Carrageen, an ingredient common in toothpaste, ice cream, shampoo and champagne, is the key component in Carraguard, an experimental vaginal gel that contains microbicides that paralyze sperm and attack HIV and other viruses. The substance is in the final testing phase and could be avaiable in a year.
Plane spotters have had a rough time since Sept. 11, 2001. These aviation groupies who haunt airports to watch and photograph planes in action are now in the crosshairs of law enforcement agents worried about terrorism.
As the number of women imprisoned in America grows, a new prison romance dynamic is emerging through the Internet: men pursuing lady cons, a twist on the traditional prison relationship. But buyer beware: Happy endings are rare, and scams have already cost men hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Digital photography is catching on so fast that some photographers are taking drastic steps to cope with an uncertain future. One stalwart is hording film in his freezer. Another has simply resigned himself to the fact that his old film camera may make a good ashtray.
When 52-year-old Steve Maes went into Boston's Virgin Megastore the other day, he wasn't in the mood for the greeter who met him at the entrance. He ignored her perky Welcome to Virgin! and proceeded to shop.
As Americans' waistlines spread and obesity reaches epidemic proportions, a growing number of researchers are looking at the possible link between a woman's nutrition during pregnancy and a baby's risk of becoming overweight.
When Minneapolis native Char Steffes got assigned to a project in London for the advertising agency Fallon Worldwide in 2001, love wasn't the first thing on her mind. But in a demanding, intensely social office--where open curvicles replaced walled cubicles, and where a night out meant hitting the pub with coworkers--she fell for Simon Roseblade, a 31-year-old copy editor.
A South Korean lawmaker has quoted intelligence officials as saying they have no evidence North Korea has recently counterfeited U.S. dollars.
It is an American immigration program that is well-known everywhere in the world except the United States, and it could be eliminated before the end of the year.
American congressmen are accusing U.S. companies of providing the tools and otherwise helping China limit public access to the Internet. The criticisms came Wednesday in a briefing sponsored by the Congressional Human Rights Caucus.