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Marcos Antonio Hernandez

Where Latin American author Marcos Antonio Hernandez turns the news into story ideas

February 15, 2022
One man took down a country’s internet.

An American hacker who goes by the moniker P4x was hacked by North Korean spies. He’s a security researcher and hoped the US would have his back. After a year without a response from the US for the attack, P4x retaliated. Since he struck back, North Korea’s internet has suffered from persistent blackouts. The exceptions are […]

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February 8, 2022
Bears are making themselves at home… in homes.

Soviet researchers abandoned an Arctic weather station in 1992, leaving behind the island village that was their home. Decades later, a photographer went looking for polar bears after two years of preparation. Unfortunately, on his way to a known polar bear hotspot, the expedition had to stop at the abandoned weather station’s island because of […]

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February 1, 2022
Recruiting drug runners using video games.

In late 2021, Customs and Border Patrol pulled over a jeep with 60kg of meth in the fuel tank. The driver? An American girl from Arizona. According to her, she met someone while playing Grand Theft Auto 5 earlier that year. They got to know each other in the game, then transferred their conversations to Snapchat. Then, […]

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January 25, 2022
The demon surgeon of Fleet Street?

A surgeon in the UK lost his medical license after authorities discovered he had branded his initials into two patients' livers using an argon beam machine. The grisly signatures were exposed when another surgeon operated on a failed transplant. Turning this into a story, what if a state coroner discovers a series of messages etched onto transplanted […]

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January 18, 2022
Locked down with a blind date.

A woman in China went viral with simple videos from her time in lockdown. They included cooking food, doing household chores, and working from home. The kicker? She’s stuck on a blind date that just won’t end. It all started when she went to her date’s house for a home-cooked meal. While she was there, Chinese authorities […]

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January 11, 2022
Google Street View catches a fugitive.

Manuel was talking with a friend outside a fruit and vegetable shop in Spain when Google Street View snapped a photo of him. Then, he was arrested. In truth, Manuel was the former Italian mafia boss Gioacchino Gammino, on the run for twenty years. The scar on his face gave him away. From the article […]

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January 4, 2022
Octopuses came from space?

A paper titled Cause of Cambrian Explosion – Terrestrial or Cosmic? puts forth a rather weird conclusion: that comets seeded life on Earth. Published in 2018, it says: “life may have been seeded here on Earth by life-bearing comets as soon as conditions on Earth allowed it to flourish (about or just before 4.1 Billion years ago); and […]

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December 28, 2021
Better cancer treatment with genetic engineering.

Thirty cancer patients in Spain were offered an experimental cancer treatment. Eighteen are in remission. The treatment is for patients with multiple myeloma, a common form of blood cancer with a 50% survival rate after five years. Typical treatments include bone marrow transplants and chemotherapy. The new treatment involves T-cells from the patients. Scientists alter them […]

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December 21, 2021
Playing decades-old games could cost an arm and a leg.

The Analogue Pocket promises to be a grown-up Game Boy. The same size as the classic console, it runs the same games on modern tech, most notably an updated screen. It can play games from every single Game Boy variant, and there are plans for adapters for other systems in the future. In short, it’s […]

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December 14, 2021
To see a camera in a grain of sand…

2021 might go down as the year of “meta.” Facebook changed its name, there’s talk of the metaverse, and now, we have the metasurface. In Neural nano-optics for high-quality lens imaging, published in Nature, researchers describe the metasurface as a combination of the nano-optic surface that interacts with light and a machine-learning algorithm that produces clear images. […]

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