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  • Cosmos kids answer: What is a scientist?

    That can be hard to define, so we went to ask the real experts: children!

    What is a scientist? Well, that can be hard to define, so we went to ask the real experts: children!Here is w...

    Culture January 4, 2022
  • Not like in my day: a climate reckoning for today’s youth

    A new study highlights the intergenerational injustice at the heart of the climate crisis – and c...

    Every way scientists have crunched the numbers, the youth of today will inherit a hotter, more unpredictable world th...

    Climate October 29, 2021
  • Video

    Raising Heretics: kids can change the world

    How to teach your kids to think for themselves

    If children are the future, then how we teach them will shape that world. But are we, as parents and teachers, raisin...

    Culture October 21, 2021
  • COVID-19 vaccines for young children?

    Vaccine makers are undertaking COVID-19 vaccine trials in young children. Is it safe and necessary?

    A surge of COVID-19 cases among young children and teenagers means vaccinating children could offer them direct prote...

    COVID August 18, 2021
  • COVID Booster

    Five things we learned about COVID this week.

    Time seemed to pass more slowly during the UK’s second lockdownA team of UK researchers has examined the way peop...

    COVID April 24, 2021
  • When to talk to children about racism

    Research suggests it’s parents, not kids, who don’t want to talk about it.

    A study by Monash University suggests kids want to talk about issues of race and racism in the classroom, but parents...

    News April 16, 2021
  • Children learn bias against social groups quickly

    Even overhearing negative comments evokes discrimination, study finds.

    Children as young as seven years old can become biased against social groups after overhearing derogatory comments ab...

    Behaviour March 24, 2021
  • COVID Booster

    The five things science learned about COVID-19 last week.

    Neanderthal genes protect us from COVID-19A group of genes that reduce by 20% a person’s risk of falling seriousl...

    Health February 20, 2021
  • For young children, the choice is exploration

    Study suggests they’ll even give up guaranteed rewards.

    Young children are motivated to explore, even if it means giving up guaranteed rewards, a new US study suggests.R...

    Behaviour August 14, 2020
  • More pieces to the parenting puzzle

    What do children gain from games and music?

    Here’s a double shot of information to guide, or maybe complicate, your parenting decisions.New studies suggest t...

    Body and Mind July 30, 2020
  • There’s more joy in books than tablets

    Conflict while reading digital books could impact development.

    Although it’s recommended that parents engage with young children when using digital media, research has found that w...

    Body and Mind September 30, 2019
  • Circus kids are happy kids

    Circus-training bolsters mental health outcomes.

    Circus training delivers multiple mental health benefits for children, and cost savings to the broader community, an ...

    Body and Mind May 10, 2019
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