Current treatments for severe epilepsy are brain surgery, invasively implanted electric stimulation devices, and medications whose side effects can include huge drops in the number of white blood cells and platelets in the body, problems with the liver and pancreas, aplastic anemia, and even liver failure. In other words, what little relief these treatments might provide to epileptics is obscured by their side effects.
For two days in the middle of July, a black out grabbed New York by its sweaty throat only to aggravate existing economic and social fears. The culprit? An unforgiving combination of…
In 2008, a bearded Russian man named Nikolai Peristov was searching for mammoth tusks along the muddy banks of the Irtysh River in Siberia. Peristov is both a historian and a jewelry maker, and his plan was to carve out pendants and charms from the ivory of the ancient tusks. But that day, instead of mammoth tusks, Peristov found a human femur near the village of Ust’-Ishim. Although he had no way of knowing it at the time, he had just made one of the most important scientific discoveries of the 21st century.
French Farmers Up In Arms Over Falling Prices
Note to self: don’t piss off a French farmer lest you wish to have your front porch filled with steaming manure. This–along with a slew of other questionable pièces de résistance–was the result of Wednesday’s nationwide protests regarding falling prices and demand coupled with increased regulations and production costs. Continue Reading
The rules for Trail’s UK Mountain Photo of the Year contest were simple: photographers were asked to capture what they loved most about the United Kingdom’s mountains. After browsing through the list of finalists, it is clear that there are many reasons to love mountains, whether for their startling beauty or snow-covered peaks. Featuring mountains from all over the United Kingdom, here are the top ten finalists from the simple (yet spectacular) photo contest: