Category: infant

Infants will stare at an attractive face longer than an unattractive one.

A study in the journal Current Biology shows that newborn babies have accents. The melody of an infant’s cry matches its mother tongue. The cry of an infant born to a French-speaking family will end in rising note, while the cry of an infant born in German family will favor a falling melody.

An Australian infant vanished in 1980, and her mother served prison time for her murder. Thirty-two years later it was declared she had actually been taken by a dingo.

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The word ‘infant’ comes from the Latin word ‘infans’, meaning “unable to speak” or “speechless”.