Senator McGuire's legislation that restricts pharmaceutical companies from giving gifts and incentives to medical professionals was approved in the Senate....

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Message of Puerto

Source: New York TimesApartment and office buildings, many of them abandoned, in San Juan, P.R., in 2015. Congress enacted a law last year to help United States territories reduce debt. Credit Dennis...

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Trees in eastern US

Source: NatureEcologists have long predicted that climate change will send plants and animals uphill and towards the poles in search of familiar temperatures. Such movements have increasingly been...

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In controversial

Source: Science (Mag)In a major change, Brazil's Ministry of the Environment is looking for a company to help it monitor deforestation in the Amazon. "This is a surprise for everyone … crazy...

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El jaguar y 92

Fuente: ABCLa construcción de un muro en la frontera de EE.UU. con México amenazaría a 93 especies de animales que habitan en la región, incluyendo jaguares, ocelotes y lobos grises mexicanos, según...

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Oscar López Rivera

Fuente: NoticelHis tour to thank those who supported his release will be long and will cover many places in the United States, but Oscar López Rivera will have his first international appointment when...

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Familia de Oscar

Fuente: NoticelChicago – Tras su regreso de la Guerra de Vietnam, Oscar López Rivera se convirtió en un líder comunitario para el barrio boricua en Chicago, con la creación de diversos programas de...

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Newly-Unveiled

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How Does a

Source: GizmodoThis 110 million year old fossil of an armored nodosaur is now on display at a natural history museum in Alberta, Canada. Image Credit and Copyright: Robert Clark/National GeographicAn...

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Trump Reportedly

Source: GizmodoPresident Trump with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak. It’s unclear if Trump shared the highly classified information with them...

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Documentary: The

Source: ZEMBLAAlthough still in its early days, Donald Trump’s presidency is coming under fire. The Russians are alleged to be in possession of sensitive information about Trump. And that exposes...

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Revamped

Source: NatureState and local legislatures in the United States are experimenting with new ways to target the topics taught in science classes, and it seems to be paying dividends. Florida’s...

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Global hack an

by Rodrigo FernósIt would not be unrealistic to suggest that the global hack which occurred during the last few days is a deliberate effort to distract attention in the United States from the...

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Elizabeth Warren:

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Jake Tapper Reacts

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Analyzing the impact

Source: PBS NewsHour Nearly 100 countries around the world worked to restore services after a massive cyber attack on Friday. The ransomware attack appeared to exploit a vulnerability in Microsoft...

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Smartphones that

Source: BBCSmartphones with batteries that fully charge in five minutes could be available to consumers next year.The technology was first shown off in 2015, when Israeli start-up StoreDot...

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'Accidental hero'

Source: The Guardian (UK)An “accidental hero” has halted the global spread of the WannaCry ransomware, reportedly by spending a few dollars on registering a domain name hidden in the malware.The...

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'Barrilitos'

Fuente: NoticelNo es tan solo la cuestionable repartición de contratos desde que la mayoría del Partido Nuevo Progresista (PNP) de la Administración Rosselló Nevares asumió el mando de la Legislatura...

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El ataque de

Fuente: El PaisUn enorme ciberataque ha golpeado sistemas informáticos en decenas de países. El virus, conocido como ransomware, afectó, entre otros, a los equipos de la sede de Telefónica en Madrid,...

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President Donald

Source: GizmodoThe president’s confusing, concerning, and ultimately crazy week continued on Thursday with a prickly Time cover package. It contained an unnerving interview between the magazine’s...

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Could Firing of

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Mexico is world's

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Did a Russian

Source: GizmodoTrump thumbed his nose at the American people on Monday by meeting with Russian officials as suspicions about his campaign ties to the country are at their peak. Adding insult to...

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EPA removes half of

Source: The Guardian (UK)The Environmental Protection Agency has “eviscerated” a key scientific review board by removing half its members and seeking to replace them with industry-aligned figures,...

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This Cuban lung

Source: PBS NewsHour A promising lung cancer treatment from Cuba is getting attention from U.S. patients, some of whom are already traveling there to try the drug in hopes of stopping their cancer...

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Norway's Salmon

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Emergency declared

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Senate Minority

Source: PBS NewsHour Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer held a news conference on Tuesday to address President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey....

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FCC chair defends

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Net Neutrality II:

Source: LastWeekTonight Equal access to online information is once again under serious threat. John Oliver encourages internet commenters to voice their displeasure to the FCC by visiting...

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The Last Animals

Source: Kate BrooksWhen director and photojournalist Kate Brooks began filming The Last Animals, which premiered last month at the Tribeca Film Festival, there were seven Northern White Rhinos left on...

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Most U.S. households

Source: MacworldA recently released survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (PDF) estimates that during the second half of 2016 50.8 percent of U.S. households were wireless only....

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A analizar la

Fuente: Sergio Marxuach / ENDIAhora que el Gobierno de Puerto Rico, con el aval de la Junta de Control Fiscal, ha cruzado finalmente el umbral del Título III de PROMESA, nos encontramos encaminados a...

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La batata y usted:

Fuente: La MarginalSi algo podemos estar seguros ahora en el 2017, es que para cualquier evento donde hayan cámaras grabando, hay una gran posibilidad que de ahí nazca uno o dos memes, en especial...

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APOYA LA UNIVERSIDAD

Fuente: Change.OrgHonorable señor Gobernador:Los académicos que firmamos esta solicitud le solicitamos formalmente que reconsidere el plan de recortes extremos propuestos para la Universidad de Puerto...

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Docentes sin plaza

Fuente: Dialogo “Yo una vez trabajé en cinco recintos en un semestre. Obviamente la calidad de vida, de estar viajando de sitio en sitio, réstale gasolina y comida, no se puede vivir así”.Así explicó...

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Un nuevo método de

Fuente: El Nuevo DiaEl uso de esta nueva medida de biovigilancia ayudará a evitar esparcir pesticidas dañinos y en su lugar usar otros métodos de prevención de la enfermedad. (Archivo / GFR...

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Banco Popular exige

Fuente: NoticelAnte la radicación de quiebra llevada a cabo por la Junta de Control Fiscal (JCF) hoy, el cuerpo supervisor de las finanzas del país identificó al Banco Popular de Puerto Rico (BPPR)...

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Telling the Story of

Source: GizmodoIn the late 1910s—in an unnerving prologue to the atomic age—there was a brief mania for radium.The newly discovered element, with its seemingly magical radioactive properties, was...

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JCF somete solicitud

Fuente: NoticelLa Junta de Control Fiscal (JCF) activó hoy, miércoles, el Título III de la Ley PROMESA que provee para la protección de quiebras para el Gobierno de Puerto Rico y varias de sus...

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La deuda se

Fuente: Juan Lara / ENDIEl último viernes de abril nos enteramos de que el Gobierno de Puerto Rico les propuso a los bonistas un recorte o “quita” de entre 50% y 60% de la deuda pública y que los...

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Serán casos

Fuente: Carmen Rabell / 80 Grados  En 1997 renuncié a un puesto de profesora en la Universidad de Pittsburgh para formar a los estudiantes de mi país en la UPRRP. Esto significó dar el doble de clases...

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Reining in

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Planificación para

Fuente: Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Planificación "Construyamos juntos un Puerto Rico sostenible, próspero, justo, democrático, solidario y feliz" Libreria El Candil Ponce, Calle Union...

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Celebremos la

Fuente: El Post AntillanoMás de 150,000 personas asistieron a la convocatoria Pa´ la calle el 1ro de mayo contra la Junta Dictatorial y el Gobierno Antiobrero en una manifestación pacífica sin...

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La marcha del

por Rodrigo Fernós Antes de que los politicos empiecen a jugar su mano sucia y distorsionar los eventos de ayer, tengo que destacar la importancia de la marcha que se dio ayer en la zona metropolitana...

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How high-tech

Source: PBS NewsHour Cultural objects around the world are routinely threatened by war, looting and human impact. But a kind of modern-day renaissance workshop called Factum Arte outside Madrid is...

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Lawsuit: Fox News

Source: ARS TechnicaComparing their actions to the plot this season on the Showtime series Homeland, an attorney for former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros has filed a complaint in federal court against...

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Human head

Source: CNET Dr. Sergio Canavero says a human head transplant surgery will occur within 10 months. As if that wasn't wild enough, he's also working on a method for brain transplants....

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EPA Officially

Source: GizmodoWell, it took 100 days but the EPA has finally removed the climate change section of its website. An agency spokesman explained that the information that has been collected on the page...

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