If Whales Could Shout, They Would

--Published on the front page of The Los Angeles Times on July 11, 2010--   In a noisy room, humans will yell to be heard, eventually giving up when communication becomes impossible. Now researchers have found that North Atlantric right whales, too, get louder in...

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Those big, round Lady Gaga contact lenses worry some doctors

Call her super-talented or super-insane, there's no denying that Lady Gaga has a magnetic effect on young girls, inspiring thousands of young fans to don blond wigs, sheer lace leggings, yellow caution tape and even sunglasses made out of cigarettes. But, the latest...

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Babies’ Bacteria Depends on Delivery

Concern about a newborn's bacterial flora is not a topic you're likely to hear discussed in the waiting room of the maternity ward — but that may change. A new study has found that the way in which babies are delivered exposes them to specific bacteria that could play...

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Finding Stillness Within Trauma

Like most war veterans, Barry Schweiger chose not to seek psychological treatment when he returned from active duty. “We’re taught in the military to endure pain and hardships, and to be incredible warriors. But many people are forced into that role,” says Schweiger,...

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Yoga For The Not-So-Young

It’s no secret that humans develop aches and pains in the normal course of spending time on the planet, but while many people pooh-pooh it and carry on, Lulu Bhanda yoga teacher Kira Ryder notes that sometimes these changes can have a big impact. “The small details we...

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