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  • Summer heat or apocalypse? Three books offer answers.

     
    Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I???ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To......
  • National Book Critics Circle finalists announced

     
    The National Book Critics Circle announced the finalists for its 2009 awards in New York today. Author Elizabeth Strout, a 2008 finalist, announced the finalists at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. This year's recipient of the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime...
  • In vitro mystery meat redux

     
    In this week's issue of Brand X, Jason Gelt writes about the coming era of in vitro meat, and yes, that means what you think it means: meat grown in a lab. Now scientists in Holland have announced that they've successfully produced "pork in a petri dish,"...
  • With momentum in Europe, Spotify has Apple's iTunes in its sights

     
    Spotify, the Swedish music streaming software that's rocking Europe, has huge ambitions. Though still limited to six countries and yet to launch in the U.S., Spotify founder Daniel Ek is setting his sights on America's top music retailer and digital......
  • New vaccine storage technology could revolutionize immunization in the developing world

     
    British researchers have devised a way to capture vaccines in a glass-like membrane composed of sugar, a feat that could eliminate the need for refrigeration of vaccines and revolutionize their distribution in the developing world. Tests have shown that...
  • Chile peppers can help with neuropathic pain--maybe, a little

     
    If you suffer from neuropathic pain, there's new evidence that capsaicin--the stuff in chile peppers that gives them their zing--might help you. A new review found that capsaicin helps 4 in 10 people who suffer from such pain, which is......
  • Two Florida restaurants included in 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards nominees

     
    The James Beard Foundation has announced the final nominees for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards, the nation’s most prestigious recognition program honoring professionals in the food and beverage industries, taking place May 2 and 3, 2010 in New...
  • Former Florida State safety Myron Rolle: Too smart for the NFL?

     
    After studying at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, former Florida State safety Myron Rolle is preparing for the NFL Draft. But some critics have questioned Rolle's dedication to football....
  • Florida State and the NFL Draft: the storylines

     
    Florida State CB Patrick Robinson hopes to break the Seminoles' drought of first-round picks in the NFL Draft....
  • New research suggests chimpanzees mourn their dead much like humans do

     
    Some chimpanzees seem to grieve similarly to humans in the face of a fellow chimp’s death, two new studies have found, appearing to comfort the dying, experience trauma after death and have trouble letting go. The research, published Monday in......
  • Elephants' newly discovered fear of bees could help prevent run-ins with African farmers

     
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Eek, a bee! Lore has it that elephants are afraid of mice, but scientists have now discovered that elephants are truly afraid of bees -- and that the pachyderms even sound an alarm when they encounter......