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Baby Boxes

In All Things Considered, Health, International, NPR on February 18, 2013 at 10:34 pm

Eeeegh, how terribly sad. Listen to this report on the spreading use of  “Baby Boxes” in Europe where family members – or in some cases, pimps and sex trade workers – anonymously drop off newborns they cannot care for.

European "Baby Box"

European “Baby Box”

“When the infant is placed inside and the door is closed, it can’t be opened from the street again. Meanwhile, an alarm goes off inside and a neonatal team rushes to care for the infant.”

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Baby Box instructions

Baby Box instructions

Necks for Sex

In International, NPR, Travel on January 18, 2013 at 5:09 pm

A quick read on “necking” in the male giraffe community. Now this would have been neat (traumatizing??) to see on a school zoo trip.

“By the time I reach Patagonia in 2020, about 80 to 90 percent will be wired.”

In Technology, Travel on January 11, 2013 at 12:51 am

Journalist Paul Salopek is embarking on a 7 year *walk* around the world…

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