Red wine has been firmly established as the wonder drug of our time. It prevents blindness, skin cancer, diabetes, heart disease and tooth decay! It fights radiation and food poisoning! It makes you thin and young and lovely and French! Whoops, not French, sorry, we got a little carried away there. ... More >>
There may be no vaccine for the plague of cruise ships -- for further details, see David Foster Wallace's classic essay, "Shipping Out" -- but not at least team of researchers that includes Tom Smith, a lead investigator at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, may be on the way to building a va ... More >>
The glory days of Mad Men, when doctors prescribed regular cigarette smoking and judiciously-administered (daily) glasses of alcohol, are, sadly, long gone -- except for red wine, that miracle drink that keeps us young and healthy while also getting us drunk. Good Lord how we love it!
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Washington UniversityImagine the brain as a gazillion-piece jigsaw puzzle, with unique meaning to each piece. Researchers at Washington University are working to analyze every single one of those pieces, and then figure out what makes them fit together with other pieces in unique patterns. In oth ... More >>
image viaOr you could just wear one of these.Ah, the holidays! Time of happiness and cheer and family togetherness. And who knows better how to ask the most awkward and embarrassing questions than your family?
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Orangutan at Rest: How very stereotypical.That orangutan you see at the zoo doing nothing but sitting on its rump staring at you (no matter how hard you bang on its plexi-glass cage), is indeed as lazy as you thought. According to a new report penned by anthropology professor Herman Pontzer at Wa ... More >>
Simon & SchusterAdmit it. Even before you read Curtis Sittenfeld's novel American Wife, a fictionalization of the life of Laura Bush, you wanted to know what was going on inside the former first lady's head.
Was she really a secret Democrat at heart? What was it that made George so gosh-darn ... More >>