Marcela Rivas-Diaz Henderson

121 Flips | 8 Magazines | 34 Likes | 30 Following | 25 Followers | @marcelashan1jlh | Keep up with Marcela Rivas-Diaz Henderson 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 “Marcela Rivas-Diaz Henderson”

15 new planets confirmed around cool dwarf stars

A research team led by Teruyuki Hirano of Tokyo Institute of Technology‘s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences has validated 15 exoplanets2 …

Exoplanets

Neanderthals live on in human genes—but we’re only beginning to understand how they shaped us

The Rock of Gibraltar appears out of the plane window as an immense limestone monolith sharply rearing up from the base of Spain into the Mediterranean. One of the ancient Pillars of Hercules, it marked the end of the Earth in classical times. Greek sailors didn’t go past it. Atlantis, the unknown, …

Anthropology

Pregnancy actually re-wires your brain

The structure changes could help with mom-baby bonding<p>Becoming a parent is a life-altering experience. It's also a mind-altering experience, according to new research—literally. Brain scans of new moms showed that the areas involved in processing social information got re-wired after their first …

Pregnancy

Trump is appointing people who hate the agencies they will lead

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump focused more on politics than policy, but his few policy speeches suggested the direction he would go in if he won the White House. In May, from North Dakota, Trump delivered a major energy speech. If you listened to the whole thing, you would not only …

Donald Trump

Always angry or stressed? Here are six exercises to bring back happiness into your life

“I choose to be happy today,” is easier said than done. But, if we adjust how we perceive things, life can be a lot better.<p>Paul Emery, a master …

The First Time I Let Someone Die

Early one Tuesday morning years ago, I began my effort to save a woman who had been in a car accident. Four weeks later, I had failed.<p>I was 27 the first time I let someone die. Thirteen months after finishing medical school in the second year of an eight-year brain surgery residency at a major …

Time I

If You're Looking For Alien Life, How Will You Know If You've Found it?

When a robotic probe finally lands on a watery world like Jupiter's moon Europa, what do scientists have to see to definitively say whether the place has any life?<p>That's the question retired astronaut John Grunsfeld posed to some colleagues at NASA when he was in charge of the agency's science …

Paranormal

3tags.org is coming soon

These Adidas Sneakers Are Made From Ocean Plastic

It’s almost impossible to comprehend the amount of human-dispensed plastic that finds its way into the world’s oceans. In 2010, researchers found 2.3 …

Rainforests

A mysterious radio burst is helping astronomers probe the structure of the Universe

Another fast radio burst strikes again<p>Astronomers have detected another mysterious flash of radio waves originating from deep space — and it’s the brightest one found to date. This is the 18th fast radio burst, or FRB, that’s ever been found, and while researchers still don’t know exactly what …

CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool used in first human trial

The powerful gene-editing CRISPR-Cas9 technique is a promising tool in the fight against conditions like retinal degradation, muscular dystrophy and …

Genetic Engineering

High-Speed Electrons Have Been Spotted Outside Earth's Magnetic Field, And NASA Can't Explain It

So fast, they break current physics models.<p>In the region of space just outside Earth’s magnetic field, NASA has detected electrons that are being …

Physics

Education Mathematics GIF

Discover & share this Education GIF with everyone you know. GIPHY is how you search, share, discover, and create GIFs.

Field Report From Mars: Sol 4535 - October 26, 2016

Opportunity is currently finishing up observations of its first outcrop target of its 10th extended mission plan.

ExoMars 2020 Mission: ESA Reveals Fresh Details Of Second Phase Of Mars Exploration Program

After a largely successful first phase of its ambitious mission to explore Mars, the European Space Agency (ESA) has now revealed fresh details of …

Ron Howard on ‘Mars’ Series and Why He Won’t Go (but You Should)

Before public and private enterprises send humans hurtling through space in the hopes that they’ll land on Mars and start building an …

A Google Maps for the Human Body

A group of scientists has taken the first important steps towards creating the Human Cell Atlas—a complete inventory of our staggeringly diverse cells.<p>Earlier this year, Steve McCarroll announced that his team had discovered the gene that most powerfully drives our risk of schizophrenia. Known as …

20 cat Halloween costumes for the rare cats who want to wear them

Your cat will probably not wear a Halloween costume. Let's be honest, humans. But you'll want to be prepared just in case.<p>Here are 20 of the finest, …

Animated GIF

Discover & share this Animated GIF with everyone you know. GIPHY is how you search, share, discover, and create GIFs.

GIF Animations

NASA Reveals How Mars Rocks Influence Planet's Atmosphere

New NASA analysis shows that Mars’s weak atmosphere is a lot more complicated and dynamic than us Earthlings normally give it credit for. The …

Space

24 Outlet Stores That You Didn't Know You Could Shop Online

Stay home, save money, become a baller.

Microsoft hopes AI will find better cancer treatments

Google isn't the only tech giant hoping that artificial intelligence can aid the fight against cancer. Microsoft has unveiled Project Hanover, an effort to use AI for both understanding and treating cancers. To begin with, the company is developing a system that would automatically process legions …

Hand in hand: Couple fights Alzheimer's together

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ward and Eloise Hill first met in 1945 with a handshake in college. Now they hold hands at a memory care facility as Alzheimer's disease threatens to take away the memories they share after 68 years of marriage.<p>Photographer Allison Hess discovered their heartbreaking yet inspiring story in …

Alzheimer's Disease

Meet the ‘living dead’: Forensic scientists’ new weapon

The bacteria in and on our bodies can betray some of our deepest secrets – even after we die. Linda Geddes investigates.<p>In the seconds after you breathe your last breath, the living dead take over. Now that your blood no longer flows, oxygen levels within your body plummet and degrading chemical …

Biology

How 40,000 Tons of Cosmic Dust Falling to Earth Affects You and Me

Our bodies are made of remnants of stars and massive explosions in the galaxies, authors say.<p>Astrophysics and medical pathology don't, at first sight, appear to have much in common. What do sunspots have to do with liver spots? How does the big bang connect with cystic fibrosis?<p>Astrophysicist Karel …

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone everywhere. To drive home this point, I give you exhibit A: Earlier this week, Facebook came under fire when it was revealed that the data of more than 50 million …

Internet

Watch An iPad Land An Airplane [Exclusive]

Failed airplane engine? Unconscious pilot? There's an app for that.<p>High above rural Arkansas, I'm jammed in the back of a small four-seat airplane. Andrew Barker pilots the aircraft while Austin Meyer sits beside him. Everything is going great—until the engine suddenly quits at 5,000 feet.<p>With a …

Early Spread of AIDS Traced to Congo's Expanding Transportation Network

In the 1960s AIDS spread rapidly across the Congo, riding a wave of social change as the region developed and its transportation network expanded.<p>As the Ebola epidemic spreads, new information has emerged on the origins of a far more deadly killer. A new family history of the HIV virus that causes …

How to Take Free Courses from Top Universities

You can continue your education with some amazing and free online resources available from top universities. These institutions offer many of their …

Carnegie Mellon University