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Literacy for a Billion

PlanetRead aims to help everyone around the globe read in their native language. How? With same language subtitling (SLS). PlanetRead and the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad developed the methodology which, according to the non-profit’s website, has “doubled the … Continue reading

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Driving a F1 Race Car Using Thought

What good is a car without pedals or a steering wheel? One such car was built so Rodrigo Hubner Mendes could drive it. How? By using only his mind. That’s because Mendes is paralyzed. He drove the F1 car using brain commands. … Continue reading

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Lewis Pugh: Stripping Down to Just His Speedo

Lewis Pugh calls himself an ocean advocate and a pioneer swimmer. To call attention to climate change, he’s swimming in the most challenging waters on earth, such as in the Antarctic, Arctic and the Himalayas. On his website, he states, … Continue reading

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Simone Veil: Turning Misfortune and Hardship to Advantage

French born Simone Veil, née Jacob, a woman full of courage, rebelliousness, resilience and dignity, a fighter and strategist of reconciliation, died on 30 June 2017 at the age of 89. She fought for peace and remembrance, despite being arrested … Continue reading