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River Phoenix's Life in Photos

Today, <i>Last Night at the Viper Room: River Phoenix and the Hollywood He Left Behind</i> hits book stores. The book was written by Rolling Stone …

Idaho

Alan Alda Reminisces About His Star Turn As Hawkeye Pierce In 'M*A*S*H'

Alan Alda’s star turn as Hawkeye Pierce in the classic, still popular television series, <i>M*A*S*H</i>, had its roots in burlesque, the actor recalled recently.<p>Interviewed by television journalist Jeff Greenfield at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, Alda said his father worked in burlesque and …

13 Southern Sayings That The Rest Of America Won't Understand

But the South undoubtedly takes the cake.<p>Conversations south of the Mason-Dixon line will befuddle anyone not born there.<p>We chose 15 of the most ridiculous Southern sayings — and tried to explain them.<p>Cotton has long been a key crop to the South's economy, so every harvest farmers pray for tall …

Can Sex REALLY Count as a Workout?

Learn the truth about getting it on<p>You know all those times you’ve joked about how sex is such a workout? Turns out there may be some truth to that after all, according to a new study published in the journal <i>PLOS One</i>.<p>Canadian researchers used these cool, non-intrusive armbands to track 21 couples, …

Research

Will we ever bring the dead back to life?

Understanding the processes governing death is helping experts try to halt and reverse it. It’s also challenging our ideas about the nature of death itself.<p>Zach Conrad died on a lovely Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia. It was 3 June 2012, and the 36-year-old financial analyst had decided to take a …

Medicine

Hands On With The Nexus 5 And Android 4.4 KitKat

The Nexus 5 is here! The Nexus 5 is here!<p>After months of hype and more questionably “accidental” leaks than any device in recent memory, Google announced their new flagship Android handset this morning.<p>I’ve only had the device in my hands for a few hours, so it’ll be a few days before I’m ready to …

Israeli air strikes hit Syrian military base

Israel has launched air strikes against a Syrian airbase in the northern province of Latakia, according to media reports and officials.<p>A US official confirmed that "there was an Israeli strike" on Thursday but gave no detail on the location or the target, according to the AFP news agency.<p>Citing …