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Baby talk isn’t just cute—it’s critical for kids’ vocabularies
You know how your voice automatically jumps an octave when you’re around a baby? There’s a reason for that.
For astronauts in space, play is a way to stay safe
Keeping shuttle residents entertained is a serious business.
The science behind sex, gender, and athletic competition is still pretty shaky
Joanna Harper’s work has catapulted her into a century-long debate about who gets to play women’s sports.
What if you could design the perfect child?
A science-fiction take on the future of CRISPR and embro editing.
We once thought nostalgia was a disease, but it might be key to our survival
To what end does the brain recall and reward old memories?
Is it loud in the ocean?
Evidence suggests our ruckus has a profound impact on marine life.
How many people can the planet actually hold?
There's always room for one more.