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Scientists have figured out how to grow breast milk in a lab

February 25th, 2020 at 1:46 pm » Comments Off

What if the formula you bought at the store was just bottled breast milk? First came the prototypes of lab-grown burgers and lab-grown Wagyu beef (or, as the industry calls it, “cultured” meat.) Then came ice cream made with lab-grown dairy proteins. Now, a handful of startups are working on lab-grown breast milk. Last week, […]



‘Part-science lab, part-playground’: how kids made museums take fun seriously

January 24th, 2020 at 12:53 pm » Comments Off

From London to California, architects are helping museums provide interactive learning experiences that can’t be found on screen State of play: TapeScape, an interactive art installation built in collaboration with artist Eric Lennartson at Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Last year, the Hoxton-based architecture practice AOC set up the Open Studio at the V&A Museum of Childhood […]



In 2100, half of the biggest countries in the world will be in Africa

January 14th, 2020 at 11:08 am » Comments Off

In 2100, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Egypt and the Democratic Republic of the Congo will be among the world’s largest countries. In 1950, four European countries were still among the world’s largest In 2020, half of the 10 most populous countries in the world will be in Asia By 2100, five African countries will be among […]



The world’s first Gattaca baby tests are finally here

November 19th, 2019 at 12:15 pm » Comments Off

The DNA test claims to let prospective parents weed out IVF embryos with a high risk of disease or low intelligence. Anxious couples are approaching fertility doctors in the US with requests for a hotly debated new genetic test being called “23andMe, but on embryos.” The baby-picking test is being offered by a New Jersey […]



Google files patent for using A.I. to track a baby’s body and eye movements

September 17th, 2019 at 12:48 am » Comments Off

In a patent application published this week, Google indicated it’s looking into how artificial intelligence can be used to watch for abnormal behavior in babies. The system would consist of eye tracking and motion detection and could alert a parent if anything is out of the ordinary. Google’s hefty investment in artificial intelligence might be […]



Bosch’s electric stroller tech helps carry your baby uphill

September 11th, 2019 at 2:48 am » Comments Off

It’s connected to your phone, too. It’s not just grown-ups that might appreciate electrified transport. Bosch has unveiled an “eStroller” system that uses dual electric motors and sensors to not only reduce the effort involved in carting your young one around, but prevent the stroller from going in unexpected directions. It’ll automatically study the road […]



Italy wants to treat phone addicts like drug addicts and send teens to rehab

August 6th, 2019 at 11:09 am » Comments Off

A politician from Italy’s hard-right governing party is pushing legislation to combat teens’ “addiction” to their phones. The bill proposes courses in schools and a public awareness campaign, plus “re-education” in health centers for worst-case scenarios. Oxford psychologist Andrew Przybylski said the proposed law was a bad idea, and pointed to tech “addiction boot-camps” in […]



World’s population will continue to grow and will reach nearly 10 billion by 2050

July 23rd, 2019 at 11:59 am » Comments Off

There has been tremendous growth in the size of the world’s population in the last half century. Global population was around 3 billion in 1960. By 1987, in less than three decades, it had surpassed 5 billion and there were around 7.6 billion people in the world in 2018. This growth varies greatly across regions. […]



Want your kids to do well in math and science? This is the 1 totally unexpected subject they should study (says science)

July 22nd, 2019 at 12:36 am » Comments Off

  A new study offers extraordinary findings. You want the best for your kids. Even if they don’t deserve it. The world has become an ever more traumatized place, so you feel you should do ever more to give them a helping hand. Though it surely stops before you pay a fixer $500,000 for them to go […]



World’s population is projected to nearly stop growing by the end of the century

July 8th, 2019 at 12:16 pm » Comments Off

For the first time in modern history, the world’s population is expected to virtually stop growing by the end of this century, due in large part to falling global fertility rates, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of new data from the United Nations. By 2100, the world’s population is projected to reach approximately […]



Dentists are asking parents not to throw their kids’ baby teeth, here’s why

June 9th, 2019 at 11:39 am » Comments Off

Do you remember the strange thrill of losing a tooth when you were a child? On the one hand, you had the distressing feeling of seeing blood and feeling it pop out. At the same time, you knew something exciting was going to happen when you put it under your pillow. If you were lucky, […]



US births lowest in 3 decades despite improving economy

May 31st, 2019 at 11:10 am » Comments Off

America’s baby bust isn’t over. The nation’s birth rates last year reached record lows for women in their teens and 20s, a government report shows, leading to the fewest babies in 32 years. The provisional report, released Wednesday and based on more than 99% of U.S. birth records, found 3.788 million births last year. It […]



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