Melissa Ibarra

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MannKind stock jumps on positive report about inhaled insulin

MannKind Corp., the Valencia maker of inhaled insulin that had been battered on Wall Street this year, is finally getting some good news.<p>The company's stock has soared since an analyst released a report that offered a bright outlook for its inhaled insulin drug Afrezza.<p>Shaunak Deepak, an analyst …

Call of Duty increases risk of Alzheimer's disease

University of Montreal study finds video game players navigate the screen using a key area of the brain<p>Millions of boys could be at increased risk of Alzheimer's disease and other mental illnesses in later life through playing action video games such as <b>Call of Duty</b> or <b>Assassin's Creed</b>, according to …

Smartphones can detect eye cancer

You might have heard of this trick before, but take note — it’s literally a lifesaver. Retinoblastoma is a rare type of aggressive eye cancer that almost exclusively affects young children. It develops as a tumor in the retina but can be diagnosed with just a smartphone. Children who have the …

NASA's Curiosity rover has captured a gorgeous blue Martian sunset

The Red Planet has a blue streak. NASA's Curiosity rover has been traveling along the Mars surface by its lonesome for nearly 1,000 days now (which has done terrible things to its complexion). Last month, while it was taking a break inside the Gale Crater, the rover looked up at the sky between …

June 2015

Diversity

Fantastic Deviled Egg Recipes

Photo: CLAUDIA CATALANO<p>It’s with no shortage of boastful relish that I’m privileged to share these fantastic deviled eggs from The Black Birch restaurant, which were recently given a glowing write up by The Boston Globe in an article entitled <i>In Kittery, Maine, humble deviled eggs elevated to an art</i> …

This easy recipe for baked eggs in ramekins will transform your breakfast

Omelets? So over them. Fried eggs? Forget about it. When it comes to breakfast, baked eggs are the best invention since, well, sliced bread. These individual ramekins are filled with a deluxe blend of savory vegetables and rich, creamy eggs; give them 20 minutes in the oven and get your spoons …

Blood Test Predicts Alzheimer’s

Home-Cooked Meals, Comfy Chairs and Netflix on Mars? It Could Happen

There is no Ikea on Mars. There are no takeout joints or Internet cafes either. Getting to the Red Planet might be half the battle, but staying happy and comfortable there is also a serious challenge.<p>Earlier this week, NASA announced it was offering $5,000 for the best ideas on how to improve …

Game of Thrones

Prince's new song Baltimore is absolutely amazing

“Baltimore,” the song Prince recorded to honor the nationwide protests following the deaths of Freddie Gray, Eric Garner, and Michael Brown, has …

Justice

Hot Pursuit review – Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon’s winning chemistry

Hope and Crosby. Matthau and Lemmon. Vergara and Witherspoon? I’d question the taste of a viewer who hailed Hot Pursuit, Anne Fletcher’s preposterous 87-minute cop comedy, as some sort of masterpiece. But anyone who denies that its stars have crack chemistry simply don’t know funny. Reese …

High Heels

This Is The First Baby Conceived With Controversial Mitochondrial Method

One of several due to be born this summer<p>Zain Rajani was born 22 days ago in Toronto, Canada. To say he was much anticipated would be an understatement—his parents, Natasha and Omar Rajani, had been trying for four years to get pregnant. Finally, they turned to in vitro fertilization, but Natasha’s …