US Open 2018: Serena Williams' 'desire has not gone down'

US Open 2018: Serena Williams’ ‘desire has not gone down’

Serena Williams says her motivation to win major trophies remains as high as ever in motherhood after reaching the US Open quarter-finals.

VIRGIN BIRTH! Stingray gives birth to ‘Darth Vader’ after cloning herself in scientific phenomenon

In a shocking scientific development, an eleven-year old stingray has given birth to a healthy offspring, despite having had no male contact in over nine years.

Pregnant survivor of New Mexico bus crash gave birth to twins hours later – ABC News

ABC News Pregnant survivor of New Mexico bus crash gave birth to twins hours later ABC News A pregnant survivor of the New Mexico bus crash that claimed eight lives gave birth to twins hours after the devastating accident, officials said. The crash took place…

Brett Kavanaugh, China, Octopus: Your Thursday Briefing

Senators on the Judiciary Committee approach the question of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s future very differently: What should be the standard of proof for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations?

Asia and Australia Edition: Brett Kavanaugh, China, Japan: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

The Economy Can’t Grow Without Birth Control

The Economy Can’t Grow Without Birth Control

Trump promised growth. He shouldn’t limit access to contraception.

Consequences of Easing the Birth Control Mandate

Readers are infuriated by the decision to allow employers to deny coverage for contraception. “Madness,” says one. “Shameful,” says another.

Male, Female or ‘X’: The Push for a Third Choice on Official Forms

Male, Female or ‘X’: The Push for a Third Choice on Official Forms

New York City is the latest place to offer gender-neutral birth certificates. But after someone changes the sex to “X,” things get complicated.

Prime minister’s baby makes history at UN

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who gave birth while in office, has made history by bringing her three-month-old daughter into the United Nations assembly hall.

Why do women still die giving birth?

Every other minute, a woman or girl dies as a result of pregnancy complications or childbirth. Why has the global decline in maternal mortality stalled? According to the latest UN global estimates, 303,000 women a year die in childbirth, or as a result of com…

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is putting children first

“If you ask me why I’m in politics my answer will be simple: children,” New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told the audience at Mashable’s 9th annual Social Good Summit on Sept. 23. On the one-year anniversary of the general election that elevated her …

For Older Voters, Getting The Right ID Can Be Especially Tough

Lost birth certificates, name changes and even getting to the DMV can all be challenges when older people try to get a new driver’s license in order to vote in states with strict voter ID laws.

The Trump administration is reportedly denying passports to — and in some cases jailing — Americans, accusing them of having fraudulent birth certificates

The Trump administration is reportedly denying passports to — and in some cases jailing — Americans, accusing them of having fraudulent birth certificates

The Trump administration is reportedly denying passports to Americans on suspicion that their birth certificates are fraudulent. The government is cracking down on people whose birth certificates indicate they were born in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley area and we…

Study Shows That Soot From Polluted Air Can Reach the Placenta

The idea that air pollution can hurt developing fetuses in the womb is not controversial. But new preliminary research presented this week seems to provide direct evidence of how this damage can happen, via the placenta. Read more…

Your Friday News Briefing: Hurricane Florence, New York, ‘Predator’

Hurricane Florence made landfall in Wilmington, N.C., on Thursday.

‘Yes he’s alive but I’m not OK’: the bloody truth about childbirth

New mothers are sharing their horror stories online. But does talking about giving birth traumatise other women – or empower them? Clare Cashion was 28 weeks pregnant and just about to board a plane home from a family Christmas in Ireland when her waters brok…

Letter from Africa: Should Ghanaian women be limited to three babies?

Elizabeth Ohene considers the controversial proposal to limit women to having three babies in Ghana.

Why Outer Suburbs in the East and Midwest Have Stopped Booming

Why Outer Suburbs in the East and Midwest Have Stopped Booming

Many counties, including rich ones, are aging and experiencing more deaths than births, without growth through immigration or migration.

Review: In ‘Birth of the Dragon,’ Young Bruce Lee Meets a Master

The film focuses on an early chapter in the martial-arts superstar’s life, when he battled a Shaolin monk in the Bay Area.

It Was a Suspected ‘Birth Tourism’ Site. Then Came Late-Night Screams.

It Was a Suspected ‘Birth Tourism’ Site. Then Came Late-Night Screams.

When officers arrived at the house in Queens, they found three infants and two adults had been stabbed by a worker who then cut her own wrist, according to the police.

How to Help Trans Children, According to Pediatricians

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released a new policy statement about how to support children and teens who identify as transgender or who fall under an umbrella they call “gender diverse.” Read more…

The Sims 100 Baby Challenge Is My New Birth Control

The Sims, by design, is meant to be as malleable as the Sims you create. Sims fans create challenges to spice up this open-ended world, like the Legacy Challenge or the Random Genetics Challenge. I’m trying to beat the 100 Baby Challenge. It’s the hardest tas…

Check Your Kid’s Credit History

If you’re a parent, you probably haven’t thought much about your child’s credit history—it isn’t likely that Little Otis has being swiping an Amex around town. But because kids’ files are largely ignored, identity thieves see them as a sweet target. Twenty-fi…

From Brexit to the birth rate: why midwives are leaving the NHS – and causing a crisis

Almost 3,000 midwives ended their careers in England last year, and only 2,000 came out of university to replace them. Vacancy levels are set to keep rising, so why do the numbers no longer add up? So many midwives are quitting the NHS that the 2,000-plus wou…

When Adopted Children Want to Meet Their Birth Parents

When Adopted Children Want to Meet Their Birth Parents

Guidelines for successfully managing what is often an emotional and unpredictable experience.

Blood Test Might Predict Pregnancy Due Date and Preterm Birth

The test is far from ready for use, but research is promising. If it works in bigger studies, it could help prevent deaths of babies born prematurely.

Trump’s Birth Control Problems

Trump’s Birth Control Problems

Plus: the night the porn star yawned.

Fewer Births Than Deaths Among Whites in Majority of U.S. States

The pattern first started more than a decade ago. But lagging fertility rates and rising white mortality rates have sped demographic change.

Son, Placed for Adoption, Leads Birth Parents to Altar 36 Years Later

Son, Placed for Adoption, Leads Birth Parents to Altar 36 Years Later

“The day that I got the call that Martin wanted to reach out to us was the best day of my life. And it’s just gotten better every day after that.”

Bayer Will Stop Selling the Troubled Essure Birth Control Implants

Thousands of women have sued the company, claiming that the device has caused severe harm, including perforation of the uterus, hemorrhaging and death.

Air Pollution Near Power Plants Tied to Premature Births

Air Pollution Near Power Plants Tied to Premature Births

Closing coal- and oil-fired power plants is associated with a reduction in preterm births in the surrounding region, researchers report.

How the Soulquarians Birthed D’Angelo’s ‘Voodoo’ and Transformed Jazz

D’Angelo, Questlove, James Poyser and J Dilla hunkered down in Greenwich Village and created a sound that won Grammys and united genres.

RIP, Young Orca J-50

RIP, Young Orca J-50

Today, we mourn. Read more…

Serena Williams: French Open bans ‘superhero’ catsuit from next year

Serena Williams will be banned from wearing her black catsuit at the French Open from next year, with the tournament set to introduce a stricter dress code.

Air Canada confirms mobile app data breach

Air Canada has confirmed a data breach on its mobile app, which the airline said may affect 20,000 people — or 1 percent — of its 1.7 million app users. The company said it had “detected unusual log-in behavior” occurring between August 22-24. According to an…

Serena Williams’ badass black body suit is now banned from the French Open

Remember that fashionable, black one-piece bodysuit that made Serena Williams feel like a “warrior princess” and simultaneously helped protect against blood clots? Well, turns out it’s been banned from future French Open tournaments. SEE ALSO: Serena Williams…

MTV VMAs 2018: Photos and What to Expect

Jennifer Lopez poses with her best dance video award for her song “Waiting For Tonight” at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

Carrie Underwood reveals miscarriages

Carrie Underwood reveals miscarriages

Country music singer Carrie Underwood told CBS that she had three miscarriages after the birth of her first child. She says she dealt with the pain by writing songs for her new album.

New Yorkers to get third gender option on birth certificates

A new bill is aimed at adults who don’t identify as either male or female and would prefer to be categorized as X M, F – or X? New Yorkers are to be given the option of choosing a third gender on their birth certificates, under legislation that passed in the …

‘No need for birth control’: Tanzanian president’s views cause outrage

John Magufuli says people who use contraceptives are lazy, and outsiders who promote birth control are giving bad advice Women’s rights campaigners have expressed outrage after the Tanzanian president said there is no need for birth control. The president, Jo…

Brett Kavanaugh: Birth Control = ‘abortion inducing drugs.’ #StopKavanaugh.

Brett Kavanaugh: Birth Control = ‘abortion inducing drugs.’ #StopKavanaugh.

Michael Cohen, D.N.C., Tariffs: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.