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  • Genius and hypochondria

     
    What do Charlotte Brontë, Marcel Proust and Charles Darwin have in common? They were all hypochondriacs, according to Irish author Brian Dillon. In our pages today, Heller McAlpin reviews "The Hypochondriacs: Nine Tormented Lives"; the book, she writes:...
  • Lean, green killing machine: The inner life of the Venus flytrap

     
    As a kid, I tried to raise a Venus flytrap purchased from the back of a comic book, but tragically, I never got to see it in action. Nope, I never got to see it chew up and burp out an insect victim like that giant, homicidal Venusian in "Little Shop of...
  • UC Irvine researcher Francisco Ayala wins Templeton Prize

     
    Francisco Ayala, an acclaimed researcher at UC Irvine, has won the 2010 Templeton Prize, awarded annually in recognition of achievements in affirming spirituality, it was announced Thursday. The prize is worth $1.6 million, which Ayala said he would...
  • Frog without lungs, 'love dart'-shooting slug among species discovered in Borneo

     
    A lungless frog, a frog that flies and a slug that shoots love darts are among 123 new species found in Borneo since 2007 in a project to conserve one of the oldest rain forests in the world. A report......
  • 'Legion' star Paul Bettany raids the mini-bar: 'I can't be an angel. Ask my wife'

     
    For our entertainment this weekend, Paul Bettany will be waging his own personal battle between heaven and earth. The handsome Brit’s image as the assault-rifle-toting archangel Michael in the doomsday fantasy “Legion” has been inescapable of late....
  • 'Cosmos' recap: Deeper and deeper still

    'Cosmos' recap: Deeper and deeper still
    Things get small — really small — in this week’s episode of "Cosmos," which tackles the unseen universe at the atomic scale, from the teeming ecosystem inside a single dewdrop and the intricate machinery inside a plant’s cells,...
  • Expressions of fear and disgust aided human survival, study says

    Expressions of fear and disgust aided human survival, study says
    Why do our eyes open wide when we feel fear or narrow to slits when we express disgust? According to new research, it has to do with survival. In a paper published Thursday in the journal Psychological Science, researchers concluded that expressions...
  • Review: 'Your Inner Fish' on PBS imparts smart human anatomy lesson

    Review: 'Your Inner Fish' on PBS imparts smart human anatomy lesson
    Ever since Charles Darwin made his way to the Galapagos, we've heard a lot about that fateful moment when some previously water-bound creature pulled itself up from the slowly receding seas, took a breath and began the eons-long march to humanity....
  • An odd lizard lives in huge numbers

    An odd lizard lives in huge numbers
    On the hottest day of the year, a chilly wind whips across the boat speeding south from Ventura. Cathy Schwemm, a veteran of such voyages, keeps her balance on the tilting deck as other spray-dampened passengers grab at railings and poles. -------------...
  • What's new in London since the last big royal wedding

    What's new in London since the last big royal wedding
    So you hate royal weddings. Or you love them. Or maybe you've caught yourself attending to arcane details of Prince William and Kate Middleton's plans for April 29, but you can't say exactly why. Here's one reason: They defy time. Start with just the...
  • Mayday, mayday

    Mayday, mayday
    The mockumentary "Incident at Loch Ness," a film fest favorite that screened this month at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, swirls around the enigma of one overexposed serpent. Tabloid hog Nessie also rates the longest entry, 9 1/2 pages, in George...