Tooth decay is caused by bacteria, and babies could pick these up from their parents. So – keeping your teeth clean could help your baby’s future teeth too.
Breast-feeding mums produce different milk for girl and boy babies – girls get more fluids, boys get more fats or proteins.
Researchers are developing a prosthetic hand that can be wired into the nerves and can sense shapes and degrees of stiffness of objects.
Dogs can suffer from OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), with symptoms like repetitive shadow stalking or hours of paw chewing, and scientists have tracked down four genes behind this.
Elephants seem to show empathy, but they also get distressed when they see another elephant in trouble, and will reach out in consolation.
Hydra magnipapillata, a tiny freshwater polyp, could live for up to 1400 years
Human footprints found in the UK, just outside Norfolk, are the oldest found so far outside Africa. These are between 780,000 and one million years, and were made in estuary mud by a group of five adults and young people.
Talking to babies could mean they have a better career (when they grow up that is). It helps the development of their vocabulary and language skills, and also their memory and nonverbal cognitive abilities.
What looked (vaguely) like a squashed jam (jelly) doughnut on Mars turns out to be just a rock broken and flicked over by the Mars Rover’s wheels. So no Alien Dunkin’ Donuts after all…
According to a US cardiologist, love is good for the heart – in a study, married men and women had a significantly lower risk of both having heart attacks and dying from a heart attack. And of course the traditional red wine and dark chocolate contain flavonoids, which are good for the heart too. Not sure about the pharmaceutical effect of roses, but I’m sure they won’t do any harm.