The idea that a woman’s fertility plummets at age 35 comes from bad science

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What does the science really say about how long you can wait to have a baby?

Find out on Quartz.

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Retro Report: The Mommy Wars

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The toxic myth that working moms fail their kids is fueled by decades-old bad science.

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Retro Report: Haunted by Columbine

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The killing of 12 students and a teacher at Columbine High School in 1999 continues to shape how we view and understand school shootings today.

Click here to watch the Retro Report documentary and read the corresponding New York Times article.

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Retro Report: A Syndrome on Trial

In 1997, a young British nanny charged with murder brought shaken baby syndrome into the national spotlight. Every year, scores of caregivers are accused of shaking a baby to death. But has there been a rush to judgement?

Click here to watch the Retro Report documentary and read the corresponding New York Times article.

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Retro Report: A Right to Die?

Should doctors be allowed to help suffering patients die? Twenty-five years ago, with his homemade suicide machine, Dr. Jack Kevorkian raised that question. It’s an issue Americans still struggle with today.

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Retro Report: The Ferry: A Civil Rights Story

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Weeks before Selma’s Bloody Sunday in 1965, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. urged residents of Gee’s Bend, Ala., to vote, and fed a continuing fight over a small ferry that would last for decades.

Retro Report examines the story behind this little known tale from the Civil Rights Era, illuminating the forces that took the ferry off the river in 1962 and the decades of hardships that followed for African Americans living on Gee’s Bend. An unexpected alliance finally brought the ferry back in 2006. But what’s happened since?

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Retro Report: SWAT: Mission Creep

SWAT teams were created in the 1960’s to combat hostage takings, sniper shootings and violent unrest.  Since then, the specialized teams have morphed into a force increasingly used in routine policing, most often to serve drug warrants. The media has shone a light on isolated botched raids, but it took the show of force in response to protests in Ferguson, Missouri to start a national dialogue on the appropriate role of SWAT teams in today’s police force.

Click here to watch the Retro Report on the rise of the SWAT team, and here to read the corresponding New York Times article.

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