Patricia Weiss

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Clint Eastwood: What I've Learned

Actor, 78<p><i>Born in San Francisco and raised throughout northern California, Eastwood attended Los Angeles City College under the G. I. Bill and served as mayor of Carmel, California from 1986 to 1988.</i><p><b>In the first place,</b> I was taller than most kids in my classes. In the second, we were always moving. …

Best Trips 2013

Got wanderlust? We’ve got your ticket. The National Geographic Traveler editors present the new year's 20 must-see places.

Genetically-engineered mosquitoes find humans less attractive

Scientists worked with Aedes aegypti, which transmits dengue and yellow fever. Modified mosquitoes showed a reduced preference for humans’ …

Biology

Photographs capture the moment atoms bond for the first time

Your chemistry textbook diagrams were more literal than you thought<p>Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have captured the moment when atoms form a covalent bond. The team happened upon the discovery by accident: they set out to build graphene …

Up Close With a Cicada

Billions of 17-year cicadas of Brood II are emerging up and down the U.S. East Coast. We take a closer look at their life cycle.<p>Billions of 17-year cicadas of Brood II are emerging up and down the U.S. East Coast. We take a closer look at their life cycle.

To cut ICU superbugs, disinfect all patients

<b>WASHINGTON U.- ST. LOUIS (US) —</b> Bathing all patients daily with a germ-killing soap and swabbing antibiotic ointment in their noses may be the best …

New Candidate for World's First Bird

Discovery of the feathered Aurornis stokes the debate over the first avian.<p><b>For over a century and a half, the prehistoric Archaeopteryx has been celebrated as nature's earliest bird.</b><p>The iconic Jurassic creature was covered in feathers yet retained the teeth, claws, and bony tail from its …

Nano web trips up bed bugs

<b>STONY BROOK (US) —</b> A new non-chemical solution literally stops bed bugs in their tracks.<p>The web consists of microfibers 50 times thinner than a human …

The Amazing Potential Of Wave Energy, In Numbers

Some major wave energy installations are planned for the U.K. and the U.S.<p>Plans for the world's biggest wave farm got the go-ahead from the Scottish government, the BBC reported last week. Exactly how big is the farm? It will create more than twice as much energy as nearby homes will be able to use.<p>…

Mom’s education predicts adult kids’ depression

<b>MCGILL (CAN) —</b> Children of women who didn’t finish high school are twice as likely to experience a major episode of depression in early adulthood as …

Report Of Liquid Woolly Mammoth Blood Prompts Clone Talk

Scientists in Siberia say they've extracted blood samples from the carcass of a 10,000-year-old woolly mammoth, reviving speculation that a clone of the extinct animal might someday walk the earth, if scientists are able to find living cells. But researchers say the find, which also included …

Ape-like feet 'found in study of museum visitors'

Bonobos have bendy feet to help them grip branches<p><b>Scientists have discovered that about one in thirteen people have flexible ape-like feet.</b><p>A team studied the feet of 398 visitors to the Boston Museum of Science.<p>The results show differences in foot bone structure similar to those seen in fossils of …

Boston University

Mom's gastric bypass surgery might benefit her offspring's DNA

When a woman undergoes weight loss surgery, her own body isn't the only one affected: children born to women after they've undergone gastric bypass procedures exhibit key genetic differences compared to siblings born prior to the surgeries.<p>That's according to a small new study published in <i>PNAS</i> this …

Noctilucent cloud season is here!

Adrian Strand caught these noctilucent or “night-shining” clouds over Whitehaven, England on May 30, 2013.<p>Our friend Adrian Strand was able to …

Astronomy

Cicadas can survive a superstorm — but not changes wrought by humans

The march of the cicadas is hitting prime time on the East Coast, and that means researchers are getting their best opportunities to study how the burrowing insects have weathered the past 17 years. They're finding some amazing comebacks, and some puzzling absences as well.<p>Over the past few weeks, …

Decoding 'orphan crop' genomes could save millions of lives in Africa

The future wellbeing of millions of Africans may rest in the unlikely hands of a vegan hippy scientist working for a sweet company who plans to map …

Why did the Neanderthals die out?

The puzzle is one of the greatest surrounding our species. On a planet that bristled with different types of human being, including Neanderthals and …

Pictures: Top 10 Newly Discovered Species of 2012

Glowing cockroaches and a destructive fungus make the grade in Arizona State's list of top 10 new species of 2012.

Trailer for Eric Bana's Terrorist Thriller CLOSED CIRCUIT

The Comedian, Byzantium, The Big Wedding: this week's new film releases

<b>The Comedian</b><b><br>(15) (Tom Shkolnik, 2012, UK) Edward Hogg, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett. 79 mins</b><p>There's an uncanny degree of naturalism to this downbeat sketch …

The 10 Indie Films You Must See This June

June is about to offer quite the selection to movie-goers, with over 30 films listed on Indiewire’s June calendar.<p>As an extension of our recent …

Film Festivals

Hillary Clinton biopic Rodham stirs up speculation – who will play her?

The US presidential election may be three years away, but speculation is already rife about the runners and riders in what is sure to be an epic …

Byzantium – film

In his fine-looking new fable, Neil Jordan deals with two themes that have recurred in his work since <i>Angel</i>, the brilliant thriller about the Troubles …

The Evolution of Music Technology | About Verizon

Music and technology are inextricably linked. From the time phonograph records became available to the public in 1930, to the vinyl LP (long play) record’s debut in 1948, to the introduction of CDs (compact discs) in the mid-1980s, technology has allowed music fans to experience their favorite …