Quantcast

Latest Susan Hespos Stories

d023271870dd01c4f6033b985a6cdab41
2009-05-07 09:32:06

A new study from Northwestern University shows what many mothers already know: their babies are a lot smarter than others may realize. Though only five months old, the study's cuties indicated through their curious stares that they could differentiate water in a glass from solid blue material that looked very much like water in a similar glass. The finding that infants can distinguish between solids and liquids at such an early age builds upon a growing body of research that strongly suggests...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'