identity

NASA Just Can’t Get Enough Of This Mexican Scientist

Yair Israel Piña López / Facebook / @yairpinalopez / Instagram

The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) has created another international sensation, Yair Israel Piña López. He is the youngest student-researcher recruit by NASA at just 20 years old, and it seems like he is doing exactly what he should be doing.

This is Yair Israel Piña López, and he is a physics major at UNAM.

Yair Israel Piña López / Facebook
CREDIT: Yair Israel Piña López / Facebook

According to López’s website, he is a fifth-year student working “in the Irradiation Unit and Radiation Safety at Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares (Institute of Nuclear Science ICN).”

López’s research on thermoluminescence is what has landed him on the map.

Best Gifts Ever! #Nasa #NASABoys #SpaceFriends

A photo posted by Yair Israel Piña López (@yairpinalopez) on


López’s research into gamma radiation and its effects is what caught NASA’s attention. López has been working with Dr. Epifanio Cruz Zaragoza, compiling the information into a research article that has been even been published by the “Journal Of Physics.”

“That’s why NASA uses our article as a reference in future missions, which are to the Moon and Mars, and is indexed in the Astrophysical Data System,” López told Excelsior.

This research will be crucial in studying and determining how radiation can impact astronauts while in space.

Yair Israel Piña López / Facebook
CREDIT: Yair Israel Piña López / Facebook

According to Forbes Mexico, López has proposed an active detector to read for several kinds of radiation including natural uranium and strontium. This detector would essentially become the first line of defense if radiation levels start to impact the health and well being of astronauts while the float about space.

This is López’s second run in with NASA since he participated in their Orlan program in Russia.

I'm in Orlan Space Suit – Орлан #SeaEagle #SpaceSuit #Orlan #SpaceGentleman #Space #Russia #AdAstra #Орлан

A photo posted by Yair Israel Piña López (@yairpinalopez) on


While at the University of Samara in Russia, López helped with creating a part for a satellite to help with observing Russia.

Keep up the good work, Yair. You are definitely going places.

Desayunito #fciencias #bestactuary #lamasguapa #devastado #físico #BFFos

A photo posted by Yair Israel Piña López (@yairpinalopez) on


READ: This 9-Year-Old Mexican is Studying Chemistry in College, and He’s Rocking It

Share this story with all of your friends by tapping that little share button below!

This Non-Traditional Elote Recipe Is Pissing Lots Of People Off

Food & Drink

This Non-Traditional Elote Recipe Is Pissing Lots Of People Off

The wonderful people* at Tastemade U.K. recently posted a “Mexican Corn” recipe video to Facebook and the backlash was INSTANT.

Credit: Tastemade UK
CREDIT: Credit: Tastemade UK
*I’ve never met any of them but I assume they’re all beautiful, well-meaning human beings.

The video starts off well enough, with two ears of corn being roasted.

Credit: Tastemade UK
CREDIT: Credit: Tastemade UK

Aaaand… things go south pretty quickly once the recipe calls for Feta cheese.

Credit: Tastemade UK
CREDIT: Credit: Tastemade UK

Yes, FETA.

Credit: Comedy Central
CREDIT: Credit: Comedy Central

OK, that’s weird, but let’s power through it. Next is parmesan cheese, which can work when you’re in a pinch.

Credit: Tastemade UK
CREDIT: Credit: Tastemade UK

Next up are, um, chives…

Credit: Tastemade UK
CREDIT: Credit: Tastemade UK

Which will make most people familiar with Mexican elotes say:

Credit: MCA Records
CREDIT: Credit: MCA Records

But wait! There’s more! The recipe then calls for a little chile and lots of… yogurt.

Credit: Tastemade UK
CREDIT: Credit: Tastemade UK

Oh, United Kingdom… first you add an “H” to yogurt and then you add yogurt to elotes. Tsk, tsk.

By this point, you’re probably looking at your screen like this:

Credit: Harpo
CREDIT: Credit: Harpo

Stay with me. We’re almost done.

The recipe then calls for mayo to be added along with the yogurt. It still needs some powdered chile, right? Nope. This recipe calls for paprika.

Credit: Tastemade UK
CREDIT: Credit: Tastemade UK

Yogurt, feta and paprika? Lots of annoyed commenters dragged Tastemade UK for presenting their recipe as an “authentic” dish.

Credit: Tastemade UK / Facebook
CREDIT: Credit: Tastemade UK / Facebook

Someone even called it “insulting” to Mexicans.

Credit: Tastemade UK / Facebook
CREDIT: Credit: Tastemade UK / Facebook

Another person asked “who did this” but actually wanted names.

Credit: Tastemade UK
CREDIT: Credit: Tastemade UK

Look, did Tastemade screw up by presenting that recipe as the traditional elote preparado recipe most people are used to? Sure. They could have called this “Mediterranean-inspired Mexican Corn” and saved themselves some grief. But it’s too late now, though, so all we can say is this:

060

READ: People Are Pissed At This Dallas Small Business For Insulting Eloteros

Like this story? Click on the share button below to send to your friends!

Paid Promoted Stories