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We have always been modern, and it has often scared us

The idea that our world and even our minds are being made radically different by new technologies, above all the internet and social media, is …

Yoghurt from a silver spoon tastes best

Eating with a solid silver spoon really can make your food taste better, according to researchers.<p>Psychologists have found that the weight, type and even the colour of cutlery can change the way people perceive the taste of food.<p>Yoghurt eaten with a silver spoon tastes more expensive and creamier …

Food

There's a lot more to neuroscience than media 'neuromania'

Neuroscience gets a lot of press. Popular media outlets run the latest story of a brain scan that predicts your political leanings (but see a …

Why Are Pearls Round?

How can an oyster rotate pearls so perfectly when it's basically just a giant booger?<p>Not all pearls are round, but many are, and these are the most prized. But given that the creation of a pearl happens within the locked-tight shell of a living creature, we don't really know exactly how they're …

Watch Paula Deen's Sons Defend Her on CNN's New Day

<b>Paula Deen's</b> sons, <b>Bobby Deen</b> and <b>Jamie Deen</b>, went on CNN's <i>New Day</i> this morning to discuss the fallout surrounding a leaked transcript in which Deen admits to using racial slurs. (Side note: <i>New Day</i> seems a bit of an odd choice for the Deens to break their silence, given that the show debuted …

Ask Eat Like a Man: The Special Potato Report

<i>Josh Ozersky is a James Beard Award-winning food writer, B-list food personality, and noted polymath and deviant. The founder of Meatopia, he will answer all your questions on meat, food, food writing, relationships, restaurants, or cooking. He is also available for private tutorials.</i><p><b>What are the</b> …

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Watch Paula Deen Defend Herself on the Today Show

<b>Paula Deen</b> finally went on <i>Today</i> this morning to discuss her infamous deposition transcription and the resulting implosion of her empire. Deen bailed on <i>Today</i> last week, which set off an odd chain of events that ended with the Food Network firing her.<p>And it was bizarre. It started off with …

One in 10 British female tourists suffer harassement in Mediterranean countries

One in ten British women is sexually harassed or assaulted while on holiday in the Mediterranean, research shows.<p>One in 15 men suffer sexual …

Love Letters: Rome

<i>Carol Stigger is a Chicago-based writer specializing in Third World poverty, microfinance, and travel (check out her blog here). She lives in Rome two months a year writing about ancient and modern Italy and in India during the winter as a volunteer for a community development organization.</i><p>I love …

Vintage Disney Photos: Disney World, Disneyland Snapshots From The Past (PHOTOS)

Ever since Disneyland opened in 1955, children around the world have dreamed of a vacation to the classic theme park and resort.<p>Almost 60 years later, Disneyland and Walt Disney World still rank as favorite destinations for families around the world, with millions of visitors hitting the parks each …

The One Google Reader Feature Nobody’s Figured Out How To Replace

By John Paul Titlow9 minute Read<p>In one week, Google Reader will disappear. Until that long-dreaded moment arrives, the service’s most dedicated users …

Texas senator's filibuster heats up the Internet

Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis' filibuster against an abortion bill kept people glued to YouTube and Twitter on Tuesday.<p>YouTube and Twitter provided blow-by-blow coverage of a long, heated filibuster Tuesday in Texas that the major cable networks failed to carry.<p>State Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) …

Twitter

How Apple And Google Ruined Developers' Summer Vacation

Mobile developers had better catch their collective breath while they can. Following the Apple and Google developer conferences, app creators have a bevy of new tools to learn and exploit. If you make apps for iOS and Android, you now know exactly what you have to work with for the foreseeable …

More Than 1M U.S. Android Users Downloaded Adware in the Past Year

You know what sucks? Apps that “display advertising outside of the normal app experience, harvest unusual personally identifiable information, or …