Newborns Recognize Beats in Music, Suggesting Innate Musical Ability

Recent research conducted by scientists from the University of Amsterdam and the HUN-REN Research Centre for Natural Sciences in Hungary has shed light on newborns' remarkable ability to detect beats in music. This ability to perceive beats in music appears to be a separate cognitive mechanism present in newborns from birth.

Tupac Shakur ring sells for record $1 million

A gold, ruby and diamond crown ring worn by rap legend Tupac Shakur during his last public appearance sold for $1 million at auction in New York on July 25.

The winning bid was well above Sotheby's pre-sale estimate of between $200,000 and $300,000 and becomes the most valuable hip-hop artifact ever sold, the auction house said.