Inspired by a music box, Stanford bioengineer creates $5 chemistry set (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —Manu Prakash won a contest to develop the 21st-century chemistry set. His version, based on a toy music box, is small, robust, programmable and costs $5. It can inspire young scientists and ...
Mother goats do not forget kids, recognize their voices a year after weaning
Mother goats do not forget the sound of their kids' voices, even a year after they have been weaned and separated, according to scientists from Queen Mary, University of London.
Goat kids can develop accents
The ability to change vocal sounds (vocal plasticity) and develop an accent is potentially far more widespread in mammals than previously believed, according to new research on goats from Queen Mary, University ...
Hackers school next generation at DEFCON Kids
DEFCON hackers will share their skills with the next generation at a first-ever children's version of the infamous gathering of software renegades, lock pickers and social engineers.
Few US kids do well in science class: study
A government study on US kids found Tuesday that just one in three show proficiency in science in middle school and junior high, while that number drops to one in five of those graduating high school.
Things To Ponder While Eating Halloween Candy
For kids, ringing a neighbor's doorbell, yelling "trick or treat," and receiving candy brings plenty of smiles, but for many the real fun of Halloween happens when you turn your plastic jack-o'-lantern candy ...
Autistic teens master social cues, find friends
(AP) -- Thirteen-year-old Andrea Levy ticked off a mental list of rules to follow when her guest arrived: Greet her at the door. Introduce her to the family. Offer a cold drink.
New Mexico library has Billy the Kid letters
(AP) -- The handwritten letter to the governor is polite, articulate and to the point. "Dear Sir," begins the missive. "I wish you would come down to the jail and see me."
Consumer groups claim YouTube kids app 'deceptive'
A coalition of consumer and child advocacy groups asked US regulators Tuesday to investigate Google's new YouTube app for children, claiming it inappropriately delivers too much advertising to young viewers.
YouTube releasing Android app for kid-friendly viewing
YouTube on Thursday revealed plans for the US release of a mobile application built with children—and their parents' concerns—in mind.
Mickey and math? Disney launches education apps
The Walt Disney Co. is launching a new line of learning tools designed to help parents encourage kids 3 to 8 to learn outside of school. Disney Imagicademy begins with a series of mobile apps but will later ...
Lego to introduce mixed digital-physical blocks (Update)
On the heels of success with "The Lego Movie," the Danish toy company is giving kids a chance to put their own blocks on the screen, with a new product line that copies their creations into phone and tablet ...
Review: New kiddie fitness band more toy than tech
Wearable technology is all the rage these days for adults. Now, the concept is spreading to kids.
Study highlights importance of parents talking to kids about money
(Phys.org) —A new study from North Carolina State University and the University of Texas finds that children pay close attention to issues related to money, and that parents should make an effort to talk with their children ...