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Fossil Fuels Are a Threat to National Security

The youth movement urges President Biden to act—with or without Congress.

Report: Better Science Education Could Combat Misinformation

Researchers contend that training students to think like scientists will better equip people to judge the accuracy of scientific claims — and help address the growing threat of disinformation.

The Kids Metaverse is (Sort of) Open for Business

Grownups have gotten so excited about what they could do in the metaverse that they’ve all but ignored the kids. And for understandable reasons.

Like Taking Candy from Babies: Grownups in the Metaverse

I see caution flags about how kids will be catered to in this new world everywhere. Now that we’re all big babies in the metaverse, it’s time to make sure we’re minding the real babies...

Hey, Little Spender: Fintech Stalks 20 Million American Teens

Fintech companies around the globe are hatching more ways to capture cash from teens. Even nonparents should be concerned. Plus, why small businesses now love their banks.

Young People Are Watching, and They’re Pissed Off

The cracks are appearing in modern capitalism. Today, young people are demanding that corporations put saving the planet before profits. Will corporate bosses listen?

Can Better Town-Gown Relations Help Save the Planet?

What if universities collaborated with their local communities with the goal of helping cities become more resilient and sustainable? That idea is being tested in Exeter, England.

Is Recruiting Teenage Influencers to Promote Vaccines a Good Idea?

As a teen in high school myself, I can say with confidence that people like me probably shouldn’t be entrusted to inform the masses during a global pandemic.

The Confusing World of Gen-Z Twitch Politics

The gaming and Esports social platform is entering the field of politics. Gen-Z gamers with huge followings are now savvy pundits. Amazon owns the company and its influence remains to be seen. Keep an eye...

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