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Geza Vermes was a graduate student in Belgium in the late 1940s when he was captivated by news sweeping the globe about a remarkable discovery in the desert east of Jerusalem. He quickly switched gears, penning his doctoral thesis on the Dead Sea Scrolls,...
For Dr. Antronette K. Yancey, a UCLA public health professor, exercise could be fun and done in short bursts in the workplace, schools and even places of worship. Her campaign to urge people to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives led to...
As you stretch into warrior pose and inhale and exhale, you're not just stretching those hamstrings and lungs; you're also doing good for your brain with a practice that can stave off or relieve problems such as stress, depression and anxiety. Yoga...
"Doctor Who" is celebrating 50 years on the air this year, new episodes begin airing Saturday and to top it all off, the good Doctor has just received a Peabody Award for 50 years of "evolving with technology and the times like nothing else in the known...
Robert C. Richardson Won Nobel Prize for physics in 1996 Robert C. Richardson, 75, a Cornell University professor who shared a Nobel Prize for a key discovery in experimental physics, died Tuesday in Ithaca, N.Y., from complications of a heart attack,...
DURHAM, N.C. – Growing up as an Asian American in Texas, Ashley Tsai endured slurs from grade school through high school. But she said she did not expect to encounter discrimination from a fraternity at prestigious Duke University, where she’s...
On the Friday before Christmas, a customer at a coffee shop in Winnipeg, Canada, spontaneously decided to pay for the drink of the next customer – and that stranger, moved by this act, did so for the next, ultimately creating a chain of 228...
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In late August, baby boomers (and others whose teen years were spent in a haze of marijuana smoke) seemed to get the comeuppance they had long feared: A study suggested that early and frequent pot smoking resulted in depressed intelligence scores well...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesImages of hippie-era love beads and Native American-inspired headbands can condemn beading in jewelry and accessories to appearing quaint at best. But the artisan level of contemporary beaders crafting today's fashion jewelry and accessories puts that...
As medical advances continue to deliver ever-more effective treatments for symptoms and diseases, some doctors say it's time to focus on keeping people from getting sick in the first place. In other words: Prevention needs to be the priority of the...
Why is it that we crave chocolate chip cookies rather than chard? Or bread instead of broccoli? Take heart: It's biological. "Our attraction to sweets — and salt, carbohydrates and fat — is hard-wired from the Stone Age," says Dr. David Katz,...
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If losing weight was one of your New Year's resolutions, you might already be growing weary of counting calories and working out. Wouldn't it be great if you could slim down without so much effort? Anyone looking for a shortcut to weight loss might be...
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