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  • 'Gone Girl': Rosamund Pike on the Role of a Lifetime

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Like the lead character she portrays in the widely anticipated movie version of "Gone Girl," Rosamund Pike fell off nearly everyone's radar. At the tender age of 21, the British actress was cast as the sultry Miranda Frost,...
  • Walter Anderson's 'Almost Home' is totally great!

    "SOMEONE -- was it Van Gogh? -- said that orange is the color of insanity. Beauty is terror. We want to be devoured by it, to hide ourselves in that fire which refines us." This is from author Donna Tartt. She has her young "incorrigibles" using this...
  • Damage control when your kid brings home a D

    Damage control when your kid brings home a D
    Your middle-schooler just got her first D. What’s an appropriate response? Parent advice Try not to overreact and then try to find out the reason by calmly discussing it. If the reason is vague, request a conference with the teacher as soon as...
  • Scientists grapple with ethics in rush to release Ebola vaccines

    LONDON (Reuters) - Normally it takes years to prove a new vaccine is both safe and effective before it can be used in the field. But with hundreds of people dying a day in the worst ever outbreak of Ebola, there is no time to wait. In an effort to save...
  • Phoning 'home': what your mobile may be giving away

    Phoning 'home': what your mobile may be giving away
    When popular Chinese handset maker Xiaomi Inc admitted that its devices were sending users' personal information back to a server in China, it prompted howls of protest and an investigation by Taiwan's government. The affair has also drawn attention to...
  • Actress Emma Watson's plea for equality wins men's support

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British actress Emma Watson's plea for men to join the fight for equal rights for women has sparked a flood of pledges across the world, including from fellow celebrities and politicians. Watson, 24, who rose to fame...
  • TV dwells on disaster in covering climate science: study

    OSLO (Reuters) - Television news tends to focus on disasters such as droughts or floods in covering scientific findings about climate change, an approach that may exaggerate pessimism about the subject, according to a new study. The review of coverage by...
  • Dry-roasting process may turn harmless peanuts into allergy nightmares

    Dry-roasting process may turn harmless peanuts into allergy nightmares
    Peanuts are one of the most common foods that trigger allergies in people, but a new study suggests that it’s not peanuts that are the problem – it’s the dry-roasting process that makes them so tasty. Researchers from Oxford University...
  • A looming problem: How to ration Ebola vaccines and medicines

    For doctors and public health officials trying to contain the Ebola epidemic, the dearth of drugs and vaccines is only part of the problem. Once these medicines become available, there certainly won't be enough of them to go around. So experts are...
  • Gym bro culture lets young men share the weight of workouts

    Gym bro culture lets young men share the weight of workouts
    Eric Wang dropped the bar. Three hundred thirty-five pounds bounced on the floor. He let out a tired breath as he turned toward a mirror hanging to his right. It was his third set of the deadlift. Chady Gemayel, his workout partner, pointed out Wang's...
  • First UK volunteer gets experimental GSK Ebola shot in trial

    LONDON (Reuters) - The first volunteer in a fast-tracked British safety trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine made by GlaxoSmithKline received the injection on Wednesday, trial organizers said. The candidate Ebola vaccine, which GSK co-developed with...