Julie Scelfo

Organic Chemistry

The boom in restaurants serving local organic produce has come with an unexpected downside: more bugs in your food. Without pesticides to deter them, aphids, ladybugs, caterpillars and beetles are tagging along on the journey from farm to kitchen to dinner table with greater frequency.

Vindicated Katrina Doc Tells Her Story

Dr. Anna Pou was accused of murdering nine patients in a New Orleans hospital wracked by Katrina, but a grand jury declined to indict her. Now she gives her side of the story.

Dating Sites Match Lovers Who Share Disease

Dating is awkward for Sandra Liz Aquino, 41. She's divorced and beautiful, but she's also HIV-positive. So last month, she signed up with Prescription4Love.com, a dating Web site for people with sexually transmitted diseases and other health conditions.

Mitchell Gold on the Bible and Gay Rights

For years, Mitchell Gold, a founder of the popular furniture company Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, has been irritated by what he sees as fundamentalist Christians' use of the Bible to justify withholding civil rights from gays.

Kids & All-Terrain Vehicles: Dangerous Mix

It was supposed to be fun. hanging out with his cousin on a sunny Texas afternoon in 2005, B. J. Smith, then 15, decided to go for a spin on his uncle's new all-terrain vehicle.

Jessica Lynch Sets the Record Straight

Jessica Lynch became a national hero in 2003 after she was dramatically rescued by a team of Special Ops soldiers from an Iraqi hospital where she was believed to be a prisoner of war.

Va. Tech: Counselors Discuss Trauma Management

The short-term effects are invariably similar. Anyone connected-directly or indirectly--to the ghastly killings at Virginia Tech on Monday inevitably will be grieving in the days and weeks ahead.

Is Imus the Product of a Ghetto Mindset?

Cora Daniels has problems with the cultural legacy of the hood. In her new book, "GhettoNation: A Journey Into The Land of Bling and The Home of The Shameless," the journalist and writer examines how the hip-hop lifestyle and behaviors attributed to inner-city neighborhoods—celebrating gangsters and violence, revering fancy cars and bling, flaunting women's bodies—has permeated American culture and created a widespread "ghetto" mentality.

Study: A Downside to Day Care?

A new study finds that children who regularly attend day-care centers develop more behavioral problems in kindergarten than those that don't. What's a parent to do?

Former U.S. Atty. Says Independence Threatened 

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales resisted new calls for his resignation Wednesday over the growing scandal about the dismissal of eight U.S. attorneys. To understand why these firings have become such a politically charged issue, NEWSWEEK's Julie Scelfo spoke with Mary Jo White, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, who was appointed by President Clinton and served for nearly nine years, even staying on for 10 months after President Bush took office and ordered three...

Men and Depression: New Treatments

For nearly a decade, while serving as an elected official and working as an attorney, Massachusetts state Sen. Bob Antonioni struggled with depression, although he didn't know it.

Bake It Like a Man

What do you call a goatee-wearing, bass guitar-playing, power saw-wielding, tattooed guy who spends his days mixing flour and sugar? A baker. But Duff Goldman, head of Baltimore's Charm City Cakes and host of the Food Network's hugely popular "Ace of Cakes" TV show is not your ordinary pastry chef.

Fast Chat: Changing Your Heart

Dr. Arthur Agatston's first book, "The South Beach Diet," was a best seller that turned into a national phenomenon. Now the cardiologist is back with "The South Beach Heart Program," which aims to reduce heart attacks and strokes.

Paul Martin

On September 11, 2001, Karen Ann Martin, the head flight attendant of American Airlines Flight 11, perished when her plane collided with the World Trade Center's North Tower.

Science and the Gender Gap

To get a sense of how women have progressed in science, take a quick tour of the physics department at the University of California, Berkeley. This is a storied place, the site of some of the most important discoveries in modern science--starting with Ernest Lawrence's invention of the cyclotron in 1931.

Families Cheer as Autism Bill Passes

In a move that could have far-reaching implications for children with autism and their beleaguered families, the Combating Autism Act passed unanimously tonight in the Senate after months of behind-the-scenes wrangling between autism advocates and Texas Republican Rep.

Heartbreak's Revenge

When George Berg's wife, Sandra, began spending three nights a week studying for an MBA, he didn't mind. But when the manager of the family's Myrtle Beach time share called two years ago to say someone left behind a Blockbuster video card--during a weekend when Sandra was supposed to be away at a company event with their son--George got suspicious.

Heartbreaking Results

The announcement over the weekend that Pfizer had halted development of a potential blockbuster drug intended to treat heart disease dealt a major blow not only to the company, but to heart patients everywhere.

Cosmetic Surgery: A Lush Mane of Lashes?

Growing up, Alevé Loh, a 30-year-old marketing manager in L.A., longed for thicker eyelashes. "My best friend always had amazing huge, big eyelashes. I was like, 'I want those!' " Loh's dream became a reality after she underwent the latest form of cosmetic surgery: eyelash transplants.