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Tolerating distraction

Tolerating distraction

Should we be more patient with those we view as distracted? Serhii Bobyk/Shutterstock.com A constant complaint in our unpredictable world is that we live in an age of distraction. I am quick to label students who stare at their phones in my class distracted;...
Tolerating distraction

Tolerating distraction

Should we be more patient with those we view as distracted? Serhii Bobyk/Shutterstock.com A constant complaint in our unpredictable world is that we live in an age of distraction. I am quick to label students who stare at their phones in my class distracted;...
Tolerating distraction

Tolerating distraction

Should we be more patient with those we view as distracted? Serhii Bobyk/Shutterstock.com A constant complaint in our unpredictable world is that we live in an age of distraction. I am quick to label students who stare at their phones in my class distracted;...
Is a unified Korea possible?

Is a unified Korea possible?

North and South Korean athletes will march under one flag during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea. The “Korean Unification Flag” is both a highly symbolic marker of reconciliation and a reminder of a divided Korea, a...
Two self-drive cars crash in California

Two self-drive cars crash in California

Tesla and GM self-drive cars involved in road collisions 24 January 2018 Image copyright Culver City Firefighters Image caption The front of the Model S crumpled upon impact Two vehicles reportedly engaged in self-drive modes – a Tesla Model S and a General...
The world on a billionaire’s budget

The world on a billionaire’s budget

Jeff Bezos is now the richest person in the world. Reed Saxon/AP Photo The world’s wealthiest are prospering. As of February 2017, there were about 2,000 billionaires in the world. This micro-elite controls over US$ 7.6 trillion, an increase of 18 percent from 2016. A...
Don’t automate the fun out of life

Don’t automate the fun out of life

Would a robot appreciate this view? soft_light/Shutterstock.com Imagine you are about to go on vacation. You have been looking forward to it for some time. But your robotic personal assistant has other ideas. It calmly explains to you that it will be cheaper, safer...
Davos 2018: 'More to come' on US trade tariffs

Davos 2018: 'More to come' on US trade tariffs

Davos 2018: ‘More to come’ on US trade tariffs By Katie Hope BBC News, Davos 24 January 2018 Related Topics Davos 2018 Image copyright BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP Image caption Steve Mnuchin said the US was coming to the ramparts in the trade war The US has...

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