Health and Science News for Parents
Nov
13

If you want your dinner, little fairy-wren, sing the secret password!

written by Tara Haelle

Magic words and passwords are fun – and good learning tools. We teach our children to say the “magic word” when they ask for something, and many of us teach our children a password to use with school pick-ups so they don’t go home with a stranger. But there’s one bird species that one-ups us humans […]

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Oct
10

Hey Mom! You smell tasty!

written by Tara Haelle

How does a newborn mammal know where to nurse? Is it instinctual or learned, or a mixture of the two? Well, it tends to depend on the mammal, but a nifty study with mice recently found it’s all about the unique smell of momma with those critters. The experiment does not necessarily tell us how […]

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