Disclaimer: the following sentence is going to make me sound at least twice as old as I actually am. Since I have warned you, here it goes: I am often amazed by the scopes and power of technology. Why am I surprised on this particular day? Because an English mental health trust is working with […]

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Picture this — a Cinderella-like giant glass shoe in a city, with brides and grooms posing in front of it. It sounds bizarre, but Taiwan is inaugurating a church in the shape of a crystal shoe on Feb. 8. As opposed to regular churches, this one is going to be a site for wedding pictures. […]

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Wales reformed its law on organ donation policy on Dec. 1. Now, every person over the age of 18 who has lived in Wales for over a year will be eligible to be an organ donor unless they explicitly opt out. The organs will be used to save lives all over the United Kingdom and […]

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A few years ago, I was sitting on the couch in my home in India watching one of my favorite “One Tree Hill” scenes on television: Haley and Nathan’s first kiss. Except, I was actually not, because the Central Board of Film Certification, the censor board in India, had cut the kiss. I was enraged, […]

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By now, everyone has heard of Krzysztof Charamsa, the ex-senior Vatican priest who was removed from his position after acknowledging his homosexuality and admitting that he was in a gay relationship. Most people have already formed an opinion on this topic, and many of us will have exasperatedly wondered why someone’s sexuality should affect anything […]

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I want to start this off with a word-association exercise that I have no doubt will yield unanimous results among readers: Chocolate > Sweet Bed > Sleep Israel-Palestine > Conflict Holocaust > Hitler (and horrible, and inhumane) There are some incidents in history that never cause a debate. It is undoubtedly agreed who was at […]

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Whenever I hear the words “intelligence quotient,” I think about Albert Einstein or Spencer Reid (“Criminal Minds” fans, you understand). It is so cliché of me, but I do. I think about super humans, but I fear that soon I will to have to think about super machines. An artificial intelligence system at the Massachusetts […]

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