We don’t remember what it was like to be a fetus. We don’t remember what we heard or smelled, and we certainly don’t remember what we saw. So fetuses, their development, and their experiences are a natural curiosity. When and how do fetuses start taking part in the human experience? Can they recognize faces from the…
As the new Planet Earth series has us remembering, nature is awe-inspiring, and unparalleled in its complexity, diversity, or cruelty. Observing the eternal arms race of species competing to claim a limited number of resources as it plays out through specialized biology over the course of millennia is humbling…
Before you sic the No Fun Federation of Parenting onto Jorge Tirado, an awesome dad and surfer, just look at how much fun his 9-month-old baby who was apparently born for the thirst of the ocean is having. And just think about how awesome he's going to be when he grows up after having such crazy experiences.
That old saying kids don't come with instructions isn't true anymore. Now there's more information about kids than ever. Jun Iwakawa gathered some of that knowledge, plus his own experience as a first-time father, and put together this cool animated quick guide to caring for a newborn baby.
Hey, this little dude is 10-month-old Rasmus Futtrup (which is one of the coolest names ever, as cool as Guybrush Threepwood.) He likes swings, obviously. And drool. Smiles and drool for everyone!
You can totally imagine what this adorable kid going through an automatic car wash for the first time is thinking. He takes a swig out of his juice to take the edge off but is quickly shocked at what he's seeing. He looks all around at the car wash gadgets (which he probably thinks are monsters), does a double take, a…
Aww. This is adorable. Lilly and Leon Mackie play dress up with their little kid Orson and turn him into baby versions of Luke Skywalker, baby Batman, baby Macaulay Culkin, baby Castaway and so forth so that they could recreate scenes from famous movies. You'll see mom, dad and child pose for photos of baby versions…
Lilly and Leon have enlisted the aid of their baby Oscar, along with cardboard, paper bags, massive amounts of tape, and myriad other household objects for their Cardboard Box Office, in which they make homespun recreations of scenes from their favorite movies.
Anyone with a ticking heart and an Instagram account takes too many pictures of their newborn. It's okay to be proud! It's okay to coo and adore and love and snap photos of your baby! But at a certain point, probably past the 700 mark, those pictures become variations of the same damn thing. Helpless baby lying on…
Sixty five years ago, in a cluttered lab in Manchester, UK, three scientists changed the world of computing forever. Working with a machine they'd built and nicknamed Baby, they ran the first ever program to be stored electronically in a computer's memory.
Imagine a world where light sabers are real. Totally awesome, yeah? All fun and games, right? But not really when a baby gets his hands on a light saber. When they start waving things around, you're at their mercy. Fingers, homes, human bodies and anything else are just in the way.
Medical imaging's come a long way in the past few decades—but it's now so good that doctors can use it to tell the difference between a baby opening its mouth and it yawning.
Back in 2010, a team of German doctors announced that they'd recorded the world's first MRI of a woman giving birth. Back then, only still images were available—but now the researchers have released the video, and it's spellbinding.
This is Leyna Gonzalez. When her mother was just 17 weeks pregnant, this ultrasound scan revealed that she had a tumour the size of a peach growing from her mouth. The only way to save her was to remove it while she was still in the womb—a procedure that had never been performed before.
Like all technology, medical implants can be made smaller as the engineering behind them gets more advanced. Which is why a 16-month-old Italian baby was able to become the recipient of the world's smallest artificial heart—and have its life saved in the process.
Look at baby Chewbacca. So young, so innocent. He has yet to grip his first hydrospanner or be driven insane by the horrors of his first Life Day. I just want to scratch him under the chin, and hope my fingers come back still attached to my hand.
Sick of your kid making decisions based on emotion? Why not rear a child that can formulate the correct response to most any toddler situation thanks to My First Flowchart.
Babies might seem like they just sit there, off in their own little world — but it turns out their powers of perception are already shockingly advanced. Infants can actually understand other people's thought processes... even when what people think isn't actually true.
Babies are already way more adorable and beloved than other humans, but at least we old-timers could scoff at infants and proudly declare, "My senses of fairness and altruism are way better developed than yours!" Well...I've got some bad news.
A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests men's testosterone levels fluctuate when they have children.