Ray Guerrero

180 Flips | 8 Magazines | 217 Likes | 1 Following | 8 Followers | @PanPaniscus16 | Physics and Human Rights double major at the University of Connecticut (UConn), aspiring surgeon, and polyglot (EN/ES/FR/PT/TR).

This Globe-Trotting Brain Surgeon Says Doctors Are Doing Medical Missions Wrong

"You can't just go down there, drop some money, do a photo-op, and come back," Rahul Jandial says about doctors who travel to hospitals in poor countries.<p>Rahul Jandial is one of those people who makes you feel bad about what you've done with your time on Earth. Now 43, Jandial became both a brain …

Physiology

China says it has a new 'ghostly' quantum radar that can spot US stealth aircraft

The breakthrough relies on a ghostly phenomenon known as quantum entanglement, which Albert Einstein dubbed "spooky action at a distance".<p>China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), one of the "Top 10" military industry groups controlled directly by the central government, said on Sunday …

But Donald Trump Was Right - Heinz Ketchup Is Why We Can Kill FDA Food Regulations

On Thursday the Trump campaign released a document that discussed, recommended even, killing off certain regulations that hamper the US economy. One of these referred to the FDA Food Police – the idea that we’re not all going to be poisoned by unscrupulous capitalists if we have just a little bit …

Regulation

It's official: Gary Johnson won't get the chance to debate Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

The nonprofit Commission on Presidential Debates invited both Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee, and Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, to debate at Hofstra University in New York on September 26.<p>Johnson and Jill Stein, the Green Party's nominee, were left out.<p>Per the CPD's criteria, …

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A Newly Explored Undersea Volcano Is Teeming With Alien Life Forms

Earlier this month, a three-crew submarine dove to Cook seamount, a 13,000-foot-tall extinct volcano off the coast of Hawaii that had never been …

Tel Aviv Diary: Obama Exacts Cold Revenge on Netanyahu

They say revenge is a dish best served cold.<p>It’s clear that President Obama got his revenge on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week. …

Israeli settlements have grown during the Obama years

JERUSALEM (AP) — In his landmark speech to the Arab world seven years ago, President Barack Obama warned that Israeli settlements on occupied territories were undermining hopes for peace. "It is time for these settlements to stop," he declared.<p>As Obama heads into the home stretch of his presidency, …

Proteins In Your Hair Could Uniquely Identify You At A Crime Scene

It may even replace DNA sequencing in forensic investigations<p>If you’ve watched enough reruns of shows like <i>CSI</i>, <i>Bones</i>, and <i>Law and Order</i>, you probably know by now that when forensic specialists find DNA evidence, the suspect is often identified within the next couple of minutes—as soon as the team …

'Moderate' Republican John Kasich Flips Out Over Actor Daniel Radcliffe's Atheism

Catholic John Kasich, who once walked into a bookstore and tried to teach the Judaism to a group of Jewish Talmudic scholars, has done it again. In …

Religion

See What This City Did After Atheists Forced Them to Remove Public Nativity Display

The city of Wadena, Minnesota, has received a lot of press this holiday season, but one woman thinks there is something the media overlooked.<p>Back in November, city officials voted to remove a cherished nativity display from a local park after the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a Wisconsin-based …

In Yemen, 'We can’t just stop our life because of the war'

<i>This story was originally published in the Middle East Eye.</i><p><i>Celine Langlois served as the emergency medical coordinator for</i> Doctors Without …

Ben Carson’s chilling God complex: The commencement speech I won’t soon forget

The presidential hopeful was the keynote speaker at my white coat ceremony. Even then, I knew he was dangerous<p>Retired neurosurgeon and Republican presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson is all over the news these days. His recent public comments have ranged from the offensive to the bizarre: from his …

Ben Carson

MSF Under Attack in Kunduz by MSF

Afghanistan

China's big response to climate change just turned the tables on Obama's foes in Congress

"It's not a big problem at all," the leader in opinion polls for the Republican presidential nomination told a radio talk show host. "If you look at China, they're doing nothing about it."<p>This week, Chinese President Xi Jinping came to Washington and agreed to take new measures.<p>Standing alongside …

Is another human living inside you?

You may think your body and mind are your own. In fact, you are a fusion of many organisms - including, potentially, another person. Words by David Robson, photography by Ariko Inaoka.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year.</i> <i>Browse the full list.</i><p><i>-</i><p>Once …

Genetics

This Man Created A Parody Doritos Account And Just Owned Every Homophobe Threatening To Boycott ‘Gay Chips’

Remember when Target decided to go gender-neutral in the toys and bedding department? Remember all the backlash the company received from angry customers who were certain that now boys and girls would not be able to tell each other apart and threatened to boycott the business? Remember the guy who …

Pope unlikely to sway top US critics on climate

<b>The Pope's plea to tackle climate change is likely to get a cool reception from some key energy politicians in the US.</b><p>Republican Marsha Blackburn, the second-highest ranking member on the House energy committee, says the jury is still out on global warming.<p>Pope Francis is to speak on the subject in …

Clean Technology

To This Secular Muslim, Ben Carson Had a Point

Take it from someone who’s been fighting it her whole adult life: The sad truth is that too many Muslims want to mix mosque and state.<p>Ben Carson’s …

How DNA Solved a 36-Year-Old Mystery, and Created Yet Another

In October 2011, a doctor from the north side of Chicago heard news that authorities were trying to identify the last of the unnamed victims of 1970s serial killer John Wayne Gacy. She immediately thought of her half-brother.<p>Andre Drath, a troubled child, had been forced into the Illinois …

Crime

The astonishing village where little girls turn into boys aged 12

In every way, Johnny is physically and biologically male. But, astonishingly he did not grow a penis until he hit puberty.<p>He is one of many children who live in Salinas, an isolated village in the southwestern Dominican Republic, who are seemingly born female, only to become men in their teenage …

Dominican Republic

Republicans to break rank with party leaders in call for climate change action

Nearly a dozen Republican members of Congress will break ranks with leaders of their party on Thursday, and call for action against climate change.<p>The mini-rebellion a week before the pope visits Congress appears timed to ratchet up the pressure on Republican presidential candidates and …

Climate

Refugees and mental health: 'These people are stronger than us'

“Some arrive and can’t sleep at all. Others arrive and immediately fall asleep for days on end,” says Pina Deiana, shouting from the front seat of a car clearly no stranger to the unforgiving roads of Sicily.<p>We’re heading to a refugee support centre deep in the rugged countryside, where Deiana has …

Mental Health

Religious Fundamentalism: A Side Effect of Lazy Brains?

Insights from neuroscience suggest that the brain tends to automatically accept rather than reject beliefs, oftentimes independent of how logical …

Religion

Polls: Good Donald Trump news, bad Hillary Clinton news

Donald Trump.Getty Images/Scott Olson<p>Real-estate mogul Donald Trump's Republican presidential campaign isn't slowing down, polls released Sunday and Monday found.<p>Trump held the No. 1 position in the three early-primary states surveyed by the CBS News Battleground Tracker out Sunday.<p>Trump held 29% …

Syrian refugees: Which countries welcome them, which ones don't

<b>(CNN) —</b> The expanding Syrian refugee crisis highlights the differences among countries that welcome desperate migrants and those that don't.<p>Some 4.1 million Syrians are fleeing a homeland riven by more than four years of civil war. Some countries have taken in so many migrants it's caused a …

Refugees

Donald Trump won't say whether he thinks America is great

Matthew Busch/Getty Images<p>Donald Trump has described his slogan, "Make America Great Again," as the "whole theme" of his presidential campaign.<p>But earlier this week, one of his rivals, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) attacked him for that message with a speech in which he argued the slogan implies the …

The murder spike in America's cities is Obama's legacy

I can see smart GOP campaigns in 2016 taking a three-prong approach to attacking their Democratic opponents.<p>Republican candidates will talk about strengthening our weak economy, reversing the embarrassment of our decline in influence abroad and introducing a plan to put an end to the raging crime …