February 18, 2013 It was one of the most revolutionary tools of biomedical research: the immortal HeLa cell line. But few people know the cells belonged to a poor Southern tobacco farmer named Henrietta Lacks. Rebecca Skloot spent years researching Lacks and tells her story in The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks.
February 18, 2013 More than 200,000 bikes were reported stolen in 2010, according to FBI statistics. By some estimates, more than 1 million bike thefts go unreported annually. When thieves stole writer Patrick Symmes' bike in 2006, he set out on a vigilante crusade in "the dangerous underworld of vanished bicycles."