By creating a computer-generated 10-year-old Filipina girl, Terre des Hommes Netherlands drew attention to the growing problem of webcam child sex tourism. To date they've given the identities of over 1,000 predators to authorities.
Using brain scans, Finnish researchers discovered that infants who listened to "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" in utero recognized the melody up to four months after birth. It's the first study to measure how long fetal memories last.
Currently being tested in Iowa and Florida, Starchase fires the bullets from the grill of a pursuing police car, which then stick to the fleeing vehicle and deliver coordinates to a computer or smartphone.
Although Saturday's (Oct. 26) planned protest was partially thwarted by a heavy police presence, activists are encouraging women to continue driving -- and to post the proof online -- in defiance of culturally-imposed restrictions.
Several studies note that people working in a particular environment -- the classroom, the office -- can be affected by the sounds and smells around them. Now researchers and others are investigating ways to use this information for the public good.
A team of Washington high school students has developed an easy-to-install lock that teachers could quickly place on a door in case of an intruder emergency. They have received a grant to help them develop the product further.
A study of 5,000 UK schoolchildren found that improvements in academic performance accompanied an increase in the number of minutes spent in intensive exercise. Girls in particular were shown to do better in science.
Dutch designer Dave Hakkens admits he doesn't know how it would work, but his idea of Phonebloks -- easily-replaced parts that fit together "like Legos" to create a customized phone -- has gained considerable attention.
Working with Caltech and MinecraftEdu, Google has released a mod for the popular world-building game that provides insights into quantum behavior.
This isn't an historical document: The Global Slavery Index describes conditions happening today for nearly 30 million people who are being held illegally against their will.
A three-year project conducted by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds found that only one in five kids had a "realistic and achievable" connection with nature. Unsurprisingly, adults' attitudes may be to blame.
Executives for the country's only major coffee chain says the multinational company's planned entry into their market should help entice more Colombians to try coffee drinks.
A cross-cultural study involving employees at multinational corporations in nine countries confirmed that cultural attitudes affect how absenteeism is viewed. What does this mean for an increasingly mobile and global workforce?
The organization wants to work with game developers to create scenarios that provide appropriate virtual punishment for players who commit what would be considered war crimes in real life.
A secondary school in Hangzhou is one of several throughout China that have implemented rules designed to keep teens' focus on the books and off each other. They have been met with outrage from social media users.