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45 years after Apollo 13: Ars looks at what went wrong and why

You’ve probably seen the film—but the reality is a lot more complicated.<p>Space industry insiders have a love-hate relationship with Ron Howard’s 1995 …

Why is it sad and lonely women who turn to chocolate?

The sight of a hopelessly single or newly dumped woman chomping on chocolate is a well-established cliché of TV and film<p>Let’s get one thing clear: in real life, wolfing down Easter Eggs is definitely a unisex activity. But on screen, it appears that chocolate – with its dark, melt-in-your-mouth …

Audrey Hepburn

Dessert Recipes for Extreme Chocolate Lovers

Are you a chocolate or a vanilla lover? If chocolate is your flavor of choice, these recipes are for you. Double and triple chocolate desserts might …

The Art of Billie Holiday’s Life

Some biographies of artists take in the whole life—preferably with equal attention to the work, and integrating the two elements to the extent that the work invites it. Others offer a bio-slice or synecdoche, centered on one particular period, relationship, or field of activity to provide an …

Literature

If parallel universes exist, here's how we could actually find the evidence

Every few seconds, the spin direction of a random particle in the room is measured. If the particle is spinning one direction then the gun goes off and the physicist dies. If the particle is spinning in the opposite direction, there's just a clicking sound and the physicist survives.<p>She has a 50/50 …

Dark Matter

Church of Cannabis approved under Indiana religious freedom law

Indiana has approved "The First Church of Cannabis" under its controversial religious freedom law.<p>Church founder Bill Levin told ABC 7 that he …

Religion

Why astronauts get slapped in the face with a cross before going to space

Because religion. And geopolitics<p>Astronauts leave nothing to chance, and alongside the checks and double-checks carried out before a rocket launches, there's a clutch of rituals that have taken root in the world of space travel. Perhaps the oddest of these (at least visually) is the official …

‘Islam Is a Very Dark Theory’: How the Son of a Founding Member of Hamas Rejected Extremism and Converted to Christianity

Mosab Hassan Yousef, the bestselling author of “Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices,” appeared on <i>The Glenn Beck Program</i> Monday to discuss how he rejected radical Islam and converted to Christianity.<p>“I was brought up in a state of …

The Philadelphia Phillies will serve hard liquor at home games this season

In what seems like either a terrific or terrible idea, all fans of drinking age attending Phillies games at Citizens Bank Park in 2015 will have access to hard liquor. Philly.com has the details:<p>But in a first this season, the Phillies and Aramark will sell cocktails and wine on the main …

Baseball

Why Indian Cuisine Breaks All The Flavor Science Rules

Everything we Westerners thought we knew about flavor pairing was recently turned on its ear by a study of the delicious and contradictory jumble of sensation known as Indian cuisine.<p>But let’s step back a minute and look at how we decide what tastes good. Why do we choose certain flavor combos and …

Soon, Humans Will Follow Robots Into Deep Space

Today, astronaut Scott Kelly will board a Russian Soyuz spacecraft bound for the International Space Station. He’ll spend a year in low-Earth orbit, …