The World Wide Web has gone from “never heard of it” to “can’t live without it” in 25 years. It took off because of its instant user appeal, but also because it’s open and free. From HTML to hacktivism, the W3C to MP3s, lolcats to LulzSec, from one website to over 180 million, here are its defining moments.
While working with kids who have trouble speaking, Ajit Narayanan sketched out a way to think about language in pictures, to relate words and concepts in "maps." The idea now powers an app that helps nonverbal people communicate, and the big idea behind it, a language concept called FreeSpeech, has exciting potential.
Think we can't live without plastic? Think again. In 2007 I committed to stop buying any new plastic & I've almost succeeded! Won't you join me? Let's see what plastic-free looks like today... for the health of our bodies, our oceans, our planet. ~Beth Terry
Whether we cry during a sad movie, while chopping onions, or completely involuntarily, our eyes are constantly producing tears. Alex Gendler tracks a particularly watery day in the life of Iris (the iris) as she cycles through basal, reflex and emotional tears.
Fue un 10 de marzo de 1535 cuando Fray Tomás de Berlanga llegó a las Islas Encantadas. El obispo español había realizado un viaje por el Pacífico cuando perdió el rumbo, llegando a las magníficas islas donde se refugió y a las cuales puso el nombre de ¨Galápagos¨ por los enormes quelonios que habitaban el …