Melissa Hurtado

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US steps up drone strikes in Yemen as al-Qaida attack fears mount in capital

The US has stepped up the intensity of its drone strikes on suspected al-Qaida targets in Yemen, carrying out eight strikes in two weeks in response to fears of a terror attack in the capital, Sana'a.<p>Yemeni officials said at least seven Saudi Arabian militants were among those killed in the three …

Father And Son Who Fled Vietnam War Bombs Emerge From Jungle After 40 Years

In 1971 Ho Van Thanh, now 82, fled into the jungle with his 2-year-old son after his wife and two other children were killed when their house was bombed during the Vietnam War, Thanh Nien News reports.<p>Scott Neuman of NPR reports that on Wednesday Thanh and Ho Van Lang, now in his forties, were …

The Physics Of Usain Bolt's Record-Breaking Sprint

Usain Bolt's historic 100m dash at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin.<p>In 2009, at the World Championships in Berlin, Usain Bolt beat his own previous world record by 0.11 seconds, running a 9.58-second 100-meter dash. The record is getting more and more difficult to break, as it's history shows …

White supremacy, meet black rage

How does black life come to have value in a white supremacist system, where the rules only apply to us?<p>Yesterday, six women in the state of Florida, five of them white, made clear that the inherent value of black life and black personhood is legally indefensible.<p>The legal sanctioning of George …

Zimmerman saga was all about race

Let’s get real<p>Because it happened in America, the trial of George Zimmerman for shooting and killing Trayvon Martin was all about race. And because it happened in America, the people who benefit politically from the same invidious forces that led both to Trayvon Martin’s killing, and the acquittal …

Flexible 'electronic skin' can help heal, detect touch and temperature

Surgeons could one day restore lost feeling in humans by using artificial skin that's been augmented with flexible sensors, and a new development from researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology may bring that closer to reality. The research team has developed a flexible sensor that …