Karen Foulois

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'Pitch Perfect 2': EW review

No one really expected a low-budget musical comedy about college singing groups to become one of 2012’s biggest box office success stories. But …

Box Office

I Spent Seven Years Locked in a Human Warehouse

America shouldn't treat the mentally ill worse than it treats criminals.<p>On the morning of June 24, 2007, I kicked in my elderly neighbors’ door and brutally beat them with a broom handle. I then immediately called the police to tell them what I had done. I was arrested and charged with first-degree …

Cyborg Cockroaches: How They Work

A tiny backpack turns a pest into a rescue robot<p>Disasters can bury survivors in unstable rubble. Finding those victims may one day fall to small robots--but living insects enhanced with electronic parts could do the same job sooner. In 2012, researchers at North Carolina State University steered …

Solar Panels

Hubble Revisits an Icon, the Pillars of Creation

Science & InnovationNo Place Like Home<p>Twenty years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope snapped one of its most iconic images ever. The three towering columns of gas bathed in the light of hot, young stars came to be called the Pillars of Creation — and they showed up on everything from t-shirts to …

Hubble Space Telescope

12 Unexpected Uses For Vodka

Forget about martinis and vodka sodas, these surprising uses for vodka are about to change how you look at liquor<p><i>Getty Images</i><p>It's time to rethink how you use vodka. Sure, the spirit is still perfectly capable of creating potent adult beverages, but these new uses for the liquor may leave you …

Why Mercedes Leaves Jersey For Georgia, Toyota Left California For Texas

Taxes aren’t the only reason for these two big auto company moves, but they are a big part of it. And it is something high tax states can address. Already, New Jersey Republicans are calling for tax cuts after Mercedes-Benz’s announced move of its U.S. headquarters to Atlanta. About 1,000 workers …

Your Fat Has a Brain. Seriously. And It's Trying to Kill You.

Phil Bruno was super-sizing again. It was just past 5:30 on a spring evening in 2004, and he was driving home from work. He pulled into a White Castle, one of many fast-food outlets lining Route 100 in his hometown of Manchester, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. He was only a mile from his house, …