Scientists prove a point by injecting liquid into babies' diapers

It's not always glamorous, being a scientist. Sure, occasionally you get to smash subatomic particles together or sequence a genome, but other times, you are stuck in a room, alone, waiting for a baby to fall asleep so you can fill its little diaper with simulated pee. To be fair, in doing that you might be helping… » 1/20/14 10:29am 1/20/14 10:29am

The only thing that makes this baby stop crying is the Star Wars theme

Well, because the only thing that makes him stop crying is the original Star Wars opening theme by John Williams. So unless you walk around screaming all day in misery until you too hear the Star Wars theme — which would be much less socially acceptable from an adult than an infant — then this baby has the edge. » 11/11/13 6:20am 11/11/13 6:20am

Babies can actually learn lullabies before they're born

A new study has proven that infants can recognize a lullaby heard in the womb — and they can remember it for several months after they’re born. But more than that, fetuses exposed to music during the final trimester may experience neurological benefits as a result, including boosts to memory and language. » 10/31/13 8:40am 10/31/13 8:40am

Baby Mammals Twitch in Their Sleep Because They’re Learning Cute Moves

Okay, so this research into the phenomenon of twitching baby mammals (in the words of University of Iowa psychology professor Mark Blumberg, “literally every mammal that has ever been looked at” twitches) is really interesting, but I’m not going to dress this post up in futuristic scientific regalia (I was thinking a… » 6/22/13 3:07pm 6/22/13 3:07pm

Kung Fu Baby knocks the stuffing out of his animated stuffed dragon

It's Enter the Dragon…with an actual stuffed dragon. Filmmaker Patrick Bolvin outfits this little tyke in Bruce Lee footie pajamas and sends him after a stop-motion stuffed dragon. When children's toys come to life, it takes a special effects-driven, martial artist child to defeat them. [via The Awesomer] » 11/03/12 11:30am 11/03/12 11:30am

Alien Baby Power Loader Wins Best Baby Costume of All (now with video)

Jason Smith and his amazing Power Loader Baby Costume (complete with baby) wins the award of best parent and kid costume of the century. And just think years later when this baby can show off this footage (sent by the Father himself) to all of their friends, thus proving that they were forever awesome.… » 10/29/12 1:32pm 10/29/12 1:32pm

Did B.F. Skinner really put babies into boxes?

When I was a little kid, I had a weird babysitter. She was very pale and thin, with dark hair and a tentative smile. She wore blouses with big trumpet sleeves, out of which poked her bony white wrists and elbows. She seldom made physical contact. She lived just up the street from us, and I heard people say she'd been… » 9/27/12 1:40pm 9/27/12 1:40pm

Raise the next Ben Linus in this Dharma Initiative nursery

Do you live on a mysterious Pacific island brimming with smog monsters and confusing plot twists? Do you like to pretend that your newborn child is a crudely constructed manikin made of squirrel bones? Is your infant named Hurley? If so, this Dharma nursery by new parents Monica & Joao should appeal to you immensely. » 8/14/12 5:20pm 8/14/12 5:20pm

Infants can distinguish speech from nonsense as early as 9 months

Babies may not be able to clean or feed themselves, but they're pretty damn remarkable at a number of other things (things besides being pudgy and adorable). For instance, psychologists at NYU recently demonstrated that children as young as nine months old are also capable of differentiating between speech and… » 7/18/12 8:00am 7/18/12 8:00am