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What we read: extreme ice swimming

Plus, 'Star Wars'-inspired science, lessons from a 500-year-old heart, and the year's best cookbooks.

"an ice kilometer is the everest of swimming...an olympic swimmer wouldn’t last a second in this water." (yep, this new extreme sport sounds equal parts severe and thrilling.)

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our mouths are watering just from looking at the covers of the best cookbooks of 2015—can't wait to see what's inside.

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a swedish filmmaker is taking a look at how cyclists are forcing major cities around the world to rethink bike safety.

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here's a list of the best, newest, and most unexpected ways that 'star wars' has inspired science in real life.

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a recently discovered 500-year-old heart is giving scientists new insight on cardiovascular disease.

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