Audrey Carlsen appears in the following:
Sunday, June 09, 2013
Photographer Ajay Malghan takes familiar foods and makes them look foreign. He says it's a statement on genetically modified food. But if you want to just appreciate it as abstract art, that's OK too, he says.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
More than 200 dietary supplements have been recalled in recent years because they contain drugs that aren't listed on the label, an analysis finds. The ingredients are potentially harmful, researchers say.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
A push to make narcotic painkillers harder to abuse means that generic versions of OxyContin won't be allowed. But drugs that are more resistant to abuse are expensive and can still be addictive.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Ricin is a naturally occurring toxin that's found in castor beans. Castor-oil plants, the source of beans, are popular with gardeners. You can get sick by eating beans. But purified ricin can be made pretty easily and used for no-good.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Research in mice suggests that short-term hearing loss caused by loud noise like rock concerts may protect ears from more serious damage. But adapting to noise can be dangerous if you compensate by turning up the volume even higher, researchers warn.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Wild animals use all sorts of plants and naturally occurring substances to ward off illness. There are chimpanzees that eat rough leaves to purge themselves of parasites and bees that coat their hives with resin to beat back bacteria.
Monday, April 08, 2013
Scientists have developed a type of chocolate infused with micro-bubbles of fruit juice that they say can replace up to half of the fat found in normal chocolate. This hybrid treat, they say, provides a tasty, more healthful alternative to regular chocolate.
Saturday, April 06, 2013
For the hearing-impaired, sounds are quieter, but they can also be fuzzier and maddeningly distorted. Listen to these audio clip simulations of what that kind of hearing loss sounds like.
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Critics argue that wind turbine syndrome is a fictional malady perpetuated by people angered by the wind turbines in their communities. Now ear, nose and throat experts are finally weighing in on whether it could be real.
Monday, April 01, 2013
In a 16-year study, adults age 65 and older who ate fish regularly were observed to live longer and were less likely to die of cardiovascular disease. It's the latest finding to bolster doctors' recommendations that people should eat one to two servings of fatty fish per week.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Photographer Ernie Button has been taking pictures of the dried residues left in empty whisky glasses for six years. The resulting images are compellingly abstract, and maybe just a little bit otherworldly.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Acting out dreams in your sleep may put you at risk for developing dementia later in life, researchers say. The behavior appears to portend Lewy body dementia, the second-most common form of dementia among older people.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Some people with a rare neurological condition known as synesthesia can taste shapes or smell color. And when these people work in the food industry, it can radically redefine flavor profiles. (Blue wine? Moss-flavored cotton candy?)
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Can eating a banana counter the effects of being over-caffeinated? That's a claim that's been circulating around blogs recently. Some baristas swear by it, but we talked to a scientist who explains why it just isn't true.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Autistic children may find it easier to socialize with other people in the presence of animals. An Australian study suggests that animals could help autistic children connect with therapists, teachers and their peers.