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Sixteen Candles Turns 30: Where Are the Stars Now?

It was bracing a few years back, at least for those of us of a certain age, to see Molly Ringwald cast as a grandmother on TV’s <i>The Secret Life of the</i> …

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The concept cars that helped shape the future

Fantastical automobiles like the Norman Timbs 1947 Special pictured above may have never entered mass production but the same cannot be said of the ideas they inspired. <i>Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas</i> is an upcoming exhibition showcasing concept cars made over the last 80 years or so. …

17 Movie Posters Improved With Animation

This should be the future of all movie posters, IMO. Thanks to this awesome Imgur user for creating the poster art.

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Beautiful movie palaces of California

French photographer Franck Bohbot's portfolio is filled with gorgeous, heartbreaking shots of ambitious movie palaces of yesteryear, as well as huge, …

The Lost Creators Come Clean

Ten years later, they talk about their mistakes, their successes, the worst episode, and why we're all still talking about this damn show<p><b>Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse</b> are seated around the infamous hatch from <i>Lost</i>. The duo, who became the voice of the ABC series during its six-season run, have met …

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U.S. Govt. Calls Death Penalty “Euthanasia”

The National Institutes of Health is confused. It calls capital punishment “euthanasia.” From the NIH Website:<p>Euthanasia is illegal and not practiced …

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When Is It Okay To Lie?

Honesty is the best policy, says Martha Beck -- except when it isn't. Here's how to know when to fess up, when to keep mum, and when to lie through your teeth.<p>By Martha Beck<p>"Does the truth always set people free?" a friend asked me recently. "Or can it be a huge, crazy-making pain? If I want to lie …

11 signs someone is lying to you

<b>• The signs that someone is lying aren't always easy to decipher.</b><p><b>• And, unfortunately, there's no way to determine whether or not someone's being honest with 100% certainty.</b><p><b>• But there are some obvious signs that someone might be lying to you that you can watch out for.</b><p>How can you to tell if …

How PETA Took Down Circus Giant Ringling Bros.

We Never Gave Up: PETA’s Triumph Over Ringling Bros.<p>Thirty-six years of PETA protests against 146-year-old Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey …

Why It's Time To Legalize Steroids In Professional Sports

So much for the end of baseball’s steroid era: Melky Cabrera and Bartolo Colon are both facing 50-game suspensions after testing positive for testosterone usage. And baseball isn’t the only afflicted sport, of course, as the US Anti-Doping Agency today stripped cyclist Lance Armstrong of seven Tour …

The ethics of animal tests: inside the lab where marmosets are given Parkinson's

The marmosets in Room One of the animal laboratories of King's College London are typical of their species. They are lively and curious. No bigger than small cats, these little natives of South America crowd to the front of their cages when visitors or scientists enter their rooms.<p>The animals are …

Genomic tools will test our resolve to remain flawed

Most Canadian women who receive a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome opt for an abortion, and recent advances in prenatal genome sequencing could …

6 Tips To Help You Say No To Alcohol

March 30, 2014 / 0 Comments<p>Problem Drinking: How Many Is Too Many?<p>BY DR SARAH HUGHES<p>Drinking is an entrenched part of socialising, so much so that it …

How Toxic is Nicotine?

<i>This article originally appeared in the Newton blog on RealClearScience. You can read the original here.</i><p>Nicotine, the addictive ingredient in …

Nicotine

The Side Effects

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Man's Ecstasy overdose adds to death toll at rave concerts

Isabel Cochon said her son had an adventurer's zest for anything new: kayaking, rock climbing, archery.<p>One thing the 22-year-old Arrel Cochon had never done before was attend a rave concert. When he eventually did, on a Saturday last September, he never made it home.<p>"I was told that he took …

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Three arrested after boy, 16, takes ecstasy at rave and dies

Teenager taken to hospital after going to a party at an industrial site in Hayes, west London<p>Police investigating the death of a teenager who became ill after taking ecstasy at a party have arrested three men on suspicion of supplying controlled drugs, as his family warned: "It could happen to …

Study reveals how ecstasy acts on the brain and hints at therapeutic uses

Brain imaging experiments have revealed for the first time how ecstasy produces feelings of euphoria in users. Results of the study at Imperial …

Estimate Your Blood Alcohol Content with Wolfram Alpha

Wolfram Alpha is the place to go to do all kinds of calculations, you can even use it to estimate your blood alcohol level after you've put away a …

Driving 'Buzzed': BAC As Low As 0.01% Still Raises Fatal Car Crash Risk

Even driving mildly buzzed -- with a blood alcohol content (BAC) as low as 0.01 percent -- raises the risk of causing a fatal car accident, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from the University of California, San Diego found that having a BAC of 0.01 percent recent was associated with a 46 …

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How to recognize and deal with alcohol poisoning

Alcohol poisoning is a serious disease that can not only land people in the hospital, but if untreated, it can also be fatal. It is important for …

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Tour de dessert: Europe’s most delicious pastries, cakes and tarts

American cafe culture has come a long way in the last two decades: corporate coffee has spawned near two generations of independent cafes that offer more than the old standby of roadside diner joe and pie. But in Europe, grand salons with wrap-around pastry cases have more in common with jewellery …

12 Tips on Getting Around Provence by Car

Driving around the Provence countryside can be a harrowing experience or a whole lot of fun. It can be expensive or really reasonable. Both pleasure and cost depend on how well you plan and how you approach each day.<p>That, in any case, is what my wife, Kathy, and I have found after three months of …