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After Devastating Injury, Austrian Pole Vaulter Is Breathing On Her Own

Kira Grunberg, Austria's top women's pole vaulter who suffered a horrible injury during training Thursday, is breathing on her own and could soon leave intensive care. The 21-year-old underwent emergency surgery after fracturing at least one of her cervical vertebrae.<p>Doctors say the fall has left …

Intensive Care

Short Trip? More People ‘Microdosing’ on Psychedelic Drugs

For Martijn Schirp, it's a way to make an ordinary day just a little bit better.<p>A former poker player and recent graduate in interdisciplinary science in Amsterdam, Schirp has been experimenting with a new way to take psychedelic drugs: Called microdosing, it involves routinely taking a small …

Psychedelia

Most Of The Web Is Invisible To Google. Here's What It Contains

A roadmap of the Internet's darkest alleys<p>You thought you knew the Internet. But sites such as Facebook, Amazon, and Instagram are just the surface. There’s a whole other world out there: the Deep Web.<p>It’s a place where online information is password protected, trapped behind paywalls, or requires …

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What Do You Desire?

On a Monday last April, I stood in line at JFK Airport to board a plane to San Francisco. Before me stood a silver-headed West Coast businessman. His …

The Ethics of Extreme Porn: Is Some Sex Wrong Even Among Consenting Adults?

A defense of consent as a lodestar of sexual morality<p>Flickr/Captain Orange<p>In "What Do You Desire?" Emily Witt travels to San Francisco, attends a shoot for a pornographic video about "women bound, stripped, and punished in public," reflects on her own unsuccessful search for romantic love, and …

Desperate for Their MRS. Degrees

In the mid-90s, at 18 years old, it never occurred to me that a woman would go to college for the primary purpose of securing a spouse. Even …

Cicada Recipes: Bugs Are Low-Carb, Gluten-Free Food

Blanched, boiled, or candied, cicadas are a healthy snack, experts say.<p><b>Anyone hoping to spice up their gluten-free diet need look only at the billions of beady-eyed, shrimp-size cicadas currently emerging from the ground in the eastern United States.</b><p>"They definitely would be gluten free ... they do …

First Australians

Aboriginals had the continent to themselves for 50,000 years. Today they make up less than 3 percent of the population, and their traditional lifestyle is disappearing. Almost. In the homelands the ancient ways live on.<p><b>A finger across the throat and a glance seaward. That’s the signal. The two men</b> …

Back to the future: how company takes beef from farmer to burger

The many unanswered questions around the horsemeat scandal have never really included one about motive.<p>As soon as the Food Safety Authority of …

Oatmeal Ice Cream with Toasted Walnuts

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

A Real-Life Window Into How Virginity Obsession Hurts Teen Girls

The Lifetime reality series Preachers' Daughters shows what happens when families become fixated on "purity."<p>The opening fade-in of the premiere episode of <i>Preachers' Daughters</i> features a pure white background with two Bible verses from 1 Thessalonians 4: "For this is the will of God, your …

Bhutanese Refugees Are Killing Themselves at an Astonishing Rate

How unemployment, depression, and a lack of family ties lead to extreme desperation.<p>Jai Subedi still doesn't know why Mitra Mishra killed himself. Subedi, a case manager for Bhutanese refugees at Interfaith Works Center for New Americans in Syracuse, NY, was with the 20-year-old Mishra at Schiller …

Oven "Grilled" Parsnips Recipe -- Roasted Parsnips Appetizer and Side Dish

Why Chemotherapy That Costs $70,000 in the U.S. Costs $2,500 in India

By rejecting patent applications, developing countries have kept down the costs of much-needed medications. Can they continue to do so without harming efforts to develop new drugs?<p>Arko Datta/Reuters<p>Why does Gleevec, a leukemia drug that costs $70,000 per year in the United States, cost just $2,500 …

What Do Earth's Mountains and Valleys Really Sound Like?

If you zoom in on the surface of a vinyl record using a microscope, to the untrained eye it kind of looks like a series of mountains and valleys. …

Why a Rubber Band Is the Best Wallet I've Ever Had

I have always had a bad relationship with wallets. It was just one more thing I had to carry because there was no way to keep IDs and money organized …

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Meteor Strike: The Complete Story of Russia's Cosmic Fireball

Thanks to the crazy prevalence of dash-cams in Russia, we got an amazing, multi-viewpoint look at last month's monster meteor strike just hours after …

FBI's 'flying saucers' memo is bureau's most viewed

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) — A single-page FBI memo relaying a vague and unconfirmed report of flying saucers found in New Mexico in 1950 has become the most popular file in the bureau's electronic reading room.<p>The memo, dated March 22, 1950, was sent by FBI Washington, D.C. field office chief …

China's Lonely Seeking a Spouse- at Discount Rates

A post describing an ideal "budget wife" leads to much soul-searching online.<p>Are you a "budget wife"?<p>Despite the name, being a budget wife -- or <i>jingji shiyong nv</i> in Chinese -- is harder than it seems. According a list published by an anonymous Web user on Sina Weibo, China's most popular …