Alex Giblin

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Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?

Marine Corps Testing Boston Dynamics’ Robotic Dog, Spot

“Robots can’t get shot and they can’t die.”<p>The Marine Corps is testing Spot, Boston Dynamics robotic dog prototype, for possible active military …

U.S. Marines

Soaps, mental health and cancer: how TV is shaping our attitudes

Soaps such as Hollyoaks, EastEnders and Coronation Street win plaudits for realistic portrayals of mental health problems and cancer<p>It was not so long ago that mentally ill characters were portrayed on TV only as mad, bad and dangerous to know. Fast forward to the present day, and soap operas and …

Mental Health

Violence on TV and How It Can Affect Your Children

Studies show that violence on television does have an adverse affect on children and the way they think and act. This is true not only for young children, but some recent studies indicate that watching violence on television can even impact adults.<p>We know that for the most part, children learn from …

John Stossel - The Fight for Education Freedom

10 Reasons Why You Need to Read to Your Child

For years we have heard it’s important to read to your child, even when he or she’s a baby. However, many parents still haven’t realized why reading …

Books

Freedom to Read Under Fire as Attempts to Ban Books Continue

What would you do if you went to the library to check out a book, only to find it wasn't there? Not because it was already checked out, but because someone else disapproved of its content and had it removed from library shelves?<p>Not likely to happen? Think again.<p>Despite the perception that …

Why is Reading Important?

Reading. People love it and people don’t. But the most important thing is that we all need it!<p>First of all we do it every day and it’s everywhere. We …

Why Mark Zuckerberg wants everyone to read about the origins of global poverty

Zuckerberg's book club, A Year of Books, has focused on big ideas that influence society and business. For his 18th pick, he's gone with "Why Nations Fail" by MIT economist Daren Acemoğlu and Harvard political scientist James Robinson, first published in 2012.<p>After 15 years of research, the authors …

Back-to-school Choc-Boards

A cute, after-school or classroom snack for kids.<p>These school-themed treats are a fun way for your little scholar to mark the start of a new school year. To make several boards, you'll need: a chocolate bar, a toothpick, a quarter cup of powdered sugar, soft caramel candies, and white sprinkles. …