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Older Ovaries, Not Older Eggs, May Reduce Fertility With Aging

Women who are over 40 have a notoriously hard time getting pregnant by in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and it’s long been assumed that their problem stems from “old eggs”. But a preprint now available online at the Journal of Endocrinology suggests that the real problem might be the aging of the cells that surround the… » 8/13/15 2:50pm 8/13/15 2:50pm

No One Is Going To Help You Pay For Your Fancy Egg Freezing

Being a woman means that making permanent decisions about reproduction must occur within a time frame that, for many of us, predates a time frame when we can be trusted to responsibly select an appropriate paint color for the living room (not terra cotta. It makes being in the living room feel like slowly going… » 10/23/13 6:30pm 10/23/13 6:30pm

The Great American Menu: Foods Of The States, Ranked And Mapped

What are the United States' best regional foodstuffs? Its worst? These are the questions that bedevil the mind of man—but no longer! For here, we have ranked them. Rigorously scientific (not), ardently researched (nope), and scrupulously fair (not even a little bit): this is the Great American Menu! » 10/17/13 3:39pm 10/17/13 3:39pm

Dove Lays Eggs On Guy's Car, He's Totally Sweet About It

When a guy named Trevor Maltby left his car at the Cairns International Airport in Australia to go on a six-day business trip, he returned to find a small bird perched on top of a tiny nest on the windshield wiper blade of his Audi hatchback. This is one of the few occurrences in life that is both A) a really good… » 2/23/13 4:00pm 2/23/13 4:00pm

The French Only Use Underwear for Making Omelets, Duh

France is quite a place, isn't it? It's full of candelabras that all sound more or less like Jerry Orbach, crepes, and wormholes that deposit frustrated novelists back among the expatriate writers of 1920s Paris. If all of that weren't enough, France also boasts magic underwear that turns smashed-up eggs into… » 11/23/12 4:30pm 11/23/12 4:30pm

Scientists Make Mice Eggs Out of Stem Cells; Could Someday Make Babies Out of Your Dead Relatives

Scientists in Japan have produced a litter of healthy baby mice from eggs created entirely in a laboratory. The same team reportedly fabricated mouse sperm a year ago, but they say that that was no big. It's the fragile, fickle lady eggs that are the real challenge. And now they've done it! From scratch! Woooooooo! » 10/05/12 4:45pm 10/05/12 4:45pm

About a Third of Egg Donation Websites Offer More Money to Women with Gattaca Eggs

A recent overview of websites aimed at recruiting women to donate their eggs to those with fertility problems has revealed that almost a third of such sites do not follow ethical guidelines, which include not offering potential donors higher sums of money for a Gattaca baby and informing donors about the potential… » 8/15/12 10:00am 8/15/12 10:00am

Congressman Thinks Birth Control Is Worse than Animal Cruelty

Iowa Republican Steve King currently fighting to oppose California's right to regulate eggs from out of state, but he argues against Affordable Care Act on the grounds that the government shouldn't have the right to tell states what to do. He's also against letting states outlaw fois gras, and in favor of letting… » 7/16/12 1:10pm 7/16/12 1:10pm

Are Your Eggs Dying? Yes, Yes They Are. Thank God for Eggsurance.

For years, we've been hearing from everyone about our rapidly dwindling fertility, about how we're waiting too long, how we're running out of options, and on and on. But there wasn't much talk about what we should do about it—other than panic, of course. Well, now suddenly egg freezing is all we've got on our… » 5/31/12 11:50am 5/31/12 11:50am