Last July, a woman was reunited with her family after having been separated from them for 38 years. Reportedly, the woman, Chhaidy, disappeared at the age of 4 from her village in Theiva, a small village in India bordering Myanmar. She survived on her own, living in the jungle with limited human contact. Throughout her [...]
Why do we recycle? A 1996 New York Times commentary declared recycling to be “the most wasteful activity in modern America” . Critics have suggested that recycling lowers industrial rates of production and consumes enough energy to easily outweigh its scant benefits to the environment . On the other hand, there is also evidence proposing [...]
“Knew! Knew! Of course we knew! How could you not be, my dratted sister being what she was? Oh, she got a letter just like that and disappeared off to that — that school — and came home every vacation with her pockets full of frog spawn, turning teacups into rats. I was the only [...]
What do the Amish have to teach us about the human-technology relationship? Have you ever felt the temptation to text message in class or wondered how much power you have over your technology – or vice versa? Join host Ellen DuPont for part one of a two part series with ASU professor Jameson Wetmore as they discuss Amish views of technology, the ways that technology and society interact, and what that means for policymakers, engineers, and the everyday technology user.
As a nation, we are very confused as to when one actually becomes an adult. Is it at age 18 when you can vote for the president, be sentenced to death, join the armed forces? Perhaps it is age 19 when in New York State you can buy tobacco, or for that matter 21 when [...]