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BMW has a hydrogen-powered 5 Series

Battery-powered EVs are in the spotlight right now, but that doesn't mean car manufacturers aren't looking at alternative fuel sources. At its "Innovation Day" in France, BMW unveiled a prototype 5 Series GT that uses a hydrogen fuel cell to power its electric motor. We've seen the company …

Food Security: The End of a Golden Age

This article first appeared on www.opedspace.com<p>The golden age of agriculture is over. Growth based on the expansion of cropland area as seen until the 1950s, followed by improving land productivity through new technologies and productivity-based agricultural policies will fail us. It resulted in …

Anjelica Huston: ‘I wanted a perfect romance and a lovely husband’

Anjelica Huston arrives at the Carlyle hotel in Manhattan after lunching with Sofia Coppola. It’s the first time she has seen her old friend in over 15 years, and the reunion has put her in a nostalgic mood. Huston and Coppola have a lot in common, not all of it good. “In both cases our fathers …

3 years ago, happy drunk, I thought I met Jake Gyllenhaal… I'm now 90% sure I didn't.

Kubrick’s indestructible influence: “Interstellar’’ joins the long tradition of borrowing from “2001’’

<b>"2001: A Space Odyssey" and "Interstellar" (Warner Bros./Salon)</b><p>Every sci-fi movie since Kubrick’s 1968 masterpiece has echoed the original in certain unavoidable ways<p>T.R. Witcher<p>November 22, 2014 12:00am (UTC)<p>When I first heard about Christopher Nolan’s new sci-fi adventure, "Interstellar," my …

Self-Taught Artist Ivan Hoo Has Inhuman Ability To Turn Objects Into Hyperrealist Drawings

A glass of wine, an adorable pug, a jar of Nutella. Not only does Ivan Hoo have an inhuman ability to transform worldly objects into drawings, he also has great taste in subject matter. Hyperrealist junkies, feast your eyes on artworks so realistic you'll just want to eat them up (Nutella) or give …

8 Foods That Can Boost Your Mood and Help Battle Seasonal Depression

It's getting darker outside. For a lot of us, it seems like it's getting darker inside, as well.<p>Since the clocks fell back, and the sun started going down right after lunch, a lot of people have been complaining about SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder. It's one of those conditions that comes with …

A Cranberry Ginger Upside-Down Cake To Steal the Show

<i>Would you like a piece of cake right now? For Goodness Cake is here for you. Every week, we'll be sharing recipes that prove why cake should be its own food group.</i><p><i>Today: A cranberry cake that's ready to be front and center at your Thanksgiving dinner.</i><p>If there's anything you need to know about me, …

A Historical Timeline Of Ketchup And French Fries, And How The Pair Grew To Fall In Love

Once upon on a time, in the 1700s, potatoes were thought to be a food "unfit for human consumption," and instead were fed to livestock and prisoners. Lucky pigs, lucky criminals.<p>As we know them today, potatoes -- particularly the French fried variety -- are something to be anticipated with every …

12 Brussels Sprout Recipes for Thanksgiving

Few foods have experienced as dramatic a transformation as Brussels sprouts—for years they were maligned as being mushy and smelly, but these days you can barely find a hip restaurant that <i>doesn't</i> serve them. It's easy to see why: when cooked correctly, these little brassicas have a wonderfully …

50 Amazing Wines for $15 or Less

Wine editors Ray Isle and Megan Krigbaum tasted hundreds of wines to find these 50 bottles.<p><i>Wine editors Ray Isle and Megan Krigbaum tasted hundreds</i> …

Ask Dr. Vinny

<i>Dr. Vinny,</i><p><i>What’s the difference between a Sauvignon Blanc and a Chardonnay?</i><p><i>—Comfort, Johannesburg, South Africa</i><p>Dear Comfort,<p>Sauvignon Blanc and …

The Man Behind Wonder Woman Was Inspired By Both Suffragists And Centerfolds

The man behind the most popular female comic book hero of all time, Wonder Woman, had a secret past: Creator William Moulton Marston had a wife — and a mistress. He fathered children with both of them, and they all secretly lived together in Rye, N.Y. And the best part? Marston was also the creator …

Downton Abbey may be forced to eradicate Isis (the dog)

Much as our own modern, polite society has been forced to deal with the intrusion of ISIS with grim determination and a stiff upper lip, so too must …

David Armstrong: photographer of outsiders lately embraced by fashion

David Armstrong, who has died at age 60 from liver cancer, never achieved the kind of recognition afforded his best friend, Nan Goldin, but his influence was acknowledged of late by a younger generation of photographers, including Ryan McGinley. “He has a specific style and owns it,” McGinley told …

Keanu Reeves: 'I always wanted to be Wolverine'

Speaking publicly about being passed over for high-profile roles would usually be seen as career suicide for a Hollywood A-lister. Not so Keanu Reeves, who has followed up last week’s complaint about his lack of recent major studio offers by lamenting his failure to secure juicy roles as Batman and …

In Netherlands, Nikolai the walrus couldn't believe his eyes when he was presented with a fish cake on birthday. http://t.co/kKPdbpY4ac

Primal Carnage: Extinction - Sony Reveal Trailer

Stream the Flaming Lips’ Insanely Trippy ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ Tribute LP

The Flaming Lips will release their all-star <i>Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band</i> tribute, <i>With a Little Help From My Fwends,</i> on October 28th – but …

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Galerie d'art Yves Laroche in Montreal is gearing up for their largest group show, “Égrégore," which features Martin Wittfooth (pictured), Josh Agle (Shag), Liz McGrath, Miss Van and more. Take a look at our preview before it opens on October 30. http://hifructose.com/2014/10/20/preview-egregore-group-show-at-yves-laroche-gallery/

Giovanni Battista Moroni at the Royal Academy review – quietly magical and erotically charged

The tailor looks back at you with an intimate, familiar cock of the head. He must have been a close friend of Giovanni Battista Moroni. It is easy to picture them both as local characters in their small north Italian city. The tailor and his mate the painter, drinking wine on an evening in downtown …

Pittsburgh 'Wins' Gawker's 'Ugliest Accent' Contest

Pittsburghers talk funny.<p>The city has “won” Gawker.com’s ugliest accent tournament, besting the other Pennsylvania finalist – Scranton – in a …

Pumpkin Fritters Are The One Recipe You Need To Make This Fall

Cooking is especially joyful in the fall. With the cooler temperatures setting in, spending time next to a fryer is actually a treat (and eating the fruits of your labor even more so). There are pies to be baked. Squashes to be pureed. And pumpkins to be fritter-ized. That's right, pumpkin fritters.<p>…

One-Skillet Crispy Chicken With Saffron, Lemon, and Red Potatoes

A joke in my household growing up was, "What's for dinner—chicken?" because my mom, great cook that she is, often resorted to Cornish hens for family dinner. She had ways to mix up the flavors and, I will admit, mastered these dishes. In fact, a variation of this recipe made with tender chicken …

What The Hell Is Tamarind, Anyway?

In our next installment of "what the hell is that common thing you know you should know, but are actually pretty clueless about," we're investigating tamarind. You've probably heard of tamarind, but can you describe what it is, exactly? A bean... maybe? A spice... or something? Quit guessing and …

Cook the Ultimate Huevos Rancheros

This dish gives new meaning to the term “breakfast for dinner.”<p>Eggs are not breakfast food. They’re also lunch food. And dinner food. Really, they’re anytime food. Every shell houses a payload of filling protein, whether you eat the insides scrambled, over-easy, or hardboiled. The only problem with …

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