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10 Historians on What Will Be Said About President Obama's Legacy

<i>As President Barack Obama wound down his eight years in the White House and President Donald Trump took office, TIME History asked a variety of</i> …

This Boy with Cerebral Palsy was Booed at a Trump Rally. Then, Obama Made His Dreams Come True.

Trump made fun of him. Obama shook his hand.<p>JJ Holmes, a 12-year-old boy with cerebral palsy, wanted to go to a Donald Trump rally not because he supports the Republican candidate. "I wanted to go because Donald J. Trump made fun of disabled people," he told <i>The Washington Post</i> Monday.<p>On Saturday, …

Donald Trump

'Every day is a gift': Touching photo shows dad with cancer seeing child born

The moment when a baby comes into the world is always special, but for one family in Boulder, Colorado, it was particularly poignant: new father Cagney Wenk, 26, was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma — an aggressive form of cancer in his brain — just three weeks before his fianceé, Jessica Li, …

Brittany Maynard's true legacy

<b>(CNN) —</b> A little more than 18 months ago, I held my wife, Brittany Maynard, in my arms as she fell asleep and passed away, peacefully. She did so after consuming aid-in-dying medication, instead of allowing brain cancer to continue imposing its slow and torturous death upon her. This Thursday, a …

Real 'Fault in our Stars' couple takes a tragic turn

<b>(CNN) —</b> It wasn't supposed to end like this.<p>Last year, Katie Prager, who has cystic fibrosis, fought relentlessly to get a lung transplant as Medicare, Medicaid and her hospital quibbled over money.<p>After CNN brought her predicament to light, she got that transplant.<p>Her husband, Dalton Prager, who …

Medicine

Why my kids will learn to code as a second language

Being a dad of two young boys, I have thought a great deal lately about what the world will look like for them in the future.<p>When they hit high school, and it’s time to choose a second language, given today’s economy, you’d think Mandarin would be a smart choice, or perhaps German. But what if my …

Finding Beauty in the Darkness

WITH presidential primaries in full steam, with the country wrapped up in concern about the economy, immigration and terrorism, one might wonder why we should care about the news of a minuscule jiggle produced by an event in a far corner of the universe.<p>The answer is simple. While the political …

Mom with ALS: My disease will make my daughter stronger

<b>(CNN) —</b> My daughter was an energetic and fearless kid who our doctor had declared would be walking before her first birthday. It came and went, and Scarlett still wasn't toddling on two feet. To balance any concern, I would say things like, "It's not like she's going to be crawling into junior …

Parenting

A Simple Guide To The Paris Climate Talks

The UN climate talks in Paris: Why they matter and why you should care.<p>The world is standing on a cliff; at the precipice of deciding if we are going to fly, or if we are going to fall. We are very close to reaching the point where nothing we can do will halt the carbon emissions that are going to …

The people who need very little sleep

Is it true that some people need only a few hours of sleep? Helen Thomson talks to a woman whose genes might hint at how we all could survive on less shuteye.<p>What would you do if you had 60 days of extra free time a year? Ask Abby Ross, a retired psychologist from Miami, Florida, a “short-sleeper”. …

University of California

You Really Don’t Need To Work So Much

Recently, the New York <i>Times</i> ran a front-page story about the conditions for white-collar workers at Amazon. It revealed a workplace where abrupt firings are common, grown men and women cry at their desks, and people are scolded for not responding to e-mails after midnight. The story made clear how …

The BBC Is Giving Away 1 Million Hacking Kits To Kids

Can they teach kids how their computers actually work?<p>This fall, every 11- and 12-year-old school kid in the U.K. will be given a BBC Micro:bit, a tiny pocket-sized computer with no screen, no keyboard, nothing that most people would recognize as a computer. Until you program it, it sits there as …

Machine Dreams - MIT Technology Review

There is a shrine inside Hewlett-Packard’s headquarters in Palo Alto, in the heart of Silicon Valley. At one edge of HP’s research building, two …

Mobile Devices

How America Became Exceptional

In 1929, just before the stock market crash, Louis Bamberger and his sister, Caroline Bamberger Fuld, sold their department store in Newark to R.H. Macy and Company for $25 million ( $343 million in 2015 dollars). Grateful to the people of Newark for their support, they planned to endow a medical …

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