Nelly Sánchez-Colón

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This Is The Texting Service Undocumented Immigrants Are Using To Avoid Police

PaseLaVoz is a peer-to-peer texting service that undocumented immigrants across the South use to alert one another about police checkpoints. Its success suggests potential for technologies designed to help the undocumented navigate life in America.<p>When Alfredo Rodriguez and his friends sit around a …

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

Verdict issued on skeleton found in parking lot: It’s King Richard III

Experts say DNA analysis supports their claim that the bones dug up last year under a parking lot in the English city of Leicester are the last mortal remains of England's King Richard III.<p>"It's the academic conclusion of the University of Leicester that beyond reasonable doubt the individual …

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Shall I Encode Thee In DNA? Sonnets Stored On Double Helix

English critic Samuel Johnson once said of William Shakespeare "that his drama is the mirror of life." Now the Bard's words have been translated into life's most basic language. British scientists have stored all 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets on tiny stretches of DNA.<p>It all started with two men in a …

Eating Tilapia is Worse Than Eating Bacon

We all have the notion that eating fish would be the better option over bacon when it comes to health. And the truth is, it really is … most of the …

One Couple, Nearly 20 Years, All 'Before Midnight'

In 1995, an unintended cult-classic trilogy was born with a film that centered on a simple, romantic premise. Two strangers in their early 20s spend a spontaneous night together in Vienna. The characters, Jesse and Celine, split ways in <i>Before Sunrise</i>, but they reunited nine years later for a …