Music may help babies learn language skills

May 21, 2016

Music may help babies learn language skills

Babies who engage in musical play may have an easier time picking up language skills, a recent study says. U.S. researchers compared 9-month-old babies who played with toys and trucks to those who practiced banging out a rhythm during a series of play sessions. ...

In southern Africa, an illusion built on aid heralds hunger

Feb 12, 2016

In southern Africa, an illusion built on aid heralds hunger

As she walks along a dirt road in central Malawi, Louise Abale carries her precious corn wrapped in a brightly colored cloth and balanced on her head. Because of drought in Malawi and across southern Africa the grain has doubled in price in the ...

Jan 31, 2016

Kenya to host Tokyo-led Africa development summit in August

Kenyan President Uhuru Ken-yatta said Sunday the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development, which Japan cosponsors with the United Nations and the African Union, will be held in Nairobi on Aug. 27 and 28. Kenyatta made the announcement at a joint news conference ...

Jan 29, 2016

Breast-feeding said best for several reasons: study

Breast-feeding more babies for longer could save the global economy some $300 billion in a single year, simply by yielding smarter and higher-earning offspring, researchers said Friday. It would also prevent more than 800,000 child deaths, and about 20,000 breast cancer deaths every year. ...

Jan 22, 2016

China pushes 'inferno' documentary into purgatory

It is a vision of hell on Earth: green hills blasted into black heaps, and workers toiling under snarling machinery, dodging hot red sparks and rivers of molten metal. Inspired by Dante’s “Inferno,” a medieval tale of a journey to the underworld, Zhao Liang’s ...