Arts & Life

1:29pm

Wed September 26, 2012
Pop Culture

Pow, Crash, Boom! Marvel Thrashes DC On Screen

Originally published on Wed September 26, 2012 3:54 pm

The Avengers has brought in more money than any other movie this year — upwards of $600,000,000 domestically. Based on characters in Marvel comics, The Avengers was released on DVD on Tuesday.
Walt Disney

The Avengers has brought in more money than any other movie this year — more than $600 million domestically. And it's only going to make more, especially with the DVD release this week.

The Avengers features characters from Marvel Comics, but the No. 2 movie of the year was based on a character from rival DC Comics — Batman. It's just the latest skirmish in a long, long, long-running battle between Marvel fans and DC fans.

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9:35am

Wed September 26, 2012
The Salt

If GM Apples Don't Brown, How Can You Tell If They're Rotten?

Originally published on Thu September 27, 2012 1:13 pm

Soon after being sliced, a conventional Granny Smith apple (left) starts to brown, while a newly developed GM Granny Smith stays fresher looking.
Courtesy of Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc.

In the fairy-tale world, a shiny red apple can lead to a poisonous end. But some see two genetically engineered green apple varieties, poised to become the first to gain U.S. Department of Agriculture approval, as similar harbingers of doom.

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5:13am

Wed September 26, 2012
Food

Cheap Cheese Smuggled Across Canadian Border

Originally published on Wed September 26, 2012 9:17 am

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1:31am

Wed September 26, 2012
The Salt

How Food And Clothing Size Labels Affect What We Eat And What We Wear

Originally published on Wed September 26, 2012 6:35 pm

There's no industry standard size for food and drink portions, so it's hard to compare a Big Gulp with a McDonald's medium soda.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

When you go into a restaurant, you probably give some thought to whether you're ordering a small, regular or large sandwich.

That makes sense.With widening waistlines across the land, many of us want to make a health-conscious choice. But are we really getting a small portion when we order a small sandwich?

Well, that depends.

University of Michigan marketing professor Aradhna Krishna has studied how labels impact how much we eat. In one experiment, she gave people cookies that were labeled either medium or large, and then measured how much they ate.

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3:44pm

Tue September 25, 2012
Theater

A Broadway Mystery Worthy Of 'Rebecca'

Originally published on Tue September 25, 2012 5:39 pm

The original Vienna production of a new musical based on the novel Rebecca didn't fall prey to the woes plaguing a planned New York staging.
VBW

There's a new mystery on Broadway — one about the musical Rebecca, based on the Daphne du Maurier novel.

You can't see it yet on the New York stage. In fact, it hasn't even started rehearsals. That's because the production is short $4.5 million after one of its investors died before he could hand over the money.

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