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Mexico Considering Legalizing Marijuana Use

Mexico’s government asked its citizens whether it should legalize marijuana for recreational use in a Twitter poll. It’s unclear what it intends to do with the results, but the majority responded yes.

Public Health March 31, 2019

Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Found In Americans After Surgery In Mexico

Several American travelers who went to Tijuana returned with an antibiotic-resistant infection. The kind of infection they have is rare in the United States and considered difficult to treat.

Public Health January 25, 2019

Mexico's 2017 Earthquake Was So Powerful It Split Through Tectonic Plate: Study

Just how powerful was Mexico's 8.2 magnitude earthquake in 2017? New research found that the quake was so strong that it broke a tectonic plate.

Earth/Environment October 27, 2018

Pre-Aztec Remains In Spiral Formation Discovered In Mexico

The remains discovered in an ancient burial site were arranged in a circular or spiral manner. Is the strange positioning of the bodies evidence of a ritualistic burial?

Ancient February 2, 2018

Mexico Artifacts Prove Aliens Visited Earth Thousands Of Years Ago, If They're Real

A video uploaded by YouTube channel UFOmania featured several artifacts found in a cave in an unspecified area in Mexico. The artifacts depict aliens and spacecraft, providing proof that extraterrestrials visited Earth thousands of years ago.

Space January 29, 2018

World's Largest Underwater Cave System Discovered In Yucatan Peninsula

Explorers found a connection between two of the world's largest underwater caves located in the Yucatan Peninsula. Sac Actun has now overtaken Ox Bel Ha as the world's largest underwater cave.

Earth/Environment January 20, 2018

New DNA Research Method Solves Ancient Epidemic Mystery in Mexico

New methods of DNA research in skeletons helped scientists dig into the cause of an ancient epidemic. The study points to Salmonella as the possible killer of millions of Mexicans in the 16th century cocoliztli plague.

Feature | Health January 17, 2018

First Alien Sighting of 2018? Vertical UFO Spotted In Mexico

Did we just have the first alien sighting of 2018? An oddly-shaped object hovering in the sky was captured on video and UFO enthusiasts are abuzz.

Space January 14, 2018

Skeleton From Cave In Mexico Could Be Oldest Human Remains In Americas

Excellently preserved skeletal remains were found by divers in an underwater cave in the Yucatan Peninsula. Despite difficulties in carbon dating, they found that the remains are likely 11,300 to 13,000 years old.

Ancient September 1, 2017

Orca Attacks Are Killing More Gray Whales In California Than Previously Thought: Study

Orca attacks on the calves of gray whales have increased in California’s Monterey Bay. The killings became more pronounced after April 20, despite the late arrival of calves and mothers from Mexico.

Animals May 2, 2017

At Age 16, Conjoined Twins In Connecticut Thrive And Likely Won't Get Surgery

Carmen and Lupita Andrade are among the very few conjoined twins in the United States today. Find out how they thrive at age 16, and how the surgery of Lupita's scoliosis - a highly risky procedure - fits into their future plans.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 25, 2017

Here’s How Doctors Successfully Created First ‘Three-Parent’ Baby

The birth of a three-parent baby in Mexico was a big news, but the project had many risks. According to the details published by the doctors, the process involved in vitro fertilization (IVF) and mitochondrial replacement therapy.

Public Health April 4, 2017

Vaquita Porpoise Facing Survival Risk: Activists Call For Boycott Of Mexican Shrimp In The US

Conservationists have called for the boycott of Mexican shrimp in the United States to pressure Mexico to save the endangered vaquita porpoises. These animals often get entangled and die in gillnets used to catch shrimp for the U.S. market.

Animals March 18, 2017

Hurtling Toward Extinction: Only 30 Of The World’s Smallest Porpoise Remain Today

Scientists warn that only 30 specimens of the vaquita porpoise remain on planet Earth. According to them, humans are fast losing the battle and could lose the 'panda of the sea' despite international efforts.

Animals February 7, 2017

President Trump Signs Executive Order: Mexico Wall Construction To Start 'In Months'

President Trump is on his way to fulfilling an election campaign promise - building a wall between the United States and Mexico. Trump has signed an executive order which paves the way for initiating the process and construction would begin ‘in months.’

Life & Style January 26, 2017

Line Up The Shots: Tequila Helps Revive Embattled Bat Species

Lesser long-nosed bats are proposed to be removed from the edangered species list - and improved agave harvest and cultivation practices in the Mexican tequila industry are deemed key in this development.

Animals January 8, 2017

Mexico’s Colima Volcano Erupts, Spews Mile-High Ash And Vapor

Colima volcano in Mexico has erupted three times on Sunday in frequent intervals with ashes thrown to a radius of more than a mile with ash columns zooming to 1.25 miles (2 km) in height.

Earth/Environment December 21, 2016

Hyperspectral Imaging Reveals Images Hidden In Ancient Mexican Manuscript Codex Selden

A new high-tech imaging method has unveiled hidden pictographs in the ancient Mexican manuscript Codex Selden without damaging the pages. What do the images inked in yellow, red and orange show?

Ancient August 19, 2016

Rare Eyeless Catfish Spotted For The First Time In Texas

A pair of fish belonging to the rare, eyeless Mexican blindcat species was recently found in a Texan underwater cave, offering more details into the endangered catfish species and the state of aquifers in the area.

Animals June 18, 2016

AT&T Offers Free Roaming In Mexico And Canada, But Only To Select Subscribers

AT&T announced a new roaming upgrade, offering free voice and data roaming in Canada and Mexico. However, the deal is available only to select customers.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 17, 2016

Population Of Mexico's Vaquita Porpoise Is In Decline

Mexico's vaquita porpoise is on the edge of extinction and may be wiped out within six years, experts have revealed. Conservationists call on the government to enforce stricter measures and ban dangerous fishing nets.

Animals May 15, 2016

Cinco De Mayo: What Are We Really Celebrating?

Cinco de Mayo is upon us once again. Some say it's Mexican Independence day, others say it's about a battle and others, still, say it's all about the culture.

Life & Style May 4, 2016

Ban Ki-moon Nominates Former Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa As New UN Climate Chief

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon nominated Mexican diplomat Patricia Espinosa Cantellano as new climate chief. The new UN head will help bolster the Paris climate agreement and work toward the shift to cleaner energy to meet carbon reduction goals.

Earth/Environment May 4, 2016

Ford's Car Plant In Mexico To Create More Than 2,800 Jobs

Ford will open a new car assembly plant in Mexico, which will create over 2,800 jobs by 2020. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called the move 'an absolute disgrace' because of jobs that could have benefitted Americans.

Business April 7, 2016

Ford Plans To Build A Plant In Mexico, And Donald Trump Isn't Happy About It

Ford Motor Company's planned construction of a new car manufacturing plant in Mexico is met with heavy criticism from members of its U.S. union as well as from Republican front-runner Donald Trump. Trump said that such transactions will not be allowed if he is elected president of the United States.

Business April 6, 2016

Secret Cross-Border Tunnel In California Desert Runs Length Of Four Football Fields

U.S. authorities discovered a secret cross-border tunnel in the California desert, built to link the city of Calexico in California to Mexicali in Mexico in an elaborate drug trafficking scheme.

Society March 24, 2016

Mexico City Lifts 4-Day Air Pollution Emergency Alert

Mexico City officials lifted the 4-day air pollution alert after the ozone levels decreased to acceptable levels. This is the first air pollution alert in 14 years.

Earth/Environment March 18, 2016

Mysterious 'Sea Monster' Found On Mexican Beach Is Likely A Whale Head

Officials and beachgoers were shocked to see a mysterious gray piece of mass on the shore of a beach in Mexico. Some people speculated it was a sea monster, but an expert said it was the head of a dead whale.

Animals March 13, 2016

Albino Gray Whale 'Gallon Of Milk' Spotted Off Mexico

The albino gray whale 'Gallon of Milk' makes a rare appearance during an annual whale census off the Pacific coast of Mexico. The majestic creature appeared with a gray calf that apparently did not inherit her albino condition.

Animals March 5, 2016

AT&T To Invest $10 Billion To Boost Global Business Solutions Division

AT&T is looking to invest almost $10 billion across the year to boost its global business solutions division. The investments include the integration of over 6,000 kilometers of fiber in Mexico into AT&T's wireline network.

Business February 22, 2016

Hola! Apple Now Hiring For Apple Store In Mexico

The Apple Store in Mexico City will be opening soon. Apple already posted a list of job openings, so Mexican tech enthusiasts should brush up their CVs and send in their applications.

Business January 11, 2016

Soda Tax In Mexico Tied To Drop In Sugary Drink Sales: Harmful Effects Of Drinking Soda Everyday

Mexico's tax on soda and other sugary drinks has resulted in a considerable decline in consumption in the country a year following its implementation. Experts believe the move can help curb the growth of the obesity epidemic among Mexicans.

Life January 8, 2016

World's Most Obese Man Dies Of Heart Attack Following Weight Loss Surgery

The world's fattest man, Andrés Moreno, died at the age of 38 because of heart attack. Moreno underwent weight loss surgery known as biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch in October and lost a significant amount of weight.

Life December 29, 2015

How Exposure To Violence Such As Acts Of Terror, Mass Murders Affects Mental Health Of Kids

Children who are exposed to violence are more likely to have greater levels of behavioral and emotional problems, according to a U.S. study. Researchers compared children in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico with children in El Paso, Texas.

Life December 16, 2015

Monarch Butterfly Population In Mexico To Quadruple, Experts Estimate

Mexican Environment Secretary Rafael Pacchiano announced on Thursday, Nov. 12, that authorities in the country expect up to a four-fold increase in monarch butterfly populations this season. The Mexican government believes this is a direct result of conservation efforts made together with the U.S. and Canadian governments.

Earth/Environment November 17, 2015

Verizon Launches 'TravelPass' Plan Feature That Lets Customers Pay To Take Their Data Abroad

Verizon will now let its globe-trotting customers access calls, texts and data from their existing plans for either $2 or $10 per day when traveling abroad.

Business November 12, 2015

Self-Driving Car Travels 1,500 Miles Across Mexico Through Highways, Streets And Construction Sites

A team completed a record-setting autonomous drive of 1,500 miles across Mexico. The self-driving car started its journey from the United States border at Nogales and ended in Mexico City.

FUTURE TECH October 31, 2015

Remains Of 16th Century Church Emerge From Mexican Reservoir As Water Levels Drop

An adversity brought beauty. Relics of a 16th-century church rises out of the depth due to severe drought affecting the Nezahualcoyotl reservoir in Chiapas, Mexico.

Arts & Culture October 21, 2015

Introducing GreenDispenser, A Money-Stealing Malware That Liquidates ATMs

A global cyber security firm has detected a malware called GreenDispenser that, with help from an inside man and a texting device, can help liquidate ATMs with little warning — and it's spreading.

Apps/Software October 6, 2015

Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce Recalls Cucumbers Linked to Multistate Salmonella Outbreak

California-based Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce announced a voluntary recall of its cucumber products imported from Mexico after these were linked with a salmonella outbreak that killed one and sickened 285 individuals.

Life September 5, 2015

Humans: Cause Of Extinction Of Nearly 500 Species Since 1900

An international team of researchers led by the National Autonomous University in Mexico discovered that since 1900, around 477 different species have died off as a consequence of human activity. This rate is 100 times faster compared to the natural rate of extinction.

Earth/Environment June 30, 2015

AT&T Set To Invest $3 Billion To Expand High-Speed Mobile Internet Services In Mexico

AT&T will invest $3 billion to construct a high-speed network that will offer high-quality Internet services in Mexico.

Business June 27, 2015

LightSail Propels Itself In Space Following Major Glitch: How To Watch The Solar Sail

The organization behind the LightSail encourages the public to monitor its latest deployment attempt. After major glitch, the organization gives tips on how to watch the solar sail.

Space June 8, 2015

Sun Halo Sparks Jokes And Theories Of UFOs In Mexico

A solar halo was seen over large portions of Mexico on May 21. Is this the first sign of an alien invasion?

May 23, 2015

Russian Proton-M Rocket Carrying Mexican Satellite Crashes In Siberia

Russia figures in another mishap in space after Progress's recent stumble as the Proton-M rocket carrying MexSat-1 satellite crashes over Siberia a few minutes after launching from Kazakhstan.

Space May 16, 2015

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