Miguel Olivo

111 Added | 4 Magazines | 25 Likes | 5 Following | 2 Followers | @olivom | Keep up with Miguel Olivo 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 “Miguel Olivo”

Trump warns of ‘severe’ consequences for North Korea as Russia, China balk at tough U.S. talk

HAMBURG — President Trump on Thursday stepped up efforts to blunt North Korea, warning that the rogue nation could face “some pretty severe” consequences over its latest missile test and huddling for more than an hour with the leaders of Japan and South Korea.<p>But even as Trump sought to use his …

North Korea

Astronomers Study Ripples In The Cosmic Web Using A Pair Of Distant Quasars

The space between galaxies is a cold and dark place filled only with a filamentous haze of hydrogen atoms left over from the Big Bang. These …

Trump Rattles South Korea by Saying It Should Pay for Antimissile System

SEOUL, South Korea — President Trump’s comment that he wants South Korea to pay for a missile defense system being set up in the country jolted its presidential race on Friday and surprised the government, leaving it scrambling to figure out the intentions of a close ally.<p>In an interview with …

North Korea

Exclusive: Trump says 'major, major' conflict with North Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute.<p>"There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict …

A Marine Le Pen Victory Wouldn’t Necessarily Be a Win for Trump

WASHINGTON — After all but endorsing the far-right presidential candidate in France last week, President Trump has been conspicuously silent since his fellow populist Marine Le Pen finished second in the voting on Sunday and put herself within striking distance of the Élysée Palace.<p>Mr. Trump’s …

Marine Le Pen

The Death Toll in Venezuela's Anti-Government Protests Has Risen to 26

(CARACAS, Venezuela) — Two Venezuelan men died on Tuesday from gunshots at political demonstrations, bringing to 26 the number of fatalities around …

Trump seeks 15 percent corporate tax rate, even if it swells the national debt

President Trump is pursuing a drastic cut in the corporate tax rate, a move that is likely to grow the national debt and breach a long-held Republican goal of curbing federal borrowing.<p>The president has instructed advisers to propose cutting the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, …

Republicans

Plastic-eating caterpillar could revolutionize waste treatment

The answer to our global plastic catastrophe may be in sight. Spanish researchers have discovered that the wax worm, a caterpillar known for munching …

10 Breakthrough Technologies That Are About to Change the World

The future is coming faster than you think. You need to prepare.<p><b>Reversing Paralysis.</b> "Scientists are making remarkable progress at using brain implants to restore the freedom of movement that spinal cord injuries take away."<p><b>Self-Driving Trucks.</b> "Tractor-trailers without a human at the wheel will …

Gene Therapy

Upcoming solar flares could wreak havoc on Earth

A giant fissure has opened across the sun and is spewing rapid solar winds toward our planet.<p>NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory got wind of the …

NASA's new "space fabric"

This is NASA's new "space fabric" in development at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.<p>The metal textile is 3D printed in one piece yet can be easily …

This Picture of Earth From Within Saturn's Rings Will Make You Emotional

Sometimes, the majesty of the final frontier—a cold, unfeeling space—has the power to make our eyes misty. The images from NASA’s Cassini mission …

Scientists Have Observed Epigenetic Memories Being Passed Down For 14 Generations

The past lives on.<p>The most important set of genetic instructions we all get comes from our DNA, passed down through generations. But the environment …

Council of Europe urges better checks against populism

A top European human rights defender has urged citizens to do more to combat hate and marginalization. Council of Europe Secretary-General Thorbjorn …

North Africa

Paris police shot on Champs-Elysees; IS group claims attack

PARIS (AP) — A gunman opened fire on police on Paris' iconic Champs-Elysees boulevard Thursday night, killing one officer and wounding three people before police shot and killed him. The Islamic State group quickly claimed responsibility for the attack, which hit just three days before a tense …

Extremism

Top Russian Court Bans Jehovah's Witnesses, Claiming 'Extremist Activities'

Russia's Supreme Court has banned the Jehovah's Witness organization after the country's Justice Ministry requested the group be labeled "extremist" and have their operation dissolved, a Russian state news agency reports.<p>As NPR has previously reported, the group's literature and website has been …

French Candidates Talk of ‘Frexit,’ but Le Divorce Would Be Chaotic

Two top contenders for the presidency raise prospect of pulling France from EU, but it would be far tougher than Brexit<p>If you thought Brexit had a complicated plotline, you should see the screenplay for Frexit. Two leading candidates in the French presidential election, the first round of which …

Jean-Luc Mélenchon

Mockery, anger in South Korea over USS Carl Vinson 'bluffing'

<b>(CNN) —</b> US President Donald Trump said he was sending "an armada" to Korean waters to potentially deal with threats from Pyongyang.<p>But its no-show has caused some South Koreans to question his leadership and strategy regarding their unpredictable neighbor in the north.<p>And as the country prepares to …

North Korea

Autonomous driving is here, and it’s going to change everything

Welcome to the hands-free world.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published on</i> <i>Medium</i><i>.</i><p><i>A couple weeks ago, I spoke to a working group of economists and climate change experts in Norway about what’s happening right now in autonomous driving — how fast it’s likely to go mainstream, the effects it</i> …

Innovation

Mark Zuckerberg's quest to kill the smartphone could have some scary side effects

Right now, they're still treated as very separate entities. When we talk about the effects of, say, fake news stories or so-called "filter bubbles" under the Trump administration, we're really talking about that first Facebook, the social network we're familiar with, and how it informs our …

Social Media

Eye Expressions Provide Insight Into Emotions

New research suggests we interpret a person’s emotions by analyzing the expression in their eyes.<p>Dr. Adam Anderson, professor of human development at …

Running Success Can Be Contagious, Says New Study

Can your friends affect how many miles you cover—or the pace you set—each time you head out for a run? The answer seems to be yes, according to a new …

All of NASA's out-of-this-world images are now in one place

Finding a particular NASA image used to mean digging around a bunch of separate websites. Not anymore!<p>NASA first announced that all of its photo archives would be made available on one easily searchable website in late March. But an interview with some of the minds behind the merger, courtesy of …

Australia's prime minister is scrapping a type of visa that allows non-citizens to work in the country

Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull is scrapping the 457 visa that allows temporary foreign workers to be employed in Australia.<p>Under the proposed changes will be a short term two-year stream visa with a broad list of occupations. The second visa class will focus on higher skills and will have a …

Australia

IMF raises China growth outlook but warns of risk of 'disruptive adjustments'

BEIJING (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday raised forecasts for China’s economic growth in 2017 and 2018, citing expectations of continued policy support, but warned of potential disruptions in the medium term unless the country reduces its reliance on rapid credit growth.<p>The …

Economics

I.M.F. Raises 2017 Outlook for Global Economic Growth

WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund has raised its outlook for global growth, citing a postelection surge in confidence in the United States, better prospects in large emerging markets and an uptick in global trade.<p>The rosy forecast is something of a change of mind for the fund, which has …

Economy

British pound jumps higher after election is called

LONDON (AP) — The British currency has jumped to its highest level in half a year on the news that the country will hold an election that's likely to strengthen the government's mandate in its Brexit talks.<p>The pound's rise suggests investors believe Prime Minister Theresa May will win a comfortable …

Kraft Heinz

British companies to increase ad budgets this year despite Brexit uncertainty: survey

(Reuters) - British companies plan to increase their spending on advertising this year as they expect the UK economy to remain resilient despite the Brexit vote, a survey showed on Wednesday, reversing a previous forecast for a decline in ad budgets.<p>The IPA Bellwether report forecast corporate ad …

Digital Advertising

South Korea tests prepaid cards to replace pocket change

Coins are a pain in more ways than one. You probably don't like fishing for change, of course, but they're also expensive to make (the US loses money on every penny) and require mining that hurts the environment. Wouldn't it be good to get rid of coins altogether? South Korea is trying just that. …

The trick to persuading people you’re right, according to experimental psychology

It’s an old trope that humans don’t like change—especially when it comes to their opinions. Ancient Greek philosophers complained about the masses refusing to heed their advice. Scholars spearheading the scientific revolution in the 17th century bemoaned their predecessors’ stubbornness. And today, …

Critical Thinking