A year ago, most of the world had never heard of Copiapo, Chile, nor given much attention to the lives of the miners who went down into its copper mines daily. That was until Aug. 5, 2010, when a cave-in at the San Jose copper mine trapped 33 men more than 2,000 feet underground.
Once the Chilean government knew the men were alive, they focused on a massive rescue effort, and after 69 days, the men ascended as celebrities of sorts. A year on, the movie rights have been sold, but fame has not brought the fortune they expected.
Jackie Gleason (right) played Ralph Kramden — a bumbling but loveable overweight husband — in the 1950s sitcom <em>The Honeymooners</em>. Audrey Meadows co-starred as his wife, Alice.
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Mike (Billy Gardell) and Molly (Melissa McCarthy) meet at Overeaters Anonymous in the CBS comedy <em>Mike & Molly</em>.
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Actress Ashley Fink arrives at a <em>Glee</em> screening in Hollywood, Calif. Fink previously starred in ABC Family's <em>Huge </em>and the film <a href="http://www.fatgirls-themovie.com/"><em>Fat Girls</em></a>.
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Aspiring contestants fill out applications during an open audition for <em>The Biggest Loser, Season 10</em>. More than 500 people showed up at the D.C. audition, with thousands more applying around the country.
About the only thing all real fat people have in common is that they weigh more. Beyond that, they are as diverse in style, background and personality as people who aren't overweight. But on the small screen, fat people get shrunk into the same stereotypes.
Mothers might not realize that the tastes and flavors they savor while pregnant can influence their babies' palates later.
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Want your child to love veggies? Start early. Very early. Research shows that what a woman eats during pregnancy not only nourishes her baby in the womb, but may shape food preferences later in life.
At 21 weeks after conception, a developing baby weighs about as much as a can of Coke — and he or she can taste it, too. Still in the womb, the growing baby gulps down several ounces of amniotic fluid daily. That fluid surrounding the baby is actually flavored by the foods and beverages the mother has eaten in the last few hours.
The Vaccines, a London-based indie rock band with a retro sound, are partnering up with popular photo app Instagram to make a crowdsourced music video for their song "Wetsuit." They're asking fans to share photos from the band's summer tour using the app on their smartphones.
Vaccines guitarist Freddie Cowan, guitarist for The Vaccines, says he's already seen a huge response: "Pictures of people on their campsites and people covered in mud in England or people in the sun in Europe. And candid shots of us."
Can the most modern of technologies help solve the health woes in the poorest countries in the world? Some biomedical engineers say yes. They are designing diagnostic laboratories that fit on something as small as a credit card, and give results in minutes instead of hours or days.
These devices are sometimes referred to as a "lab on a chip." To use them, all you need to do is obtain a drop of someone's blood.