Coming soon to your bedroom: beef-tendon condoms

Coming soon to your bedroom: beef-tendon condoms
Bill Gates is paying big for better contraception. Here's what scientists came up with. This story first appeared on the New Republic Perhaps the best thing that can be said about condoms is that they work. Once negotiated out of their crinkly wrappers, they reliably protect against pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV. They are simple to make, cheap to buy, and easy to obtain, whether you’re in Norway or rural Niger. Using a condom doesn’t require a prescription ... Read More

THE WISDOM OF NOT KNOWING

THE WISDOM OF NOT KNOWING
Most of us like to think we know what we are doing. We gravitate to often simplistic answers to give us the illusion that we are in control. Truth is, often we are not. We make daily decisions “as if” we know what the outcome will be. But do we? When my children were small I recall saying over and over again; “The first time is a learning experience, the second practice, the third, a mistake.” Actually, life is far more complex than that simple aphorism. We usually don’t know if an act, ... Read More