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Category Archives: Science
It is the oldest story— one part of a town destroying the other, oblivious. Continue reading
What happens to body parts removed in surgery? John Biemer takes you to the “gross” room.
Bathroom fixtures, magical thinking, and cultural complicity.
OVER THE COURSE of his five-decade career, few medical professionals have proved as influential and controversial as Dr. Andrew Weil. A born iconoclast and one time Harvard colleague of Dr. Timothy Leary, Weil’s visionary work in the field of integrative medicine … Continue reading
Joseph Neighbor revisits the dusty pages of Black Herman’s autobiography, as he discusses the life and mystery of the notorious magician, the art of illusion, and practicing hoodoo.
Sayantani DasGupta puts the politics of Ebola under a microscope and finds an American horror story.
Bona fide High Frequency Responder Suzanne Clores talks about the extraordinary experiences that bind us all. An extraordinary experience can stop your breathing, advance your heart rate, raise your temperature and even trigger the vagus nerve, leaving you in a heap, she says. And it’s high time we gave the ole amygdala some credit and embraced the weird. Cause really, it’s not so weird at all. It may just be science.
For once, internet-fostered shamelessness is a good thing, with “The Top 50 Dorkiest Songs You Secretly Love.” Weeklings music editor Robert Burke Warren boldly goes where we’ve all gone before – into the realm of uncool, guilty pleasures; rock, pop, soul, rap, and, of course, disco all get their dork due. You know you love it.