Generally, fertility doctors are among the highest-paid employees at private universities. Yet if pay for performance (as in live births) were the metric by which they were paid there would be much smaller pools of capital available.
I think we can assume that Wired is not a pro-life outlet. So this is a pessimistic view of the possibilities for freezing eggs to postpone pregnancy from a technophiliac point of view.
There was a solar eclipse yesterday. Really? This has been one of the greyest weeks since I got back from Rome! Today is the first day in a long time with 0% chance of rain, and I’m already in a better mood – what an odd weather system!
I shouldn’t go that far, but few of the descriptions of fancy buildings in this BBC slide show of The Eight Greatest New Museums even mention a collection of art. The only one I’m going to have to go to soon is the Aga Khan center in Toronto – depending what they got from him it should be a significant collection.
Admittedly, it’s a pretty 20 ton block of marble. But how do you get that from Turkey to (of course) Switzerland?
A and B cannot both be true – 20% of women on colleges campuses cannot have been raped if only 12% of rapes are reported. Some examples of the impossibility.
Of course you can believe in two contradictory things — but those of us who don’t call that cognitive dissonance.
Biden troubles. Why was a man that old allowed into the Navy? And why was he still doing cocaine?
Whatever – with any luck his future as a politician is less viable now. But never say never in America.
I’ve read one report all the way through for a case in my department, though I only skipped around in the box. I’m on the committee in another department (where I am a courtesy affiliate) and I’ve read drafts of 2 of the 3 sections and have promised to write or help with introductions, transitions, etc. Tis the season!
Because no one remembers the history of the adoption of Columbus Day as a legal holiday in the USA (as opposed to all the other countries that celebrate the same event, if on a different day).
Look at what credit hath wrought. I’d save it for Halloween, but I’d forget it by then.
via Marginal Revolution
Autumn is not very advanced yet, this year. Don’t listen to the black walnut tree – it starts losing its leaves in July.
Excavators along Hadrian’s Wall found the remains of a Roman wooden toilet seat recently – and a manufacturer toilet seat manufacturer intends to make a special edition of one of their seats and devote some of the proceeds (it’s not clear how much) to the conservation effort. Click to read – and the “also read” stories are also loo-related.