You are here
The Evils Of Reading: A Short History of Literacy Education Featured Literature 

The Evils Of Reading: A Short History of Literacy

World (FEE) – It’s Peak Reading Season: too hot to go outside, too lethargic to do much inside, no holidays coming up for a while. Polls and anecdotes are probably telling you that reading is on the decline – people just don’t read like they used to! – but it turns out that depends on what demographic you’re looking at, and it’s a bit embarrassing for the old people shaking their heads over “kids these days.” The modern obsession with reading is just that: a modern obsession. If you’re looking at people over the age of 65, your thought is right. Read More

Read More
Colorado to Criminalize Screen Time for Kids Politics 

Colorado to Criminalize Screen Time for Kids

Colorado (FEE) – If a Colorado initiative gets its way 49 other states are going to be looking like anarcho-capitalist havens. Initiative 29 or the “Preservation of a Natural childhood” could make selling smartphones, tablets, and any sort of handheld wireless technology to anyone aged 13 and younger illegal which is anything but natural. The title attempts to conjure up delightful images of a childhood free from responsibility, being driven to hockey practice, playing late into the night, and the parental figures providing all of life’s necessities. However, this image is very unnatural. Neither electricity or cars are part of a natural Read More

Read More
New Discovery Changes What We Think We Know About How Galaxies Are Formed Featured Science and Nature 

New Discovery Changes What We Think We Know About How Galaxies Are Formed

Tehran (Tasnim) – By combining the power of a “natural lens” in space with the capability of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers made a surprising discovery. Astronomers discovered the first example of a compact yet massive, fast-spinning, disk-shaped galaxy that stopped making stars only a few billion years after the big bang. Finding such a galaxy early in the history of the universe challenges the current understanding of how massive galaxies form and evolve, say researchers, according to the Science Daily. When Hubble photographed the galaxy, astronomers expected to see a chaotic ball of stars formed through galaxies merging Read More

Read More
Digital Screen Time May Lead To Premature Death For Adolescents Health Technology 

Digital Screen Time May Lead To Premature Death For Adolescents

World (Sputnik) – Around 1.2 billion people, 1 in 6 of the world’s population, are adolescents aged 10 – 19. Many are at risk of premature death, illness and injury. In a major report, the World Health Organization lays out the major risks facing this vast demographic – too much time spent staring at digital screens festers near the top of the pestilential heap. The report, Global Accelerated Action for the Health of Adolescents (AA-HA!), notes there has been a dramatic increase in the time young people spend staring at digital screen time since the turn of the century, with little indication this will be slowing any Read More

Read More
When Google Maps Fails: Hundreds of Tourists In Norway Misdirected Entertainment Featured Technology Travel 

When Google Maps Fails: Hundreds of Tourists In Norway Misdirected

World (Sputnik) – A non-descript hamlet in Norway has been flooded by hundreds of tourists due to an error in Google Maps. Instead of seeing one of the Nordic country’s premier sights, visitors end up at a small farm. Preikestolen or the Pulpit Rock is one of Norway’s best known attractions and a magnet for tourists. Towering an impressive 604 meters over the Lysefjord, the Pulpit Rock has been consistently named as one of the world’s most scenic views by, among others, CNN Go and Lonely Planet. An annoying blunder by Google Maps, however, has resulted in hundreds of tourists being sent on a winding detour that ends in the tiny Read More

Read More
2017: Finally, Flying Cars Featured Technology 

2017: Finally, Flying Cars

World (Futurism) – If you’ve been begging the universe for a flying car for your entire life, you may soon be able to stop asking (sort of). This week, Germany-based company Lilium Aviation took its new all-electric, two-seater vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) prototype for its first test flight. The jet was piloted remotely during the tests, but its creators say the vehicle’s first manned flight will happen soon. Thirty-six separate jet engines mounted on 12 movable flaps on the Lilium Jet’s 10-meter-long wings power the craft. The flaps point down at take-off to provide vertical lift, and then they tilt gradually into Read More

Read More
What’s On Your Mind? Facebook Developing Thought-Reading Technology Featured Technology 

What’s On Your Mind? Facebook Developing Thought-Reading Technology

World (Sputnik) – Facebook has revealed it’s working on an interface which will allow users to control computers via their brains. Headed by Regina Dugan, formerly of shadowy US military technology division DARPA and Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP), its first goal is the development of a non-invasive system to allow people to type using thought. The division, dubbed Building 8, will first aim to create a basic “yes-no brain click” — while a seemingly simple action, if successful the group could fundamentally change how humans interact with and use technology. Facebook is not the first tech major Read More

Read More