E-cigarettes are a hot topic this year. One minute they’re public nuisances; the next they’re helpful tools for quitting smoking. Other times they make users look like Boba Fett
People just can’t seem to agree on them.
The latest alleged danger is the liquid form of nicotine, called “e-liquid,” which is used in both e-cigarettes and customizable mods. See a March New York Timesarticle called “Selling Poison by the Barrel: Liquid Nicotine for E-Cigarettes.” The piece references several…
Toss your toy mice in the air: North America has its first cat cafe.
The Cat Cafe by Purina One opens its kitty door (and its human-size doors) to New Yorkers on April 24, and will remain open for four days. Curious cat lovers will have the chance to sip complimentary “cat’achinos” with 16 adoptable and adorable cats. And, no, visitors don’t need to use a box as a toilet.
April 23 marks 30 years since the U.S. announced the discovery of what causes AIDS: a retrovirus called HTLV-III, later renamed HIV. At their 1984 press conference, in the face of one of the world’s most terrifying medical epidemics, Health and Human Services Secretary Margaret Heckler and virologist Dr. Robert Gallo of the National Cancer Institute projected scientists would be able to produce an AIDS vaccine within two years
“That turned out to be totally incorrect,” Heckler told PBS in…
While digital media theoretically lessens the need for paper — everything from e-readers to online shopping has the potential to cut down on paper usage — data shows that the average American still uses the equivalent of a 100-foot Douglas fir tree each year.
The Internet isn’t always “one size fits all.” Every day, inaccessible web design prevents billions of people in the disabled community from an easy online experience.
For those with visual impairments, learning difficulties, hearing loss and more, there are dozens of unique challenges waiting behind every URL. But building a disability-friendly site is a lot simpler than you might think.