October 27, 2007 |
Some Neanderthals may have had fair skin and red hair, giving them an appearance resembling modern Europeans, researchers reported Friday in the journal Science. The researchers found the MC1R gene and used DNA analysis to find a variation that produced the same pigmentation changes as in humans. It would have been an advantage for Neanderthals, allowing them to soak up more vitamin D from the sun in cloudy Europe.
March 19, 2007 |
UNLIKE professional athletes who use anabolic steroids to improve their game, a 27-year-old mortgage broker in Orange County turned to "the juice" for reasons of pure vanity, "as simple as a looking-good thing." At the suggestion of a bodybuilder friend, he purchased a round of the drugs -- including oral and injectable steroids, as well as injectable human growth hormone -- for $1,000 in Mexico a few years ago. The drugs helped him buff up in just six months.
February 27, 2007 |
Is Jack Nicholson playing Lex Luthor in the next "Superman" movie? Maybe he'll be Daddy Warbucks in a remake of "Annie." Or perhaps he's going for the same hairstyle as Britney Spears. Turns out the shaved head he sported at the Academy Awards on Sunday night was just devotion to craft.
June 3, 2006 |
In 15 years, Katie Couric's hair has been in a pixie cut and a flip, blond, brunet and everything in between, bangs swept neatly to the side, gelled into rock star spikes and teased into something resembling a dinner roll. She's worn men's suspenders and sugary sweet twin sets, tablecloth check jackets with shoulder pads the size of a linebacker's and waist-nipping hourglass suits more appropriate for a cocktail party than a televised coffee klatch.
May 27, 2006 |
IN the afterglow of his win, the newest American Idol, 29-year-old Taylor Hicks, took questions after the show. Inevitably, the subject of his radically unusual hair color was broached: "I didn't have any idea that America would embrace gray hair as much as they have," he told reporters. Gee, where on Earth would he have gotten the idea that America doesn't embrace gray hair? Could it have crossed his mind when he was told early on by Simon Cowell that he was too gray to be the American Idol?
April 7, 2006 |
James Armstrong's got style, and he likes to smell good. Real good. And to smell good, he's got to have his Axe. "Axe is one of my favorite things in life," he said. "You don't want to be smelling bad in class." He's 13. He wears outfits, not clothes. And he has one scent for every day. And one for, well, you know, special occasions. "Sometimes when you wear it," said Milai Henriet, his classmate at A. Mario Loiederman Middle School in suburban Silver Spring, Md.