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BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: A young woman walks past a billboard advertisement for the dating app Tinder on February 18, 2019, in Berlin, Germany. Tinder has emerged as one of the most popular dating apps. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

The Internet has become the lover of many humans from the moment they opened their first Hotmail account. Not to even mention if you fell in love with MySpace or Messenger. Many of us have spent more time looking at a screen than at our partner.

Romance isn’t over: how Internet, Tinder and dating simulators have changed our society

 04/05/2019 - 16:27
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: A young woman walks past a billboard advertisement for the dating app Tinder on February 18, 2019, in Berlin, Germany. Tinder has emerged as one of the most popular dating apps. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

The Internet has become the lover of many humans from the moment they opened their first Hotmail account. Not to even mention if you fell in love with MySpace or Messenger. Many of us have spent more time looking at a screen than at our partner.

El romance no se ha acabado: cómo internet, Tinder y los simuladores de citas han cambiado nuestra sociedad

 04/05/2019 - 16:11
BERLÍN, ALEMANIA - 18 DE FEBRERO: Una mujer joven camina delante de un anuncio de cartelera para la aplicación de citas Tinder el 18 de febrero de 2019 en Berlín, Alemania. Tinder se ha convertido en una de las aplicaciones de citas más populares. (Foto por Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Internet se ha convertido en el amante de muchos humanos desde el momento en que abrieron su primera cuenta Hotmail. Ni se diga si se enamoró de MySpace o Messenger. Muchos hemos pasado más tiempo mirando una pantalla que viendo a nuestra pareja.

[OP-ED]: Will robots dis-employ us all?

 05/11/2017 - 10:11
The robots won’t steal all our jobs, because their efficiencies will create more purchasing power for other spending or new products that require human involvement and oversight. For proof, consider smartphones. In 2012, they had created nearly 500,000 jobs for “mobile apps,” up from zero in 2007.

 We have yet another study that debunks the widespread notion that robots -- and other forms of automation, including “artificial intelligence” -- will destroy our jobs and lead to a future of permanently high unemployment. According to the study, that would completely rewrite history, which has shown job creation to be an enduring strength of the U.S. economy.

Plain Text Author: 
Robert J. Samuelson

[OP-ED]: Is your phone eavesdropping on your conversation about cannibalism? Mine may have.

 03/08/2017 - 18:41

Schutt investigates -- with dark humor -- how cannibalism works within different animal species and how it’s understood by humans of different nations, cultures and religions. Somehow he makes the subject fascinating, rather than gruesome.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

If you were to read biology professor Bill Schutt’s new book “Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History,” you’d have lots to talk about at the dinner table.

There are, for instance, sections on how cannibalism is portrayed in popular culture, news stories and historical texts. Schutt investigates -- with dark humor -- how cannibalism works within different animal species and how it’s understood by humans of different nations, cultures and religions. Somehow he makes the subject fascinating, rather than gruesome.

Plain Text Author: 
Esther Cepeda

[OP-ED]: ¿Escucha a escondidas su teléfono sus conversaciones sobre el canibalismo? El mío tal vez lo hizo.

 03/08/2017 - 18:15
Schutt investiga—con humor negro—la manera en que funciona el canibalismo en las diversas especies animales y cómo lo comprenden los humanos de diferentes naciones, culturas y religiones. De alguna manera, hace que el tema sea fascinante en lugar de truculento.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Si usted lee el nuevo libro del profesor de biología, Bill Schutt, titulado “Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History,” tendrá mucho de qué hablar durante la cena.

Hay, por ejemplo, secciones sobre la forma en que se pinta el canibalismo en la cultura popular, en los artículos periodísticos y en los textos de historia. Schutt investiga—con humor negro—la manera en que funciona el canibalismo en las diversas especies animales y cómo lo comprenden los humanos de diferentes naciones, culturas y religiones. De alguna manera, hace que el tema sea fascinante en lugar de truculento.

Plain Text Author: 
Esther Cepeda

Love Of Learning, No Fun Intended

 02/15/2011 - 05:15
Love Of Learning, No Fun Intended

    
CHICAGO -- Is it a sign of a coming intellectual apocalypse? Probably
not, but AOL's recent announcement that it will be teaming up with reality TV
experts to create video versions of CliffsNotes Literature Guides to present
classics through "humorous, irreverent, animated shorts" has set book
lovers and English teachers on edge.

Plain Text Author: 
Esther Cepeda

Closing the digital divide one government app at a time

 08/19/2010 - 11:48
Closing the digital divide one government app at a time

Welcome to the brave new world of social (media) government -- a world where you can use mobile phone apps to get information from Uncle Sam so you don't actually have to talk to him.

On July 2, the White House relaunched its usa.gov website and rolled out 20 sleek new multiplatform apps that allow phones to perform wonders such as reading bar-codes and searching the database of Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls, and getting up-to-the minute travel advisories from the Transportation Security Administration.

Plain Text Author: 
Esther Cepeda