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Mona Lisa and Cholesterol

What has Cholesterol got to do with that sphinx-like lady and her mysterious expression iconized in the famous Leonardo painting?  Quite a lot in fact, according to the findings of an  Italian medical expert who also delves into renaissance art, artists and their subjects. A recent article in the New York Times reports that Professor […]

Publish and Be Damned!

Thus spake the  Iron Duke, the 1st Duke of Wellington,  the vanquisher of Napoleon at Waterloo. Threatened by a blackmailer who demanded ‘reward’ for silence (or withholding publication of, or editing out compromising details in, a rather salacious memoir by a well-known courtesan, one of the Duke’s many Mistresses), his riposte was short, sharp and […]