Andres Martinez

11 Flips | 1 Magazine | 4 Likes | 3 Following | 3 Followers | @AndresRMC | Keep up with Andres Martinez on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Andres Martinez”

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

Text Messaging

Peek's smartphone eye team in crowdfund appeal

<b>The team behind a portable eye examination kit that uses smartphones is crowdfunding to raise funds for its new innovation.</b><p>Peek Retina is a smartphone camera adapter engineered at the University of Strathclyde and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.<p>Peek's apps and adapter tackle avoidable blindness by …

Radical New Theory Could Kill the Multiverse Hypothesis

Author: Natalie Wolchover, Quanta Magazine. Natalie Wolchover, Quanta Magazine Science<p>Date of Publication: 08.25.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. …

Stories of Climate Change Need Telling

Help Savvy Writers Get the Story Out<p>A few years ago I worked with a very good writer and PhD chemist named Sarah Webb on a project to create exhibits …

Vagina selfie for 3D printers lands Japanese artist in trouble

Last month it took more than 20 firefighters to free a US student who had become trapped inside a giant sculpture of a vagina in Germany. But genital art elicited a very different response in Japan this week, when police arrested an artist for distributing data that enables recipients to make 3D …

Is IBM Making Plans For The End Of Silicon?

As chips get smaller, chipmakers investigate new methods and materials.<p>Since the computer age began, microchips have consistently been shrunk to smaller and smaller sizes. Moore’s Law, articulated in 1965 by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, predicts, fairly accurately to date, that the number of …

Chimps outwit humans in games of strategy

In contests drawn from game theory, chimpanzee pairs consistently outperform humans in games that test memory and strategic thinking.<p>A new study, …

If Looks Could Kill: Carcinogens in Hairdressers' Blood from Dyes and Perms

Looking fabulous can come at a price—and sometimes that price is unwittingly outsourced to the people who provide these services for a living.<p>A new …

Hallucinations - Review

Hallucinations are much more common than most people realise and in fact, may be a universal part of the human experience. This is the main premise in Oliver Sacks' newest collection, Hallucinations [Picador/Pan Macmillan, 2013; Guardian Bookshop; Amazon UK/audiobook CD UK; Amazon US/kindle …

Epigenetics 101: a beginner’s guide to explaining everything

Epigenetics is one of the hottest fields in the life sciences. It’s a phenomenon with wide-ranging, powerful effects on many aspects of biology, and enormous potential in human medicine. As such, its ability to fill in some of the gaps in our scientific knowledge is mentioned everywhere from …