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  • 'The Man Who Couldn't Stop' a rich, reasonable look at OCD

     'The Man Who Couldn't Stop' a rich, reasonable look at OCD
    Has the thought of swerving your car into oncoming traffic ever popped into your head? What about the thought of a stranger, nude? Or sliding a knife into someone's gut? As David Adam reports in "The Man Who Couldn't Stop: OCD and the True Story of a Life...
  • Northfield native wins $50K National Geographic prize

    Northfield native wins $50K National Geographic prize
    Northfield native Charles Engelman said he is still in shock after he was selected as the winner in a national contest sponsored by National Geographic, in which he will receive a $50,000 grant to launch his "dream expedition." "To be completely honest,...
  • Audubon's Christmas bird count in full swing in Connecticut

    Audubon's Christmas bird count in full swing in Connecticut
    Steve Morytko got an early start to his portion of a Christmas bird count on Dec. 20. The Ashford native was in his backyard at 1:45 a.m. looking for owls. His efforts yielded a count of four great horned owls and two eastern screech owls. Those were...
  • Thursday Club presents 18 Les Fleurettes

    Thursday Club presents 18 Les Fleurettes
    In a local tradition that stretches back to the early 1950s, 18 young women will be presented to society on Saturday evening, when the La Cañada Thursday Club holds its annual black-tie event, the Bal Blanc de Noel at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel. Les...
  • Bear's eye view: Study puts cameras, GPS collars on Wekiva bears

    Wildlife biologists are putting tracking collars and cameras on bears near Central Florida neighborhoods. The devices, which rely on GPS technology, beam the animal's location to a computer every half-hour and may help the study team understand where...
  • Signs of hope for endangered sawfish

    Signs of hope for endangered sawfish
    Approaching Port Everglades in a helicopter, Ryan Goldman peered down at the water and saw a ray swimming at unusually high speed. Behind it, he spotted two large and bizarre-looking predators: the endangered smalltooth sawfish, which use their long,...
  • Single molecule microscopy shows infamous HIV spikes in action

    Single molecule microscopy shows infamous HIV spikes in action
    Using powerful microscopes, scientists have observed the weaponry of HIV in action and gained key insights that may finally allow researchers to create a vaccine capable of fighting the virus that causes AIDS. The sophisticated imaging technology...
  • Liberal or conservative? Brain's 'disgust' reaction holds the answer

    Liberal or conservative? Brain's 'disgust' reaction holds the answer
    Think your political beliefs arise from logic and reason? Think again. A team of scientists who studied the brains of liberal, moderate and conservative people found that they could tell who leaned left and who leaned right based on how their brains...
  • Men and violence: Sizing up how men size up one another

    Men and violence: Sizing up how men size up one another
    Daniel Fessler is out at UCLA's Drake Track Stadium to do a bit of discreet academic observation. Spying, really, with a smidgen of fibbing. It's fall 2013. Headlines are fading about a Florida jury's acquittal of a neighborhood watch volunteer who...
  • Stevenson student interns in now-published scientific research project

    Fire up that dictionary application, or reach for a real one if you can. Even Fyuan “Diane” Jiang has a tough time putting into layman’s terms exactly what she’s done. “The watered-down version is I grew E. coli,”...
  • New record: Ethereal deep-sea fish lives 5 miles underwater [Video]

    New record: Ethereal deep-sea fish lives 5 miles underwater [Video]
    Scientists have discovered a new species of fish that glides gently through the water on white, translucent wings 5 miles beneath the ocean surface. It is the deepest living fish ever discovered.  "We were just blown away when we saw it," said Paul...