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Lars von Trier's Antichrist banned in France seven years after release

A French court has banned Lars von Trier’s 2009 horror film Antichrist over its sexual and violent content.<p>Antichrist: a work of genius or the sickest film in the history of cinema?<p>Read more<p>The decision was made this week after the Catholic traditionalist group Promouvoir had pushed for the film to …

Shades of Grey

Why Do Thin Guys Always Seem to Win Eating Contests?

Why a 145-pound man can outeat a former defensive tackle nicknamed "the fridge."<p>Professional competitive eating, like soccer, is not as popular in the United States as it is in the rest of the world, where expert gorgers compete for tens of thousands of dollars per tournament. But we are arguably a …

What you may not know about taking a flight

There’s a lot going on around you when you board a plane. BBC Future reviews some of the more surprising facts about your journey.<p>The number of people in the air at any one time is climbing steadily toward one million – and at this time of year, many people around the world are planning a …

The five most anticipated All New, All Different Marvel titles

<i>Anghus Houvouras with the five most anticipated All New, All Different Marvel titles…</i><p>The comics industry has been relaunch heavy of late. The last …

Wimbledon winner Andy Murray would relish joining different type of Superstars

The 2013 champion believes the versatility tennis players have to show on court would make them ideal candidates for the cult sporting TV programme<p>Andy Murray’s standing as an international athlete ought to be established beyond doubt – certainly in tennis he is universally respected and admired – …

Tennis

Apple Loop: Frustrating iPhone 6S Leaks, iOS 8.4's Nasty Surprise, Apple Music Corrupts iTunes

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes a look at the disappointing iPhone 6S leak, the launch of Apple Music, iOS 8.4′s strengths and weaknesses, the update to iTunes 12.2 and issues with iCloud Music, the new iPod range, Apple’s US market share …

Apple Music

Crispiest Potato Chips

6 Servings<p>Keys to great potato chips: A lower frying temp gets the moisture out; a vinegar soak ensures they're crisp.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1½ pounds russet or purple potatoes<p>½ cup distilled white vinegar<p>Vegetable oil (for frying; about 8 cups)<p>Kosher salt or Nori Salt (click for recipe) or …

Recipes

Pie Sci: Why You Should Eat A Slice Of Pie Crust-First

And other ways to make pie taste better using psychology<p>Whether you prefer pumpkin, apple, or chocolate, you probably agree that pie is already amazing. But it can be made even better by carefully engineering the eating experience. Enjoying food is much more than just taste; sound, smell, sight and …

Hot dog hysteria: Inside the body of a speed eater

If you find competitive eating contests hard to stomach, imagine what it's like being the stomach of a competitive eater.<p>Professional speed eaters like Joey Chesnut, Matt Stonie, Takeru Kobayashi, nicknamed "the tsunami," or Molly Schuyler are not like us. They have suppressed gag reflexes and can …

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Serena Williams shocked by partisan Wimbledon crowd after narrow victory over British No 1 Heather Watson

In a rollercoaster third set, Serena Williams was booed as she complained to the umpire about the noise during points<p>Serena Williams criticised the hostile reception that she received on Centre Court in her rip-roaring defeat of British No 1 Heather Watson, who she says should be setting her sights …

Tennis

Mark Millar interview: 'I want to be Marvel, not just work with Marvel'

The comics mastermind behind Kingsman – and the new Avengers, Fantastic Four and Captain America films – on violence, Superman, and why writers always get screwed<p>To many people the name Mark Millar will mean nothing, yet the 45-year-old Scot is behind some of the most bankable ideas in comics, and …

'We're stockpiling Flakes!' Brits in US aghast at Cadbury's ban

How can homesick Brits remedy their heartache with chocolate that tastes like watery sour milk and looks like dried mud, asks distraught expat Sarah Ivens<p>There are dark times ahead for the estimated 1.3 million expats, of which I am one, who have left the UK in search of the American dream. Our …

Downton Abbey

This Spider Weaves A Web Of Charged Silk

It's electrifying!<p>Spider silk is legendarily strong and light. So much so, that researchers are incorporating (or, at least, attempting to incorporate) variations of the material into everything from garments to electronics. Now, it turns out that in addition to being as light as a feather and as …

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Murray soaks it in as Wimbledon welcomes him back

LONDON (AP) — It had been, famously, more than 75 years since a British man arrived at Wimbledon as the defending champion.<p>So Andy Murray took a …