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Even babies ‘understand concept of counting’

Even babies ‘understand concept of counting’

Health
Infants as young as 14 months can understand the concept of counting long before they learn the true meaning of "one, two, three", scientists say.The US researchers said toddlers who hear counting out loud appear to be able to recognise quantities.Yet most children don't understand the full meaning of number words until they are about four years old, they argue.The scientists now want to see whether early counting practice leads to better number skills later on.In the study, from Johns Hopkins University, 16 toddlers watched four toys - little dogs or cars - being hidden in a box that they could reach into without seeing the contents. Sometimes the researchers counted out loud as they dropped each toy in, saying, "Look - one, two...
Jeff Bezos unveils Moon lander concept

Jeff Bezos unveils Moon lander concept

Technology
Amazon entrepreneur Jeff Bezos has unveiled a mock-up of a new lunar lander spacecraft that aims to take equipment and humans to the Moon by 2024.The unmanned, reusable Blue Moon vehicle will carry scientific instruments, satellites and rovers.It will feature a new rocket engine called BE-7 that can blast 10,000lb (4,535kg) of thrust."It's time to go back to the Moon, this time to stay," said Mr Bezos.Mr Bezos presented the Moon goals of his space exploration company Blue Origin at the Washington Convention Center in Washington DC, to an audience consisting of potential customers and officials from Nasa. The Blue Moon lunar lander comes loaded with enough fuel to get from Earth to the Moon.It can deliver payloads to the lunar surface, deploy up to four se...
Liverpool news: Incredible concept kits as Reds commercial chiefs enter talks over new deal

Liverpool news: Incredible concept kits as Reds commercial chiefs enter talks over new deal

Sports
kitted out The last two kit deals with New Balance officially became the best-selling Liverpool kits of all time - but they could be willing to look elsewhere to brands such as Nike and Adidas? Liverpool’s last two kit deals with New Balance officially became their best-selling kits of all time. However, Anfield commercial chief Billy Hogan admitted the club could be willing to listen to offers from other brands. Livepool are set to start talks over a new kit deal He told The Drum: “We are in conversation with New Balance and we are in conversation with others as well. “The deal is an incredibly important partnership – not just for the financial support it delivers for the club but also from the distribution standpoint...