The ultimate hero in Titanic, a real life model-loving lothario, and now set to be a space astronaut – Leonardo DiCaprio is the man who embodies every boyhood fantasy. A trip sitting next to DiCaprio on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space flight went for $US1.5 million (NZ$1.85 million) at amfAR’s annual gala and auction at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival
A recent study shows that those who smoked marijuana at least four times a week and used marijuana throughout their life saw their IQ drop an average of 8 points, the equivalent of going from an A to a B student. The drop was not explained by other drug use, years of education, schizophrenia […]
An extremely rare medical condition is causing one 28-year-old woman hair to grow human nails instead of hair. Criminal justice student Shanya A. Isom first saw signs of the condition in 2009, when she had an asthma attack that doctors treated with steroids. When Isom had an allergic reaction to the medicine, she developed […]
Shark humor has its time and place, but not when I’m snorkeling somewhere called Shark Bay. At the Heron Island Research Station, a laboratory on the teardrop-shaped atoll 45 miles off Australia’s east coast, the suntanned, chirpy station manager gives a parting wave to the three students who are taking me out for my first look at the legendary corals of the Great Barrier Reef
A year and a half after President Obama loosened restrictions on government funding of human-embryonic-stem-cell research, a federal judge on Monday, Aug. 23, declared all such studies temporarily off-limits for taxpayer dollars, on the grounds that they violate a 1996 law.
The search for a cancer vaccine has largely been a painstaking, systematic chore of isolating some agent that might produce cancer-killing antibodies in human patients.
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.
It’s a ritual that boils the blood of whale-watchers everywhere. On Nov
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