Jan 15, 2017

Move slow on Juvenile Law reform

Moves are afoot to lower the maximum age of minors covered by the Juvenile Law to 17 from 19 — in line with the amendment to the Public Offices Election Law that lowered the minimum voting age to 18 and a revision to the ...

U.S. 'momma' charged with stealing teenage daughter at birth

Jan 15, 2017

U.S. 'momma' charged with stealing teenage daughter at birth

Neighbors knew them for years as a church-going mother and her polite teenage daughter before police swarmed Gloria Williams’ home in the small, quiet South Carolina city of Walterboro. Williams, 51, was arrested on charges of kidnapping the 18-year-old. Investigators said DNA analysis proved ...

Jan 10, 2017

Nearsightedness a cost of academic excellence

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Vision problems in children take many forms. But the likely condition in Japan and the United States is nearsightedness as a result of a combination of genes, behavior and environment. Students in Japan with 20/20 vision, which is considered ideal, constituted just 31.4 percent ...

Jan 7, 2017

Human brain's face recognition develops into adulthood: studies

The part of the human brain involved in face recognition keeps developing into adulthood, a pair of new studies found, surprising scientists who thought brain tissue growth stopped in early childhood. Researchers led by Kalanit Grill-Spector, a psychology professor at Stanford University, examined the ...