Jeffrey Johnson

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The Allen Brain Atlas Is A Super-Detailed Map Of The Brain

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Puerto Rico votes to be 51st state, but...

Puerto Ricans voted overwhelmingly Sunday to become the 51st U.S. state, but there is no celebrating yet.<p>Only Congress can make Puerto Rico a state, and there's little appetite to do that right now. Congress is a lot more concerned about the island's massive bankruptcy. President Trump has made it …

Puerto Rico

How Stock Exchanges Are Experimenting With Blockchain Technology

Shutterstock photo<p>“Today, blockchain—the technology behind the digital currency bitcoin—might seem like a trinket for computer geeks. But once widely …

In the Scifi Short Nano, a Simple App Can Wield Horrifically Dangerous Power

<i>Nano</i> imagines a future where nanotechnology has completely altered everyday life, and the phrase “there’s an app for that” applies to almost …

Police body camera footage is becoming a state secret

North Carolina, Louisiana, Kansas, and other states are writing laws to keep police videos out of public hands<p><i>Official Police Business is a column and newsletter by reporter Matt Stroud about new developments in police technology and the way it’s changing law enforcement</i> — <i>think body cameras,</i> …

The Cryptocurrency Gold Rush

This really does change everything<p>(<i>Note: I recently started doing a weekly Tech email for Flipboard, which comes out Saturdays. Here’s this week’s</i> …

The Incredible Story Of Zuggtmoy: D&D History

Pop quiz: name a drop-dead gorgeous model that you’ve seen on the cover of a magazine. If you happened to name a <i>human</i> of conventional beauty …

BattleTech unveils single-player campaign with a new trailer

Drawing from decades of lore and the classic tabletop game<p>Harebrained Schemes’ Jordan Weisman was on hand at the PC Gaming Show to introduce the single-player campaign for <i>BattleTech</i>. The trailer is embedded above.<p>The final game will include three modes including a single-player skirmish mode, a …

10 things you didn’t know about Thor’s hammer, Mjölnir

Thor’s hammer might seem like just another superhero accessory, like Batman’s grappling gun or Wonder Woman’s Lasso of Truth. Unlike those heroic …

Comics

Want to Do More in Less Time? You Need the Pomodoro Method

It’s no secret that working mothers don’t have enough hours in the day. So what’s the answer? How about … work less.<p>It’s not as Captain Obvious as it …

Introduction to Python, Data Science & Computational Thinking: Free Online Courses from MIT

FYI: MIT has posted online the video lectures for an essential series of courses. In the playlist of 38 lectures above, you can get an <i>Introduction to</i> …

Explaining the Full Timeline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

From 'The First Avenger' to 'The Defenders.'<p>Cinematic universes: They’re all the rage now! DC and Warner Bros. are working overtime to establish the …

The five-minute trick that helps Instagram’s CEO crush procrastination

Kevin Systrom may be CEO and co-founder of Instagram—but he’s still susceptible to procrastination. And so the 33-year-old billionaire has come up with a simple trick to tackle the tasks he tends to put off. “If you don’t want to do something, make a deal with yourself to do at least five minutes …

The 13 Best Science Fiction Books of 2017

It's been a good year for sci-fi escapism.<p>In 2017, current events made escaping into a sci-fi story all the more appetizing, and there were lots of great choices.<p>Below are our 13 favorite sci-fi books from 2017. They include stories about underground lunar societies, a Manhattan partially covered …

Parrots Name Their Chicks Just Like We Name Babies

Bird chirps don't sound too much different from little whistles. Lo and behold, there is a whole world of specific communication happening with each …

The Unexpected Thing That Majorly Boosted My Energy

My battle against fatigue is a never-ending saga. It all started with a round of antibiotics that led to candida overgrowth (more about that here). …

The fastest way to cure your cold, according to science

Right now, allergies and change-of-season colds are at their spring peak—it seems like <i>everyone</i> is sneezing. Your mom might have sworn that ginger ale …

T.J. Miller Basically Plays Boba Fett in Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One

We still know very little about how Steven Spielberg is adapting Ernie Cline’s <i>Ready Player One</i>. We know the cast and that it’s coming out March 30, …

8 Drugstore Hair Products That Celebrity Stylists Love

Hair is a major accessory. Whatever your hairstyle may be, it showcases an overall vibe that can define you and your look. That's why it deserves the …

Contrary to Popular Belief, the Blues Were Not Born on the Mississippi Delta

Historians Lynn Abbott and Doug Seroff debunk myths about the origins of blues music, locating them not in the Mississippi Delta but in southern …

North Korea Missile Test Appears to Tiptoe Over a U.S. Tripwire

For months, Washington has been bracing for North Korea to test an intercontinental ballistic missile, waiting to see how close it could get to the United States and how aggressively President Trump should react.<p>Now, it looks as if Kim Jong-un, the North’s 33-year-old leader, has a different plan — …

Read This: Dragons are for rich white kids

Being a “nerd” is cool now. Just look at the rise of the Marvel universe, the fetishization of <i>Stranger Things</i>, and how much Chris Hardwick <i>just</i> …

Engineers and androids: Some key 'Alien: Covenant' backstory

LOS ANGELES (AP) — How well do you remember "Prometheus"? Do the Engineers ring a bell? How about the synthetic, David? Do you know who survived?If …

Overweight father-of-three transforms his ‘dad bod’ in just 12 weeks

A dad has shared the secrets to his success after transforming his body in just 12 weeks.<p>The internet’s obsession with less-than-fit body types has …

Fitness

For vulnerable high school girls in Japan, a culture of ‘dates’ with older men

By Anna Fifield<p>Anna Fifield<p>Beijing bureau chief.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>TOKYO — High school dating? No big deal in many parts of the world — but in Japan, it means something quite different.<p>Here, “high school dating” matches girls in uniforms with men in their 40s and 50s and beyond. And it means money …

Class up your guitar solos with these 15 vintage blues licks

<b>The goal of this feature is to get you sounding more authentic in the vintage blues style. There are 15 examples to study and they have been split</b> …

Scientists have figured out how much exercise is needed to keep your cells youthful

Imagine if every time you hit up a Barry’s Bootcamp class, you not only left class sweatier and stronger, but also a little younger.<p>Turns out, 30 …

How To Learn Scales So That You Become A Creative Guitar Player With Musical Freedom [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Scales And Modes</b>: Make learning new scales more fun and more effective with these 6 steps!

How to Stop Being a Lazy Piece of Garbage

You’ve got problems, I’ve got advice. This advice isn’t sugar-coated—in fact, it’s sugar-free, and may even be a little bitter. Welcome to Tough Love.<p>…

5 wines you’ll want to pour right now

By Dave McIntyre<p>Dave McIntyre<p>Bio Follow<p>Columnist, Food<p>Exceptional   Excellent   Very Good<p>You might not want to stick these wines in your cellar, because they are so good to drink right now. Here’s a fine example of the 2015 vintage in Bordeaux, another delicious wine from Eastern Europe, and a …

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