11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

News, discoveries and … fun 1.¬†Americans who are 65 or older feel better about their physical appearance than younger¬† – even much younger – people. (Learn more at Gallup) 2.¬†Paul McCartney and Warren Buffett are buddies. (Learn more at AARP) 3.¬†There’s no need to fast before a routine cholesterol test. (Learn more at AARP) 4.¬†Google and Novartis are teaming up to make a contact lens that can monitor blood sugar levels. (Learn more at New York Times) >> Sign up …

7 noticias de impacto esta semana

Estas son las¬†7 noticias¬†m√°s impactantes¬†de la semana. ¬ŅEst√°s de acuerdo? Si no es as√≠¬≠ comparte tu opini√≥n en los comentarios:¬† 1. Francisco: “El celibato no es un dogma”: El¬†papa Francisco abri√≥ la posibilidad de que la Iglesia cat√≥lica pudiera alg√ļn d√≠¬≠a permitir que los sacerdotes se casen. “El celibato no es un dogma. Es una regla de vida que yo aprecio mucho y pienso que es un regalo para la Iglesia. Pero ya que no es un dogma, la puerta …

Google’s Newest Car Is Adorable, Electric, Homemade and Drives Itself

[View the story “Google’s Car Loses the Steering Wheel and Brake Pedal” on Storify] Story summary: Google has announced that it’s going to make its own self-driving cars from scratch, rather than modify models by other manufacturers. The company is now building 100 of the newest two-seater prototypes. Top speed: 25 mph.               Also of Interest Does Google Owe You a ‘Right to Be Forgotten’? Why You Shouldn’t Drop Your Landline Just Yet Fight …

Does Google Owe You a ‘Right to Be Forgotten’?

You might have grown up worrying that everything you did wrong would go on your “permanent record.” On May 13, the European Court of Justice ruled that Google, whose search engine is the permanent record of our digital lives, must remove links to information about Europeans at their request, if that information is “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant.” Europeans will have the opportunity we all might like: to clean up our personal Web search results and remove the bits …

7 noticias de impacto esta semana

Estas son las¬†7 noticias¬†m√°s impactantes de la semana. ¬ŅEst√°s de acuerdo? Si no es as√≠¬≠ comparte tu opini√≥n en los comentarios: 1. ¬ŅHallaron la ‘Santa Mar√≠¬≠a’ de Crist√≥bal Col√≥n?: M√°s de 500 a√Īos despu√©s del naufragio de la Santa Mar√≠¬≠a en aguas caribe√Īas, la carabela insignia de Crist√≥bal Col√≥n, un equipo de arque√≥logos afirma haber encontrado los vestigios frente a la costa norte de Hait√≠¬≠.¬†Aunque todav√≠¬≠a es necesaria una exploraci√≥n detallada para poder confirmar el que ser√≠¬≠a uno de los …

ID Theft in the Afterlife

To protect against identity theft, you should never share too much about yourself on social media. But once you die, those accounts can pose new problems – beyond the heartbreaking reminders that come with “friend” requests made from the deceased, often through automated programs or a hacker’s ingenuity. Each year, the identities of some 2.5 million deceased Americans are used to fraudulently open credit card accounts, apply for loans, or get cellphone or other services. Each day¬†roughly 2,200 dead people …