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 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 […]