Srilatha Jayaraman

501 Flips | 3 Magazines | 10 Likes | 4 Following | 3 Followers | @srilatha07 | Keep up with Srilatha Jayaraman 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 “Srilatha Jayaraman”

The seven megatrends that could beat global warming: 'There is reason for hope'

Until recently the battle to avert catastrophic climate change – floods, droughts, famine, mass migrations – seemed to be lost. But with the tipping point just years away, the tide is finally turning, thanks to innovations ranging from cheap renewables to lab-grown meat and electric …

Fossil Fuels

Google’s Project Fi Is One Step Closer to Unifying the World’s Wireless Networks

Google is a few steps closer to unifying the world's wireless networks—and, in the process, providing your smartphone with a faster, more reliable, …

40 Young Adult Books Starring Mighty Girls For Every Teen’s Summer Reading List

A Mighty Girl’s favorite new releases and old time favorites to keep her reading all summer long!For teens, whose reading skills are solidly …

Books

“Evil” finds both solace and struggle in Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling has a habit of retroactively making her <i>Harry Potter</i> stories more progressive. In 2007, Rowling confirmed that Albus Dumbledore was gay, …

Telecoms companies unite to sign 5G manifesto

<b>Some of the world's largest telecoms companies have signed a 5G manifesto, aimed at driving forward the deployment of next-generation mobile networks.</b><p>The manifesto pledges to launch fast 5G mobile networks in every country within the European Union by 2020.<p>However, it also says current net …

Telecoms

Schoolboy Q releases Black THougHts video

Schoolboy Q released his fourth studio album, <i>Blank Face LP</i>, on Friday and has recently shared short films for its songs “By Any Means” and “Tookie …

Here's the science behind why you should never eat on the go

That healthy lunch you packed the night before is still sitting on your kitchen counter at home. Your work is piled high and you need a break, but you don't have time to actually sit and enjoy a meal.<p>You're going to have to eat this one on the go. Take a pizza stroll — grab a slice and eat your …

Rio police tell tourists they won't be able to protect them

<b>Rio de Janeiro (CNN) —</b> The Olympic Games are 31 days away -- and Rio de Janeiro is in crisis.<p>Violence is on the rise, and police officers are at loggerheads with the Rio state government after claiming they've not been paid for months.<p>The message from police to tourists is clear: We won't be able …

Brazil

Long divided: Baton Rouge race relations under new scrutiny

Wildfires engulfing the west coast are fueled by climate change, experts warn

Scorching wildfires that are raging throughout the American south-west are being fueled by climate change and require new strategies from states to prevent ever-greater destruction of people’s lives and property, a group of experts have warned.<p>High temperatures, drought and wind have combined to …

Forests

How capturing rain could save Mexico City from a water crisis

Since 2009, Isla Urbana has been living alongside communities and working with them to ensure sustainable, off-grid water access<p>Leer este artículo en español<p>As is common in our world, those in Mexico with the least resources suffer the most. Low income and informal neighbourhoods have the least …

Mexico City

The world’s clouds are in different places than they were 30 years ago

In a new study published in Nature on Monday, scientists say they have for the first time thoroughly documented one of the most profound planetary changes yet to be caused by a warming climate: The distribution of clouds all across the Earth has shifted, they say.<p>And moreover, it has shifted in …

Climate Change

To Democrats, must-see TV is Trump mocking disabled reporter

WASHINGTON (AP) — An advertisement featuring footage of Donald Trump appearing to mock a disabled reporter is flooding the airwaves in some …

Donald Trump

Dear Whites: The Myth of A Post-Racial America

If MLK's life and career were taking place today, he probably would not be assassinated. And that's a bad sign.<p>One of the most insidious challenges we face in the fight for equality is the quasi-progressive notion that America has "grown up" and is now "post-racial." Yes, we've replaced Jim Crow …

Race Relations

White Privilege Is Not An Indictment Unless You Deny It

I've spent a disproportionate amount of time the last few days joining Facebook conversations and retweeting poignant comments about the #BlackLivesMatter movement. I realized that regardless of whether or not I agree that social media is the place for that conversation in an ideal world, the fact …

A 'slow catastrophe' unfolds as the golden age of antibiotics comes to an end

In early April, experts at a military lab outside Washington intensified their search for evidence that a dangerous new biological threat had penetrated the nation's borders.<p>They didn't have to hunt long before they found it.<p>On May 18, a team working at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research …

Microbiology

The Dallas shooter was 'ostracized' by black power groups before he opened fire on police officers in Dallas

In an interview with The Blaze, Johnson's parents and stepmother said his behavior changed noticeably after he left the US army in 2014. Johnson served six years in the military, including a seven-month deployment in Afghanistan.<p>Johnson wanted to become a police officer growing up, according to his …

Hermann Hesse on the Three Types of Readers and Why the Most Transcendent Form of Reading Is Non-reading

“At the hour when our imagination and our ability to associate are at their height, we really no longer read what is printed on the paper but swim in a stream of impulses and inspirations that reach us from what we are reading.”<p>Categories are how we navigate the world, for better or for worse — …

Literature

WATCH: Why The Solar System Is Almost Entirely Flat

We don't need all that 3D space.<p>About 4.6 billion years ago, a nebulous cloud of swirling dust and gas came together in very important ways, thanks …

Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, U2, Vince Staples, More Petition Congress Against YouTube

Tomorrow, a petition advocating Congress for reform of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which regulates the circulation of copyrighted work on the internet, will run in D.C. publications such as Politico, the Hill, and Roll Call, as Billboard and Recode report. The petition will be signed by …

The Trailer For Ron Howard’s Beatles Documentary Will Have You Twisting And Shouting, But Mostly Shouting

In a late Father’s Day present to all the Beatles-loving dads out there, Hulu released the teaser trailer for Ron Howard’s documentary about the Fab Four, the Mop Tops, the British Monkees. <i>The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years</i> chronicles John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, …

Good guy with a gun: “Free State of Jones” trailers raise on-going questions about film violence

Amidst an urgent conversation about gun control and gun culture, this movie’s graphic promotion feels tone-deaf<p>Fans of history, the Civil War, and serious acting have a lot of reason to look forward to “Free State of Jones,” a film due this month that tells the story of a Mississippi farmer who …

Guns

New Implantable Drug Could Ease Opioid Addiction

A new medication, the first of its kind, has just been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for people addicted to heroin and prescription painkillers.<p>As an implantable version of a drug designed to ease withdrawal symptoms, the FDA-approved Probuphine is a new hope for those caught in the …

Medicine

THE WIRELESS CARRIERS REPORT: Industry shake-ups, ripple effects across mobile, and the big changes ahead

The wireless industry is in a state of flux. AT&T and Verizon have dominated the carrier market over the past seven years while T-Mobile and Sprint have struggled to gain subscribers. Then in 2013, T-Mobile tweaked its strategy to turn around its business.<p>This move, along with slowing smartphone …

Mobile

Senate fails to pass new gun control restrictions in wake of Orlando shooting

Republicans and Democrats put forth four separate measures on background checks and terrorist watch lists, all which were voted down Monday night<p>The US Senate failed to advance new restrictions aimed at curtailing gun violence on Monday, as lawmakers voted down four separate measures just one week …

Guns

A True-Crime Veteran on Our Fascination with Serial Killers

For the writer Skip Hollandsworth, there was life before Charlie and there was life after. In 1993, early on in a journalism career he describes as, to that point, “fairly blasé,” Hollandsworth read about Charles Albright, a middle-aged former science teacher and football star who was known in the …

Crime

Radiohead: A Complete Album Guide

We survey U.K. art-rock visionaries' discography – from space-guitar epics to glitchy symphonies<p>In May, Radiohead returned in a big way, releasing a …

Indie Music

Tara Miele’s ‘Meet A Muslim’ Short Offers Viral Answer To Donald Trump’s Harsh Talk

Just as presumptive Republican Party presidential candidate Donald Trump renewed his pledge to stop allowing Muslims to enter the U.S. in the wake of …

This Incredibly Depressing Supercut Shows What It Would Be Like If Pixar Movies Ended At The Sad Part

There’s so much to love about a Pixar movie. They’ve got great animations, cool story concepts and usually A-list celebrities voicing the characters. Another thing all Pixar movies have in common: the ability to completely rip you to shreds emotionally. We now have the video to prove it.<p>Wonderful …

The Real Reason Men of a Certain Age Hate the "Ghostbusters" Remake | Balder and Dash

Only 22 percent of YouTube likes the first trailer for the “Ghostbusters” remake. None of them have seen the latest from director Paul Feig—the guy …