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Empathizing Technology

Programmer Creates Post That Shows What It’s Like to Have Dyslexia

Programmer Creates Post That Shows What It’s Like to Have Dyslexia

As for helping dyslexic people read better, Dutch graphic designer Christian Boer (who’s dyslexic) developed a font, Dyslexie, with unique lettering to help prevent readers from confusing similar letters.

    

Educating Our Future

Have American Schoolteachers Subconsciously Absorbed Climate-Denying Dogma?

Have American Schoolteachers Subconsciously Absorbed Climate-Denying Dogma?

Put together by the National Center for Science Education, this survey of more than 1,500 middle school and high school science teachers is by turns heartening and disconcerting.

    

No Repeated Mistakes

How To Avoid Another Crisis Like Flint

How To Avoid Another Crisis Like Flint

Why in the richest country in the world were there still lead pipes delivering water to kids despite decades-old legislation against lead in water, air, and more starting in 1970? We cannot allow this to happen again.

    

Are We Actually Colorblind?

How Perceptions About Opportunity Vary by Race

How Perceptions About Opportunity Vary by Race

Black and white Americans have dramatically different views on whether all children have equal access to the same opportunities.

    

All the Single Ladies

The World-Changing Power of Single Women

The World-Changing Power of Single Women

A new book charts the rise of unattached women through history—and makes the case for how they can change public policy.

    

Stars: Light up the Sky and Create New Planets?

How the Sun Could Make a New Batch of Planets

How the Sun Could Make a New Batch of Planets

Astronomers using the Very Large Telescope just caught the first glimpse of a hot disc of dust around a very old, dying star.

    

Government Meets with Companies in Secret to Fight Extremism

The Government Is Secretly Huddling With Companies to Fight Extremism Online

The Government Is Secretly Huddling With Companies to Fight Extremism Online

A coalition of civil rights groups wants to be included in the meetings to keep the feds in check.

    

Oklahoma Rules Alternative Workers' Compensation Unconstitutional

The Corporations Trying to Ditch Workers’ Compensation Hit a Snag

The Corporations Trying to Ditch Workers’ Compensation Hit a Snag

An Oklahoma commission ruled that a state law allowing companies to “opt out” of workers’ comp and write their own plans was unconstitutional while similar bills in other states lose steam.

    

What Is Statistical Significance?

How One Little Number Erodes Trust in Science

How One Little Number Erodes Trust in Science

Statistical significance gives everyone the false sense that results are clean and final. How can we read and report them correctly?

    

Michigan Needs A Leader

Why Michigan Voters Are Hungry for Change

Why Michigan Voters Are Hungry for Change

Things are a bit better in Michigan than they were in 2008, but there’s still little hope that they will get good enough, fast enough for most of its people. That’s why the voters of Michigan are hungry for change.

    

Life As A Refugee

What It’s Like to Leave Iraq for a Life in America

What It’s Like to Leave Iraq for a Life in America

This short film by Luisa Conlon, Hanna Miller, and Lacy Jane Roberts chronicles how Ahmed Al Kubaisi left his family behind and was resettled in the Bay Area in 2013 by the UN Refugee Agency.

    

The Power Of Reading

Millions are about to have access to free e-books. Thanks, Obama.

Millions are about to have access to free e-books. Thanks, Obama.

The more books kids have at home, the better they’ll do in school. With this in mind, a new program is looking to make books more accessible to children and their families than ever before.

    

Writing and Generosity

Writing Letters to Break Vicious Cycles

Writing Letters to Break Vicious Cycles

Economists in Germany find that expressing feelings to someone who hurts you could make you more generous to others.

    

"Ten Years"

Fear-jerker

Fear-jerker

A film abhorrent to the Communist Party has proved a hit in the territory.

    

Symbol of Slavery No More?

Harvard Law School’s shield honors slaveholders. That could be about to change.

Harvard Law School’s shield honors slaveholders. That could be about to change.

Amid a bigger debate about what colleges should do about symbols and honors with roots in slavery and white supremacy, a committee of students, faculty, and staff recommended that the law school get rid of it.

    

A Different Ideology

Nancy Reagan was a living connection to a very different conservatism

Nancy Reagan was a living connection to a very different conservatism

Her passing comes at a moment when the conservative movement the Reagans built appears to be cracking apart.

    

A New Response

The Real Lesson of Ebola and Zika? We Need Much More Responsive Public Health Initiatives

The Real Lesson of Ebola and Zika? We Need Much More Responsive Public Health Initiatives

We long ago abandoned control over Zika-carrying mosquitoes. There’s no excuse for being so short-sighted about public health initiatives.

    

Tampon Tax No More?

Citing Gender Bias, State Lawmakers Move To Eliminate ‘Tampon Tax’

Citing Gender Bias, State Lawmakers Move To Eliminate ‘Tampon Tax’

“It’s about equity and access. There’s no other tax that’s this gender bias[ed],” said California Assemblywoman Christina Garcia.

    

Food For All

A soup kitchen disguised as a restaurant is making a big difference in Kansas City.

A soup kitchen disguised as a restaurant is making a big difference in Kansas City.

When you step inside the Kansas City Community Kitchen today, a greeter shows you to a table. Volunteer waitstaff takes your order after you’ve had time to look at the menu and see what the culinary team has been cookin’ up.

    

Trying To Snuff Out Coal

The real war on coal is happening in China right now

The real war on coal is happening in China right now

The most important global warming story over the past two years has arguably been China’s struggle to suppress its once-insatiable appetite for coal.

    

Supreme Court Splintered in Crucial Court Case

Supreme Court Appears Sharply Divided as It Hears Texas Abortion Case

Supreme Court Appears Sharply Divided as It Hears Texas Abortion Case

The Supreme Court appeared splintered on Wednesday during arguments in a major abortion case that could affect the lives of millions of American women.

    

Tech Companies in Support of Apple

Tech Rallies to Apple’s Defense, but Not Without Some Hand-Wringing

Tech Rallies to Apple’s Defense, but Not Without Some Hand-Wringing

It is a remarkable moment for the technology industry, with many different companies and organizations rallying around a single company — Apple — in a major legal case against the United States government over privacy and security.

    

Stereotypes and Standardized Tests

A Simple Way to Spark Creativity

A Simple Way to Spark Creativity

The conclusion of new research finds that imagining yourself as a stereotypically creative person improves one’s performance on a standard test of creative thinking.

    

Very Concerning Fashion

As Air Worsens, New Delhi Turns to Masks. The Flashier the Better.

As Air Worsens, New Delhi Turns to Masks. The Flashier the Better.

With expatriates and health-conscious Indians leading the way, residents of the Delhi metropolitan area of 25 million people are finally taking steps to protect themselves from the health-threatening atmosphere. They are wearing face masks.

    

The Power Of A Movie

Uncovering Decades of Sexual Abuse in a Pennsylvania Diocese

Uncovering Decades of Sexual Abuse in a Pennsylvania Diocese

On Tuesday, two days after a film about a massive Catholic sex-abuse scandal in Boston won the Academy Award for Best Picture, Pennsylvania’s attorney general released a grand jury report chronicling “staggering and sobering” accounts of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.

    

More School Shootings

This Map Shows the Scope of America’s School Shooting Problem

This Map Shows the Scope of America’s School Shooting Problem

Monday’s shooting in Oregon is only the latest extreme incident in an already violent year.

    

Fixing Misconceptions

Who Still Opposes Gay Marriage, and Why

Who Still Opposes Gay Marriage, and Why

The “gay marriage will destroy straight marriage” never made much sense to most of us, and it still doesn’t. But at least we now have an idea where it comes from, and how it can be countered.

    

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