One of China’s most valuable tech startups, smartphone maker Xiaomi, is getting into networked appliances, in a bid to innovate its way out of trouble, as its core business falls flat.
Save the Children had to sign confidentiality agreements to work at a migrant detention camp run by Australia in Nauru. The group’s Mat Tinkler discusses what they did and didn’t say about abuses.
The man who captured hundreds of jazz’s greatest recordings — by Miles Davis and John Coltrane, Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk and Herbie Hancock — died Thursday at his home studio. He was 91.
Judge Aaron Persky’s controversial six-month jail sentence for a former Stanford student convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman continues to cast a shadow over his deliberations.
For the past four summers, the Cleveland Orchestra has conducted neighborhood residencies, in which groups of musicians play in non-traditional settings.
The university has set aside more than $2 billion in an investment fund. UVA’s fund is among the biggest for a public school.
University campuses around the country have made news in recent years with policies adding “trigger warnings” to potentially offensive, difficult or controversial teaching materials.
First hired in the 1950s, Floyd Norman is still drawing. “Creative people don’t hang it up,” he says. “We don’t walk away, we don’t want to sit in a lawn chair. … We want to continue to work. “
More than six decades since Frank Mutz’s grandfather started in the air conditioning business, Frank runs the same company with his children. They’ve also passed down common sense and personal warmth.
A remote mountain village once was home to hundreds. Now it has just 30 residents. Tsukimi Ayano, 67, is one of the younger ones. She has repopulated the village by making scarecrow-like figures.
With its spires, rotunda and colorful facade, the Arts and Industries Building is a festive relief compared with its neighbors. But restoring the Smithsonian’s first museum hasn’t been easy.
“This day is one of the best days of my life,” Dion Leonard said after being reunited with his beloved dog, Gobi, ending a frantic search for the pup he met during an ultramarathon.
The organization is going door to door in some of the city’s poorest neighborhoods. The goal: Reach 25,000 households in six weeks with information about Zika prevention and family planning services.
Officials put the death toll at more than 260. There is a fairly narrow window of time after a quake when survivors can be saved from collapsed buildings, and search crews are fighting the clock.
Talking about sex is awkward, but it can be especially difficult for instructors of deaf students. They’re trying to turn that cringe-worthy conversation into something more comfortable.