Today’s Solutions: November 29, 2021

Magazine

Pulling themselves up by their keyboards

By bringing computers into slums, an Indian physicist shows that illiterate children can educate themselves - and help their country progress. Lex Veldhoen | Jan/Feb 2007 issue The alleys are narrow in Madangir, a slum on the edge of New Delhi. Rickety huts crammed together house emigrants from Read More...

Raging hormones

Everyday chemicals affect children's sexual development Kim Ridley| Jan/Feb 2007 issue Kids these days are growing up too fast— in more ways than one. American girls are reaching puberty up to a year earlier than in previous generations, with some children showing signs of sexual development as Read More...

Supplementing global health

Howard Schiffer and Vitamin Angels are saving the world one multivitamin at a time Matt Kettmann| Jan/Feb 2007 issue What the world needs now is not love, but vitamins. That’s what 40-year-old Howard Schiffer realized in 1994 after an earthquake hit the former vitamin salesman’s hometown of Read More...

This little light of mine

A revolutionary new light bulb uses so little energy it can last decades Tijn Touber | Jan/Feb 2007 issue If Anton Philips, the man who co-founded the global electronics firm bearing his name in 1891, could see his great-grandsons today, he would surely be proud. His direct descendents, Frans Otten Read More...

The Golden Inferno

Ben Okri offers a message from the house that was a country. Ben Okri and Cynthia Jones| Jan/Feb 2007 issue That country was a house with a gutter of earth in front of it. And the shallow gutter was clogged with things that made the air foul and terrible to breathe. There was a dead cow upended Read More...

Why God leaves us alone

And why, according to Deepak Chopra, that's a very good thing Paulo Coelho | Jan/Feb 2007 issue I'm sure that in their heart of hearts, most people wish God would stop interfering in everyday life. This is a concern that reaches far beyond religion. The U.S. president and other born-again Read More...

The amazing promises of the Zero Point Field

*The story that you're about to read has created quite a stir among our editorial staff. The subject touches upon everything, literally everything that we humans do in our lives. And this is confrontational, disturbing and hopeful all at once. But that wasn't the only reason for the commotion. Read More...