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Saying Goodbye to Bruges

I once joined a discussion on a travel forum about Bruges and unintentionally ticked some people off who said you could see Bruges in a day or a day and a half. I suggested close to a week was more like it, and was grossly misinterpreted.<p>They misread me as saying that you should see <i>everything</i> …

European Travel

14 Things You Might Not Know About Spaceballs

Mel Brooks hadn’t directed a movie in six years when he committed to 1987’s <i>Spaceballs</i>, a joke-saturated spoof of <i>Star Wars</i> and other popular genre …

Jack Nicholson Reportedly Offered Princess Margaret Cocaine

Queen Elizabeth’s sister met Nicholson in 1979 at a Hollywood party thrown in her honor.<p>Last week, we learned of a particularly impressive bit of <b>Jack Nicholson</b> dating lore involving the Oscar winner and notorious ladies man successfully picking up a woman in front of her very boyfriend. This week …

Celebrity News

Britain’s most important historic laboratory is under threat

The original Cavendish Laboratory – the crucible of modern science – is under threat. Boris Jardine explains why it’s important and why it should be saved.<p>Amidst a chaotic jumble of museums, offices and laboratories in the centre of Cambridge there is one building that can legitimately claim to …

Physics

Nicholas Hoult to play JD Salinger in new biopic

Rebel in the Rye is set to explore the birth of the reclusive writer’s best-known work<p>Nicholas Hoult is to play JD Salinger in a new biopic which will tell the story of the creation of the reclusive author’s classic novel of teenage disaffection, Catcher in the Rye, according to the Hollywood …

Harvey Weinstein

24 Charts Showing the Top Flight Searches for Summer Travel in 11 U.S. Cities

Understanding where flight search volumes are highest for any given destination helps destination market organizations, hotels and airlines …

Flying

This Chocolate-Caramel Pretzel Tart Is About To Make You Extremely Popular

Usually, we love to chat with you about our recipe of the day. But when a dessert is this heavenly, there's little for us to say except find the time to make this Chocolate-Caramel Pretzel Tart, because it is so worth it.<p><b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>The Best Chocolate Recipes In The Whole Entire</b> …

Dessert

Curiosity improves memory by tapping into the brain’s reward system

The brain’s dopamine reward circuitry fires up when people are curious about finding answers, making learning more effective<p>Brain scans of college students have shed light on why people learn more effectively when their curiosity is piqued than when they are bored stiff.<p>Researchers in the US found …

Your nose knows death is imminent

Losing the sense of smell predicts death within five years, according to new research<p>Until as recently as 1987, British coal pits employed caged canaries as sentinels that alerted miners to the presence of poisonous gases. Being more sensitive to them than we are, the birds would get distressed …

No, Seriously, How Contagious Is Ebola?

<b>Update on Oct. 8: The Ebola patient in Dallas, the first diagnosed with the virus in the U.S., has died.</b><p>Holy moly! There's a case of Ebola in the U.S.!<p>That first reaction was understandable. There's no question the disease is scary. The World Health Organization now estimates that the virus has …

Overcaffeinators May Have More Trouble Expressing Their Feelings

I'm feeling lukewarm<p>If you often have trouble with finding the right words to express your feelings, empathizing with other people’s emotions, or waiting for your next caffeine fix, you may be alexithymic.<p>Alexithymia, derived from Greek for “no words for feelings,” is a personality trait …

15 Facts About Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Even if you already have most of <i>Fast Times at Ridgemont High</i> memorized, get to know the teen sex comedy on a deeper level with these …

Universal Studios

'Harmontown' shows Dan Harmon, in all his self-loathing and self-worship

It's hard to decide what Dan Harmon has done more of in Hollywood — engineer comebacks or bite the hands that have given him those comebacks.<p>The<p>"Community"creator — the entertainment industry's id and conscience, its grenade-thrower and its truth-teller, depending on your point of view — is back in …

Anne Hathaway Says ‘Fame F*cked Me Up For A Really Long Time’ (A Year?)

Some people are made for fame, and some people are made for complaining about it. While it’s never been exactly cool “to be cool,” you can’t be a celebrity in 2014 without downplaying your celebrity-ness. So in a recent interview with <i>Elle UK</i>, Anne Hathaway – who pretty much dropkicked the spotlight …

Entire Original STAR WARS Trilogy Told in 3-Minutes

Daniel Radcliffe to Play Michael Caine's Son in NOW YOU SEE ME 2