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David Gilmour Plans New Solo Album for Fall

Pink Floyd leader has also lined up a number of European tour dates<p>Pink Floyd frontman David Gilmour will put out his first solo album in nine years …

Albums

Will 2015 Be The Year Our Smartphones Link Up To Our Brains?

A company called Thync thinks so<p>The Boston office of Thync, its interior walls covered in scribbles of dry-erase marker, exudes the youthful energy of any tech startup. But there’s one noticeable departure from the typical startup visible just as I walk in the front door: a sign notifying study …

The Brain

Why Artificial Intelligence Will Not Obliterate Humanity

It's not smart enough to turn sinister<p>Elon Musk is terrified of artificial intelligence (AI). The founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors predicts it’ll soon be "potentially more dangerous than nukes," and recently he gave $10 million toward research to "keep AI beneficial." Stephen Hawking has likewise …

Artificial Intelligence

Thirteen Trippy Rock'n'Roll Cartoons You Should Almost Definitely Not Show to Children

Freak out over the killer soundtracks for this this devil's dozen of vintage, psychedelic, and definitely NSFW animations.<p><i>Still from 'Heavy Metal'</i><p>From its onset, rock'n'roll has pulsated with dynamic imaginations, boundless fluidity, and an infinite palate of creative possibilities with which to …

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …

Looking At Flights To France and Italy? Falling Euro Exchange Rate Makes Europe Cheaper For Americans

As Americans wage through a bitterly cold winter, many of them are keeping their eye on where they’ll head once their vacation hits this summer. …

Your Horoscope Is Horrifying Thanks to These Illustrated Zodiac Nightmares

If these creature concepts by Damon Hellandbrand are any indication, the future looks grim.<p><b>This article originally appeared on The Creators Project Germany.</b><p>Shortly before the beginning of the Year of the Goat in Chinese astrology, concept artist and illustrator Damon Hellandbrand published a …

Audiences hate modern classical music because their brains cannot cope

Modern classical music is so widely disliked by audiences because the human brain struggles to find patterns it needs to understand the compositions as music.<p>For decades critics of modern classical music have been derided as philistines for failing to grasp the subtleties of the chaotic sounding …

The Brain

Google Search Will Be Your Next Brain – Backchannel – Medium

“I need to know a bit about your background,” says Geoffrey Hinton. “Did you get a science degree?”<p>Hinton, a sinewy, dry-witted Englishman by way of …

Decoding the gravitational evolution of dark matter halos

Decoding the gravitational evolution of dark matter halos <br>by Staff Writers <br>Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jan 14, 2015<p>In the standard scenario for the formation …

China Buying Up Latin American (And Russian) Oil

As the world’s number one energy consumer China is enjoying the low prices while they last. Never one to settle however, <b>China is finding still more</b> …

China: Latin America's dangerous new friend | DW | 15.01.2015

Xi Jinping has high hopes to expand China's influence in Latin America. At the Forum of China and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean …

The dark psychology of the sexist Internet commenter

They say you should never read the comments. But sometimes, out of procrastination or curiosity or the narcissistic personality disorder that's …

10 works by Mozart that you might not know | Classical

Rating:<p><b>Everybody has heard Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and there aren’t many who wouldn’t recognise the 'Queen of the Night' aria from The Magic</b> …

Piano

How To Make Speakers From Post-Its

Harnessing the power of sound using office supplies<p>On the ground floor of Pioneer Works Center for Arts and Innovation in Brooklyn, New York, a bearded and flanneled trio played gloomy arrhythmic music one Wednesday night. Upstairs, director of education David Sheinkopf taught a class on the …

Rare Earth

17 Things EVERY Woman Deserves in a Relationship

<b>2. Someone who will go the drugstore to get you tampons at 1 a.m.</b> You need them, and you need them now. This is NOT a drill! Anyone who will appreciate this urgency and do what they can to help is definitely a keeper.<p><b>3. Someone who will make you breakfast in bed when it isn’t your birthday.</b> Because …

The iRig 2 wants to replace your guitar pedal board with a phone

IK Multimedia has been cranking out new versions of its iRig guitar adapter for phones and tablets for nearly five years. Here at CES 2015, there's yet another update. The iRig 2 still allows you to connect that axe to an iOS, Mac or Android device, but this time around, there's a 1/4-inch output …

God is on the ropes: The brilliant new science that has creationists and the Christian right terrified

A young MIT professor is finishing Darwin’s task — and threatening to undo everything the wacky right holds dear<p>The Christian right’s obsessive hatred of Darwin is a wonder to behold, but it could someday be rivaled by the hatred of someone you’ve probably never even heard of. Darwin earned their …

96 things you shouldn't miss in 2015

Daring risks, surprising twists and welcome returns – our critics select the cultural highlights of 2015<p><b>January 5</b><p>TV<p><i>Broadchurch (ITV)</i><p>The best TV whodunit in years returns. Rumours that writer Chris Chibnall had plumped for a prequel were unfounded, <b>though very few details are known</b>. The principal …

Some Guy in Omaha Is Building a Warp Drive

And there is other big science news, too. Get ready to feel small.<p><b>This week is the perfect time</b> to take stock of your personal achievements from the past year. Did you lose those 10 pounds? Get that new job? Finish that screenplay? Effectively bend the fabric of space?<p>That's exactly what David …

Physics

Why You Do Your Best Thinking In The Shower: Creativity & the “Incubation Period”

“The great Tao fades away.”<p>So begins one translation of the <i>Tao Te Ching</i>’s 18th Chapter. The sentence captures the frustration that comes with a lost …

Memory Tip: Show Your Brain What's Important

For example, if you're trying to remember what you read, highlighting doesn't help.<p>On the other hand, flash cards do.<p>The difference lies in what psychologists call <b>desirable difficulty</b>.<p>Essentially, when learning <i>feels</i> difficult, learning is actually happening.<p>It's like when you lift a weight that's …

This beer tells you how much to drink to boost your creativity

When you've been stuck on a problem or that creative spark just won't come, the chances are you've turned to a cup of coffee to get things moving. A quick java infusion can certainly help, but studies also suggest that alcohol can also have a positive impact on your creative cognition.<p>University of …

What Is Waist Training?

We investigate the new celebrity exercise craze.<p>With stars such as Kim Kardashian raving about its effects on Instagram, waist training—a workout done while wearing a tightly laced corset—is about to become the next big exercise trend. But what is it and how does it work? We caught up with personal …

Robert Frost's answer to How realistic is the physics in the movie 'Gravity'?

<b>Gravity</b> is an enthralling, beautifully shot film with strong performances, especially from Sandra Bullock. The set designers show an impressive eye …

9 Space Pictures That Look Like Christmas

All through the universe, not a star complex was stirring, not even Cygnus X! Merry Christmas from Popular Science.<p>Is that the face of jolly old St. Nick, or a million-mile-wide nebula? The gas and dust of the cosmos often align into very familiar scenes from Earth. We've gathered nine space …

Cosmology

How movies embraced Hinduism (without you even noticing)

Interstellar’s box office total is $622,932,412 and counting. It is the eighth highest-grossing film of the year and has spawned an endless raft of thinkpieces testing the validity of its science and applauding the innovation of its philosophy. But it is not so new. The idea that propels the plot – …

101 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed in 2015 | Inc.com

The first thing I do every weekday morning is I find a quote or a saying that speaks to me that day. What I have found over time is that if I write this down and look at it several times that day it helps me stay focused and keep my head on straight as the day progresses. The following collection …

Motivation

Here's What Science Taught Us About Love This Year

Photo: Getty Images<p>Love is complicated; it doesn't take a Facebook status or a scientific study to confirm that. Still, psychologists try to make a little more sense of the L-word for our benefit, and what follows is a recap of their findings this year. Brace yourself, because it's extensive, …

Joe Cocker, impassioned voice of '60s rock and blues, dead at 70

Joe Cocker, the British singer whose impassioned, gravel-voiced covers of popular rock and blues songs were an indelible sound of 1960s …