Let sleeping babies lie in peace

Most parents are probably cautious and quiet around a sleeping baby, worried that the slightest sound will jar them from their slumber. Now, there’s even more reason to watch what you say when a sleeping baby is around, because we know that even if it doesn’t wake them up, they can still hear it – and…

Invasion of the Cootie Cells

Sophia Loren said that “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts”. She was more right than she knew: a mother isn’t alone in her thoughts, because her child’s cells have quite literally taken up residence in the mother’s brain. The umbilical cord is not a one-way street of nourishment…

To Sleep, Perchance to Learn

As adorable newborn babies are when they sleep, it can sometimes be baffling that they spend so much of their days in this state – and not just because that means they don’t spend enough of their nights asleep. They don’t seem to have done enough work to be exhausted, and they have so much…

A Picture Is Worth…

…a thousand lies, according to a 2002 article reporting how Photoshopped pictures of childhood hot air balloon rides, used in interviews with college students, successfully created false memories for about a third of the participants. …less than 45 words, according to the 2005 follow-up (by the same lead researcher) that compared the Photoshopped photos to a…