Saul Villeda, who leads a stem-cell research lab at the University of California, San Francisco, is not concerned about a black market for baby blood.
What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable!
The latest epidemic to terrify the Western world is Ebola, a virus that has killed hundreds in Africa in 2014 alone.
When I first read the Chinese edition of Allen Ginsberg’s Howl in 1988, I was a skinny 15-year-old girl who had lived all her life in a southern Chinese province surrounded by stubborn bamboo mountains.
In high school, my son Carson developed a fascination with Fred Phelps, the way a more typical teenager might obsess about the Marvel universe or The Vampire Diaries.
As far as aspirations go, MarkAlain Dery’s might seem strange: giving rapid, mouth-swab tests for human immunodeficiency virus to celebrities.
About four thousand years ago, somewhere in the Middle East — we don’t know where or when, exactly — a scribe drew a picture of an ox head.
When I was 12, on family vacation in New Mexico, I watched a group of elaborately-costumed Navajo men belt out one intimidating song after the next.
When I woke up one morning and found I could hear nothing, my biggest sense of loss came from being unable to listen to my older brother and sister playing my favourite Diabelli duet.
I hear a single voice as I walk up the steps to the meeting room. It reminds the men and women gathered in a half circle that, yes, they admitted powerlessness over alcohol, and that only a power greater than themselves could restore their sanity.
What sight could be more moving than a mother nursing her baby? What better icon could one find for love, intimacy and boundless giving?
Any time we embark upon a journey, be it a morning commute or a leisurely day trip, we engage in transition.
When the US President Richard Nixon announced his ‘war on drugs’ in 1971, there was no need to define the enemy.
I’m the youngest by far of five children. My mother was 34 when she conceived me in 1950, so chagrined by this chronological indiscretion that she tried to hide the pregnancy from her sister.
People often seem to talk of self-respect, self-esteem, pride and vanity as if they are interchangeable, never mind the nuances of amour-propre, conceit, self-absorption and narcissism.
This morning a tiny fly was, true to its name and nature, flying about in the vicinity of my desk. It really was very tiny – a fruit fly, I’d guess.
Bethesda in the state of Maryland is the kind of safe, upscale Washington DC suburb that well-educated, high-earning professionals retreat to when it’s time to raise a family.
Before he died, Albert Einstein requested that his whole body be cremated as soon as possible after death, and his ashes scattered in an undisclosed location.
Westerners are constantly worrying about consuming too much and living too well. This is not a new concern.
Almost six years ago, when I became a parent, one of my very few certainties was that I would read to my daughter.