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8 Brain Exercises To Improve your IQ Score

Can we make ourselves any smarter? The answer to that particular question is still a puzzle, trying to be solved by scientists all over the world. …

Humanity

Halloween, Jesus, and Giving the Devil His Due

This Halloween there will be plenty of opportunities to have our wits scared out of us by the usual array of haunted houses, horror flicks, and devilish pranksters, but I wonder what a real encounter with El Diablo would be like if such a being exists. Curiously, the Bible's most famous story about …

Physics Still Hasn't Solved Some Everyday Mysteries

I spent several days in California last week (thus the lack of blogging), and spent most of Sunday flying back to Albany. I had my camera with me on the plane, and as we were descending into Albany, I used it to snap a few photos out the window, because the fall foliage was very pretty. In the …

Physics

Watch 'Sunshine of Your Love' From All-Star Jack Bruce Tribute Concert

Cream drummer Ginger Baker, Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera, Living Colour's Vernon Reid, Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson celebrate late bassist<p>One day before …

Jethro Tull

Happiness: It’s Like This…and This Too

Ajahn Chah was the spiritual teacher to many leading mindfulness teachers. He had a wonderful saying when it comes to being present in life, “It’s …

Mindfulness

Rumor: Batman V Superman is the Most Expensive Movie In History

Show business is exactly that: a business. Bringing iconic superheroes to the silver screen in particular requires incredible sums of money to …

Comic Books

Is Diet or Exercise More Important For Weight Loss?

I've always been active, but weight loss was never top of mind for me until I was a freshman in college. My first months away from home, I packed on some serious weight, but instead of cleaning up my diet, I started doing two-a-day cardio workouts, barely ate a bite all day, and binged on a calorie …

FourChords makes learning songs on guitar quick and easy

If you want to learn to play your favorite songs on guitar, but have no clue how to read notes and tabs, you might be continually frustrated with …

The Simple Way to Living A Mindful Life Today

<b>For a long time I didn't understand what mindfulness was.</b><p>I used to think that meditating was all about entering a blissful trance state. I used to think that mindfulness was all about making your mind totally silent. And whenever I was meditating I thought I was doing it wrong, because, well, I …

Drugs, Porn, and Cartoons: Jesse Edwards' Modern Still-Lifes

If Monet painted bongs and junk food...<p>Drug paraphernalia, porn stars, and renowned cartoon characters line the walls of the 6817 gallery in Los Angeles for artist Jesse Edwards’ new show, <i>Lets Watch TV All Day</i>. Jam-packed with social commentary, Edwards’ new exhibition upholds his unforgiving, …

Art

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

Albert Einstein

Dave Grohl calls out disengaged fans at Foo Fighters show

Dave Grohl goes viral all the time — when you go to a Foo Fighters concert these days, it’s more or less guaranteed — but usually his eccentric live …

7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

Meet Lycia, Type O Negatives (And Possibly Trent Reznor's?) Favorite Darkwave Band

Just don't call them "goth."<p>It’s a ringing endorsement if ever there was one: Type O Negative frontman Peter Steele once called Lycia “the most depressing thing I’ve ever heard in my life.” Steele enjoyed the Arizona-based darkwave trio so much that he took them on tour with Type O in 1995. A dozen …

Self-help

This tiny £20 box has transformed the way I listen to music

I purchased a FiiO e05, which is a cheap, £20.99 headphone amplifier, on Amazon to see if it would make any difference to how I enjoy music.<p>What you may not know is that every smartphone and laptop has an amp in it already. In fact, you probably own several headphone amplifiers without realising it.<p>…

Audiophile

7 Body-Language Tricks To Make Anyone Instantly Like You

And according to Leil Lowndes in her book "How To Talk To Anyone," you can capture — and hold — anyone's attention without saying a word.<p>We've selected the best body-language techniques from the book and shared them below.<p>"Don't flash an immediate smile when you greet someone," says Lowndes. If you …

Body Language

The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde Under Fire for Controversial Rape Comments

During an interview with <i>The Sunday Times</i>, the Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde made comments about rape that have drawn widespread criticism. She was asked about an excerpt from her new memoir where she details being forced to perform sexual acts on a member of a biker gang as a 21-year-old. She told the</i> …

Brazil

Forget Brain Workouts—Chanting Mantras Takes Half the Time and Is More Effective

I read some disquieting news recently. Apparently, science isn’t sure that brain workouts work. This bothers me because it means that I will have to …

Explosion reported at Syncrude oil sands facility

An explosion at a Syncrude oil sands processing site near Fort McMurray has interrupted operations at the facility.<p>Ryan Bartlett with the Alberta Energy Regulator says the blast happened early Saturday morning at Syncrude's Mildred Lake site.<p>Bartlett says in an e-mail that the company reports that …

Brazil

Experiment confirms that quantum mechanics scoffs at our local reality | Ars Technica

The last loopholes for determinism squeezed out in latest work.<p>Our day-to-day reality is deterministic; things happen in specific locations and in a …

Quantum Mechanics

Motörhead: Bad Magic review – indecently thrilling and vital

(UDR)<p>Easy as it is to smirk at Lemmy’s decision to swap bourbon for vodka (with extra ice) in response to his recent health woes, anything that keeps the old reprobate on the road and raging imperiously should be welcomed. His band’s 22nd studio album, Bad Magic, sustains and emboldens the run of …

The best guitars and amps in the world today: a buyer's guide

What are the best guitars and amps in the world today?<p><b>Okay, we admit it: fundamentally, there is no one best guitar or best amp. Besides the fact</b> …

New Extended Spot for SUPERGIRL - “A Hero Will Rise”

5. Dave Grohl Wasn't The Only Drummer On The Album

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRnZmravj4w It€™s common knowledge that Dave Grohl was the sixth drummer of Nirvana and Nevermind was his first …

Dave Grohl

We Talked to a Professional Triangle Player About Mastering the World's Simplest Instrument

Rule three of playing the triangle: Be a boss.<p>Sonic Innovation #13 - Respecting the Triangle<p>Few instruments have earned as bad a reputation as the triangle - it's considered the ugly duckling of the music world, second only to the cowbell or the tiny guitar-like instrument virgins with fedoras …

Flute

These Five States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016

On Friday, Nevada lawmakers adjourned without voting on a petition submitted by residents to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. That …

Soundgarden to Issue Rarities Box Set 'Echo of Miles' on Vinyl

"These songs are as valuable as anything else that we put on the record," guitarist Kim Thayil says<p>Soundgarden will put out a vinyl edition of their …

Indie Music

We Watched ‘Sex Box’ So You Might Not Have To. Here’s What We Saw.

Tonight, WEtv will air the premiere of <i>Sex Box</i>, a reality show about couples in crisis who have sex in a box before a live studio audience in an effort to repair their broken relationships. Oddly, this is an actual thing that exists and not something straight from the mind of Mike Judge in …

TV

7 Ways to Stay Motivated and Accomplish Anything

Motivation comes--and it goes. Here's how to hold onto it, even when things get tough.<p>Does the start of a New Year renew your energy and motivation to achieve change? For most it does, but let's face it, no matter how driven you are, there will be times when your energy and commitment will ebb. …

Motivation

Isaac Asimov’s 1964 Predictions About What the World Will Look 50 Years Later

<i>Painting of Asimov on his throne by Rowena Morill</i><p>When New York City hosted The World's Fair in 1964, Isaac Asimov, the prolific sci-fi author and …