How slim and skinny is the pope?

The pope, for all his charisma, is a man who has never been skinny.He is also the only head of state in the world with a mass weight of more than 170 pounds, a figure that was confirmed last year by a Vatican report.That’s more than any previous pope, including Benedict XVI, who was a weight of 170 pounds when […]

How to avoid a slimy pickling, but still have a slim chance of catching the slimy fish

This article appears in The Washington Post’s online edition.To read more, visit washingtonpost.com/thedaily.To get the latest health and science news, sign up for The Washington Report email newsletter.To hear the latest from The Post’s science team, sign-up for our weekly email digest, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.The Washington Institute for Dental Research at the University of Maryland […]