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Math ability is inborn

We accept that some people are born with a talent for music or art or athletics. But what about mathematics? Do some of us just arrive in the world with better math skills than others?

Why do we think infant animals are so cute?

Over 50 years ago, ethologist Konrad Lorenz proposed that infants appear cute so that parents are attracted to them and motivated to care for them. Lorenz described the Kindchenschema, "baby schema," facial features such ...

Nanoparticles in baby formula: should parents be worried?

There's a lot of stuff you'd expect to find in baby formula: proteins, carbs, vitamins, essential minerals. But parents probably wouldn't anticipate finding extremely small, needle-like particles. Yet this is exactly what ...

Smiling baby monkeys and the roots of laughter

When human and chimp infants are dozing, they sometimes show facial movements that resemble smiles. These facial expressions—called spontaneous smiles—are considered the evolutionary origin of real smiles and laughter.

Two genes do not make a voter: new research

Voting behavior cannot be predicted by one or two genes as previous researchers have claimed, according to Evan Charney, a Duke University professor of public policy and political science.

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