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Bacteroides bacteria make babies grow slower.

Bacteroides bacteria make babies grow slower.

Premature babies benefit from grown-up talk.

Premature babies benefit from grown-up talk.

Italian babies are the fattest in Europe.

Italian babies are the fattest in Europe.

Sleeping babies register the crying of others.

Sleeping babies register the crying of others.

Babies prefer to look at attractive people.

Babies prefer to look at attractive people.

Babies who ride in forward-facing buggies may be more stressed and develop more slowly than babies in parent-facing buggies, and babies who are carried in slings cry less than babies who are transported in buggies.

Babies who ride in forward-facing buggies may be more stressed and develop more slowly than babies in parent-facing buggies, and babies who are carried in slings cry less than babies who are transported in buggies.

Dutch babies laugh, smile, and cuddle more than American babies.

Dutch babies laugh, smile, and cuddle more than American babies.

Babies learn language not through gradual habituation but in epiphanies.

Babies learn language not through gradual habituation but in epiphanies.

Pre-autistic babies avert their gaze from speaking faces at ages as young as six months.

Pre-autistic babies avert their gaze from speaking faces at ages as young as six months.

Fifteen-month-old babies prefer the fair distribution of toys unless unfairness benefits playmates of the same race.

Fifteen-month-old babies prefer the fair distribution of toys unless unfairness benefits playmates of the same race.

Babies born to malnourished mothers are twice as likely to develop schizophrenia.

Babies born to malnourished mothers are twice as likely to develop schizophrenia.

In vitro babies have an increased risk of major birth defects.

In vitro babies have an increased risk of major birth defects.

The babies of Indian child brides are at greater risk for malnutrition.

The babies of Indian child brides are at greater risk for malnutrition.

Archaeologists rediscovered a trove of dead babies from a Roman brothel in Buckinghamshire.

Archaeologists rediscovered a trove of dead babies from a Roman brothel in Buckinghamshire.

Flatheadedness among babies in Dallas increased twenty-threefold between 1999 and 2007.

Flatheadedness among babies in Dallas increased twenty-threefold between 1999 and 2007.

Babies as young as eight months enjoy seeing bad puppets punished.

Babies as young as eight months enjoy seeing bad puppets punished.

Babies who are fed on demand do better on the SAT.

Babies who are fed on demand do better on the SAT.

White babies begin around the age of nine months to have trouble telling black people apart.

White babies begin around the age of nine months to have trouble telling black people apart.

Summer babies are less likely to grow up to be CEOs.

Summer babies are less likely to grow up to be CEOs.

One third of macaque babies are especially sensitive to the opioids their brains produce when they are around their mothers; these babies are inconsolable when their mothers go missing.

One third of macaque babies are especially sensitive to the opioids their brains produce when they are around their mothers; these babies are inconsolable when their mothers go missing.

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Greece evacuated 72,000 people from the town of Thessaloniki while an undetonated World War II–era bomb was excavated from beneath a gas station.

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