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  • A Merry Owl Meatmas

     
    It's always scary when our friend Owl Meat's regular Funtastic Thursday post happens to fall on a kinder, gentler day like Christmas. But here he is, mellower than usual. Perhaps he's gotten into the eggnog. ELHere at stately Owl Manor,...
  • Patt Morrison Asks: Rosetta man Ahmed Zewail

    Patt Morrison Asks: Rosetta man Ahmed Zewail
    It's as if he has a superhero secret identity: On the Caltech campus, Ahmed Zewail is a mild-mannered Egyptian American professor of chemistry and physics who won the Nobel Prize for cracking the secrets of molecules with femtosecond spectroscopy (a...

    Sleep on this: Connect by disconnecting

    Each year, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity gathers thousands of innovative thinkers and practitioners in advertising and media from around the world to talk about what's new and what's next in our brave new digital world. Last year,...

    Lowering blood pressure and cholesterol simultaneously can sharply reduce heart attacks and strokes

     
    An inexpensive combination of a cholesterol-lowering drug and one to reduce blood pressure can reduce the incidence of heart attacks and strokes by as much as 60%, but getting patients to begin the regimen and then to stay on it...

    'Tarzan of the Apes,' reconsidered on his 97th birthday

     
    It was 97 years ago this month that the Frank Munsey-owned pulp called All-Story Magazine introduced the world to a vivid new character with an especially memorable name: Tarzan of the Apes. A book (one of its many, many editons...