Ernesto Castillo

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Meet 30 innovators finding African solutions for African problems

Quartz has chosen 30 innovators in Africa for their creative approaches to local problems in business, politics, culture and health and more. They will be honored on Monday (Sep. 14) at the Quartz Africa Innovators summit. Yinka Adegoke, Quartz Africa editor, says:<p>The narrative in Africa has moved …

7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

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Iraq war casts long shadow over US and UK politics

<b>On both sides of the Atlantic, the Iraq war continues to cast a diffuse shadow from which politicians are struggling to escape.</b><p>It falls upon the fight for the Republican presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton's White House quest and the debate over the future direction of the Labour Party in …

Why Kevin Mitnick, the World's Most Notorious Hacker, Is Still Breaking Into Computers

Once the Internet's most-wanted hacker, Kevin Mitnick is paid big bucks to do exactly what landed him in prison 20 years ago.<p>Look no further than Kevin Mitnick’s business card to see how some things never change.<p>Cut from stainless steel, the card includes breakaway pieces of a fully functional …

How to meditate for beginners - a free interactive series - week 1: Mindfulness of breathing

<b>Want to know how to meditate even if you’re a beginner? Calmista blogger Charlotte Watts’ new audio series How to Meditate – exclusive to Healthista</b> …

Online Learning Service Platzi Wants To Teach You Useful Tech Skills

A couple of things about online learning service Platzi immediately set it apart from the other companies in Y Combinator’s latest batch. First, it is from Latin America — Colombia to be precise. Second, it is profitable. That’s right, it’s already making money.<p>Online learning is hardly a new …

A racial “Big Brother” debacle: Why is the government spying on Black Lives Matter protests?

<b>(Reuters/Mario Anzuoni/Richard Susanto via ShutterstockPhoto montage by Salon)</b><p>America’s disturbing surveillance apparatus reaches a chilling new low. Inside a perverse new form of patriotism<p>Heather Digby Parton<p>March 19, 2015 6:22pm (UTC)<p>It's comforting that we have the assurance of everyone from …

The First Amendment as we know it today didn’t exist until the ’60s

Neither the text nor history is a reliable guide to interpreting the amendment. And don’t ask the current SCOTUS<p>Reading the First Amendment isn’t easy. Consider the text:<p>Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the …

Stephen Collins Confesses Sexual Abuse of Underage Girls to PEOPLE: 'I Did Something Terribly Wrong'

<i>Stephen Collins shares a vividly detailed confession with PEOPLE in which he admits he had inappropriate sexual conduct with underage girls.</i> …

20 best Android apps this week

It’s time for our weekly roundup of the latest, greatest Android apps and games, this time from the last seven days of releases on the Google Play store.<p>As ever, the prices provided in brackets are for the initial download only: when an app uses in-app purchases, this will be listed as (Free + …

Where to Move If You Want a Job, More Money, or Lots of Single People

A new Census tool reveals which large cities are the nation's leaders in earnings, unemployment, and unmarried young people.<p>Springfield, Massachusetts, is the most single. San Jose, California, is the most international (richest, too). Provo, Utah, is the youngest workforce in America, and McAllen, …

Mexican Megafarms Supplying U.S. Market Are Rife With Labor Abuses

"Product of Mexico" — it's a label you see on fruit and vegetable stickers in supermarkets across the U.S.<p>It's also the name of an investigative series appearing this week in the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>.<p><i>Morning Edition's</i> Steve Inskeep spoke to reporter Richard Marosi about his 18-month investigation in …

Work-life balance is dead (Opinion) - CNN.com

For U.S. residents of the East Coast, Reykjavik can be a shorter flight than going to California, and you'll get hot springs, unique food (fermented shark anyone?), interesting culture and live volcanoes. New movie "Interstellar" even filmed some scenes there.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Vacation ideas: Hop a plane …

Is the Darknet a glimpse into the web of the future?

What will the internet of the future look like? And what purpose will it be used for?<p>From augmented reality, which anticipates the information you'll want just by looking at an object, to smart services that use artificial intelligence to help us manage our workloads, the look, feel and utility of …

Poland’s ‘vampire’ graves explained

Six medieval skeletons were found this year in Poland. There’s nothing unusual about that, they were part of 285 recently unearthed at a cemetery in …

Opera 26 Brings Stable Linux Release and Bookmark Sharing

Opera has just released version 26 of its desktop browser, that sees a stable Linux version, a new bookmark sharing feature and a few other small updates.<p>The latest version allows users to share individual bookmarks or an entire folder of them with just a couple of clicks, negating the need to …

Infographics platform Infogr.am bets big on Brazil as it acquires data-visualization blog Visualoop

If you have a penchant for dressing up numbers and stats in infographics, you’ve maybe come across Infogr.am over the past few years.<p>In a nutshell, the Latvian startup delivers a user-friendly WYSIWYG editor that invites you to feed your data in, with Infogr.am then issuing a beautiful infographic …

Blood moon returns early Wednesday, and this time it's bigger

We want to see your shots of the blood moon! Share your best photos with iReport, and you could be featured on CNN.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Blood moon, Act II, opens soon in the heavens near you. And it will be bigger than Act I.<p>If you live in the western half of the United States, you'll have a front-row seat on a …

Heinrich Himmler, family man: Why “The Decent One” is the most haunting documentary I’ve ever seen

A devastating doc drawn from a trove of private papers reveals the Nazi war criminal as husband and dad<p>Much of the history of human thought has revolved around our efforts to understand the nature of evil, which have never yielded anything like a satisfactory result. We are fascinated by serial …

Chris Matthews vs. Obama: How the president lost one of his top supporters

Pundit who famously swooned the president now calls him socially “lazy” — and says he listens to Michelle too much<p>Chris Matthews has gone stark raving nuts. I know, I know. How is this different than any other time? Well, there's something special about what happens to some political pundits when …

Taking A Ride With The Luminox P-38 Valjoux Automatic 9461 Chronograph

Luminox is best known for their no-nonsense three-handed quartz models with unique Tritium tubes on the hands. These amazingly bright and compact watches are popular with military and police. But what about WWII era fighter pilots? Who will build a watch for them? Now the company has their back.<p>The …

The terrifying rise of West African piracy

A new investigation finds armed robbery and kidnapping have become persistent problems in the Gulf of Guinea<p>[<i>This story was reported in partnership with the</i> <i>Investigative Fund</i> <i>at the Nation Institute. Additional funding was provided through the generosity of Adelaide Gomer.</i>]<p>“The Gulf of Guinea is the …

Decrypting Google: Don't be modest

AS A service, Google has become indispensable to people's interactions online. As a business worth $400 billion after 16 years, its success has been breathtaking. Yet in terms of management, it has set up radically different ways of organising itself from those of traditional businesses. Few people …

The Ferguson Area Is Even More Segregated Than You Probably Guessed

There's a startling degree of racial division in St. Louis County.

How I Used a Paint Can to Forge a Rugged Knife [Video]

Hackett relies on his ingenuity to turn spring steel into an edged blade.<p>Before bows and arrows, language, and even vertical foreheads, some of our ancestors survived by industriously chipping rocks into sharp tools. Today we take metal knives for granted, yet few are made to survive a world …