| Mar 15, 2014
| 6:19 PM
It costs about $2,000 to buy an ounce of the illegal drug, the therapist said — enough for roughly 150 doses. She pays her longtime dealer in cash; he gives her a Ziploc bag of white powder.
Back home, she scoops the contents into clear capsules....
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:30 PM
Biochemist Alexander Shulgin accidentally discovered one of the most famous and infamous party drugs of the 1980s.
He synthesized a compound called MDMA in 1976 in his backyard laboratory and, as was his tradition, tried it out on himself. "First...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 9:19 AM
The stock market nudged higher Monday after a handful of U.S. companies announced deals. Family Dollar's stock jumped following news that investor Carl Icahn has taken a stake in the company.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up five points, or 0.3...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Did evolution hand man a face that’s fit to take a punch?
David R. Carrier, a University of Utah biologist who specializes in comparative biomechanics, believes that shortly after human-like primates stopped swinging from trees, they swung at each...
| May 6, 2014
| 2:53 PM
Bayer plans to buy Merck & Co.'s consumer health business for $14.2 billion, a deal that would expand the German drug maker's range of over-the-counter medications.
The deal, announced Tuesday, would give Bayer control over popular household brands such...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 12:08 PM
Keep your swimmers safe at home
By Amy Merck and Shari Berg, Tribune Content Agency
Florida leads the country in drowning deaths of children ages 1-4 — three times the national average, according to the Safe & Healthy Children’s Coalition....
| Jun 17, 2013
| 1:39 PM
LONDON (Reuters) - Antibodies to a high-risk type of a virus that causes mouth and throat cancers when transmitted via oral sex can be detected in blood tests many years before onset of the disease, according to a World Health Organisation-led team of...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" | Joe Letteri, Eileen Moran, Eric Saindon, Kevin L. Sherwood
"Prometheus" | Paul Butterworth, Charley Henley, Allen Maris, Richard Stammers
| Feb 4, 2013
| 4:39 PM
Obituary for Kengla, Kenneth William, M.D.
Kenneth William Kengla, M.D. passed away on January 27, 2013. He was 73 years old. Dr. Kengla was an Orthopedic Surgeon for 35 years in Orange County. He attended USC Medical School, was a member of...
| Mar 5, 2013
At Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, course registration is a case in economics. Every student is allotted a bag of points and must spend them bidding against each other for seats in classes.
The more popular the class, the more...
| Mar 19, 2013
Thirty years ago, when the world faced the terrifying prospect of an untreatable disease known as AIDS, big drugmakers saw an opportunity and raced to develop new medicines.
Today, as the world confronts the crisis of antibiotic resistance, the industry...