Bionic technology is removing physical barriers faced by disabled people while raising profound questions of what it is to be human. From DIY prosthetics realised through 3D printing technology to customised AI-driven limbs, science is at the forefront of many life-enhancing innovations
Volunteers have removed an astonishing 12 million kilograms (nearly 12,000 tons) of plastic from a short stretch of a Mumbai beach. But their efforts will be in vain unless the city authorities improve waste collection and dissuade people living in slums from using a creek as a rubbish dump.
As the Columbia-Poland World Cup match blared in the background, two Columbian football fans sat face to face in a Bogota restaurant, but they didn’t speak. Instead, one of the men used his hands to communicate every kick of the ball to his friend, who is both deaf and blind.
The Second City Toronto is proud to be teaming up with The YMCA Academy to create a set of customized improv classes for Toronto high school students on the autism spectrum. The program will provide students from the YMCA Academy — an alternative high school for teenagers with learning disabilities — with a structured, professionally-led […]
To honor Ellen DeGeneres for her life-changing work with individuals, communities and organizations, she’s been awarded the fourth annual People’s Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian. “We have a lot of people watching in a lot of different countries,” Ellen says. “And I want everyone to know that we all really, really love one another. “Deep […]
While at a stop light, this friendly biker in the U.K. put a big smile on a random kid’s face by giving him the chance to rev up the engine. All it took was a few seconds to make both their days.
Sister Katie was diagnosed with bowel cancer and underwent intensive chemotherapy off and on for years. 2 weeks ago, Katie finally finished chemotherapy. If that wasn’t enough, both of Katie’s sisters Cassie and Kristal have been diagnosed with breast cancer. The two girls that had been there supporting her through ever step of her cancer […]
Giving deserving pups the best day of their lives, one incredible story at a time. Great Dane service dog, George, and his 11-year-old human, Bella, have captured the attention of people all over the country with their heartwarming and inspirational story. Bella suffers from a rare disorder known as Morquio Syndrome and thought she’d spend […]