Author: curtcl03

A slightly neurotic ex-biologist who drinks coffee and eats chocolate like a fiend. Any suggestions on how to keep suicidal orchids alive and orange mollies (fish) from reproducing and becoming cannibals would be highly appreciated.

The Worst Part is the Waiting

The Worst Part is the Waiting

Anticipating bad events gives researchers a peek into posttraumatic stress disorder.

By Ciara Curtin | Posted October 12, 2006

Pick Your Poison

Pick Your Poison

Scorpion venom could help treat brain cancer patients.

By Ciara Curtin | Posted September 25, 2006

What were the conditions that created the rare tornado in Westchester County earlier this summer?

What were the conditions that created the rare tornado in Westchester County earlier this summer?

–asks K. Curtin, from Long Island, NY.

By Ciara Curtin | Posted September 5, 2006

More Pounding, Less Breathing

More Pounding, Less Breathing

New CPR guidelines go into effect.

By Ciara Curtin | Posted August 25, 2006

A Mumps Lesson

A Mumps Lesson

What happens when the vaccine for a childhood disease fails?

By Ciara Curtin | Posted August 16, 2006

Why Men Are Like Dogs (but not in a bad way)

Why Men Are Like Dogs (but not in a bad way)

Men raise or lower the pitch of their voice based on how they view the dominance of another man.

By Ciara Curtin | Posted August 2, 2006