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The 25 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 21st Century, From ‘Children of Men’ to ‘Her’

With themes that range from love to fear to humanity itself, the best sci-fi movies of the 21st century all share distinctly original visions.<p>Sci-fi …

The 10 Best Structured Movies in History

I don’t find myself thinking about the structure of a movie as often as I should. But after seeing this video from CineFix explain the different …

7 ways to be great at dating, according to science

Everyone in the dating game spends untold time, money, and emotional energy trying to find a nice person to chill with on the couch while you both actually watch Netflix — but somehow, most of us still feel like we're striking out constantly.<p>Shouldn't there be a better way?<p>Well, yes: There's no …

Relationships

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Immune System

Science Just Gave You an Awesome Reason to Get High and Masturbate All Day

The benefits of stoned sex are well-documented. Numerous studies have pointed out smoking weed can have aphrodisiac effects, relaxing your …

How to become luckier, according to science

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don't mean …

Charisma

These guys created an app that stops college students from using their phones — and it's so successful they dropped out of college

Richardson, a computer science major, noticed something that was bugging him.<p>While in class, everyone was looking at their phones, texting, and doing whatever, with "no one paying attention to the teachers" as Gardner recalls.<p>The more they talked about it, the more annoyed they were. If technology …

Computer Science

I got a magnet implanted into my finger for science, and it was amazingly weird

<b>This is Episode 14 of Real Future, Fusion’s documentary series about technology and society. More episodes available at realfuture.tv.</b><p>I don't know …

Cool Stuff

Here's How Long Sex Lasts on Average, According to Science

This will come as a relief to some of your, uh, friends.<p>3.6K<p>SHARES<p>Let's make on thing clear up front: good sex lasts as long as it needs to, …

"Scott Pilgrim" Is The Greatest Movie Ever And If You Disagree You're 100% Wrong

"I'm in lesbians with you."

Almond & Coconut Cake: A Happy Accident

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and each week we'll share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Looking for salad and ending up with cake</i>—<i>my life in eight words.</i><p>I almost over-baked this cake. I was sitting on the couch with the …

11 Best Vanilla Cake Recipes

A good slice of vanilla cake is one of the finer things in life. Check out these 11 recipes for the best vanilla cakes and you’ll forget that …

Food

See Charli XCX, Tinashe, Ty Dolla Sign's 'Drop That Kitty' video

Some might say, “Well, music videos aren’t made like they used to be” as an indictment of the medium’s quality. But what about as a general …

This No-Knead Bacon Bread Recipe Is Our Everything

Bacon bread is the stuff that great days are made of. Soft, doughy bread loaded with bites of salty, briny bacon is the culmination of all of our favorite things. It's downright irresistible. But when you add the fact that this loaf of bread is no-knead -- read: almost no work -- it gets even …

Breakfast

How to Make Sous Vide Beef Burger Patties

You're used to cooking burgers on the grill — but did you know you can also make 'em sous vide-style? Simply sear them, drop them into the water bath, and finish as desired. Get the full recipe from ChefSteps right here.

BBQ

Croquembouche Is the Most Glorious Dessert You've Never Heard Of

Ever wanted to make croquembouche? If you've never heard of it, it's essentially a giant mountain of choux pastry balls that are held together by whisper-thin threads of caramel. It's a special treat reserved for celebrations like weddings and baptisms. In this video from Bon Appétit's The Scene, …

Pastry
Steak

Michel Platini warns of return of "dark days" of hooliganism

UEFA president Michel Platini has warned of a return to the “dark days” of hooliganism unless the authorities across Europe make strides to combat the problem.<p>Incidents of hooliganism throughout the continent appear to becoming more commonplace and Platini believes that this phenomenon, allied to …

Michel Platini

Michigan Teacher Sentenced to Prison for Sex with Student

A former Spanish teacher was sentenced to six to 15 years in prison on Tuesday for having sex with a 15-year-old student.<p>Kathryn Ronk, 30, pleaded …

Sex in later life boosts memory and brain power

Dutch study finds the more sexually active older people are, the better their memories and brain function - as Liz Hodgkinson knows from experience<p>Sex, as we know – at least with the right person – can be a thrilling, mind-blowing experience at any age. But now, new research is showing that in …

Applebee's Customer Burned by Fajitas While Praying, But He Can't Sue

An Applebee's customer who was burned while praying over his plate of sizzling fajitas has been told he cannot sue the chain. Late yesterday, a New Jersey appellate court upheld the decision of a lower court which had dismissed the case in 2010, reports the AP.<p>Hiram Jimenez originally sought …

New Jersey

Average penis size revealed in study results

International study of 15,000 penises is being used to reassure men concerned they are not within the ‘normal range’<p>The enduring question now has a scientific answer: 13.12 centimetres (5.16 inches) in length when erect, and 11.66cm (4.6 inches) around, according to an analysis of more than 15,000 …

Anti-Social Behaviour

The Walking Dead’s First Gay Man: Meet Aaron, A Mysterious New Member of Zombieville

AMC’s zombie drama introduced a mysterious new character on Sunday. Does his entrance mean bad times ahead for Rick’s family? [Warning: TV and comic …

The Walking Dead

50 Time-Saving Kitchen Hacks The World Needs To Know

The modern life is a busy one that demands hacks. Lots of hacks. There's a hack to cut cherry tomatoes faster. A hack to peel garlic. Even a hack to split an apple in half with your bare hands -- because who knows when you're going to find yourself without a knife and the need for a split apple. …

Hacking

Slow Cooker Recipes That Will Feed A Crowd

Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching. Have you planned your Super Bowl party menu yet? If you haven't figured out what you're going to cook for the big game, don't panic. We've got Super Bowl recipe collections that run the gamut from wings and nachos to sliders. We've also rounded up some stellar …

Cooking

10 Ambitious Baking Projects for a Snow Day

Lucky enough to be stuck at home on a snow day? Dive into one of these baking projects.<p><b>When it's snowy, cold, and generally miserable outside</b>, there's no better place to be than in the warmth of your kitchen. And there's no better way to spend your time there than with an ambitious baking project. …

Breakfast

The Controversial 3-2-1 Method for Ribs

Barbecue controversy alert! Are you familiar with the popular 3-2-1 method for cooking ribs? I first encountered the technique researching my book <i>Ribs, Ribs, Outrageous Ribs</i>. (Competition barbecuers sometimes call it the "Texas Crutch.") In a nutshell, you break cooking ribs into 3 time blocks:<p>3 …

BBQ

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…

San Francisco