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Forget the mayo-laden crap. Make red cabbage slaw: Thinly slice half a medium red cabbage. Toss with 4 medium shredded carrots (just use a vegetable peeler), 3 sliced scallions, a big handful of cilantro, 1 seeded and diced jalapeño, a few good shakes of sesame seeds, the juice from 1 lime, and 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar. Add sugar and salt to taste. Use your hands to mix well. For best flavor, let in chill in the fridge overnight. Adjust the seasoning the next day, if needed. Makes enough to feed a whole mess o' people.

Brie Larson interview: 'I just wanted to do weird stuff'

'You're coming in at a very strange time for me," says Brie Larson. She has just arrived in London on the redeye from New York and is sitting on a steroidally plumped sofa in a Soho hotel suite. Her hair and makeup are freshly glammed and the late-afternoon light from the window catches the right …

Group perfoms Icelandic hymn in German train station

YouTube video shows Icelandic indie-folk group spontaneously burst into song in Wuppertal station, west Germany.<p>The video shows six people spontaneously bursting into song in a train station hall, undeterred by the interruption of train announcements in the background.<p>The singers are the band …

The Elements of the Periodic Table, Personified as Illustrated Heroes

As a lover of children’s books, especially illustrated science–inspired and nonfiction children’s books, I was instantly smitten with <b>Wonderful Life with the Elements: The Periodic Table Personified</b> (<i>public library</i>) by Japanese artist Bunpei Yorifuji, whose ingenious subway etiquette posters you …

New evidence that sports supplement “Craze” contains a meth-like synthetic drug that’s never been tested on humans

If you’re in the mood to experiment with a powerful synthetic drug, pick yourself up a tub of Craze, bodybuilding.com’s 2012 pick for pre-workout supplement of the year. You “have NOT Experienced Workout Energy Like <i>This</i>,” promises the supplement’s maker.<p>There’s a very good reason for that: There is …

Ann Arbor

Peru makes book writing into a spectator sport and invites aspiring writers into combat

On a chilly Monday night in Lima, a bar called La Noche is packed. Usually people come to see live bands. But tonight they're here for Lucha Libro.<p>It's a twist on Lucha Libre, Mexico’s version of pro wrestling, where competitors put on masks and pseudonyms to duke it out in a ring.<p>Peru's Lucha …

How Super-Achievers Do What They Do

For their new book <i>The Art of Doing</i>, Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield interviewed 36 super-achievers at the tops of their fields. They started seeing patterns emerge. These are the 10 most common practices of the highly successful.

Lemon-lime Soda Hangovers: Scientists Find a Good Hangover Cure

Lemon-lime soda is a good cure for hangovers, according to a new study.<p>A group of researchers in China has concluded that while some beverages …

Alcohol

Listen: Gorillaz: "Whirlwind"

Yesterday, Damon Albarn played guest DJ on Dermot O’Leary’s BBC Radio 2 show. There, he shared an unheard Gorillaz track that didn't make the cut for <i>Plastic Beach</i>. It's called "Whirlwind", and it features the Lebanese National Symphony Orchestra. Listen below, and check out the entire show here …

Gorillaz

New Music: Jeremih “I Luv This Sh*t (Remix)”

Singer and Def Jam signee August Alsina ended off the week by debuting his “I Luv This Sh*t” remix with Chris Brown and Trey Songz. The R&B star …

First Listen: Lucius, 'Wildewoman'

If it were possible to wear out a digital file, then my copy of Lucius' self-titled 2012 EP would now be scattered digital bits. New Yorkers Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig sing soulfully in unison, but there's more to their perfect, magnetic pop music than that: Their songs are spacious and …

First Listen: The Dismemberment Plan, 'Uncanney Valley'

On <i>Uncanney</i> <i>Valley</i>, its first album since 2001, The Dismemberment Plan sounds loose and liberated — like a band with its legacy secured, happy just to be there. It's a fitting way for the hard-to-define, intermittently funky D.C. rock group to make a comeback, because its members have spent the last …

Professor Stephen Hawking backs right to die for the terminally ill

Professor Stephen Hawking, who once said he thought assisted dying was "a great mistake", has changed his stance to support the right of terminally ill people who are suffering to end their lives.<p>Hawking, 71, was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease – a form of motor neurone disease – at the age of …

Here You Will Find A Livestream With Nigerian Dwarf Goats

Our friends over at Modern Farmer kicked off their special Goat Week today, featuring tons of great big stories about urban goat-raising, how to find the best goat for you, and our old friend the spider-goat--and that's just today. Our favorite, though, is this live-streaming goat-cam, showing off …

Testicle size may indicate men's childcare aptitude, suggests US study

Men's aptitude for childcare may be reflected in the size of their testes, according to a study by US scientists.<p>Researchers found that men with smaller testes were more likely to take charge of children's bath-time, visits to the doctor, night-time comforting, and other parenting jobs than others …

Visit A Stunning Salt Mine In Google Street View

The Polish Wieliczka Salt Mine comes to Google Street View<p>The Wieliczka Salt Mine, with its pure-salt chandeliers, began operations in the 13th century, drew tourists as early as the 15th century, and became a United Nations World Heritage site in 1978. This year, it got yet another tourist …

Life on earth 'began on Mars'

Evidence is mounting that life on Earth may have started on Mars. A leading scientist has claimed that one particular element believed to be crucial to the origin of life would only have been available on the surface of the red planet.<p>Professor Steven Benner, a geochemist, has argued that the …

Here's What Happens When You Put Flaming-Hot Nickel On Gummy Bears

Your burning question, answered<p>Might want to set aside an hour or so to watch this video several times. The mad geniuses at YouTube channel carsandwater, who've captured some pretty amazing footage of stuff being burned by a Red Hot Nickel Ball, have taken the RHNB mechanism to the heads of …

What Blood Shows Scientists About Suicide Risk

A new study of bipolar patients brings researchers closer to creating a blood test for suicidal thoughts.<p>Suicide was responsible for more deaths than motor vehicle crashes were in 2009, but it's not always easy for doctors to tell when someone is at risk. A new study from the Indiana University …

Psychedelic Drugs Don't Make People Crazy, Study Says

Researchers even found some associations between psychedelic drugs and fewer mental health issues.<p>Contrary to what some anti-drug campaigns will have you believe, dropping acid probably isn't going to make you depressed or psychotic. In fact, psychedelics might actually be associated with better …

FYI: What Would Happen If I Ate Nothing But Meat?

Good ol' meat and potatoes. Without the potatoes.<p>You might get scurvy, like a pirate. Cooked meat contains very little vitamin C, notes Donald Beitz, a nutritional biochemist at Iowa State University. Without the vitamin, scurvy would bring on rashes and gum disease, not to mention very bad breath. …

Assyrian Wall at Foundation of Massive Iron-Age Fortifications Just Unearthed

Researchers have unearthed the remains of massive ancient fortifications that once helped protect an Assyrian harbor.<p>The fortifications were found in …

Archaeology

Shorter Workday Isn't The Key To Happiness, Says Bummer Of A Study

Workaholics of the world, rejoice? We'll all be just as unhappy with a shorter work week.<p>When it comes to working hours, less apparently is not more. Proponents of the six-hour workday will be saddened to hear that, as delightful as shorter days sound, decreasing work hours might not make anyone …

3 Ways To Save Psychotherapy

People have been turning away from psychotherapy in favor of medication for years, despite the evidence that therapy works. Here are a few tips for improving the industry's image.<p>The subtle art of lying on a therapist's couch is in rapid decline. Psychotherapy, the traditional one-on-one weekly …

American Tourist Knocks Finger Off 14th Century Statue in Italy

In an accident of historic measure, an American tourist to Florence's Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, is fortunate today that the motto "You break it, …

Re-Awakenings

Anna Sumner’s craving for sleep began when she was an 18-year-old high school senior. She thought nothing of it.<p>When it followed her to college, she blamed it on stress. She was working so hard, she told herself, her body just needed the extra rest. But it was more than that. She would choose naps …

Man Who Blew Whistle On Danger At Oak Ridge Lab Has Died

Back in 1990, Charles Varnadore, a technician at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, had had enough with the unsafe conditions at the lab. He saw sloppy handling of radioactive materials, employees working in close proximity to hazardous waste, elevated cancer rates among employees, and …

Pregnant women may smoke more if they feel detached

<b>BROWN / JOHNS HOPKINS (US) —</b> Pregnant women who smoke and don’t feel strong emotional attachment to their unborn babies may smoke more than those who …

Pregnancy