| May 5, 2010
| 4:34 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Eek, a bee! Lore has it that elephants are afraid of mice, but scientists have now discovered that elephants are truly afraid of bees -- and that the pachyderms even sound an alarm when they encounter......
| Oct 4, 2010
Kwa Geok Choo
Wife, mother of Singapore prime ministers
Kwa Geok Choo, 89, wife of Singapore's first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, and the mother of the island nation's current prime minister, died Saturday at home, said a statement from the office of...
| Feb 25, 2010
"A joyful heart is the health of the body, but a depressed spirit dries up the bones."
Who knew that the Old Testament sages who wrote the Book of Proverbs were medical researchers in disguise? It seems that laughter really is the best medicine. n...
| Mar 3, 2010
| 4:57 PM
Michael Foot, a bookish intellectual and anti-nuclear campaigner who led Britain's Labor Party to a disastrous defeat in 1983, died Wednesday, officials said. He was 96.
Foot died peacefully at his home in north London following a long illness, historian...
| Mar 9, 2010
| 2:46 PM
When Neal and Amy Knoll Fraser move their restaurant Grace downtown to the rectory of St. Vibiana's later this year, diners will be hard-pressed to miss the earth-to-table connection.
Fraser intends to plant a garden — and not just a few containers...
| Mar 22, 2010
| 9:59 AM
Even in his own lifetime, the works of Michelangelo stood out in ways that commanded awe and reverence.
While many other Italian Renaissance artists strove to understand the unclothed figures of their subjects, he often peered beneath the skin to...
| Dec 13, 2009
The Complete Fairy Tales
Translated from the French
by Christopher Betts
Oxford University Press: 256 pp., $29.95
There's no reliable way to score the game, but it's at least arguable that the European fairy tale has been the...
| Feb 25, 2010
It's a well-known fact that many women suffer from postpartum depression after the birth of a new baby, but what most fail to realize is that women aren't the only ones who suffer. Fathers, too, can be depressed in the weeks following the birth of a...
| Jun 14, 2010
Here's a sampling of top celebrity doctors — whether authors, journalists, TV show hosts or all of the above — who are influencing what we eat, how we live and whom we love.
DR. MEHMET OZ
Claim to fame: Oz's good looks, plain talk and...
| Aug 8, 2010
Tony Judt, a leading historian of postwar Europe and outspoken political essayist who also wrote movingly about his struggle with Lou Gehrig's disease, has died. He was 62.
Judt, who was a history professor at New York University, died Friday at his home...
| Jul 18, 2010
Henry Clay Frick, J. Pierpont Morgan, Louisine and Henry O. Havemeyer in New York; J. Paul Getty, Norton Simon, Arabella and Henry E. Huntington in Los Angeles; Andrew W. Mellon in Washington, D.C.; Claribel and Etta Cone in Baltimore. Big names in the...
| Dec 14, 2009
The folks on your shopping list are likely an eclectic mix, with various interests and opinions and points of view. But all of them have some interest in some aspect of health -- if not their own, certainly a loved one's. By no small coincidence, the...