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'Science isn't about how your age, it's about ideas', from the 16-year-old helping cure Alzheimer's

Think back to what you were doing when you were 15 years old, probably trying to get through GCSEs? Surrey-based teenager Krtin Nithiyanandam was …

Alzheimer's Disease

GoNoodle Is Creating A World Where Kids Use Technology To Unplug

A 2015 study, published in the Pediatrics journal, revealed that 97% of children in the U.S. under four years old have used a mobile device. The findings also established a universal exposure to mobile devices amongst kids as young as six months old, regardless of household income or socioeconomic …

Education Technology

24 Jokes That Will Make Catholics Laugh Harder Than They Should

*Jesus does the cup song at the Last Supper* You’re going to miss me when I’m gone.

The World Just Made A Major Shift Toward Renewable Energy

“We are witnessing a transformation of global power."<p>The world installed more new renewable energy last year than coal, as countries attempt to shift away from fossil fuels and take advantage of massive cost reductions in wind and solar technology.<p>More than half of all energy generation capacity …

Geek Fuel is like comic-con delivered to your door

Geek Fuel is a subscription delivery service that caters to those of us that love comics, gaming, and general geek culture. Every month, Geek Fuel …

Comics

The coming fast-fashion boom in the developing world spells big trouble for the environment

A boom in cheap fashion is coming.<p>And unless we change the way we produce and sell clothes, it’s going to put massive strain on the environment and the people who make them. The conclusion comes from new research by McKinsey & Co., which looked at the way we currently consume fashion as well as the …

Sustainability

Georgia mom's campaign to feature son with Down syndrome in ad goes viral

Thinking your child should be a star may be common among mothers, but for one Georgia woman, making her son famous is about sharing his beauty. Meagan Nash’s 15-month-old, Asher, has Down syndrome.<p>In July, the Buford, Georgia, mom submitted photos of Asher to an advertising agency working on a …

Sundrop Farms Demonstrate Sustainable Farming in Australia’s Desert

You may not think that a desert is the best place to build a farm, but in Australia, that is exactly what the team at Sundrop Farms has done, and so …

Scientists explain how happiness makes us less creative

Corporations intent on making employees more engaged and creative are focusing on happiness as the answer. Chief Happiness Officer is an actual job at many companies.<p>But most scientists say that creativity calls on persistence and problem-solving skills, not positivity. Computational scientist Anna …

Creativity

Can scientists convince religious groups that genome editing is okay?

Is the human genome sacred? Does editing it violate the idea that we're made in God's image or, perhaps worse, allow us to "play God"?<p>It's hard to …

WHY IT MATTERS: Education

WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: Hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars are spent each year on the country's public schools. The U.S. has a record-high graduation rates, 83 percent, but also stubborn achievement gaps and dismally lagging math and reading scores compared with other countries. And …

Education

Wildlife Behind Bars

Many creatures now live more in captivity than in the wild thanks to human appropriation of the earth<p>There are now many creatures more numerous in …

Wildlife

B.C. doctor takes stand against Catholic hospital’s assisted dying policy

A Vancouver Island doctor is resigning from the ethics committee at a local Catholic hospital because it refuses to offer assisted dying on site, a stand that he says is unnecessarily causing critically ill patients more suffering as they are transferred to facilities dozens of kilometres …

California Restaurants Launch Nation's First Transgender Jobs Program

The unemployment rate for transgender people is double that of the general population. Now, California has set up the nation's first ever large-scale program to help transgender people find jobs.<p>And it's all because of Michaela Mendelsohn, a trans woman who's employed trans people at her …

Transgender

Ikea Lets Kids Design Its New Toys, And They’re Delightful

Children have amazingly active imaginations, and tend to come up with things that even the most creative adults would never think of. Now, Ikea is smartly tapping into this wellspring of ideas for a line of stuffed toys, dubbed Sagoskatt–Swedish for “mythical treasure”–which hits shelves on …

Kids

3D-printed skull implanted into woman's head

3D printing has already been used in the medical field to produce lower jaw implants, prostheses and cells. In this instance, the skull was …

The first 'artificial pancreas' manages diabetes with an algorithm

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first ever "artificial pancreas," a wireless, out of body device designed to free diabetics …

Diabetes

The cost of solar power has fallen 25% in just five months

The future is looking sunny for solar as the clean, renewable energy source gets cheaper – and fast. In just five months, the cost of solar plummeted …

Cities are 'crucial' to meeting sustainable development goals

More than two-thirds of the world's population is expected to live in cities by 2050. Officials meeting at the United Nations Habitat III conference …

Smart Cities

Exclusive: 4 Breakthrough Uterus Transplants Performed in the U.S.

Four American women have received womb transplants from living donors at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, TIME learned exclusively. This …

Medicine

44-year-old British man could be first to receive HIV cure

A 44-year-old British man may be the first person to receive a cure for HIV through a therapy developed by researchers from five universities. …

This Trailer for the French Scifi Movie Evolution Will Creep You Out So, So Much

The trailer for Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s <i>Evolution</i> begins with a young boy discovering a dead body, and that’s not even in the top 10 of the creepiest …

Mean Girls: more than a teen movie

Tina Fey's film resonates more than a decade later, says Alice Vincent, because it captures teens on the brink of the internet<p>With the exception, perhaps, of Groundhog Day, few on-screen calendar dates strike a gong of nostalgia for a certain generation than October 3. For the teenagers of the …

World's first baby born from new procedure using DNA of three people

Experts welcome news of successful mitochondrial transfer but caution against operating in countries beyond regulations<p>The world’s first baby to be born from a new procedure that combines the DNA of three people appears to be healthy, according to doctors in the US who oversaw the treatment.<p>The …

world's

Photographer Captures Cute Portraits of Animal Doppelgangers

61 Shares<p>Comments<p>Animal siblings are absolutely adorable, but when they’re brothers from other mothers, that is, somehow, even cuter. Warren …

Child marriage is allowed in more than 100 countries—including the United States

Over 700 million women currently living got married while they were just children, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) (pdf). That number is set to rise to nearly 1 billion by 2030, if current trends …

Child Marriage

Negative interest rates are damaging the economy and hitting investment

A number of central banks now have negative official rates. Over $30 trillion (£10 trillion) of worldwide government bonds are now trading at yields …

Hijab Discrimination 2016: ‘Evil’ Muslim Woman In Islamic Veil Refused Service By Norway Hairdresser

A Norwegian hair salon owner could face up to six months of jail time for her treatment to one would-be customer in particular. Merete Hodne, who is …

Beautiful: This Cartoon Imagines A World Without Racism Or Shovels

Now here’s an amazing project that will make you want to fight for change.<p>Even in 2016, racism remains a powerful global epidemic, and it seems …

The Trailer For Embrace, an Upcoming Body-Positive Documentary, Will Bring You to Tears

After gaining weight postpregnancy, Taryn Brumfitt decided she was going to get in the best shape of her life. Once she did, however, she didn't gain the self-confidence she had imagined. That's when she decided to embark on a journey that would attempt to decipher the ongoing global obsession with …

Self-esteem