When the very things we buy to make our lives better, make our lives worse
Apple, in many ways, is like a fortress, a secretive operation that rarely shares information or responds much to the public. But tragedy has forced the hand of the California-based tech giant, which was recently required to issue a statement following the death of a woman using one of its devices.
Apple says now it is investigating the case of a 23-year-old Chinese woman, who died of electric shock while answering a call on her iPhone 5 while it was charging. No more details are known, but perhaps the regrettable death is a sign of something more. From burns and shocks to strains and hearing loss, click through this feature to see many of the ways people have been injured by tech gadgets in the past.
Fewer than three dozen Gobi bears survive in the Gobi Desert, a harsh landscape that stretches from Mongolia into China. Journalist and wildlife biolog... More Fewer than three dozen Gobi bears survive in the Gobi Desert, a harsh landscape that stretches from Mongolia into China. Journalist and wildlife biologist Douglas Chadwick describes the efforts under way to save the bears—likely the closest link to brown bears' distant ancestors—in cooperation with Mongolia's scientists, rangers, and government. Read more about the challenges of saving Gobi bears: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/special-features/2014/04/140417-rarest-bears-world-mongolia-gobi/
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