Vanessa Barksdale

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11 Unexpectedly Moving Works Of Art From "Spongebob Squarepants"

There's more than just nautical nonsense in that pineapple under the sea.


Who's more popular? Labrador retriever stays No. 1; L.A. loves bulldogs

If it is true that dogs are a reflection of their owners, then Angelenos are short, squat couch potatoes with wrinkled faces, who snore loudly and would rather watch TV than jog on the beach.<p>How could it be that the stout little bulldog, who cannot even swim, is the most popular breed in Los …


CT scan finds mummified monk inside 1,000-year-old Buddha

A Chinese statue of the Buddha dating back to around 1100 AD is more than just a statue -- it's the final resting place of a Buddhist master.<p>It seems Mexico isn't the only place in the world where you can find human body parts incorporated into religious statuary: a Chinese statue of the Buddha has …


Understanding CRE, the 'nightmare' superbug that contributed to 2 deaths in L.A.

<b>(CNN) —</b> The term "nightmare bacteria" does not bode well for anyone who may get infected.<p>That's what CDC epidemiologists call carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, which kill up to half the patients who contract them.<p>The family of superbugs made headlines two years ago when the Centers …

Public Health

Should I Eat Tofu?

<b>4/5 experts say yes.</b><p>It’s chewier than chicken! Better than beef! It’s…a big block of bean curd!<p>And 80% of our experts are wild about tofu.<p>Made from …

LA hospital superbug: Dozens may have been exposed

<b>Nearly 180 people at a Los Angeles hospital may have been exposed to a deadly strain of bacteria from contaminated medical equipment.</b><p>Two deaths at UCLA Medical Center have been linked to the case and seven others are being treated.<p>The patients were exposed to Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae …

Public Health

Pain Really Is All In Your Head. Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain