Aydee Flores

43 Flips | 5 Magazines | @AydeeFlores | Keep up with Aydee Flores 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 “Aydee Flores”

The Power of Sleep

Health<p>Search<p>North KoreaU.S. Has Plan to Dismantle North Korea's Nuclear Program in a Year, John Bolton Says<p>John McCain'I’m Never Going to Forgive …

Customer Service

Solar Flare Could Trigger Auroras Tonight For Northern U.S.

Earth is in the line of fire of a powerful solar flare that has already begun hitting us, but most of the energy from the Coronal Mass Ejection, or CME, will skirt safely by, scientists say, with major disruptions to the electric grid, satellites and communications unlikely.<p>But if you're lucky — …

Newly found asteroid to pass close to Earth on Sunday

A newly discovered asteroid will pass "very close" to Earth on Sunday, NASA says.<p>The space rock is estimated to be 60 feet (18 meters) long. It's expected to fly over New Zealand about 2:18 p.m. EDT (11:18 a.m. PDT / 18:18 UTC.)<p>It won't hit Earth or any of the thousands of satellites orbiting the …

How Do Planets Form?

A nearby planetary system contains two baby planets that may refine astronomers' theories about how solar systems come to be.<p>In the past half-decade, we’ve learned about thousands of planets throughout the galaxy, but we still don’t really know what turns young, spinning baby stars into stable …

Fossil Of 'Jaggermeryx' Found Namesake In Another Stone

Scientists have named an extinct pig-like creature with big lips after Mick Jagger. Their findings will be published in the September issue of the <i>Journal of Paleontology</i>.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>It's one thing to have moves like Jagger. I mean, you can learn those.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "MOVES …

Sun throws 2 CMEs toward Earth; GPS could be affected, but you're fine

The sun is throwing stuff at us again.<p>A sunspot erupted Wednesday morning with a large, X-class solar flare that caused a wave of plasma called a Coronal Mass Ejection to shoot off the sun and come zooming toward Earth at the speed of 800 to 900 miles per second.<p>This material follows on the heels …

Woman in her twenties discovers that she was born without a cerebellum

She found out when she checked herself into the hospital because of a bad case of nausea<p>A woman living in China’s Shandong Province got a bit of a surprise recently when doctors at the Chinese PLA General Hospital told her that her brain was missing one of the most important centers for motor …

Spacewatch: Doubts about the Managua meteorite

Much does not ring true about the claims that a meteorite struck Managua, Nicaragua, late on 6 September, local time, causing an explosion, ground tremor and shock wave "like a bomb" while blasting a 12-metre-wide crater alongside the airport and (coincidentally?) air force base.<p>Most significantly, …

Largest dinosaur predator was a water-loving quadruped

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The biggest dinosaur predator that ever stalked the Earth was also the weirdest.<p>The mounted skeletal cast of the Spinosaurus aegyptiacus, a 50-foot (15-meter) long, seven-ton African predator that is the biggest dinosaur predator to ever walk the Earth, is seen during a news …

What You Need To Know About The Solar Storm Headed For Earth

Two solar flares have sent magnetic fields to our planet -- and scientists aren’t sure how they’re going to impact each other.<p>The sun has been regurgitating a lot of solar flares these days, and now, a couple will be knocking at Earth’s door this weekend.<p>The originator of these flares is a …

Solar Cycle

The US military is spending $2.9 million to develop a soft robot suit for soldiers

Harvard researchers are building a flexible exoskeleton based off human musculature<p>It's no secret the US military is looking to enhance soldiers of the near-future with the kind of gear and weaponry seen usually in sci-fi (see the TALOS "Iron Man" project as one prime example). But it's latest …

Ceramics don't have to be brittle: Materials scientists are creating materials by design

Imagine a balloon that could float without using any lighter-than-air gas. Instead, it could simply have all of its air sucked out while maintaining …

Double solar storms headed to Earth raise disruption concerns

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - A rare double burst of magnetically charged solar storms will hit Earth Thursday night and Friday, raising concerns that GPS signals, radio communications and power transmissions could be disrupted, officials said on Thursday.<p>Individually, the storms, known as …

Crocodile Meets Godzilla — A Swimming Dino Bigger Than T. Rex

There once was a place on Earth so overrun with giant, meat-eating predators that even a <i>Tyrannosaurus rex</i> would have been nervous. One predator there was even bigger than <i>T. rex,</i> and scientists now say it's apparently the only aquatic dinosaur ever found.<p>The swimming monster is called <i>Spinosaurus</i> …

The Ozone Layer Is On The Mend

FTW<p>An international agreement to phase out use of chemicals that damage the ozone layer appears to be working. A new report finds that ozone-depleting substances in the atmosphere are down by 10 to 15 percent, and that the ozone layer is by and large getting thicker.<p>The reason is that nations have …

Twin solar storms arrive at Earth

Twin magnetically charged solar storms will arrive at Earth on Thursday and Friday, raising concerns that GPS signals, radio communications and power transmissions could be disrupted, “space weather” officials in the US have said.<p>Individually the storms, known as coronal mass ejections, or CMEs, …

New species of electrons can lead to better computing

Electrons that break the rules and move perpendicular to the applied electric field could be the key to delivering next generation, low-energy …

First Swimming Dinosaur Was 'Half-Duck, Half-Crocodile'

The fearsome <i>Spinosaurus</i> is one of the icons of the dinosaur pantheon. It was larger than <i>T. rex</i> (and larger than all other carnivorous dinosaurs, in …

Scientists Have Captured the Sound One Atom Makes

The detection of the softest sound theoretically possible could be a quantum computing breakthrough.<p>If an atom gets excited in a laboratory, does it make a sound? Turns out that it absolutely does, albeit it's the softest sound that scientists say is physically possible.<p>Researchers at Columbia …

Lasers Reveal Underground 'Super Henge'

The mysteries surrounding Stonehenge just got deeper. Literally.<p>Near the prehistoric Stonehenge monument, archeologists have found the buried traces of a "super henge" more than 4,900 feet in circumference. That's about as big around as the Astrodome and Cowboys Stadium combined -- and 14 times …

How to see the Summer Triangle in September

Even as September is beginning, you have several more months to see the large asterism known as the Summer Triangle.<p>The Summer Triangle consists of …

Enormous Carbon Capture Project Begins Construction In Texas

It'll trap tons of CO2 from a coal-fired power plant ... and then use it to mine for more fossil fuels.<p>What will eventually be the world's largest carbon capture facility has started construction near Houston, Texas.<p>The Petra Nova system will collect carbon dioxide leaving an existing coal plant by …

Significant auroras predicted for tonight

Reports from NOAA and elsewhere predict a chance of significant auroras, possibly observable as far south as the northern U.S. and maybe even farther …

Bigger than T. rex, this dinosaur hunted in water

The largest known predatory dinosaur to roam the Earth was nine feet longer than the world’s biggest <i>T. rex</i> specimen. Scientists report that</i> …

‘Mixed-up’ farms are better for Costa Rica’s birds

Scientists counted 120,000 birds from almost 500 species in three types of habitat in Costa Rica for a new study about farming and conservation. The …

Chisel-Toothed Beasts Push Back Origin of Mammals

Jurassic skeletons show that early mammals didn't just hide in the undergrowth.<p>Squirrel-size mammals scampered through the trees above dinosaurs' heads, newfound Chinese fossils show, revising our image of the first furry beasts. Three newly described species suggest that mammals evolved earlier, …

Want Your Crops To Survive Extreme Heat and Drought? Add Fungus

The future of agriculture may be plant-fungus symbiosis, writes Issie Lapowsky for WIRED<p>The global population continues to grow, and climate change is already tangibly reducing food harvests. Can agriculture adapt to be both more productive and more resilient?<p>One answer to that question may be "add …