This Week in Science: Translating Baby Cries & Vegetarian Crocodiles

It's time for "Nerd News," covering the most important news for your brain you may have missed over the last few days.Here's a quick rundown of this week in science . . .

1.Researchers at Northern Illinois are working on a new A.I. that would basically translate BABY CRIES.So parents would know if it's a normal cry, or something more serious.(Here's the birth scene from "Look Who's Talking.")

2.Lots of Mars news happened this week:Experts now think life may have existed there before life on Earth.A photo of SpaceX's new Mars "Starship" made the rounds online.And a study found an all-FEMALE team of astronauts could potentially colonize the planet without men.

3.Geologists in Utah found an ancient crocodile.And because of its teeth, they think it was vegetarian.

4.We're a little bit closer to having autonomous robot INSECTS.The newest version kind of looks like a dragonfly, but it's still not great at flying.

5.A team at Columbia found a massive reservoir of fresh water UNDERNEATH the Atlantic Ocean.And they think there could be more all over the world.

6.And researchers in Singapore are working on a new blood test that could diagnose Alzheimer's disease before you even have symptoms.

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