Cristopher Hernandez

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Octopus And Squid Evolution Is Officially Weirder Than We Could Have Ever Imagined

They edit their own genes!<p>Just when we thought octopuses couldn't be any weirder, it turns out that they and their cephalopod brethren evolve …

Biology

Netflix's 34 original drama series, ranked from worst to best

Over the years, it has proved to be a hotbed for original drama programming, with shows like "Stranger Things" and "13 Reasons Why" becoming cultural sensations.<p>With so many drama series on the service, however, it can be hard to keep up with which shows are worth watching.<p>To create a cheat sheet …

Van Jones: Trump may have signed Earth's death warrant

<b>(CNN) —</b> As usual, Donald Trump is completely upside down on the facts.<p>In 2015, President Barack Obama created the Clean Power Plan to slow climate disruption. It was the first action ever taken by the US government to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants.<p>And this week, with the stroke of …

Clean Power Plan

Low Back Pain: A Guide for Coaches and Athletes on Anatomy, Types, and Treatment

When I practiced massage therapy, clients frequently came to me seeking treatment for lower back pain. Now, as a coach, I see that coaches will …

Pain

Software Helps Gene Editing Tool CRISPR Live Up to Its Hype

New algorithms make CRISPR as easy as point-and-click Illustration: Emily Cooper Illustration: Emily CooperBiotechnologists are jumping at the chance …

Genetics

A story of drugs, darkness and death in the Amazon

“Unais was a good man. We spoke for four or five hours a day about philosophy, health and world politics. I thought we would be lifelong friends. But that night, all I could sense from him was evil. His eyes had an empty rage. He was possessed.”<p>On Wednesday, December 16, Joshua Stevens, 29, a …

Mindfulness Isn’t Much Harder than Mindlessness

I’ve been researching mindfulness since the early 1970s. New findings emerge from our lab and others each year, showing what a powerful factor mindfulness is with respect to our health, happiness, and effectiveness. Everything we do, we do mindfully or mindlessly, which suggests that it can be one …

Mindfulness

Baltimore psychologist pioneers team using psychedelics as ‘sacred’ medicine

William Richards, who began studying psychedelics in Germany in 1963, is convinced LSD and psilocybin drugs can transform people’s lives for the better<p>Baltimore is known to many as the heroin capital of the US. If William Richards has anything to do with it, it may also become the nation’s most …

Consciousness

Mindful Sex

Meditation and sex might not be the two things you’d most naturally associate. One involves sitting alone in silence while the other is rather more …

Fixed, The App That Fixes Your Parking Tickets, Gets Blocked In San Francisco, Oakland & L.A.

Fixed, a mobile app that fights parking tickets and other traffic citations on users’ behalf, has had its parking ticket operations blocked in three of its top cities, San Francisco, Oakland and L.A. after the cities increased the measures they were taking to block Fixed from accessing their …

In Painkiller Trials, Placebo Effect Is Becoming More Powerful

Phenomenon prevents more drugs from hitting the market<p>Painkiller manufacturers are confused. Their drugs have maintained the same efficacy at relieving symptoms for the past 25 years, but the placebo effect has gotten stronger in drug trials conducted in the U.S., according to an analysis of 35 …

Why You Should Take Time to Meditate

“I don’t have time to meditate.” Those words permeate my emails and voicemails weekly. When people tell me this, my response almost invariably is …

'El Chapo' Guzmán's key role in the global cocaine trade is becoming clearer

According to a recent report from from Colombian newspaper El Tiempo, Sinaloa controls 35% of the cocaine exported from Colombia — the largest producer of the drug in the world.<p>Now that El Chapo has escaped from a Mexican prison, Colombian generals who worked to bring down the notorious Colombian …

Study: U.S. Wars Have Left Over 1 Million Dead in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan

A new report has found that the Iraq War has killed about one million people. The Nobel Prize-winning International Physicians for the Prevention of …

Gas Reserves Beneath Turf War in Northern Mexico?

The cycle of great violence — rampant assassinations, kidnappings and extortion —went into decline in mid-2013, a few months before Mexico’s Congress approved landmark reforms opening the energy industry to private capital for the first time in over 80 years.<p>“No one has yet dared to link one thing …

War is the new normal: 7 reasons America can’t escape conflict

No sooner do we withdraw from one Middle Eastern country than we reengage another. It’s a cycle we refuse to break<p>William Astore<p>February 3, 2015 9:30am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>It was launched immediately after the 9/11 attacks, when I was still in the military, and almost …

War

Reinventing School From the Ground Up For Inquiry Learning

This redesign issue looms large. A small number of schools around the country that began life as charters or academies have developed successful …

Crude harvest: Selling Mexico's oil | Business & Economy

Filmmakers: Paul Sapin and Verity Oswin<p>Against the backdrop of Mexico's ever-widening gap between rich and poor, growing violence, and stalled economy, President Enrique Pena Nieto has passed a series of economic reforms.<p>Under these reforms, Mexico's oil, which was expropriated from foreign …

Deputy Who Killed 19-Year-Old Samantha Ramsey Won't Be Indicted

A Kentucky deputy who witnesses say jumped onto the roof of a 19-year-old girl's car and opened fire on her will not be indicted in the girl's death.<p>Samantha Ramsey was killed by Boone County deputy Tyler Brockman as she left a party in April. Now, a Boone County grand jury has decided not to …

A New Multi-Material 3D Printer Can Print (Almost) Anything

Finally, a 3D printer that can handle multiple types of materials.<p>Until now, if you wanted to become a <i>maker</i> and 3D-print all your household items, because stores are for suckers, you had to get a different printer for each material you planned on using. Ceramic bowls required a ceramic printer, …

Hemp Supercapacitors are as Good as Graphene at a Fraction of the Cost

Graphene is a super material that is 100 times stronger than steel, conducts electricity better than copper, and is more flexible than rubber. It’s …

Nanotech

The Documentary About Hiroshima and Nagasaki The U.S. Didn't Want Us to See

Immediately after two atomic bombs detonated over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing tens of thousands of people in an instant and leaving many more to die, the Japanese started shooting. They weren't using bullets, but film, hoping to document the first...<p>Sixty five years ago this week, immediately …

E-Cig Benefits Outweigh Their Harms, New Research Says

The debate over e-cigarettes—now a$2 billion industry in the U.S. and growing—is constantly up in smoke.<p>The primary problem is that we simply do not …

Public Health

Here's a Helpful Guide to the Taliban

At a House Armed Services Committee hearing Wednesday on the release of Sgt. Bergdahl, there was some confusion over who exactly is the Taliban. …

Turning off your iPhone won't stop NSA bugs, but this will

Just because you turned off your phone doesn't mean the NSA isn't using it to spy on you.<p>Edward Snowden's latest revelation about the NSA's snooping …