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The End of Babies

In the fall of 2015, a rash of posters appeared around Copenhagen. One, in pink letters laid over an image of chicken eggs, asked, "Have you counted your eggs today?" A second -- a blue-tinted close-up of human sperm -- inquired, "Do they swim too slow?"The posters, part of a campaign funded by the city to remind young Danes of the quiet ticking of their biological clocks, were not universally appreciated. They drew criticism for equating women with breeding farm animals. The timing, too, was cl...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Science, Australia, China, America, Harvard, Beijing, Atlantic, United States, New York Times, Antarctica, Finland, Denmark, Copenhagen, Derek Thompson


11 Picks for Nonfiction November

November brings us a lot of things, from cooler weather to pumpkin pies and turkeys. In the book-reading world, it’s also popularly known as nonfiction month. Whether you’re official participating in Nonfiction November or are just interested in what’s new, here are my choices from this month’s releases. (all copies—print, digital, and/or audio—provided by the publisher) Science and Animals My Penguin Year: Life among the Emperors by Lindsay McCrae (William Morrow; Nov. 12). Written ...
Tags: Audiobooks, Books, Spacex, Science, Supreme Court, Africa, Paul Simon, America, History, Bbc, Carrie Fisher, Canada, Antarctica, Philadelphia, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Botswana



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