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Mount Fuji is getting free wifi – but it’s far from the weirdest place to have it - News - Gadgets and Tech - The Independent The Japanese government is installing a wifi connection up the mountain, so that people can stay connected even as they ascend and then come back down. Though the wifi connection has been mocked as just a way of letting people post their celebratory Instagram snaps just a little earlier, it could actually keep those climbing the mountain safe. They’ll be able to look out for weather warnings and take shelter accordingly, and the wifi will let people call for help even if they’re out of range of a phone connection.
32 People Reveal The One Book That Blew Their Minds There are probably a handful of books out there that have changed the way you see everything — fiction and non-fiction. Some of them you read in high school or earlier, and others you discovered or rediscovered in your adult life. I went to AskReddit to learn what books have changed people’s lives. Consider this your Spring reading list. Compare-Contrast, Cause-Effect, Problem-Solution: Common 'Text Types' in The Times Monica Almeida/The New York TimesHow does a bad economy affect businesses like Phoenix Decorating in Pasadena? We’re using this and other articles as models of writing about cause and effect. Go to related article » Update | Sept. 2012: We’ll be exploring the new Common Core State Standards, and how teaching with The Times can address them, through a series of blog posts.
Surgeon saves boy's life by text A British doctor volunteering in DR Congo used text message instructions from a colleague to perform a life-saving amputation on a boy. Vascular surgeon David Nott helped the 16-year-old while working 24-hour shifts with medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in Rutshuru. The boy's left arm had been ripped off and was badly infected and gangrenous. Mr Nott, 52, from London, had never performed the operation but followed instructions from a colleague who had.
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