Erin Brockovich, the gutsy environmental activist whose life story won Julia Roberts an Oscar, has apologised for being drunk in a boat. She looked very much the worse for wear in the mugshot police released after they arrested her for allegedly driving a boat while intoxicated
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One Direction are reportedly rehearsing for their Take Me Home world tour to the sound of screaming girls. The English-Irish boyband, comprised of Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne, kicked off the world trek in London on February 23 but apparently their fans’ shrieks have become distracting
Footage from an airline safety video featuring adventurer Bear Grylls on Fiordland’s Routeburn Track has been released.
Simulated launch, real deathNASA officials had one word for the simulated launch of the space shuttle at Cape Canaveral last week: “Super!” Then disaster struck. For reasons yet to be explained, five Rockwell International technicians removed an access panel and entered a rear section of the orbiter above the engine.
Five days before a 2007 article in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that the diabetes drug Avandia was linked to a 43% increase in heart attacks compared with other medications or placebos, a group of scientists and executives from the drug’s maker, GlaxoSmithKline , gathered in a conference room at the offices of the Food and Drug Administration in White Oak, Md. The GSK goal: to convince regulators that the evidence that the company’s $3 billion-a-year blockbuster drug caused heart problems was inconclusive.
Swiss “JetMan” Yves Rossy canceled his first U.S. flight in a jet-propelled wing suit at the last minute Friday, saying he didn’t have enough time to train
Not a week goes by without news of a lab breakthrough using rats or mice.
Over the past six years, The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled more than 180 million pieces of metal jewelry that contained dangerous levels of lead, and in August 2009 it lowered the acceptable amount of lead in children’s jewelry to 300 parts per million . But the progress in regulating lead appears to have propelled manufacturers to use another toxic metal, cadmium
In a country once marked by genocide, even the battle-hardened police were aghast at last month’s scene of carnage and mayhem. Outside the southern beach town of Sihanoukville on March 4, a speeding truck driver slipped off a slope and smashed head-on into a minivan crammed with 25 wedding revelers