KON-TIKI (M) (113 min) Directed by Joachim Ronning. Starring Pal Sverre Valheim Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen
The improbable chain of events that led Alexander Fleming to discover penicillin in 1928 is the stuff of which scientific myths are made. Fleming, a young Scottish research scientist with a profitable side practice treating the syphilis infections of prominent London artists, was pursuing his pet theory–that his own nasal mucus had antibacterial effects–when he left a culture plate smeared with Staphylococcus bacteria on his lab bench while he went on a two-week holiday.
What are little boys made of? What are little boys made of
Wonder or quack drug?It relieves the pain and swelling of arthritis, heals burns, soothes toothaches, eases headaches and muscle strains, and clears up viral, fungal and bacterial infections.
Yes, says a Harvard scientist, who offers an explanationOn a brilliant day in the spring of 1980, a stranger arrived at L'Estre marketplace in Haiti's fertile Artibonite Valley. The man's gait was heavy, his eyes vacant.
Appropriately, the race to become the next governor of the richest state in the Union could well be a treatment for a Hollywood script: a multimillionaire taking on the wily scion of a political dynasty to succeed one of the biggest box-office stars of all time as governor of California. On Tuesday, Californians will decide if Democrat Jerry Brown, the current attorney general, a former governor himself and three-time presidential candidate, or Meg Whitman, the eBay billionaire who has spent a record $140+ million on her campaign, will succeed Arnold Schwarzenegger
From seabeds to mountaintops, people around the world were staging a day of demonstrations Saturday to call for urgent action on climate change. The number of 350 ppm originally came from a NASA research team headed by American climate scientist James Hansen, which surveyed both real-time climate observations and emerging paleo-climatic data in January 2008, according to 350.org
Too much sugar will make you fat, but too much artificial sweetener will … do what, exactly
A former U.S. government scientist who served in sensitive positions on classified aerospace projects has been arrested and charged with trying to deliver classified information to someone he thought was an Israeli intelligence official
Last year’s inaugural Prix Pictet photography award for environmental sustainability produced a stunning shortlist of photos. This year is no different with 12 photographers in the running for the first prize of 100,000 CHF ($97,500).