There is currently a surging trend in young preteen girls buying expensive make-up and other beauty products. Some older shoppers are complaining that they are rude and messy while doing it. Others think kids that young should not be be so obsessed with beauty products to begin with. Regardless, it shows a changing trend in who the consumers for these products are. Talk in your class about the trend and politely debate why this is a good or bad thing.
Like it or not, artificial intelligence is here to stay–and it is making its way into every part of our lives. With self-driving cars using A.I. to make split-second steering decisions, A.I. helping to sort job and college applications, and companies using A.I, to sway customer behavior, a lot of people are growing fearful of the technology. People used to fear monsters in the darkness, but in modern times, some of our scariest monsters are lines of code in a machine.
How good are you at basketball? What about playing an instrument? Psychological research suggests we’re not actually very good at evaluating our own abilities accurately. In fact, we frequently overestimate our own abilities thanks to something known as the Dunning-Kruger Effect.
Gender, age, and socioeconomic status play a part in how well someone performs in school. Read about the complicated and layered issue “redshirting” could help solve.
In this article, 17-year-old science student Sara Sakowitz shares her experience being a girl who loves science.
The tragic consequences of the collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh makes us question the ethics of low-cost goods. Should we be more mindful of our buying choices? Experts in ethical shopping share five ways to be more socially conscious when shopping.
Read one author’s take on our “age of fear” and the rise of the zombie.
Do dogs love each other? Do they feel guilty about the rotten things they sometimes do? Read Stanley Coren’s article to find the answers, and, while you’re at it, discover how to laugh like a dog, interpret a dog’s barks, and tell what a wagging tail really means.
In 2010, a modern version of The Tragedy of Macbeth appeared on PBS’s Great Performances. The star of that groundbreaking production, Sir Patrick Stewart, discusses the choices he and director Rupert Goold made to bring Shakespeare’s work to life on the small screen.
Read about Alok Vaid-Menon’s thoughts about gender and gender deconstruction.
This graphic novel-inspired illustration takes an honest yet humorous look at the process of legal immigration. Click on the image to enlarge it and view details.
Is cryptocurrency a fad or here to stay? Read about recent survey results that say it’s not only here to stay, but dollars may become a thing of the past.
Read about how smart phones and social media impact the social lives of teens.
Have you ever stopped to think that the robot uprising could potentially be more terrifying than certain death? Read this op-ed to learn more about this writer’s thoughts about the future.
Happy the elephant is in the middle of a monumental court case with far-reaching consequences.
A theoretical physicist challenges the widely-accepted linear representation of time.
Read about how helicopters disrupt theater-goers in New York City’s Central Park.
While people may not typically look to the 13th-century medieval texts for shining examples of equitable representation, an old text about a knight in shining armor inspired author Alex Myers.
Would you take cryptocurrency in exchange for your personal biometric data? Is this a massive privacy breach or the high-tech future of equity? Read to learn more about the pros and cons.
Teenagers reflect on a year of pandemic precautions through their words and artistic representations.