Developmental psychologists are trying to figure out what very small children know and when they know it. The answer: a lot, and a lot earlier than you think. One experiment finds that 18-month-olds can reason abstractly when sorting blocks, well before they are able to explain it.
No charges have been filed so far against the New England compounding pharmacy at the center of the fungal meningitis outbreak, which killed more than a dozen in Tennessee. A state attorney general and a federal prosecutor say they’re now sharing evidence from their separate investigations.
Tennessee lawmakers are still trying to schedule a time for the state’s entire Congressional delegation to drop by for a chat about states’ rights and federal powers. One of the Republicans pushing for what’s being called a “bi-lateral session” is also running for congress, though he says he’d be happy to sit out. (more…)