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Leonardo DiCaprio Opens Up About His Three Near-Death Experiences

"If a cat has nine lives, I think I’ve used a few."<p>In "The Revenant," Leonardo DiCaprio plays Hugh Glass, a revenge-stricken frontiersman who survives a brutal bear attack (not rape) only to be buried alive by members of his hunting team.<p>Well, the 41-year-old actor is so method that he actually …

How to light up a tumour

For decades, brain surgeons have struggled to identify cancerous tissue precisely. Could one of the world’s most deadly scorpions come to their aid?<p>In 2004, Dr Richard Ellenbogen prepared to operate on a 17-year-old girl. The operation, to remove a brain tumour, was particularly challenging because …