A radiological examination of a 2,000-year-old mummy presumed to be a male priest shows it’s actually the preserved remains of a woman—and a pregnant one at that.
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, the closest thing the United States of America has to a queen, announced on the first day of Black History Month that she is pregnant with twins. For a moment, all seemed good in the world. And all was.
This week, an Australian woman delivered a baby at the age of 62 after having in vitro fertilisation (IVF) abroad.
Few women can naturally conceive a baby later in life without the help of IVF – and these are rarely first pregnancies. These women go through menopause later, and have lower risks of heart disease, osteoporosis and dementia.
A male seahorse gets pregnant when his mate deposits her as-yet-unfertilized eggs into a pouch on his belly. He fertilizes them, then carries the developing embryos until they’re ready to feed themselves. At which point he forcefully shoots them into the world.