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Older adults projected to outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history

January 3rd, 2019 at 12:05 pm » Comments Off

  If you’re feeling old, you’re in good company and apparently a lot of it. New statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau show that for the first time in U.S. history, older people are projected to outnumber children. And they expect it to happen in a little over a decade. According to the U.S. Census […]



America’s gender-fluid future, in 100 years of baby name trends

April 14th, 2018 at 11:58 am » Comments Off

In 1910, just 5% of American babies named “Charlie” were girls. Over 100 years later, girl Charlies took over their male counterparts for the first time in 2016—making up 51% of the share. With little fuss or fanfare, Charlie has gone gender-neutral.



9 signs Japan has become a ‘demographic time bomb’

January 19th, 2018 at 9:15 am » Comments Off

Japan is dealing with what economists call a “demographic time bomb.”



A new way to reproduce

August 15th, 2017 at 9:22 am » Comments Off

Scientists are trying to manufacture eggs and sperm in the laboratory. Will it end reproduction as we know it?



Bio-sensing contacts can monitor for signs of disease

May 19th, 2017 at 10:26 pm » Comments Off

Finger pricks, blood draws, and urine testing are miserable for just about everyone. But now researchers are working on a new concept to make testing for disease much easier. The project? A contact lens that would use the condition of the eyes to help spot illness.



10 Unanswerable questions that neither science nor religion can answer