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The Unexpected Influence of Camel Herders on Modern Contraception

More females than ever are using intrauterine devices (IUDs) as their primary form of contraception. Among contraceptive users ages 15-44, IUD prevalence jumped from 5.6% in 2002 to 11.8% in 2014.[1] This trend highlights an interesting shift in women’s reproductive health and pays homage to an ancient practice.[2] To understand how IUDs fit into today’s society, we have to first

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Small Things: Lightly Toasted

Once upon a time, it was the early 20th century and physics was pretty much over. Yes, that’s right. With classical mechanics (remember what we talked about last time?) having been thoroughly thought out by some of the most brilliant scientific minds in history

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