A new study reports teenage daughters of fathers who suffered postnatal depression following their birth are at an increased risk of developing depression.
The prenatal wellbeing of first-time mothers has a direct effect on the behavior of children at 24 months. Mothers who experienced stress and anxiety while pregnant were more likely to have children who displayed behavioral problems, such as temper tantrums, spitefulness and restlessness. The children also exhibited emotional problems, including being clingy, tearfulness and unhappiness. Emotional problems were exacerbated if their parents experienced relationship problems during early pregnancy.
A new online game where users take on the role of fake news producers improves people's ability to discern real information from disinformation, irrespective of education, age, cognitive style or political views.
University of Cambridge researchers report sheep can be trained to recognize different faces from photographs and can identify their handler in a photo without prior training.
New findings raise the question of whether Neanderthals returned to the same spots in the famous Shanidar Cave to inter their dead. If so, it would suggest a cultural complexity of a higher order.