Bionic technology is removing physical barriers faced by disabled people while raising profound questions of what it is to be human. From DIY prosthetics realised through 3D printing technology to customised AI-driven limbs, science is at the forefront of many life-enhancing innovations
Volunteers have removed an astonishing 12 million kilograms (nearly 12,000 tons) of plastic from a short stretch of a Mumbai beach. But their efforts will be in vain unless the city authorities improve waste collection and dissuade people living in slums from using a creek as a rubbish dump.
As the Columbia-Poland World Cup match blared in the background, two Columbian football fans sat face to face in a Bogota restaurant, but they didn’t speak. Instead, one of the men used his hands to communicate every kick of the ball to his friend, who is both deaf and blind.
The Second City Toronto is proud to be teaming up with The YMCA Academy to create a set of customized improv classes for Toronto high school students on the autism spectrum. The program will provide students from the YMCA Academy — an alternative high school for teenagers with learning disabilities — with a structured, professionally-led […]
Chen Zhitong has a unique talent: he’s a claw machine master. Yeah, those stuffed-animal-stuffed glass boxes at kid-friendly restaurants and amusement parks, THOSE rage-inducing claw machines. Last year alone, Chen won *15,000* toys from claw machines. He told Great Big Story how—and why—he’s made claw machine mastery his vocation.
Salina resident William Cookson recently started painting his house. But before he could finish the job orders came in for Cookson to deploy to Kuwait with his Kansas Army National Guard unit. The Military Affairs Council at the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce got word of the unfinished paint job. So folks with the chamber […]
Around noon on Thursday, Greg Horton was out for a walk in London’s Springbank Park when he heard yelling in the distance. “We saw this man seated on the swing and he was very clearly upset,” said the recreational therapist. “A lot of yelling and it seemed like he was hitting himself.” Noticing a number […]
Scrawny. Short. Ugly. Fat. Weird. 30% of school kids worldwide are bullied each year and bullying is the #1 act of violence against young people in America today. The BURGER KING brand is known for putting the crown on everyone’s head and allowing people to have it their way. Bullying is the exact opposite of […]