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In 1998, just before Napoleon Chagnon retired from the University of California at Santa Barbara, he signed a contract to write a book about his life as an anthropologist among the Yanomamö people, who live in the forests of Venezuela and Brazil. It...
Among those in Long Beach for TED 2013 this week is Larry Brilliant, former head of Google.org. Brilliant was an influential epidemiologist and technologist whose life and career was altered in 2006 when he received the TED Prize. The TED Prize was one...
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Channel 2 NewsHeroin overdoses have reached an "epidemic" level, according to the Anchorage Police Department. APD Sgt. Kathy Lacey says heroin use is back in force and heroin-related overdoses are claiming more young lives than traffic fatalities. "Heroin has come...
WASHINGTON — Dr. C. Everett Koop, who as U.S. surgeon general in the 1980s led high-profile campaigns to highlight the dangers of smoking and to mobilize the nation against an emerging AIDS epidemic, has died. He was 96. Koop died Monday at his...
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Channel Guide MagazineThe list of On Demand DVD New Releases April 1-7 features more documentaries than usual, with subjects ranging from Venus and Serena Williams to the survival of animals around the world to the current obesity epidemic. For those looking for something a...
This is World Tuberculosis Day, the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch discovered the cause of tuberculosis (TB), an airborne infectious disease that continues to rage around the world, killing 1.4 million people each year. The disease remains a leading...
The musical mystery “Searching for Sugar Man” won the Oscar for documentary on Sunday night. Directed by Malik Bendjelloul, the film about an obscure Detroit singer made a remarkable near-sweep of eligible awards since its premiere at the 2012...
LOS ANGELES -- The Oscar-nominated features "5 Broken Cameras" and "How to Survive a Plague" represent documentaries in the truest, purest form of the word: They capture a spark, a moment in history, and they make us feel as if we were there, too. Both...
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Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles Times“World War Z” has unveiled a chilling new trailer and movie poster for the zombie apocalypse thriller. Instead of run-of-the-mill ......
A "heroin epidemic" in the region has caused or contributed to the deaths of more than 80 people in Will County in the past two years, a county official said after a New Lenox man was charged last week with drug-induced homicide. "The purity of heroin...
Tags: New Lenox, Will County, Trials, Lawyers, Prisons
No one knows where the next deadly pandemic flu is likely to emerge. But a new analysis of flu surveillance and other data from a UCLA-led team suggests that coastal and central China and Egypt's Nile Delta might be areas worth watching. UCLA...
For once, the Collaboraction Theatre Company has justified its name. "Crime Scene: A Chicago Anthology," far and away the best Collaboraction show I've seen these past 14 years, is indeed a call for collaborative action. The ensemble piece, which...
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