How to Build an Artificial Womb

Artificial wombs are a staple of science fiction, but could we really build one? As time passes, we’re inching closer and closer to the day when it will finally become possible to grow a baby entirely outside the human body. Here’s what we’ll need to do to pull it off. » 4/19/13 11:01am 4/19/13 11:01am

RIP futurist Shulamith Firestone, who hailed artificial wombs and…

Shulamith Firestone, author of the highly influential The Dialectic of Sex, has died at the age of 67. A major figure in the development of cyberfeminism, Firestone will be remembered for her promotion of artificial wombs and other reproductive technologies as a means for women to liberate themselves from biological… » 9/03/12 1:00pm 9/03/12 1:00pm

The Easiest, Most Horrifying Way to Create Artificial Wombs

What if you could incubate human fetuses outside your own body? In, say, a nice safe machine, or a facility somewhere? We've wondered about this before. Artificial wombs could help us reintroduce cloned extinct species into the wild, or perhaps even help couples with fertility problems. » 6/28/12 2:24pm 6/28/12 2:24pm