One might think that caring for a robot baby—one that cries and sleeps like a regular human baby—might discourage teenage girls from getting pregnant. According to new research, however, the robo-babies actually appear to have the opposite effect.
A discouraging new study concludes that most antidepressants are ineffective for children and adolescents, and may even be harmful in some cases. But the researchers caution that the low quantity and quality of clinical trials are obscuring the true effects of these drugs.
Nightmare material: NY Mag’s in-depth exploration of the crime in which two 12-year-old girls stabbed a playmate to appease “Slender Man” is essential true-crime reading; though their victim survived, the case evokes the fantasy-driven killing that inspired Heavenly Creatures, but with a distressingly modern twist.
A new Pew research study on teenagers’ social media habits has a few surprising results. Teens are still on The Facebook en masse, with Instagram and Snapchat close behind. But 33% reported using Google+. Tied with Twitter! Come again?
Oh man, this video is absolutely horrifying. Put together by AAA, it shows how distracted teenagers are when they drive. You see drivers take their eyes off the road to text, people ignoring cars while they're on the phone and a lot of them just not paying attention at all. You get to see the side-by-side of what…
It's hard to be a teenager. Everybody wants to shape you in their own image, other kids are horrible, and your hormones are running out of control. So it's only fair that fiction reflects the turbulence of adolesence — but sometimes, it goes too far. Who's the most aggravating adolescent in science fiction or fantasy?
"Kids these days", every person who ever grew up said about the people younger than them who hadn't grown up yet. Kids just don't know how we had it. They don't know what it's like. They don't know that the Internet was a confusing place that was mind numbingly slow and that it wasn't everywhere. Seriously, teenagers…
Being a teenager is as infuriating as it is amazing. Caught between childhood and adulthood, adolescents often have fully developed bodies, but their brains are still under construction. Here's what neuroscience is learning about the remarkable teenage brain, and how it affects behavior.
Facebook announced a pair of changes to the privacy settings for teen users on Wednesday. On the plus side, teens' post will now be shared with a smaller group of people by default. On the potentially problematic side, they'll also be able to share things with the public for the first time.
"The more you read, the more words you learn. And, uhhmmmm... Uh... Books..."
Supposedly inspired by that party movie Project X and probably more influenced by their own impressionable roller coaster hormones, teenagers are doing teenage things, only bigger, badder and from the sounds of it, a helluva lot more fun... and illegal. Hundreds of teenagers are flocking to parties at vacant mansions…
Eugene Foster, a 31-year-old man, found a nude picture of his girlfriend's daughter on her phone and decided to teach her a lesson by sending that naked picture of her to everyone on her contact list. Uhh... yeah, that's pretty much historically horrible parenting.
We hear a lot about the downside of plugged-in teenagers — the anxiety the experience on social media, sexting, cyberbullying — but that doesn't mean that teens don't feel some psychological benefits from all that time spent online. In fact, a recent study found that good old fashioned blogging can actually function…
Just kidding. It's not really, well, not for you. But amongst teenagers, sharing passwords is apparently the best way to demonstrate your love, trust and, uh, stupidity.
Apparently caffeinated beverages are not teaching the world to sing in perfect harmony.
The NY Times has a story about how a conference was held to teach 200 teenagers from Boston how to have "healthy breakups". Unsurprisingly, a lot of the discussion revolved around proper Facebook breakup etiquette.
Taylor Wilson built a functioning device that can detect nuclear weapons smuggled in cargo containers. He's 17. It works via a nuclear fusion reactor that he also built. When he was 14.
Back in 2006, teenagers listed to clips from 120 unknown artists as part of a scientific study. One of those artists happened to be future American Idol winner Kris Allen. Could this study have predicted his future success?
Teens on the internet are totally confused about this whole Osama bin Laden thing. Not only do they barely know who he is, now they're wishing he would kill their math teachers.