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25 Independent Movies You Should Be Excited About in 2013

With the new year in full swing, eager popcorn-munchers are awaiting the surefire blockbusters and big-deal sequels, namely <b>Man of Steel</b>, <b>Star Trek</b> …

The Many Souls of African American Food

Source: Restaurant-ing through history<p>I was immediately intrigued by the somewhat clunky but memorable title<p>of the essay collection edited by Jennifer Jensen Wallach: <i>Dethroning the Deceitful Pork Chop: Rethinking African American Foodways from Slavery to Obama</i>. The phrasing comes from a quote by …

The Perfect Formula For Brewing Coffee, Down To The Gram

Never drink another bad cup.<p>There's no doubt that coffee culture has reached an unprecedented level of snobbery. But that elitism also happens to produce one fine cup of java. Anyone who loves coffee (and we're pretty sure that's everyone reading this) knows that a perfectly brewed cup of coffee is …

Coffee

Cells Can’t Divide And Invade At The Same Time

And that could lead to a totally new strategy in combatting cancer<p>Just like the X-Men, mutations endow cancer cells with unique abilities that normal, healthy cells just don’t have. For example, cancer cells, unlike normal ones, can invade other cells, causing the disease to metastasize to new …

Biology

Why You Can (And Should) Keep The Gin Flowing This Winter

Vodka and gin aren't just great during the summer -- they're perfect in the colder months, too.<p>Gin and vodka -- long relied upon for crucial summertime refreshment -- typically slip into a state of seasonal depression when it gets cold outside.<p>There's something about the brown liquors -- whiskey, …

What Pushes Us To Work Hard — Even When We Don't Have To?

<i>Part 3 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> The Meaning Of Work.<p><b>About Dan Ariely's TED Talk</b><p>Behavioral economist Dan Ariely says we work hard not because we have to, but because we want to. He examines the intrinsic values we need to feel motivated to work.<p><b>About Dan Ariely</b><p>Dan Ariely is a professor of …

Gaspar Noé's 3D sex film Love gets a 16 rating in France amid controversy

The French ratings board has ignored the advice of culture minister Fleur Pellerin who recommended a stronger rating for the explicit drama<p>Gaspar Noé’s controversial new film Love has been given a 16 rating in France, despite a recommendation that it should receive a higher certificate.