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The U.S. government spends billions of dollars a year on electronics, making it the largest buyer of IT products in the world, according to some estimates. When those electronics break or become obsolete (they always do!) they become e-waste, one...
Graduates of the Class of 2015 prepare to set out into the world. Here's some advice they received this spring. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. In recent weeks, college graduates nationwide have accepted their diplomas, bidding adieu to...
In the 16th century, Alessandro Filipepi Botticelli painted this depiction of the holy ghost descending upon the apostles. Image via Getty Images From a historical perspective, Christianity didn’t start with Jesus’ birth, his death or even his...
BRIS, a Swedish non-profit that runs a national children’s hotline, released a new set of emojis this week that depict several situations of abuse. The organization hopes children and teenagers will use the images to alert adults of these...
Jeff Lowe, a legendary mountain climber suffering from a neurodegenerative disorder, uses an iPad to communicate. Last year Medicare changed some of its rules on benefits for speech generating devices, which for some ALS patients is the only way...
Photo courtesy of Amtrak WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats are demanding more money for Amtrak so the railroad can tackle a $21 billion backlog in repair and replacement projects. They say that backlog compromises safety and service. Democrats say...