Rafael Santos

14 Flips | 6 Magazines | @santothewriter | Keep up with Rafael Santos 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 “Rafael Santos”

Rise in violence 'linked to climate change'

<b>Shifts in climate are strongly linked to increases in violence around the world, a study suggests.</b><p>US scientists found that even small changes in temperature or rainfall correlated with a rise in assaults, rapes and murders, as well as group conflicts and war.<p>The team says with the current projected …

Climate Change

Prison Labor Booms As Unemployment Remains High; Companies Reap Benefits

The American government has been critical of China's forced-labor policies, but the United States has a burgeoning prison labor pool of its own.<p>Russia Today filed a report on Sunday that said hundreds of companies nationwide now benefit from the low, and sometimes no-wage labor of America's …

Why 3D Printing Will Work In Fashion

In case you haven’t heard, 3D printing has entered the mainstream, and it will disrupt every industry’s manufacturing processes slightly differently. Let’s talk about why it will work in fashion.<p>3D printing is not entirely new to the fashion industry, as jewelry designers have for years outsourced …

High-End Stores Use Facial Recognition Tools To Spot VIPs

When a young Indian-American woman walked into the funky L.A. jewelry boutique Tarina Tarantino, store manager Lauren Twisselman thought she was just like any other customer. She didn't realize the woman was actress and writer Mindy Kaling.<p>"I hadn't watched <i>The Office</i>,"Twisselman says. Kaling both …

CAD Shadowbane Saturday | Ctrl+Alt+Del

<b>NOTE: YOU ARE VIEWING A NEWSPOST FROM 2003.</b><p>You need to update your bookmark to <b>cad-comic.com.</b> You are using an outdated bookmark that is routing you …

Putting Casual Racism on Trial

During her now-infamous CNN appearance, Zimmerman case Juror B37 made clear that, in her opinion, most people would have reacted the way that George …

White-on-White Crime: It Goes Against the False Media Narrative The truth? A...

Well ya! I didn't call him a "moron with a superhero complex" for nothin'<p>One thing which I think has not overshadowed the tragedy of this case …

James Bond's gadgets 'copied by CIA'

A gadget invented for From Russia With Love was said to have been copied by the CIA<p><b>The real-life intelligence agents of the CIA tried to copy the gadgets used in James Bond movies, research from the University of Warwick suggests.</b><p>Prof Christopher Moran, an expert in US national security, has been …

“Hidden Flux” of Material May Help Explain Earth's Origins

This artist’s rendering shows a solar system that is a much younger version of our own. Dusty disks, like the one shown here circling the star, are …

What is wrong with India's economy?

<b>On Tuesday, India further eased rules on foreign direct investment in a range of industries in an attempt to boost the economy which grew at its slowest pace in a decade during the 2012-13 financial year. Economic analyst Paranjoy Guha Thakurta explains what ails Asia's third-largest economy.</b><p>For …

Reddit Insight Is An Awesome Hack That Reveals How The Internet’s ‘Front Page’ Really Works

Anyone who has had their website get some traction on Reddit knows that it truly lives up to its “front page of the Internet” label — the kind of traffic the site drives can be remarkable. But the process by which a link takes off on the site is still pretty mysterious. For the most part, you …

The Week In Numbers: A Planet That Rains Glass, NASA's New Hunt For Life, And More

<b>63 light-years</b>: the distance from Earth to the blue exoplanet HD 189773b, which looks like a cozy place to live—except its surface temperature is 1,000 degrees Celsius and it rains glass. Sideways.<p><b>5.5 million square feet</b>: the floor space of the new world's largest building, which could fit 20 …

A 360TB disc that holds data for more than 1 million years?

In the future, we might be able to save our history to a glass storage medium that could potentially outlive humankind. The new type of memory also touts mind-blowing specifications, such as 360TB per disc data capacity and the ability to withstand extreme temperatures up to 1,832 Fahrenheit.<p>By …

Nanotech

Budget iPhone Echoes Ive's First Eye Candy, The Original iMac

Plastic scraps of brightly-colored plastic buttons from a Chinese factory floor corroborate rumors of the look of the purported “Budget iPhone.” Designer Martin Hajek, famous for beautifully detailed renderings of mythological Apple products has produced the representations above. It is notable …