Elizabeth Massa

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Human brain cut into 7,400 slices, then reconstructed digitally in 3-D

LONDON — Scientists have finely sliced a human brain into 7,400 wafer-thin sheets and then digitally reconstructed it to create the world's most detailed map of the brain in three dimensions.<p>The "BigBrain" project, which took a 65-year-old woman's brain and cut it into slices just 20 micrometers …

Archaeologists find 'Chactun,' a long lost Mayan city in eastern Mexico

A team of archaeologists have found a long lost Mayan city in the rainforests of eastern Mexico, and they're hoping the discovery will help them figure out what led to the ancient civilization's rise and fall centuries ago. The city, which archaeologists have dubbed Chactun or Red Rock, was in its …

The Incarceration Epidemic

About one-fourth of all incarcerated people on Earth is in the U.S. That constitutes a public health problem.<p>Shannon Stapleton/Reuters<p>The U.S. incarceration rate has more than quadrupled since 1980. It's now the highest in the world, just ahead of Russia and Rwanda. It is estimated that …

New Mers-Coronavirus continues to smoulder

An electron microscope image of the Mers virus<p><b>Prof Jonathan Ball, a virologist at the University of Nottingham, UK, assesses the potential of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (Mers-CoV) to spread more rapidly through human populations.</b><p>"What's the truth about this new coronavirus - …

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STAR WARS: EPISODE VII to Shoot at Pinewood Studios

Stephen King's SHINING Sequel DOCTOR SLEEP gets a Trailer

'World War Z' - What Did You Think? – /Film

In 2006, author Max Brooks released a book with an amazing premise and an even better title. <b>World War Z</b>, the book, was billed as an “oral history of …

Readers suggest the 10 best ... Roald Dahl characters

http://www.theguardian.com/culture/gallery/2013/jun/22/readers-10-best-road-dahl-characters<p>720<p>Last week we brought you our 10 best Roald Dahl …

THE LONE RANGER - Two Fun New Clips

World War Z – review

Another day, another zombie flick – albeit a bigger budget one with A-list bells on. In this adaptation of Max Brooks's cult novel, Brad Pitt plays …