babies

Britt Wray and her seven-month-old son, Atlas. (Portraits by Jake Stangel)

Is it ethical to have kids in the climate crisis?

Researcher Britt Wray grapples with bringing new life into a dying world
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These hyper-realistic baby dolls may unsettle some, but they’re a comfort to many

The growing ‘reborn’ movement includes collectors, hospitals, grieving parents—and the lonely
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The problem with the badass-working-parent meme

Viral photos of politicians and CEOs working with their babies on their laps are meant to inspire. In reality, they’re absurd and unhelpful for real working parents.
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The no-baby boom

Social infertility, baby regret and what it means that shocking numbers of women aren’t having children
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Dear professors: don’t bring your kids to work

Prof. Pettigrew on the breastfeeding in class debate
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BabyDoze: This app’s a sleeper

This smartphone app plays the sounds from a real woman’s womb
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Midwives: Why aren’t we paying them more?

You’d never know how popular they are from their salaries
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Babies are taking over television

As actors, they’re notoriously obstreperous, but babies are television’s hottest stars
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Do it for your country

In order to boost Russia’s population, Vladimir Putin is putting big money behind baby-making