March 2018

ProtonMail Launches

Source: GizmodoAn encrypted email service widely used among journalists and political dissidents just got several new sick features, including, let’s be honest, the only thing we really care about: a...

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Apple's new iPads

Source: MacWorldSeveral years ago, Apple looked poised to take over schools with iPads, and in one of the most stunning moves, Los Angeles schools planned to spend $1.3 billion getting Apple’s tablets...

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Divided by DNA: The

Source: NatureThirty kilometres north of Stonehenge, through the rolling countryside of southwest England, stands a less-famous window into Neolithic Britain. Established around 3600 BC by early...

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The CDC's New Chief

Source: Gizmodo The track record of Trump appointees tasked with safeguarding the country’s public health has been, in the kindest sense, spotty. So it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that the...

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Cambridge Analytica

Source: GizmodoCambridge Analytica, the data-firm that’s wrapped up in a massive scandal with Facebook, is having a very bad week. Following Monday’s reveal of an undercover video showing executives...

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How human embryonic

Source: NatureDieter Egli was just about to start graduate school in 1998 when researchers first worked out how to derive human embryonic stem cells. In the two decades since, the prolific cells have...

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Yellowfever outbreak

Source: Mercopress Travelers to Brazil are being warned to vaccinate themselves against yellow fever due to an outbreak of the disease in urban areas, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned...

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Some dogs were

Source: Science MagazineIf you were top dog in Mayan Latin America, you might be an honored guest at the king’s feast. But if not, you’d likely end up as the main course of someone else’s. That’s the...

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Muere la primera

Fuente: NoticelLa primera mujer en ocupar el puesto de Contralor de Puerto Rico, la licenciada Ileana Mae Colón Carlo, murió esta noche a los 69 años tras una larga batalla contra el cáncer,...

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¿Cuándo van a

Fuente: ENDI/Aurelio MercadoEl huracán María y la tormenta extra tropical Riley demostraron algo que muchos científicos llevamos años criticando. Y es que, por décadas, la Junta de Planificación (JP)...

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What lava lamps and

Source: NatureWhen David Courson and Lindsay Moore arrived for a summer research placement in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, they expected to try some new techniques and play with high-end microscopes. As...

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Ex-Hacker Adrian

Source: Hacker NewsAdrian Lamo, the hacker who tipped off the FBI about Wikileaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning, dies at the age of 37, according to a Facebook post by his father Mario...

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US Court Finds

Source: GizmodoA federal appeals court on Friday overturned a portion of an Obama-era rule aimed at curbing unwanted calls from nuisance telemarketing companies. The court found that a provision of...

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Chinese Citizens

Source: GizmodoChina’s terrifying “social credit” system isn’t planned to be fully implemented until 2020, but we’re already seeing facets of it being put in place. In May, people who have committed...

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13 Critical Flaws

Source: Hacker NewsSecurity researchers claimed to have discovered 13 critical Spectre/Meltdown-like vulnerabilities throughout AMD's Ryzen and EPYC lines of processors that could allow attackers to...

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Particle Accelerator

Source: GizmodoIf you’re a history buff, you might not know much particle physics. But the two fields share more in common than you’d think. X-rays from a high-energy lab have revealed ancient Greek...

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Science mourns

Source: NatureStephen Hawking, one of the most influential physicists of the twentieth century and perhaps the most celebrated icon of contemporary science, has died at the age of 76.The University of...

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Muere el físico

Fuente: El PaisEl físico británico Stephen Hawking, el científico que explicó el universo desde una silla de ruedas y acercó las estrellas a millones de personas alrededor del mundo, ha fallecido esta...

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La influencia

por Rodrigo FernósLuego del lamentable fallecimiento del titán del Departamento de Historia de la Universidad de Puerto Rico (Rio Piedras), Fernando Picó, es quizas importante evaluar el peso...

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Attack of the

Source: NatureOn 8 September 2017, Thomas Wahl checked in at London’s Gatwick Airport for a nearly-empty flight to Orlando, Florida. A coastal engineer at the University of Central Florida, Wahl knew...

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Blackberry Accuses

Source: GizmodoAfter allegedly trying to hold discussions with Facebook for the past “several years,” BlackBerry finally decided to take Facebook to court today, filing a patent infringement lawsuit...

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Genes of ‘extinct’

Source: Science MagazineJorge Estevez grew up in the Dominican Republic and New York City hearing stories about his native Caribbean ancestors from his mother and grandmother. But when he told his...

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Rosselló: “No lo

Fuente: Claridad Durante el año que lleva en el gobierno de la colonia (¿un año?, se siente como si fueran muchos más) Ricardo Rosselló ha repetido frases que sirven muy bien para definir su...

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1.7 Tbps DDoS Attack

Source: Hacker NewsThe bar has been raised.As more amplified attacks were expected following the record-breaking 1.35 Tbps Github DDoS attack, someone has just set a new record after only four days —...

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DeVos Criticizes

Source: GizmodoOn Monday, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos gave a speech to dozens of state superintendents that her office described as “tough love,” but can more accurately be characterized...

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Surprise graphene

Source: NatureA sandwich of two graphene layers can conduct electrons without resistance if they are twisted at a ‘magic angle’', physicists have discovered. The finding could prove to be a...

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Barcelona supera la

Fuente: El Pais Barcelona superó de nuevo el reto que, año a año, le plantea el Mobile World Congress (MWC). Y esta vez lo ha hecho a pesar del contexto político, que deslució el arranque...

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Apple Moves iCloud

Source: Hacker NewsApple has finally agreed to open a new Chinese data center next month to comply with the country's latest controversial data protection law.Apple will now move the cryptographic...

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iPhone Slow: What

Source: iMoreApple has published a letter explaining the confusion caused by the iOS 10.2.1 update last year that prioritized battery health over peak performance. The company is also offering deep...

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Bee Stings and Cow

Source: GizmodoAround 200 people in the U.S. die every year from run-ins with animals, according to a new study, which found that over one million emergency room visits and approximately $2 billion in...

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Latinoamérica,

Fuente: SciDev   [CIUDAD DE MÉXICO] Aunque varios países de América Latina tienen condiciones que los hacen vulnerables al cambio climático y posibles conflictos relacionados con él, son prácticamente...

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