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Studies on kissing, the word 'huh?' among Ig Nobel award winners

BOSTON (Reuters) - Researchers who studied the consequences of intense kissing, the global use of the word "huh?" and how badly bee stings hurt on different parts of the body were among the winners of this year's Ig Nobel prizes for comical scientific achievements.<p>The annual prizes, meant to …

Boogie wonderlands: five of the most influential clubs of the last 100 years

Dancehalls, music venues and nightclubs are rich with personal and social history. Many have had an influence on music way beyond their four walls. But which have done it best?<p>The Hammersmith Palais de Danse opened in west London in October 1919. Vast and sumptuous, it was the blueprint for all the …

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Prince Announces The Hit & Run Album

Earlier this month, Prince shared a new track called "HARDROCKLOVER" through his Soundcloud. Now, his band 3rdEyeGirl have revealed to BBC 6 Music that a new record will follow later this year. It's called <i>The Hit & Run Album</i>.<p>"Super hardcore Prince fans that know every song he's ever recorded - we …

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Jason Segel on playing David Foster Wallace: “I’m starting to think the things we’ve been told will make us feel good are a lie”

How the star of “Sex Tape” took on the Gen-X literary godhead — in a movie the Wallace estate tried to kill<p>Did I feel like I was being played by Jason Segel, who has spent much of this week holding earnest conversations with journalists in the lobby bar of the Bowery Hotel in downtown Manhattan? I …

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Original short story: A Conscientious Young Man With The State Department, by Dave Eggers

I had no business being at the Republican National Convention. Somehow, though, I had finagled a press pass to the gathering, and I was sitting 50 rows up at Madison Square Garden, watching one of the convention’s few African-American Republicans give a speech to the general disinterest of the …

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Richard Ayoade's top ten cinematic creations from the states

Richard Ayoade first rose to fame as technically brilliant yet socially inept character Maurice Moss in the <i>IT Crowd</i>. However, it was his directorial debut <i>Submarine –</i> adapted from the novel by Joe Dunthorne of the same name – that really won him critical acclaim, shaping his reputation as a talented …

Richard Ayoade And J Mascis Of Dinosaur Jr Talk TV, Nirvana And Ear-Splitting Noise

<i>Richard Ayoade has made the awkward interview into an art form, as Channel 4 News presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy discovered when trying to probe him</i> …

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Edge of Stability: A Time-Lapse of Severe Weather and Natural Wonders

Photographer Jeff Boyce of Negative Tilt recently took an epic photography journey across the United States, shooting 70,000 photos across 15 states …

The Future Of War: Soldier Enhancements

Grunts in the field will get a much-needed upgrade<p>Equipment upgrades will give soldiers an advantage on the battlefield of tomorrow.<p>Intelligence<p>Augmented reality combat goggles—such as those being developed by Israeli Defense Forces and for the U.S. Special Operations Command’s Tactical Assault …