Juan Cristobal Zulueta

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The 10 Best Hikes You’ve Never Heard Of

These backpacking trips in the United States deserve John Muir Trail-level hype and Narrows-style recognition — but no one knows yet. Ditch the …

Hiking

Puerto Rico introduces bill to become US state

WASHINGTON (AP) — Puerto Rico's non-voting representative in Congress is introducing a bill that seeks to make the U.S. territory a state by 2021.<p>Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez said Wednesday that 14 Democrats and 20 Republicans currently sponsor the bill among the 435 members in the …

Puerto Rico on mend 6 months after Hurricane Maria

Six months after Hurricane Maria hit, a new Puerto Rico is being painstakingly and lovingly carved from the rubble.<p>Slowly the images of flooded neighborhoods and gutted homes are being replaced by scenes like those outside Lote 23, a popular food truck park in Santurce bursting with visitors, or …

6 Under-the-Radar National Parks You Should Visit

You’ve spotted geysers in Yellowstone, hiked to waterfalls in Yosemite, and pedaled the Cades Cove Loop in the Smoky Mountains. Good for you. That means it’s time to visit some of America’s lesser-known national parks—places that draw smaller crowds but are equally astounding. At these hidden gems, …

The Best Hikes in Montana's Glacier National Park

More than three million people visit Montana's Glacier National Park every year, and for good reasons: the dramatic landscape of ice-scoured granite …

Hiking

Did 4,645 people die in Hurricane Maria? Nope.

Few academic studies have received as much media coverage as a new report, published by the New England Journal of Medicine, that the death toll in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria was much higher than official estimates of 64.<p>Most of the articles on the study funded by Harvard T.H. …

Hurricane Maria

The 10 Best National Parks in the U.S.

A few are even free.<p>From swampy marshes to soaring canyons, from pristine glaciers to scorching deserts, America’s national parks encompass nearly …

Puerto Rico grid 'teetering' despite $3.8 billion repair job

CAIN ALTO, Puerto Rico (AP) — After months of darkness and stifling heat, Noe Pagan was overjoyed when power-line workers arrived to restore electricity to his home deep in the lush green mountains of western Puerto Rico. But to his dismay, instead of raising a power pole toppled by Hurricane …

3 Lessons from Puerto Rico: Mitigating the Health Effects of Future Hurricanes

Nearly one year after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the official death toll for the disaster stands at 64. However, a new study, published Tuesday in The New England Journal of Medicine, estimates that at least 4,645 people have died as a consequence of the storm. That is more than 70 …

Mortality in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

The tropical cyclone Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, a territory of the United States, on September 20, 2017. It compounded the …

Hurricane Maria

Great Smoky Mountains for Visitors on a Budget

It might surprise you to learn that the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, located on both sides of the Tennessee-North Carolina border, regularly …

Hurricane Maria death toll may be more than 4,600 in Puerto Rico

<b>San Juan, Puerto Rico (CNN) —</b> An estimated 4,645 people died in Hurricane Maria and its aftermath in Puerto Rico, according to an academic report published Tuesday in a prestigious medical journal. That figure dwarfs Puerto Rico's official death toll of 64, which the article's authors called a …

Deindustrialization and Unsustainable Debt in Middle-Income Countries: The Case of Puerto Rico

Journal Name: Journal of Globalization and Development<br>Issue: Ahead of print

Best Day Hike in Every State

The Best Day Hike in Every State<p>We should preface this by saying that this should really be called “<b>one</b> of the best day hikes in every state”. In …

Congress Ends Puerto Rican Banking Loophole

Congress voted yesterday to require banks selling mutual funds in Puerto Rico to comply with key investor protections afforded to Americans on the …

24 of the Most Scenic Places to Camp in the United States

Take a road trip from coast to coast, and you’ll find beautiful sights in every state in the U.S.<p>One of the best things about traveling around the …

From The Internet Of Things To The Internet Of Thoughts

The development of the cyber environment is articulated through new digital scenarios — from the technological development of smartphone apps to the Internet of Things, from the sharing economy to social networks — the circulation of personal data has expanded extensively and rapidly. In …

Personal Data

Let’s destroy Bitcoin - MIT Technology Review

In 2009, Satoshi Nakamoto served the world an entirely new kind of currency. It was one that people could move over the internet instantaneously and …

Bitcoin

Puerto Rico Loses Power — Again

Puerto Rico has experienced an islandwide blackout seven months after Hurricane Maria hit the island and devastated much of its infrastructure.<p>Every single power customer on the U.S. territory is without power, NPR's Adrian Florido reports from San Juan. More than 3 million people are affected. …

Caribbean

Puerto Rico to get $18.5 billion to rebuild shattered housing market

SAN JUAN (Reuters) - Puerto Rico will receive $18.5 billion from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help rebuild its battered housing stock and infrastructure after September's Hurricane Maria, the island's governor and HUD officials said on Tuesday.<p>The funding for the U.S. …

10 of the Best Hiking Trails Near Moab, Utah

If you're simply passing through <b>Moab</b>, you might be forgiven for assuming it's just another road trip pit-stop, but you'd be wrong. So very wrong.<p>Not …

Hiking

In blockchain we trust - MIT Technology Review

The dot-com bubble of the 1990s is popularly viewed as a period of crazy excess that ended with hundreds of billions of dollars of wealth being …

Blockchain

Unos $2,200 millones en ayuda federal para familias y negocios en Puerto Rico

A dos semanas de la fecha límite para solicitar asistencia de la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, en inglés), el 20 de marzo, más …

The moral dilemmas of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Should your driverless car value your life over a pedestrian's? Should your Fitbit activity be used against you in a court case? Should we allow …

Here are 10 great reasons to do business in Puerto Rico right now

Five months after back-to-back hurricanes decimated Puerto Rico’s already-struggling infrastructure, the island’s governor, the MIT-educated Ricardo Rosselló, told a crowd at a forum in New York this week that Puerto Rico is officially “Open for Business.”<p>There is no doubt that Puerto Rico has a …

Caribbean

35 Amazing Real World Examples Of How Blockchain Is Changing Our World

It’s quickly becoming apparent that blockchain technology is about far more than just Bitcoin. Across finance, healthcare, media, government and other sectors, innovative uses are appearing every day.<p>Here is a list of 35 which I have come across. While some may fail to live up to their promises, …

Blockchain

Bitcoin and Ethereum have a hidden power structure, and it’s just been revealed - MIT Technology Review

In cryptocurrency circles, calling something “centralized” is an insult. The epithet stems from Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto’s revelation: a …

Bitcoin

America’s 24 dying industries include sound studios, textiles, newspapers

<i>Editor's note: Because of Bureau of Labor Statistics data suppression, 24/7 Wall St. incorrectly identified libraries and archives as one of the industries losing the most workers. In fact, employment in that industry has remained stable.</i><p>An estimated 141.9 million people are working in the United …

United States

Money changing

Everything we knew about money is up for grabs. So will we end up smiling?<p>By Kevin Peachey<p>Step into KFC's KPro restaurant in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou and you will find customers smiling for their supper.<p>The “smile to pay” system means a camera at the counter scans a customer’s face, …

FinTech

Fourth Industrial Revolution technology patents are flourishing

Patent applications for smart object technologies, on which the Fourth Industrial Revolution depends, are rising rapidly, according to a new …