Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009
How Many Babies Can Live in One Womb?
A California woman gave birth to eight babies Monday. This is only the second time recorded in the United States that a woman has given birth to live octuplets. Alex Cohen talks with Christopher Beam about how many babies can fit inside a pregnant woman. Listen to the segment.
Chlamydia Infections Are on the Rise
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued its annual report about sexually transmitted diseases in the United States. The big news is the chlamydia infections are up. Madeleine Brand speaks with medical contributor Dr. Sydney Spiesel about what the findings mean for peoples' sex lives. Listento the segment.
TODAY IN SLATE
Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.
Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Ridiculously Polite. That’s What Scares Beijing So Much.
The One Fact About Ebola That Should Calm You: It Spreads Slowly
How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.
A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently
How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully
On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.