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Posts tagged babies

March 5, 2014

 

A pile of blue plastic balls

Learning Sympathy

In spite of recent research on the subject, when and how babies learn sympathy is still something of a scientific mystery.

December 12, 2013

 

Honey spooned out of a jar.

Babies ’n Honey

Ever heard germs can't grow in honey? While true, honey may still contain bacteria spores that can be lethal to infants.

August 14, 2013

 

newborn baby sleeping in black and white photo

Is It Healthy To Be Born With Bacteria?

Did you know we might be born with our own gut bacteria?

June 11, 2013

 

rat in water

Quality Time With Rats

Researchers have noticed that baby rats whose mothers spent more time fussing over them grew up to cope better with the challenges of laboratory life.

December 31, 2012

 

airplane in the blue sky

Why Do Changes In Air Pressure Cause Ear Pains?

Beware of that crying baby...

January 26, 2011

 

A baby being held by parents

The Science Of Baby Babble

Sounds like "baba" and "dada" and "mama" are common to hear from a six-month old.

August 6, 2009

 

Man holding a sleeping baby

Do Babies Gain Weight While Sleeping?

A baby's weight doesn't really change when they fall asleep, so why does the limp, floppy weight of a sleeping baby seem greater than it actually is?

April 8, 2008

 

Pack of rhesus monkeys with babies

Baby Talk in Monkeys and Humans

The tones mothers use to address babies are more universal than previously thought. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

November 8, 2007

 

Baby with blue birthmark

Backside Blues

Parents of East Asian, East African, and Native American descent are not surprised when their babies are born with a blueish-color birthmark on their backside.

February 23, 2007

 

identical twin baby girls

Monoamniotic Twins

Did you know that there are other kinds of twins besides fraternal and identical?

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