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The Artificial Womb moves forward

May 2nd, 2019 at 7:42 pm » Comments Off

A view of a fetus in an artificial womb, 1965. Researchers successfully nurture extremely preterm lamb fetuses outside a natural womb. Photo: Fritz Goro If you live for about 80 years, your nine months in the womb will represent less than 1% of your time on Earth. But those nine months represent a crucial period […]

Verizon’s new ‘Just Kids’ plan aims to become your child’s first smartphone plan

April 9th, 2019 at 11:42 am » Comments Off

  A child’s first cell phone is increasingly becoming an earlier, and pricier, decision for parents. While each family has its own decision to make on when the appropriate time is for their child to get their first device, Verizon is hoping a new plan will make the choice easier on the financial side of […]

This 61-year-old woman just gave birth to her own granddaughter

April 8th, 2019 at 11:51 am » Comments Off

 Matthew Eledge and Elliot Dougherty of Omaha, Nebraska, needed a surrogate to carry their baby. They never expected she would turn out to be Matthew’s mother. When Matthew Eledge and his husband, Elliot Dougherty, told Matthew’s mother, Cecile, that they were planning to start their family, Cecile thought fondly of her own parental journey. She’d […]

Study of 657,461 children finds no link between vaccines and autism

March 12th, 2019 at 8:43 am » Comments Off

Danish researchers followed children born over a 10-year period and found no connection between autism and the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. It only hurts for a second. The vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella doesn’t cause autism, according to a massive, new study. It’s yet another study that unravels any tie between vaccines and […]

Lipstick in kindergarten? South Korea’s K-beauty industry now targets those barely able to read.

February 23rd, 2019 at 12:50 pm » Comments Off

PriPara Kids Cafe is one of the many beauty parlors in South Korea that cater to young girls. (Jean Chung/For The Washington Post) Last year in kindergarten, Yang Hye-ji developed her morning routine. Uniform? Check. Homework? Check. Makeup? Definitely. “Makeup makes me look pretty,” the 7-year-old said on her second visit to the ShuShu & […]

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