The amazing thing about the Google Science Fair isn't so much the ambitious projects that spring from it, but who creates them: teenagers worldwide between 13 and 18 years. Google has announced the 15 global finalists for this year's competition. They're all spectacular, but here are five that stood out.
Those who thought the world was safe from arcade claw machines gobbling up our youth, take heed. The ravenous mechanical creatures have struck again, this time claiming a three-year-old Nebraskan boy.
Here is a biological fact: By about 12 years old, humans are ready to breed. But for whatever reasons, adults don't allow that. Instead, the youths are told not to have sex (which they do anyway), and also that they either must or must not abort pregnancies, etc. Anyway, "selfies" are now the cause of these problems.
Eternal or even elongated life is an idiotic thing to wish for. You don't want to get old, and then tack on 50 more years of wrinkles and Metamucil. But prolonged youth? Full body youth? More time being young and nubile and beautiful? Absolutely. And the key to that could lie right inside your brain.
There's now a Hulu Kids section, with 43 child-friendly, commercial-free channels. Barney! Spongebob! TV babysitting!
The idea of young blood slowing the aging process is a popular modern myth. A new study, however, suggests it might not be quite as ridiculous as it sounds.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have discovered an efficient and totally safe method to turn adult blood cells "all the way back to the way [they were] when that person was a 6-day-old embryo." The discovery could be the key to cure the incurable—from heart attacks to severed spinal cord to cancer—and open the door, some…
Twenty-four years ago today, I had a very bad day.
American futurism of the 1970s is a fascinating mix of sleek Jetsonian utopianism and dreary mushroom cloud hellscapes. Nowhere is this dichotomy of tomorrowism more evident than in children’s drawings of the future.
Some lucky old mice at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota have been given the gift of youth. Researchers reversed their age-related wrinkles, muscle wasting and cataracts, and it could lead to a fountain of youth for humans, too.
Not satisfied with trying to outrun trains, looney kids are now latching onto the side of a MOVING train and playfully dodging things that they pass by. Right when you think they'll smash into a pole, they manage to stay alive. It's insane.
Ever heard of Hair Brushing Syndrome? Sounds like bullshit, right? But it's actually a rare condition that effectively makes you have a toxic reaction to static electricity, and could indeed end your life. Balloons are the enemy!
Mac developer Phillip Ryu has written a compelling post on Google + describing his experience with software piracy as a young high school student.
This is Tyler. He's three. Last week, he found himself trapped in a glass cage, surrounded by stuffed animals and one giant claw. It was a prison of his own making. And he's not alone.
Apparently 80% of children age five and under are active internet users, according to a recent study. So that's where all those illiterate YouTube comments come from! Snark aside, there's nothing inherently wrong with kids that young being online, so long as what they're watching is heavily supervised. And given the…
According to Facebook's rules and regulations, the site is strictly PG-13. And yet! According to a recent study, 46% of 12-year olds have profiles of their very own. There's not much harm in that, really, although you do hate to see anyone exposed to Farmville at such an early age. More just notable (though…
This is Evan Emory. This past Monday, he posted a video on YouTube that showed (through some simple editing) him singing a sexually explicit song to a classroom full of elementary school students. He didn't actually sing anything offensive in front of the kids. But he's still facing 20 years in prison, on a felony…
This young man won't be shaving for another six years at least. But my goodness, does he know a lot about 3D printing. Not only is the cutest description of the craft, it's actually one of the easiest to follow. Couldn't we use Schuyler on the cover of Tiger Beat and a little less Bieber? [Makerbot]
If you grew up in the 1980s and owned a Nintendo—which might be redundant—this likely captures your childhood than any laser-backdropped middle school photo ever could.