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2017 changed how we’ll have babies

December 27th, 2017 at 4:04 am » Comments Off

It used to be that reproduction was a seemingly straightforward thing: A man’s sperm met and clung to a woman’s egg. If the the stars aligned and the sperm successfully fertilized the egg, nine (and some change) months of waiting would result in a baby.



Japan’s fertility crisis is the worst it’s been in 118 years

December 27th, 2017 at 3:46 am » Comments Off

Japan is experiencing a vicious cycle of low fertility and low spending. This year, there were fewer births than ever recorded in the 118 years Japan has collected data. The trend has social scientists worried for the financial and social future of the country.



When kids get their first cell phones around the world

December 21st, 2017 at 11:19 am » Comments Off

About 45% of US children ages 10 to 12 have a smartphone with a service plan Outside the US and Europe, children tend to get their first mobile phones when they are older



One in five American children live with hunger

October 26th, 2017 at 12:52 am » Comments Off

The United States has one of the worst rates of child hunger among high-income countries. A recent UNICEF analysis puts it in perspective: About 20% of American children live in food-insecure households, meaning they lack access to safe and nutritious foods.



Not drinking or driving, teens increasingly put off traditional markers of adulthood

September 29th, 2017 at 7:36 am » Comments Off

When 17-year-old Quattro Musser hangs out with friends, they don’t drink beer or cruise around in cars with their dates. Rather, they stick to G-rated activities such as rock-climbing or talking about books.



Let’s face reality: US Teens engage with iMessage more than any other social platform

August 22nd, 2017 at 10:58 am » Comments Off

No one really seems to talk about it or acknowledge it, but iMessage is where a lot of mobile usage is trending towards, particularly for Gen-Z, and there are many good reasons why.



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?



Why people aren’t getting married in China

August 10th, 2017 at 9:41 am » Comments Off

Fewer people in China are tying the knot – a trend alarming families and worrying the government. Gender inequality is at the heart of this phenomenon, writes Xuan Li.



You’ll soon be able to buy your kids a $500 Luke Skywalker Landspeeder

July 26th, 2017 at 1:14 am » Comments Off

For 40 years, kids enamored with Luke Skywalker’s beat-up X-34 Landspeeder have had two choices: they could play with a tiny action figure version, or they could sit in a cardboard box and make speeder sound effects. 



Generation Z: What are their top apps, brands & influencers

June 11th, 2017 at 7:54 pm » Comments Off

It’s expected that almost half of Generation Z, the generation following Millennials, will connect online up to 10 hours per day, and one-third will spend at least one of those 10 hours watching video. It’s no surprise then that the most-used app by Gen Z is YouTube, followed by the three other biggest social video […]



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