Who's That Noisy
- Answer to last week: Oliver Stone
Science or Fiction
A pair of studies both indicate that, contrary to prior research, breast feeding does not correlate with higher intelligence. http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/sibbreast.htm http://news.byu.edu/archive14-feb-emotionalparenting.aspx
A review of data indicates that obesity prevalence among children and adults in the united states have not significantly changed between 2003 and 2012. http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1832542
A new study finds that children as young as 9 months old are able to learn how to read. http://www.nyu.edu/about/news-publications/news/2014/02/24/can-babies-learn-to-read-no-steinhardt-study-finds.html
Skeptical Quote of the Week.
“Please don’t make the mistake of thinking that the arts and sciences are at odds with one another. That is a recent, stupid and damaging idea. You don’t have to be unscientific to make beautiful art or to write beautiful things… science is not a body of knowledge or a belief system, it is just a term that describes humankind’s incremental acquisition of understanding through observation. Science is awesome. The arts and sciences need to work together to improve how knowledge is communicated.” – Tim Minchin