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Interesting parental control app requires kids to exercise to earn screen time

July 26th, 2018 at 9:08 am » Comments Off

One of the iOS 12 features to generate a lot of buzz has been Screen Time – a way to monitor app usage and set limits to reduce the amount of time spent staring at your phone. You can use it yourself, of course, but parents can also use it to limit the time their […]



Nearly 50% of teens in the US say they’re now online ‘almost constantly,’ according to new research

July 7th, 2018 at 9:45 am » Comments Off

A new study from Pew Research Center found that one out of two teens reports being online “almost constantly.” The study found that another 44% say they go online multiple times each day. The time teens spend online has gone up significantly since Pew’s 2014-2015 study. Back then, only 24% of teens reported being online […]



Inside the controversial new surgery to transplant human wombs

June 23rd, 2018 at 8:14 am » Comments Off

Pioneering surgeons have made it possible to transplant a human uterus that can bear children, offering hope to millions of women who never thought they could give birth. On September 4, 2014, in Gothenburg, Sweden, his 36-year-old expectant mother lay on an operating table, suffering from preeclampsia—a pregnancy complication associated with high blood pressure. The […]



A school in China is monitoring students with facial-recognition technology that scans the classroom every 30 seconds

May 24th, 2018 at 12:37 am » Comments Off

A Chinese high school in Hangzhou is using facial-recognition technology that scans students every 30 seconds. The system is analyzing students’ emotions and actions in the classroom as well as replacing ID cards and wallets at the library and canteen. Facial-recognition technology is widespread in China, where it is being used to predict crime.



Amazon made an Echo Dot for kids, and it costs $30 more than the original

May 3rd, 2018 at 8:47 am » Comments Off

Those with an Amazon Echo device in their homes have likely already exposed their children to Alexa. Now, Amazon wants to give kids the opportunity to turn Alexa into their friend with the new Echo Dot Kids Edition. The hockey puck-like smart speaker doesn’t look too different from the original Dot, but it comes with […]



Decoding your baby’s DNA: It can be done. But should it be?

April 27th, 2018 at 10:10 am » Comments Off

Maverick Coltrin was diagnosed with pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy shortly after he was born. He now gets checkups to make sure his seizures are under control and that he’s still healthy. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times) Maverick Coltrin entered the world a seemingly healthy 8-pound boy. But within a week, he was having seizures that doctors […]



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.



Generation Z is already bored by the internet

April 6th, 2018 at 10:30 am » Comments Off

Teenagers today have unprecedented access to technology, and yet many report that they’ve never been so bored. There is a notion among older people that teens, with their smartphones and unlimited internet access, never experience boredom. CNN and other media outlets have repeatedly declared that smartphones have killed boredom as we know it. “Today, we […]



Perfect prams for perfect parents: the rise of the bougie buggy

April 2nd, 2018 at 9:35 am » Comments Off

How the rise of the luxury pram capitalised on the status anxiety of a new generation of parents Before she had a baby, Kari Boiler never noticed what kinds of buggies were on the streets. But when Boiler – an American then working for an advertising agency in Amsterdam – became pregnant with her first […]



Baby poop is changing, science reveals. Here’s why it matters

March 9th, 2018 at 9:38 am » Comments Off

What’s in infant diapers may help explain the rise of allergies and asthma in recent decades. Baby poop is changing, and that could be bad news for children’s health.



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