Health Problems

Artificial intelligence singles out neurons faster than a human can

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed an automated process that can trace the shapes of active neurons as accurately as human researchers can, but in a fraction of the time. This new technique, based on using artificial intelligence to interpret video images, addresses a critical roadblock in neuron analysis, allowing researchers to rapidly gather […]

Health News

Three better ways to "champion babies" than protesting abortion

Last week, the Queensland government finally dragged itself into the modern era when it voted to make access to abortion officially legal. I say "modern era", but of course there are still legislatures all over the country (and the world) that are languishing in a state of regressive, misogynist policies that deny women and others […]

Kids Health

These YA Novels That Discuss Sexual Assault Are More Important Than Ever

Long before Kavanaugh, Weinstein, #MeToo and more brought the topic of sexual violence front and center in the news cycle, activists have emphasized the importance of educating kids of all genders about “yes means yes” consent and the devastating effects of rape culture.  Important movements are happening on college campuses across the nation, but conversations about […]

Health Problems

American girls read and write better than boys

As early as the fourth grade, girls perform better than boys on standardized tests in reading and writing, and as they get older that achievement gap widens even more, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. “The common thinking is that boys and girls in grade school start with the same cognitive ability, […]