October 27, 1992 |
A strange yet powerful mix of spectacle and quiet contemplativeness govern British sculptor Antony Gormley's mini-retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. From the life-size lead figure 10 feet up, extended outward from the gallery wall as if readied to take a perfect dive, to the two-room-sized installation of 35,000 terra-cotta figurines in the museum's lower galleries, Gormley has created the sense that something big is going to happen.
September 29, 1997 |
When I was a kid, my father had an atlas of the human body with clear plastic sheets that you could peel away to see what was under our skin. I spent hours turning those pages looking at organs, muscle tissue and blood vessels, the skeleton and all the rest. Dad, if he were alive today, wouldn't need that set of see-through foils. Instead, he'd have a Mac or multimedia PC and a copy of "ADAM: The Inside Story," "BodyWorks" or "BodyVoyage."
October 14, 2011 |
The slippery, effective new version of "The Thing" serves as a prequel to the 1982 John Carpenter film, explaining what went down, down in Antarctica, after the intergalactic thing thawed and began eviscerating humans plus a Husky or two. Those disinclined toward Carpenter's version, as I am, may be surprised at how the new release nearly matches the gore levels and the fright reached in an earlier, nondigital era of practical special effects. Yet this latest "Thing" doesn't feel like one long autopsy the way Carpenter's film (which may as well have been called "Blech")
October 2, 2012 |
Jimmy Hoffa -- the legendary labor leader -- is still missing, authorities said Tuesday after tests failed to detect any human remains in a sample dug up from a suburban Detroit driveway. The negative results mean that Hoffa's final resting place still ranks with such notable mysteries as the whereabouts of aviator Amelia Earhart and the disappearance of Judge Joseph Force Crater . All have become fodder for theorists seeking to resolve unexplained endings. Scientists at Michigan State University recently tested two samples cored from the ground beneath a driveway in Roseville, Mich., as part of an investigation prompted by a tip from an unidentified man who said he thought he saw a body being buried beneath a driveway years ago. The tests came back negative, according to police.
April 27, 2011 |
Researchers at the National Hansen's Disease Program in Baton Rouge, La. -- a federal government program that studies leprosy and treats 3,600 Americans with the disease -- announced Wednesday that they had figured out the source of some mysterious cases of the illness in the Southern United States. Patients got leprosy from contact with wild armadillos. The team's study, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine , used cutting-edge genetic techniques to look for similarities in strains of the disease infecting armadillos and people in the region. It found striking similarities, concluding that the data strongly implicated armadillos as a source of human infection.
July 19, 2010
Thank you for publishing the article "Too Much Milk?" (July 12). As a longtime vegetarian and someone who recently went vegan, I felt compelled to weigh in on the issue. Humans are the only living beings who drink the milk of another species, and despite popular belief, our bodies have no need for it. Cow's milk provides the necessary nutrients for calves. The human body has no need for these nutrients. Fortunately, there are so many great nondairy milks out there that making the healthier and more compassionate choice is easier than ever.
December 25, 1993 |
At BareBones, a novelty shop at Minnesota's Mall of America with a focus on the human body, this season's hot items included eyeballs and a book on poop, said Robin Savage, assistant manager at the store. The wobbling eyeballs for $2.95 were winners with BareBones customers. "They're little plastic balls, and inside there's a weighted eye, so when you roll it on the floor the eye always stays up." The shop started with an inventory of 5,000 and sold out in mid-December.
July 22, 2005 |
In the largest study of chemical exposure ever conducted on human beings, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that most American children and adults were carrying in their bodies dozens of pesticides and toxic compounds used in consumer products, many of them linked to potential health threats.
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April 24, 1996 |
Carol Goldmark has been painting since she was a child and teaching art since she was 13. For years, she said, her favorite theme was flowers. But after being severely injured in a freeway collision, she found a new subject: the human body. After a painful 10-week recovery at UCI Medical Center, she recalled, she realized that her interest in flowers was related to their rapid progression from life to death. Like the human body, she said, "they wrinkle, dry and fall away as they get older.