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Under Trump, EPA kills funding for kids’ health research centers

“The Trump administration is ending funding for a network of research centers focused on environmental threats to kids, imperiling several long-running studies of pollutants' effects on child development,” report @CorbinHiar & @ArielWittenberg for @EENewsUpdates.

The changes at EPA are seen by critics as an attack on science and a green light for polluting industries.

Andrew Wheeler, ...

Google’s latest app, Rivet, uses speech processing to help kids learn to read

Rivet, a new app from Google’s in-house incubator, wants to help children struggling to read. The app hails from Area 120 — Google’s workshop for experimental projects — and includes over 2,000 free books for kids as well as an in-app assistant that can help kids when they get stuck on a word by way ...

TikTok downloads banned on iOS and Android in India over **** and other illegal content

TikTok, the user-generated video sharing app from Chinese publisher Bytedance that has been a global runaway success, has stumbled hard in one of the world’s biggest mobile markets, India, over illicit content in its app. Today, the country’s main digital communications regulator, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, ordered both Apple and Google to ...

Viacom-owned kids streaming service Noggin acquires educational app Sparkler

Viacom’s Nickelodeon is doubling down on the educational aspects of its preschooler-focused streaming service, Noggin, with the acquisition of the early childhood learning platform Sparkler. Announced on Friday, the deal will see Sparkler’s technology integrated into Noggin over the next year, and makes Sparkler’s co-founder and CEO Kristen Kane the new head of the Noggin ...

coParenter helps divorced parents settle disputes using A.I. and human mediation

A former judge and family law educator has teamed up with tech entrepreneurs to launch an app they hope will help divorced parents better manage their co-parenting disputes, communications, shared calendar, and other decisions within a single platform. The app, called coParenter, aims to be more comprehensive than its competitors, while also leveraging a combination ...

Epic DIY medieval castle playroom/bedroom built for grandkids

What an amazing DIY castle playroom-bedroom for some seriously lucky grandkids.

Truly epic, from IMGURian jshepherddesign2000.

About the top image: “Mural and drawbridge bed. Chains are plastic and easily removed as well as breakaway from the top for safety.”

The "curtain" and "stained glass" in the image below? Trompe l'oeil. “All one piece of art printed ...

Creative child drew a ‘Star Wars’ comic starring narwhals and Mark Hamill approved

03.02.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

If you're a fan of Star Wars and whales, we have the perfect comic book for you. Straight from the creative mind of actor and television director Jon Cryer's daughter Daisy, we present a Star Wars spin-off comic starring a bunch of narwhals. Yes, rea... ...

So it’s come to this: An unborn baby ‘kidfluencer’ has 112,000 Instagram followers

03.02.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

This is just getting ridiculous.  As regular social media influencers vie for the title of most annoying, a new breed has emerged to expose the whole enterprise as a goofy charade. Or perhaps we should say not emerged, because, as exemplified by... ...