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Rolling Stone's Best of 2013

From music's best newcomers to the worst of Hollywood, everything you need to know about the past year<p>The year may be drawing to a close, but <i>Rolling</i> …

Oprah Opens Up About Her Choice Not To Become A Mother

Throughout her years of doling out advice, giving recommendations and offering famous faces and everyday folks a shoulder to cry on in their darkest hour, at times, Oprah Winfrey seems like a mother to us all. But the queen of media recently admitted motherhood was never in her plans, saying her …

Link About It: This Week's Picks

1. The Culture of Counterfeit<p>Shanzhai refers to the massive counterfeit market in China, encompassing everything from imitation smartphones and sneakers to bootleg shampoo and Coca-Cola. With the sustained rise in consumer culture in China, along with the confluence of globalization and the …

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The greatest American rock band of all time? Surely not Guns N' Roses

A new BBC4 series attempts to find America's ultimate rock band. But Neil McCormick does not agree with its conclusion<p>Who is the greatest American rock band of all time? I suspect the answer might depend from which side of the Atlantic you view the question.<p>From a British perspective, it wouldn’t …

12 Retro Christmas Ads To Remind You That A Woman's Place Is In The Home

According to these sexist ads from the '50s and '60s, all women wanted were vacuums.

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Toxic tampons: How ordinary feminine care products could be hurting women

We talk about toxins in food and cosmetics — but the dangerous chemicals inside tampons and pads are being ignored<p>Nowadays, we hear a lot about the noxious cocktail of chemicals that can be found in our food, furniture, cleaning products and even our cosmetics. Yet we never really hear about what …

What to eat before a swim

Swimming provides a good workout for the whole body and is a great way to keep fit and healthy. As a competitive sport, training can involve a …

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How Mass-Produced Meat Turned Phosphorus Into Pollution

It's a quandary of food production: The same drive for efficiency that lowers the cost of eating also can damage our soil and water.<p>Take the case of one simple, essential chemical element: phosphorus.<p>Phosphorus is one of the nutrients that plants need to grow, and for most of human history, farmers …

Why The Cod On Cape Cod Now Comes From Iceland

Good luck finding local cod in Cape Cod, Mass.<p>The fish once sustained New England's fishing industry, but in recent years, regulators have imposed severe catch limits on cod, and the fish remain scarce.<p>"I've never seen cod fishing this bad," says Greg Walinsky, who has been fishing on Cape Cod for …

Relapse of 'cured' HIV patients spurs AIDS science on | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists seeking a cure for AIDS say they have been inspired, not crushed, by a major setback in which two HIV positive patients believed to have been cured found the virus re-invading their bodies once more.<p>True, the news hit hard last month that the so-called “Boston …

The friendly mind-reading robot pet – video

Stuart Nolan is magician-in-residence at Watershed's Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol, experimenting with creative ideas that blend science, technology, interactive design, magic and illusion. Using the tracking of subconscious muscle responses, he has created a friendly mind-reading robot pet – …

The bitter truth about making a natural sugar substitute

Sugar in soft drinks and other processed foods may be bad for us, but cheating our taste buds has proved difficult — and the substitutes we do have (like the coal derivative found in Sweet'n Low) can sound even worse. A more "natural" solution is sweetener derived from plants like stevia, which has …

More Than 300 Sharks In Australia Are Now On Twitter

Sharks in Western Australia are now tweeting out where they are — in a way.<p>Government researchers have tagged 338 sharks with acoustic transmitters that monitor where the animals are. When a tagged shark is about half a mile away from a beach, it triggers a computer alert, which tweets out a …

TOTD: What’s Your List of Top 10 Cars of 2013?

There’s no denying that 2013 was a memorable year full of car launches and news. We’ve already shared our best and most memorable cars and experiences we’ve had in 2013, and we even listed the top 10 most popular web articles. Now it’s your turn. What’s your list of top 10 cars of 2013?<p>Feel free to …

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Analyst Predicts GM Will Purchase Tesla This Year—We Have Our Doubts

Yra Harris, a trader at Praxis Trading, speculated in an interview with CNBC this week that General Motors might buy Tesla in 2014. Harris, known for his low-key, professional demeanor, noted that Tesla valuations are currently in “la la land,” but a purchase at a reasonable value would be a “deal …

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