So you've decided to take the plunge and start raising a brood of urban chicken. Play this right and you'll have a nearly inexhaustible supply of fresh eggs. But first, you'll need to manufacture a hen or two of your own. Here's how to get a chicken from an egg—without sitting on it for three weeks.
Childbirth, though wonderful, can also be quite traumatic. That can be particularly true for the parents of premature infants, who often spend several weeks in a neonatal ICU while their children rest in incubators that, while life-saving are typically very impersonal, and serve as de-facto barriers between parent…
Incubators, while standard in any hospital nowadays, were once untested technology. Their developers needed a way to prove their worth and get the word out. And that is how premature babies were put on display at Coney Island.
Lexi Lacey was born 14 weeks premature. She weighed less than a pound. She was given a 10% chance to live. And a plastic sandwich bag from the hospital cafeteria saved her life.