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Hemingway, Fitzgerald: Did alcohol help or hinder the great writers?

In my last pair of entries, I looked at artists' coffee-drinking habits and highlighted a swath of 20th-century writers who used amphetamines to …

The Best Berries For Your Health

<i>By Angela Haupt for U.S. News</i><p>Indeed, they're "the ultimate anti-aging superfood," says registered dietitian Lauri Boone in her new book, "Powerful Plant-Based Super Foods." "They top the charts with their high levels of antioxidants and phytochemicals to keep your brain young, skin glowing, and …

A Skull Made Of Cocaine And Other Amazing Images From This Week

9 Trippy Photos Of Soap Film

Duuuuuuuude<p>All these psychedelic colors don't look too impressive in the bottle. That's because they come from a film of soap, which Pennsylvanian Linden Gledhill made with a machine and then photographed.<p>The colors come entirely from the interference of light that enters the soap film and then …

This Weird Tiny Frog Hears With Its Mouth

"Talk directly into my mouth, please."<p>The Gardiner's Seychelles frog is one of the smallest amphibians in the world, measuring less than half an inch long. But their extreme tininess isn't the only curious thing about them. As a new study shows, this species of frog has no eardrum and no middle …

Barack Obama: The Loneliest Man on the Planet?

Barack Obama looked like about the most isol­ated man on earth Fri­day. At his clos­ing news con­fer­ence at the G-20 Sum­mit in St. Peters­burg, …

G20 Summit: Decoding the Body Language

Awkward 20<p>With the world watching, Putin, Cameron, Obama and other heads of state put on their best poker faces.<p>09.06.13 6:30 PM ET

David Frost and the Art of the Interview

David Frost’s skills are being disparaged by those who can’t see his subtle genius. By David Frum.<p>“You have to decide whether you like asking …

Life on Minimum Wage Around the World

Felted Wool Stones and Stylish Decor Inspired by Natural Rock

Collecting stones is something most of us have indulged in at some point or another. As kids, many of us might have spent endless hours walking along …

Scientists raise mini human brain in a petri dish

With the goal of being able to better study neurological diseases, researchers create a lab-grown brain with stem cells.<p>Petri dishes have hosted all sorts of experiments, such as cultivating mold or breeding amoeba. But now, truly futuristic events are happening in these circular glass plates -- …

10 paths to painless pizza-making

As you may have noticed, we’re <i>kind of</i> into pizza in the smitten kitchen. I mean, just a little. I can’t help it–in my mind, it combines the best …

What Whistle Blower and Former High Level Executive Michael Winston Knows About Bankers Crimes Will Horrify You

You may know Michael Winston’s story from a series of articles by Gretchen Morgenson in the New York Times, or from a celebrated Frontline episode, …

Bank of America

Poverty saps mental capacity to deal with complex tasks, say scientists

Poor people spend so much mental energy on the immediate problems of paying bills and cutting costs that they are left with less capacity to deal with other complex but important tasks, including education, training or managing their time, suggests research published on Thursday.<p>The cognitive …

Huckabee’s Alternative To Obamacare: The GOP Should Cure Cancer

Former-Arkansas-governor-turned-Fox-News-host Mike Huckabee is so fed up with hearing President Obama claim that the Republicans have made preventing …

America's Imperial Disdain For the Emerging World

As the BRICs and other developing economies stumble, there is strange and widespread assumption that emerging markets are helpless without the West. The opposite might be true.<p>August this year has been exceptionally unkind to the emerging world. We know that Egypt has been plunged into political …

Judging Obamacare: A How-To Guide

It’s go­ing to be a mes­saging war for the ages.<p>When some of the Af­ford­able Care Act’s most crit­ic­al fea­tures go in­to ef­fect Oct. 1, so too …

Why The PC Is Not Doomed

There has been a lot of press coverage in recent months about slowing PC sales. Lenovo has recently reported that its smartphones and tablets outsold its PCs and the venerable computer itself has seen the longest sale decline in its history, continuing from late 2012, right the way through 2013. …

Penalise young voters who opt out, says think-tank

First-time voters should be forced to take part in elections and fined if they refuse to cast a ballot, a think-tank has recommended.<p>Compulsory first-time voting could overcome the current apathy among young voters and tackle the “inequality” in turnout rates which means older, wealthier people in …

United Kingdom

In pursuing the badger cull, the government is being anti-science

The Tory-led government's controversial badger cull is set to begin on Monday night. Despite widespread protest and a national petition with more than 250,000 signatures, David Cameron is determined to push ahead.<p>This policy is completely out of touch. The public and scientists are united in their …

The Week in Review: The Final Frontier

Inside Flipboard / August 23, 2013<p>Being an astronaut is tough enough. But what about being a one-way astronaut? More than 165,000 adventurers have …

NSA and GCHQ: the flawed psychology of government mass surveillance

Recent disclosures about the scope of government surveillance are staggering. We now know that the UK's Tempora program records huge volumes of private communications, including – as standard – our emails, social networking activity, internet histories, and telephone calls. Much of this data is …