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
Justice Ginsburg’s Crucial Dissent in the Texas Voter ID Case
The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race
How Facebook’s New Feature Could Come in Handy During a Disaster
The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented
Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada
You Should Be Able to Sell Your Kidney
Or at least trade it for something.
- Texas Lab Worker on Cruise Tests Negative for Ebola as Dallas Hospital Apologizes
- Police Use Tear Gas to Break Up College Pumpkin Festival Turned Violent
- Racist Rancher Cliven Bundy Challenges Eric Holder in Bizarre Campaign Ad
- Supreme Court Allows Texas Law That Accepts Handgun Permits but not College IDs to Vote
An All-Female Mission to Mars
As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.