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34 things you learn on the 'Sons of Anarchy' set

Spend close to 20 hours on location and set with the cast and crew of <i>Sons of Anarchy</i>, and you learn a few fun facts. <i>EW</i>‘s recent cover story (read it …

Why we may fall ill when we’re on holiday

Does rushing to meet work deadlines before a break leave you more prone to coming down with an illness? Claudia Hammond finds out.<p>I’ve lost count of the number of people who have told me how they rushed to get everything done in the run-up to their holiday, only to be struck down with a stinking …

Learn The History Of Physics In 4 Minutes

Aristotle was wrong. He claimed that heavier items fell faster than lighter items. Had he actually tested the theory, using a high-tech tool as sophisticated as a ladder, a ledge, or a cliff, he’d have immediately realized that it couldn’t possibly be true. Because Galileo did test the theory, and …

History of Science

"There's a F*cking Clock On The Floor That Says 'You're Finished" Glen Hansard at The Hollywood Bowl (Review)

On paper, it should have been a fantastic show. Three stellar acts who go well together. Iron and Wine (Sam Beam) started the night off with only an …

For Glen Hansard, opportunity knocks more than once

Glen Hansard's doubly blessed musical life will be doubly displayed Aug. 10 at two of Hollywood's most famous venues.<p>The Irish singer-songwriter will be headlining at the Hollywood Bowl, backed by a lavish 13-piece folk-rock ensemble with strings and horns. While he waits to go on, a mile away the …

Top Ten: Worthy Performances That Will Win No Awards

Jose here. Every year as the awards race picks up, it seems as if we’re all collectively Lacuna-ed into forgetting all the great performances that …

44 Easy Breakfast Recipes You Won't Believe Are Gluten-Free

In a diet without gluten, breakfast options become a little limited. And it’s not that oatmeal, eggs, Greek yogurt with berries, and avocado toast on …

Scientists now know why popcorns pop

Study unravels physics of kernel – water contained in the shell rapidly escapes as steam under heat, making the corn ‘pop’<p>The popping sound made by popcorn is normally viewed as a pleasing cue that your snack is ready to eat, but for scientists the phenomenon represented one of nature’s significant …

Thermodynamics

Harper Lee 'hurt and humiliated' by speculation she was duped into releasing new book

Lawyer pushes back against suspicions the 88-year-old author is too frail to have signed off on release of Go Set a Watchman<p>Harper Lee is "hurt and humiliated" by suggestions that she has been manipulated into <b>releasing a second book more than fifty years</b> after the publication of To Kill a …

Ukraine peace 'uncertain' after talks with Putin, but worth trying

“History shows us that dictators will always take more if you let them,” says John McCain, comparing Angela Merkel and François Hollande's talks with Vladimir Putin to Neville Chamberlain's appeasement of Hitler<p>A rift between <b>Europe</b> and the <b>US</b> over the <b>Ukraine</b> crisis appears to be growing after senior …

Food for thought: men really do eat faster than women

A study has confirmed what many couples know instinctively - men are hardwired to clean their plates faster than women<p>There are two types of people in the world: those who are horrified at how quickly everyone around them is eating, and those who are bored to death waiting for others to finish …

Is JJ Abrams headed to the CGI dark side for The Force Awakens?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens,JJ Abrams,Film,Star Wars,Science fiction and fantasy,Culture,Andy Serkis<p>The director says his forthcoming Stars Wars instalment will use the old-school techniques of the original trilogy along with CGI – here’s hoping he doesn’t throw the entire digital effects …

Star Wars

Old Crow Medicine Show Reflect on Grammy Win, Nashville Isolation

Last night, after the 57th annual Grammy Awards came to a close in a sea of Prince cameos and Kanye West rants, Old Crow Medicine Show split into two …

Laser-Controlled And See-Through Brains Get Biomedical Prize

In addition to being scientifically important, Karl Deisseroth's research makes for some really cool-looking pictures<p>The scientist who figured out how to make organs see-through and how to control brain cells with laser light is getting a shiny new award today. Psychiatrist Karl Deisseroth, a</i> …

Stanford University

Revealing Photo Series Documents School Lunches Around the World

Around 32 million children in the US eat cafeteria food every weekday, and most of these students consume over half their daily calories at school. With this in mind, it's clear that school cafeterias are becoming crucial in the fight against childhood obesity. Sweetgreen–a chain of salad …

Food

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

Masters of Photography with Their Most Famous Images

For every famous photograph, there is a photographer unseen behind the camera. Tim Mantoani puts<p>For every famous photograph, there is a photographer …

Photography

The white man who pretended to be black

With the release of the movie Selma, a lot of Americans are asking how far race relations have really come in the United States. On the one hand, the movie depicts the success of the Sixties civil rights crusade – its victory confirmed by <b></b>Barack Obama’s election in 2008.<p>On the other hand, the recent …

The life-saving operations that change personalities

After a heart transplant turned father-of-two Kevin Mashford into a keen cyclist, can a new organ really change who you are?<p>Through the foothills of the Mendips he flies, zipping past the winter hedgerows and stubble fields. He did more than 30 miles last weekend, and is aiming for 40 miles this …

Harper Lee book news leaves home town surprised, bemused and sceptical

For a writer who made her name evoking the brittle frailties of the southern small town of her youth, there’s a symmetry to Harper Lee’s life today. She spends her days in a modest assisted-living home barely half a mile away from the courthouse where as a child she used to sit watching her father …

Measuring This Brain Region Could Predict Depression And Anxiety Years Before It Hits

We all encounter challenges and obstacles in life, such as divorce, death, illness and unemployment. But while some people are highly resilient and able to cope with these stresses, others struggle deeply, and may experience anxiety and depression as a result.<p>So why is it that some of us thrive in …

Depression

David Cameron: creating three-parent babies is not 'Playing God'

David Cameron, the Prime Minster, said the new law would not lead to 'designer babies'<p>David Cameron denied that scientists were ‘Playing God’ as he voted to allow three-parent babies in an landmark vote in the Commons.<p>Britain became the first country in the world to allow a new IVF technique which …

10 Ways You're Ruining Your Jeans

Those beloved denim duds have seen better days and you know it.<p>You may live in denim (we do), and be under the impression that it's relatively indestructible (we were). But while wearing jeans can feel blissfully low-maintenance, taking <i>care</i> of them is a little more tricky. And because we're all …

Fingertips To Hair Follicles: Why 'Touch' Triggers Pleasure And Pain

The rate at which someone strokes your hair can cause feelings of pleasure or annoyance — too slow is repulsive, too fast is annoying, and just right soothes.<p>There's a scientific explanation for this: People have special nerve endings (wrapped around the base of hair follicles) that detect the …

Cute Killers? Gray Seals Maul, Suffocate Seals and Porpoises, Studies Say

Long thought to be fish-eaters, the big-eyed animals have been observed taking on bigger prey in the North Sea.<p>It seemed a heart-warming sight: two seals apparently frolicking in the sea before slipping below the waves off the German island of Helgoland (map) in 2013.<p>Then an ominous sheet of red …

'Point and Shoot' looks at contemporary thrill-seekers

Some folks will go to extraordinary lengths to find themselves.<p>Matt VanDyke, a shy 26-year-old with obsessive-compulsive disorder, described his journey from his Baltimore home to Libya as a "crash course in manhood." Armed with an automatic weapon and his trusty camera, he joined rebel fighters …

Dutch biker gang grabs rifles, joins Kurds in fight against ISIS

Members of a massive Dutch motorcycle gang, armed with Kalashnikov rifles, recently joined Kurdish forces battling the Islamic State in Iraq, vowing to “exterminate the rodents.”<p>The leader of No Surrender -- which has dozens of chapters in the Netherlands and across Europe -- told state broadcaster …

Hemingway biopic is first major Hollywood film shot in Cuba since 1959

A forthcoming biopic of Ernest Hemingway has become the first full length Hollywood feature film to shoot in Cuba since the 1959 revolution, according to the Hollywood Reporter.<p>Papa, which tells the story of the iconic American writer's friendship with a young journalist in 1950s Havana, received …

First Photo of Cooper and Stone in Cameron Crowe's New Film

White House rejects clemency for Edward Snowden over NSA leaks

The White House and leading lawmakers have rejected Edward Snowden's plea for clemency and said he should return to the United States to face trial.<p>Dan Pfeiffer, an Obama administration adviser, said on Sunday the NSA whistleblower's request was not under consideration and that he should face …