Katherine Mae Rodriguez

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Meth flowing in from Mexico through border crossings, report says

California has emerged as the major gateway for methamphetamine into the country, with Mexican organized crime groups smuggling an estimated 70% of the U.S. supply through state border crossings, according to a report released Thursday by state Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris.<p>The 98-page report on …

Lack Of Sleep Kills Brain Cells, New Study Shows

If you’re burning the midnight oil, you may be burning out brain cells, too, new research shows. A study published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience found that staying awake too long destroys brain cells in mice, and may do the same in humans.<p>It’s the first study to show (if only in animals) …

12 Diagrams That Changed How We Understood Our Solar System

These days, we are treated to glorious images of the cosmos through astrophotography and sophisticated three-dimensional visualizations of the …

Before and after images of enormous landslide in Alaska

The landslide on the slopes of Mount La Perouse in Alaska on February 16, 2014 is thought to be the largest known natural landslide on Earth since …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Mercury, the Smallest Planet, Is Getting Even Smaller, Scientists Say

A new look at the planet shows that it has shrunk almost nine miles in diameter.<p>Like a raisin spinning around the sun, Mercury is shrinking and wrinkling. The planet is now up to 8.6 miles (14 kilometers) smaller in diameter than it was nearly four billion years ago, according to a report released …

Meet the moons: planetary satellites in pictures

On Monday the Open University launched a free online course introducing the rich diversity of moons in the solar system. Led by David Rothery, professor of planetary geosciences at the university, the course will explore the fundamental processes that have shaped moons, the relationship between our …

Almost snack time for our galaxy’s supermassive black hole

Telescopes around the world are turning to our galaxy’s center, to watch our Milky Way’s supermassive black hole consume a gas cloud.<p>Astronomers have …

It’s a Bug! It’s a Pain! It’s Super-Lice!

They’re crawly and they’re creepy. Mysterious and eerie. They’re altogether icky. They're the louse-y family and they have haunted human hair (and nether regions) for millennia. For parents, the arrival of these microscopic creatures on the scalps of children can lead to quite the headache as …

Quietly, Regulus ushers in springtime

Regulus, brightest star in Leo the Lion, is now rising in the east after sunset. You might not notice it, but stargazers know that, when Regulus …

April 2014