Bilingual babies learn grammar by seven months

Babies can distinguish between, and begin to learn, two languages with vastly different grammatical structures at just seven months old, say scientists.

Babies learn language while still in the womb

At just a few hours old, babies can tell the difference between their native language and a foreign one, showing that they start learning to distinguish the sounds of speech while still in the womb.

'Three-parent babies' consultation begins

Britain's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has today launched a public consultation over new IVF techniques that produce embryos which carry DNA from three people.

Babies born knowing physics

"We believe that infants are born with expectations about the objects around them, even though that knowledge is a skill that’s never been taught."

Groupon pays people to procreate

Now, here's a nice little wheeze. You want to make a fabulously generous offer as part of a marketing push, but you don't want to have to give any money away for at least another eighteen years.

Living near a cellphone mast doesn't give babies cancer

Pregnant women who live near a cell phone mast are no more likely to have a baby that later develops cancer, says a study in the British Medical Journal.