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What Is Pulmonary Embolism? American Airlines Death Linked to Common Risk

It's a major risk of air travel.<p>Three days after Brittany Oswell suffered a pulmonary embolism on an American Airlines flight, the 25-year-old was …

100 Women: Seven trailblazing women in science

<b>More than half of people in the UK can't name a famous woman in science, a survey suggests. This week, BBC 100 Women aims to change that number.</b><p>A 2014 YouGov survey of almost 3,000 people, conducted on behalf of UK grassroots group ScienceGrrl, found that only 47% of those asked could name a famous …

Nobel Prize

'30 Rock' Delivered Hidden Warnings About Disgraced Mogul Harvey Weinstein — And No One Acted

Almost the moment Harvey Weinstein was exposed by multiple media outlets, nearly all of Hollywood descended on him. Some added to the growing pile of …

Here's why we're often attracted to people with qualities that will drive us nuts down the road

There's a sentence toward the end of Gretchen Rubin's new book, "The Four Tendencies," that struck me as perhaps her greatest insight.<p>"When we first meet someone," Rubin writes, "we're often attracted to the very qualities that, over time, will drive us nuts."<p><i>Preach</i>, Gretchen. How many of us have …

Relationships

Study shows contrasting long-term cognitive effects of psychiatric drugs in schizophrenia

PARIS, France: A long-term study has found that low cumulative exposure to benzodiazepine and antidepressant medications does not seem to affect …

A Guide to the Best Hiking Trails in Los Angeles

Photo credit: Chris GoldbergWaterfalls, caves, mountain peaks, and ancient forests. This probably doesn’t sound much like Los Angeles to those who …

Hiking

Zoe Saldana Talks Battling Racism and Sexism in Hollywood

Nobody owns the franchise market quite like Zoe Saldana. The actor, 38, has a prolific track record playing otherworldly women in three of the …