Nov

01

2017
UNICEF Report: 300 Million Cases Of Violence Against Children Ages 2 to 4

UNICEF Report: 300 Million Cases Of Violence Against Children Ages 2 to 4

Enlarge this image Hanna Barczyk for NPR A new report from UNICEF says that violence against children knows no boundaries. Among the statistics that back up that statement: Approximately 300 million children around the world between the ages two and four are subject to physical punishment or verbal abuse from their parents or caregivers. Every seven minutes, an adolescent is murdered. By the time they…

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Nov

01

2017
Babies can use context to look for things

Babies can use context to look for things

In a new study, infants as young as 6 months old demonstrated that they can rapidly integrate learning, memory and attention to improve their search for faces in a simple scene.


Oct

31

2017
Flint Residents Confront Long-Term Health Issues After Lead Exposure

Flint Residents Confront Long-Term Health Issues After Lead Exposure

Enlarge this image Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who helped expose the Flint water crisis, speaks during a House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 10, 2016. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption toggle caption Andrew Harnik/AP Three years into the water crisis in Flint, Mich., many residents still rely on bottled water, and experts say the ramifications are likely to…

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Oct

31

2017
Flint Residents Confront Long-Term Health Issues After Lead Exposure

Flint Residents Confront Long-Term Health Issues After Lead Exposure

Enlarge this image Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who helped expose the Flint water crisis, speaks during a House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 10, 2016. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption toggle caption Andrew Harnik/AP Three years into the water crisis in Flint, Mich., many residents still rely on bottled water, and experts say the ramifications are likely to…

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Oct

31

2017
Young bats learn bat ‘dialects’ from their nestmates

Young bats learn bat ‘dialects’ from their nestmates

Young bats adopt a specific ‘dialect’ spoken by their own colonies, even when this dialect differs from the bat ‘mother tongue,’ a new study shows. By offering insight into the evolutionary origins of language acquisition skills, the study calls into question the uniqueness of this skill in humans.


Oct

31

2017

Out of the Woods

Op-Ed Contributor By PATRICK SAUER October 31, 2017 Last Friday Netflix dropped the second season of “Stranger Things,” its surprise hit from 2016 that’s part horror story, part buddy comedy, but above all, an addictive homage to the early 1980s. And while the show, which revolves around supernatural goings-on in the fictional town of Hawkins, Ind., nods to everything from “E.T.” to synth-pop, the nostalgic takeaway for…

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