Cynthia Swamidoss

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Your Smartphone Is the Best Computer You Own

What’s keeping your phone from tackling more PC tasks? Just a keyboard, mouse and big screen<p>What’s the difference between your phone and a computer? Seriously, look at your phone, and at your laptop. What separates them? You’re probably thinking about power, memory and all the Serious Stuff phones …

Mobile

We Depend on Plastic. Now We’re Drowning in It.

<b>If plastic had been invented</b> when the Pilgrims sailed from Plymouth, England, to North America—and the <i>Mayflower</i> had been stocked with bottled water and plastic-wrapped snacks—their plastic trash would likely still be around, four centuries later.<p>If the Pilgrims had been like many people today and …

Pollution

Artist Creates Meticulously Detailed Ink Drawings of Architecture Around the World

Thailand-based Japanese artist and self-described “dream traveler” Emi Nakajima crafts intricate drawings of buildings around the world. Rendered in ink, each piece conveys Nakajima's knack for realistically reproducing an array of architectural details.<p>Nakajima's awe-inspiring works of art …

Drawing

In Artificial Intelligence, Young Ethiopians Eye a Fertile Future

A lab in Addis Ababa is on a mission to use AI to disrupt conventional development models and inspire a new generation of coders.<p>“I don’t think Homo …

Artificial Intelligence

Dashdash, a platform to create web apps using only spreadsheet skills, nabs $8M led by Accel

Sometimes I think of spreadsheets as the dirty secret of the IT world today. We’ve seen a huge explosion in the number of productivity tools on the market tailored to help workers with different aspects of doing their job and organising their information, in part to keep them from simply dumping …

Something Here: Shin Noguchi's photographs that emphasise the quirky character of Japan

"People are living life desperately. Sometimes lonely, sometimes helping each other, sometimes crying, sometimes laughing. I capture people going …

9 Times Bono Was Spot On About What It's Like To Search For God

The U2 frontman expresses the kind of faith that is filled with both skepticism and a deep yearning for answers.<p>Before Bono became the world-famous humanitarian and frontman of the Irish rock band U2, he was Paul David Hewson from Dublin.<p>The son of a Roman Catholic dad and a Protestant mother, Bono …

Man Adopts 8 Senior Dogs, 2 Cats, Ducks, Chickens And A Pot-Bellied Pig For One Life-Saving Reason

Colorado accountant Steve Greig has dedicated his life to caring for elderly, "unadoptable" animals.<p>After the death four years ago of Wolfgang, his beloved red miniature Pinscher, Colorado accountant Steve Greig felt like he’d reached an important crossroads.<p>“I knew that this would be the beginning …

25 helpless dogs that had their bed stolen by the cat

If I fits, I sits.<p>Cats are notorious for doing whatever the hell they want. And when it comes to sitting in a comfy place, they'll sit wherever they …

Sitting

What Would Jesus Say About Trump's Violent Rhetoric?

<b>"In the beginning was the Word,"</b> according to the Bible. God's words created the universe; He spoke us into being. Words created our world - literally. Words have power -- to uplift or to tear down -- to inspire or to incite -- to heal or to hurt -- to create or destroy. Words define our reality -- …

Cat seen scalded in Facebook video is rescued, being treated at shelter

Heather Weidmann was horrified Friday morning when she saw footage on Facebook of a South Side cat getting scalded with boiling water.<p>“I cried my eyes out, it’s horrible,” the construction worker said Friday night. “Who’s going to help this cat?”<p>The Humboldt Park resident said she has under her …

Cook County

Colombia finally cracks down on a horrific wave of acid attacks against women

Colombia is finally taking action against what may be one of the most intense waves of horrific acid attacks on women anywhere in the world.<p>President Juan Manuel Santos this week closed a legal loophole that often allowed attackers to get away scot-free. Official figures acknowledge 628 victims, …

Photographer Leila Alaoui's Death In Terror Attack Shows Journalism's Danger

The world-acclaimed artist was remembered as "a peace correspondent."<p>The death of Leila Alaoui, a world-acclaimed photographer on assignment in the West African nation of Burkina Faso who was killed this week in a terrorist attack, puts a tragic exclamation point on the danger faced by …

Watch: Someone Took a GoPro Camera to a Cat Cafe and the Results Are Adorable

The rise of the cat cafe is the best development of the global dining industry in recent years. Is there a better concept than an establishment that sells good coffee and allows patrons to snuggle with fuzzy kitties? No, no there is not. But at this point, most humans <i>don't</i> live within a reasonable …

Soggy moggy: Kuli, the one-eyed surfing cat rides Hawaii's waves, in pictures - Telegraph

Surfing

A New Way to Save Shelter Cats

When animal shelters try to improve their live release rates, finding homes for cats is often the biggest problem they face. In recent years more and more shelters have been turning to a program called Return to Field (RTF) to get cats out of the shelter alive.<p>RTF is sometimes confused with …

Here Are The Surprising, Preventable Reasons Why People Give Up Their Pets

"We believe that pets and their people belong together"<p>More than 1 million households give up their pets every year -- and it's not, by and large, because those animals aren't loved or wanted.<p>What two recent studies -- published in the journal Animals and the Open Journal of Animal Sciences -- …

Love Isn't Something You Fall Into

<i>Lovers are those for whom no minute is like any other, people between whom nothing habitual takes place, just what is new, unprecedented, unexpected. In such connections there exists an almost unbearable happiness. When we understand our lives correctly, we can slowly grow into such happiness by</i> …

Hundreds of U.S. churches fund-raising to resettle refugees

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Days after Donald Trump called for a temporary ban on Muslim refugees coming to the U.S., some evangelical organizations are calling on churches to welcome refugees to the U.S.<p>December 13 is National Refugee Sunday, when evangelical pastors will encourage their congregants to …