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Hardcore sex in 'Nymphomaniac' puts porn actor genitals on cast's bodies

For his upcoming film <i>Nymphomaniac</i>, Danish director Lars von Trier is using the genitals of porn actors having intercourse and superimposing them …

Russian Terminator: Soldier has bullet removed from forehead with pliers

<b>A soldier has been dubbed the ‘Russian Terminator’ after footage emerged of a bullet being removed from his forehead with a pair of pliers.</b><p>The …

Study: Cardio Could Lessen Brain Damage from Alcohol

Good news if you're the type to refuel with a beer or two post-workout: A new study published in <i>Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research</i> suggests …

The Brain

The 30-minute big back workout routine

Circuit training and high-intensity workouts are "in," but when it comes to packing on size, there's always room for single body part …

Exercise

Overnight Expert: How to talk dirty

Guys get a bad rap for being brazen about all things related to sex, but when it comes to talking dirty, shyness is the biggest barrier to giving it …

6 easy ways to eat shrimp

1. Shrimp cocktail<p>Cold shrimp with cocktail sauce is more than a party hors d’oeuvre—it also makes for a quick and easy protein-packed snack. Take …

Recipes

Marathon Training Tips for the Novice Runner

It’s easy to promise yourself that you’ll run at least one marathon in your lifetime. But following through on that promise? That’s a different …

Marathons

Battle of the brands

THE official death toll from the collapse of the Rana Plaza clothing factory complex (pictured) on the outskirts of Dhaka is now over 1100, making it …

The 10 best music documentaries As films about Ginger Baker and the Stone Roses are released, here's the Observer's pick of the movies in which film-makers focus on the drama behind the songs Photograph: Dezo Hoffmann/Rex Features

Rush hour crush: Underground ‘love trains’ for single commuters

Underground commuters could soon be getting a shot at love during their journey after a company announced plans for a ‘love train’.<p>There will be …

Rev the black labrador wows with cover of Adele’s Make You Feel My Love – video

Grammy Award-winning singer Adele has many fans but her most devoted yet could be a black labrador that sings along to her songs.<p>Rev the dog has been …

Is computing speed set to make a quantum leap? Quantum mechanics research could hold the key to a new generation of super-fast computers http://gu.com/p/3fqeh Photograph: Rex Features

What would you do with $590m (£388m)? A "sole-winner" in Florida bought a lottery ticket in supermarket and banked the biggest Powerball jackpot in US history: http://bbc.in/14FuDvJ

Does Prozac help or hinder artists' creativity? More than 40 million people globally take an SSRI antidepressant, among them many writers and musicians. But do they hamper the creative process, extinguishing the spark that produces great art, or do they enhance artistic endeavour? http://gu.com/p/3fqcc Photograph: Katherine Rose for the Observer

Lionel Shriver: 'Almost no one has a normal relationship with food' Lionel Shriver's new novel is intensely concerned with food, family and obesity. Over lunch, she talks about its semi-autobiographical roots, the class divide over eating – and her passion for chilli http://gu.com/p/3fy26 Illustration: Lyndon Hayes