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Kids And Screen Time: What Does The Research Say?
Science & Tech  (tags: screen time, media usage, children, UCLA, research, Computers in Human Behavior )

Judy
- 63 days ago - npr.org
Kids are spending more time than ever in front of screens, and it may be inhibiting their ability to recognize emotions, according to new research from UCLA. This isn't the only negative effect, either.
Drug Pruning Extra Synapses in Brain Can Treat Autism - Study
Science & Tech  (tags: Children, Drugs, Health, USA )

Ray
- 67 days ago - rt.com
Autistic children have an excessive amount of synapses, or brain connections between neurons, which doesn't alter as it should with age, US scientists have revealed. This could help develop a drug normalizing their number even after diagnosis.
Keep Shell Out of the Arctic! - Take Action!: NRDC's Save BioGems
Science & Tech  (tags: architecture, auto, babies, business, children, clothing, CO2emissions, conservation, CoolStuff, coolstuff, design, eco-friendly, ecosystems, energy, environment, family, food, garden, globalwarming, goodnews, green, greenliving, greenproducts, health, he )

Susanne
- 196 days ago - secure.nrdconline.org
Four years ago this spring, BP's Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico and caused the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history.
Language, Brain and Neuroscience
Science & Tech  (tags: language, neuroscience, children, brain, humans, medicine, investigation, science, interesting, research )

Alejandro
- 201 days ago - floatingpenguin.co.uk
Dr Jonathan O'Muircheartaigh, from King's College London, recommends initiating children in languages before the age of four when brain development is strongest. Read more at http://floatingpenguin.co.uk/news-and-free-resourc es.php
Solar Industry, Steel Workers Applaud Obama's Climate Change Initiatives BY: EDGAR MEZA 26. JUNE 2013 |
Science & Tech  (tags: thank you, energy, environment, science, research, safety, scientists, men, women, children, inventions, Gizmos, habitat, health, tech, performance, concept, design )

Ruth
- 313 days ago - pv-magazine.com
"The U.S. currently has an installed cumulative solar electric capacity of more than 8.5 GW - enough to power more than 1.3 million homes, Resch explained, pointing out that in the first quarter of 2013, more than 48% of new electricity...was solar." TY
Take Action & Video:Tell Congress: Protect Us From Fracking!
Science & Tech  (tags: illness, health, humans, protection, research, risks, safety, science, study, treatment, warning, prevention, children, family, pollution, environment, water, technology, energy, discovery, science, research )

JL
- 322 days ago - secure3.convio.net
Martin Sheen's Breakthroughs documentary program worked with Environment America this fall to produce a new expose on fracking that is now rolling out to public television stations in all 50 states, with the potential to reach 60 million households
Finally, Buildings Are Going Net- Zero Water With Composting Toilets Lloyd Alter Design / Bathroom Design April 29, 2011
Science & Tech  (tags: water, research, men, women, children, science, scientists, society, safety, health, environment, NewTechnology, technology, performance, habitat, tech, world )

Ruth
- 350 days ago - treehugger.com
"Water and sewage piping are the arteries and veins of our cities, requiring huge investment in infrastructure and maintenance. But have the technology both to collect and clean rainwater, and deal with human waste locally, to go "off-pipe"..is beginning"
Children Lost in War Zones and Disasters Find Their Families With An App
Science & Tech  (tags: world, war, violence, conflict, society, humanrights, children, technology, research, NewTechnology, Gizmos, design, concept )

JL
- 434 days ago - bits.blogs.nytimes.com
The problem and pain encountered by a lost child in the developing world, though -- someone with maybe no parents and no last name, and almost certainly no cellphone -- are tended to less often.
Video:Doctors Take A Long Shot And Inject HIV Into Dying Girl. The Reason Why Will Amaze You.
Science & Tech  (tags: children, death, ethics, health, healthcare, illness, interesting, medicine, discovery )

JL
- 496 days ago - upworthy.com
I can't believe I just watched a team of real doctors inject a 6-year-old girl with a deadly disease... and smiled. Who knew something called a "serial killer" cell could bring so much unforgettable joy and happiness?-Ray Flores
Legos Are Getting Angrier And That's Not Funny, Study Says
Science & Tech  (tags: Christopher Bartnek, legos, study, toys, children )

Judy
- 505 days ago - npr.org
"The number of happy faces on Lego toy mini-figures is decreasing and the number of angry faces is increasing, ."
How Cell Phones Are Helping Fight Malaria (and Bicycles)
Science & Tech  (tags: africa, ethics, children, world, society, interesting, GoodNews, illness, disease, healthcare, protection, research, risks, safety, treatment, prevention, children, women, technology, NewTechnology, Gizmos )

JL
- 549 days ago - pbs.org
The introduction of rapid reporting systems, using mobile phones to provide real-time data and the detection of high-infection areas, has health workers and volunteers excited about ending malaria deaths for good.
Children Flourish in LGBTQ Families
Science & Tech  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, gayrights, freedoms, education, dishonesty, culture, children, ethics, family, health, humans, politics, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, research, science, scientists, study, safety, society )

JL
- 587 days ago - mlp.org
According to the American Psychological Association (APA), "Research has shown that the adjustment, development, and psychological well-being of children is unrelated to parental sexual orientation, & that the children of lesbian and gay parents are as
Kids and Nature Our Favorite Apps Where You Pretend to Be Animals or Naturalists
Science & Tech  (tags: wildlife, wildanimals, AnimalWelfare, animals, technology, science, study, interesting, Gizmos, environment, children )

JL
- 593 days ago - blog.nwf.org
apps for people who want to BE the animal or naturalist in the games. We learn in different ways and these apps appeal to the type of learner who learns by doing - or a kinesthetic learner. Instead of reading or listening to facts, you LIVE the facts!
Mobile Phone Microscope Detects Worm Infections
Science & Tech  (tags: disease, ethics, children, diet, death, food, health, illness, protection, risks, safety, science, treatment, africa, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', humanrights, HumanRights, world, medicine, design, Gizmos, concept, safety, science, technology, NewTechnology, tech )

JL
- 596 days ago - scidev.net
Children suffering from intestinal worms can now be diagnosed using a mobile phone microscope that is significantly cheaper than conventional methods, which are prohibitively expensive for many communities
The Science Gender Gap in 4 Horrifying Charts
Science & Tech  (tags: women, society, rights, sadness, freedoms, education, culture, americans, children, ethics, science, scientists, study, research )

JL
- 598 days ago - motherjones.com
call your attention to Nature's eye-popping new report on the persistent gender gap in the sciences. The short of it: Women scientists have made some gains, but they're still getting the short end of the stick.
 

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