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Are Kids Becoming "Screen Addicts"?

The Fix

By age seven, an average child born today will spend a whole year watching screens, warns a scientist.

Immigrant Tracking Moves Deeper Into Realm of Sci-Fi

New America Media

Immigrant rights groups in Los Angeles are reporting that LAPD officers used handheld devices to scan the fingerprints of day laborers on the street corners. The incident, they say, raises serious concerns over privacy rights.

A New Condom to Keep the Developing World Having Safe Sex


The L Condom company is designed to deal with condom shortages in the countries where birth control and AIDS prevention is most needed, and to make safe sex easier and more fun for everyone involved.

Energy Drink Overdoses on the Rise

The Fix

A leading nutritionist warns of the risks of caffeine intoxication that energy drinks carry.

Twitterbots Sabotage Anti-PRI Protest

Univision News

Fake Twitter accounts, posting thousands of automated messages per day, have managed to dilute and censure information on an upcoming protest against Mexican presidential candidate Enrique Pena Nieto, a web expert says.

Therapy Center Puts Its Finger on Autism

Al Jazeera

In Mexico, a team of software designers is collaborating with special education experts to produce the first application in Spanish and English aimed at helping children with autism and dyslexia.

Social Media is Reinventing How Business is Done


Facebook's initial public offering today is a watershed moment for the consumer side of the Web, but social networking's real economic impact might be ahead as companies learn how to harness "social business" tools.

When There Isn't a Life-Saving Solution, Build One


Discovering there was no portable way to test for an easily curable yet deadly disease, this social entrepreneur wasn't daunted. He just invented a test that worked.

How Small and Large Nonprofits Use Social Media

As social networks grow in popularity, nonprofits of all sizes must figure out how they spend their time using them, which networks to focus on, and what skills to hire for. But big groups and small groups often have different approaches to these challenges.

Marijuana May Ease Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

Reuters Health

People with multiple sclerosis have long said that smoking marijuana helps ease their painful muscle cramping. And a new clinical trial suggests they are not just blowing smoke.

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