TikTok is a unique blend of social media platforms – here's why kids love it

An app that young people use to share videos of themselves dancing might seem like a silly diversion, but it's become a powerhouse social media platform.

Kevin Munger, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Social Data Analytics, Pennsylvania State University • conversation
Aug. 26, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: social-media china twitter facebook video india young-people mobile-apps apps youtube instagram youth tiktok snapchat us-china-relations

From marmots to mole-rats to marmosets – studying many genes in many animals is key to understanding how humans can live longer

Is there a single master gene that controls longevity in all mammals? Or are 'Fountain of Youth' genes little more than a myth?

Amanda Kowalczyk, Ph.D. Candidate in Computational and Systems Biology, University of Pittsburgh • conversation
July 1, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  genes  aging  longevity  living-longer-2020  living-longer  youth  lifespan  fountain-of-youth

Juuling among US youth is about the cool factor, new study suggests

Current legislation focuses on the flavor of e-cigarettes. But the latest research shows the attraction isn't about taste.

Marika Waselewski, Research Specialist, University of Michigan • conversation
May 7, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  high-school  e-cigarettes  young-people  adolescents  youth  nicotine  juul  flavored-e-cigarettes  ban-on-flavored-e-cigarettes

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