Ernesto Rodriguez

23 Added | 1 Magazine | 5 Likes | @Texasrep | Keep up with Ernesto Rodriguez 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 “Ernesto Rodriguez”

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

UC San Diego

The hottest Samsung Galaxy phones won’t be upgraded to Lollipop until early 2015

Even though some Galaxy S5 models have already started receiving the Android 5.0 Lollipop update much earlier than anticipated, Samsung apparently …

Extreme shrimp might hold clues to alien life, NASA says

Shrimp crawling around rock chimneys spewing hot water deep in the Caribbean Sea may hold clues to the kinds of life that can thrive in extreme environments on other planets, NASA says.<p>The shrimp are called Rimicaris hybisae (no, we can't pronounce it either). They live in clumps on hydrothermal …

High Number Of Sex Partners Linked To Lower Risk Of Prostate Cancer

Eternal Darkness spiritual successor may still happen at Denis Dyack's new company

Long-time game developer Denis Dyack is back with a new startup that announced itself today, and it is going to pick up the development torch for Shadow of the Eternals.<p>Dyack is now chief creative officer at Quantum Entanglement Entertainment, which is a media company that is making television, …

Google's latest ads show off the fresh new face of Android

If you happened to be watching <i>The Walking Dead</i> last night like everybody else, you may have noticed some clever new Android ads. One showed several Droid-looking characters checking their devices, with the smallest pulling out a cartoonishly-huge Android L smartphone. The others flaunted Android …

Android Lollipop

The Fermi Paradox

<i>PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here. (Or see a preview.)</i><p>Everyone feels something when they’re in a …

Teen shot gamer dead over PS4, say police

A man advertised his PS4 for sale on Craigslist. Police say he met the potential buyers in a parking lot and when they tried to steal the device, one of them, a 16-year-old girl, opened fire.<p>Daniel Zeitz is dead.<p>Police say the 28-year-old from Roswell, Ga., advertised his PS4 on Craigslist.<p>He went …

A Huge Discovery About Prime Numbers—and What It Means for the Future of Math

Last week, Yitang “Tom” Zhang, a popular math professor at the University of New Hampshire, stunned the world of pure mathematics when he announced …

Mathematics

The ultimate comeback: Bringing the dead back to life

A radical procedure that involves replacing a patient's blood with cold salt water could retrieve people from the brink of death, says David Robson.<p>“When you are at 10C, with no brain activity, no heartbeat, no blood – everyone would agree that you’re dead,” says Peter Rhee at the University of …

Medicine

Cancer Vaccine Exists, Goes Unused

The HPV vaccine could prevent thousands of people every year from getting cancer. But a new CDC report says most children still do not receive it.<p>Every 20 minutes a person in the U.S. is diagnosed with with a human-papilloma virus-associated cancer. Most of those cancers could be prevented with an …

Son Finds His Late Dad's 'Ghost' In A Racing Video Game

This is lovely, strange, and wrenching all at the same time. A teenager whose father passed away when he was just six had pulled out an old Xbox game …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Is Worried That Humans Are Too Stupid For Aliens

Neil deGrasse Tyson

3 Bar Bets You’re Sure To Win

How to photograph the supermoon

Here are some tips to take photos of the upcoming supermoons in all their glory.<p>When the full moon coincides with the closest point between the moon and Earth in the lunar orbit, a supermoon occurs.<p>In 2014, the moon will appear unusually bright and full on the following dates:<p>Saturday, July 12 at …

How DNA Scissors Can Perform Surgery Directly On Your Genes

These gene-slicers may help tackle HIV, Alzheimer's, and brain cancer.<p>Jay Johnson’s DNA was cut into pieces. Tiny molecular scissors chopped it into slices the cell couldn’t readily repair. The cell did its best at a speedy patch-up job, but the gene was left effectively useless. As the battered …

Do You Use Only 10% of Your Brain?

<i>We may be biased, but we think the human brain is pretty special. All this week, mentalfloss.com is celebrating this miracle organ with a heap of</i> …

All the Alien-Looking Species Discovered by the Deep Sea Vehicle Alvin

While the Chinese are busy scouting the best under-sea sites to pillage for precious metals, America's venerable oceanic exploration sub, the …

With the G3, LG finally makes a phone that can take on Samsung & Apple (review)

You have to admire LG’s tenacity.<p>It doesn’t have the money and marketing clout of Samsung, its South Korean electronics sibling. And outside of TVs and home appliances, it’s struggled to establish itself as a premium consumer-electronics brand.<p>But LG is undoubtedly the Android phone maker most …

The history of the Walkman: 35 years of iconic music players

We take portable music for granted these days. Any commuter in any big city in the world is more likely than not to have a pair of earbuds or headphones on as they walk, bike, or ride to their destination. The thing is, personal portable music didn't exist for most of human history, at least not in …

Audiophile
Sri Lanka

Cop's mood changes when he realizes he's being filmed

A trucker honks at an Illinois state trooper who, he says, was speeding and talking on his cell phone. The officer stops him and is at first confrontational. Then he is told he's being filmed.<p>On occasion, police officers haven't taken kindly to being filmed.<p>Some feel that it interferes with their …

Google Shames Apple’s iOS For Adding What Android Did Years Ago

Apple’s Tim Cook insulted Google at WWDC earlier this month saying “Android dominates the market in malware”, and quoted an article calling the fragmented open operating system a “toxic hellstew of vulnerabilities.” Well Google punched back this morning at its I/O conference when Sundar Pichai put …