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Link Between Heart Disease And Height Hidden In Our Genes
Doctors long ago noticed that, beyond the usual influences of diet and smoking, short people seem to get heart disease more often than tall people. But why?
Sushi Science: A 3-D View Of The Body's Wasabi Receptor
The same receptor on nerve endings that makes sinuses tingle when we eat wasabi plays an important role in the pain of inflammation. The first 3-D view of the receptor could lead to better pain drugs.
Icy Traffic Jam On Lake Superior Has 18 Ships Stuck
Pickup truck-size ice chunks have left the freight ships stuck in Lake Superior. The U.S. and Canadian coast guards have sent in icebreakers to help the ships get through.
The Creepy, Crawly World Of Bedbugs And How They Have 'Infested' Homes
Brooke Borel's new book describes their history and how they hide, bite and reproduce. Borel, who has combated them herself, says an infestation "does mess with your mind a little bit."
'Displacement': The Frustrations, Fears And Absurdities Of A Cruise Upended
When Lucy Knisley agreed to go on a Caribbean cruise with her grandparents, she didn't know she'd spend 10 days basically keeping them alive. She writes about it in her new cartoon memoir.
'Louie' Hits Its Mark While 'The Comedians' Hasn't Yet Fully Succeeded
Louis C.K.'s comedy and the new mockumentary The Comedians start Thursday on the FX cable network. Both are unusual and ambitious, says critic David Bianculli, but only one hits the ground running.
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