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Amy Schumer most dangerous celebrity online

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amy Schumer is the most dangerous celebrity on the internet — and not just because of her no-holds-barred personality.Intel …

How to record studio-quality electric guitar tracks at home

Introduction<p>Even built-in software modellers like Guitar Rig; widely available plugins like AmpliTube and Slate Digital/Scuffham S-Gear; or something …

A Bug in FMRI Software Could Invalidate 15 Years of Brain Research

This is huge.<p>There could be a very serious problem with the past 15 years of research into human brain activity, with a new study suggesting that a …

Watch Jimi Hendrix Live at Berkeley in Historic 1970 Footage

146<p>SHARES<p>On May 30, 1970, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, featuring Billy Cox and Mitch Mitchell, performed at the Berkeley Community Theatre, an event …

Guardians Of The Rose Is Zelda Meets The Elder Scrolls

Guardians of the Rose [official site] is a skill-based action RPG that plants you in the shoes of a guild master out to achieve world peace. …

The Elder Scrolls

Exploring the Epigenetic Influences of Chronic Pain

<i>Summary: According to new research, one protein can regulate the expression of a large number of genes that modulate pain.</i><p>Source: Drexel</b> …

Neuroscience

Shirley Manson of Garbage on Brexit, Taylor Swift, and How the Scots Have ‘Disowned’ Trump

The singer/songwriter opens up about her band’s impressive sixth studio album, Strange Little Birds, and much more over beers with senior …

A 3-Minute Breathing Exercise To Beat Bloat & Stimulate Your Thyroid

<i>Fern Olivia is the founder of Thyroid.Yoga and an L.A.-based wellness expert renowned for her artful approach to self-healing. This week, we’re</i> …

A children's book introduces German kids to the true story of Syrian refugees

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The Science Behind Why Breaking A Bad Habit Is So Hard

Engaging the goal-directed side of your brain can help you override the part that controls your bad habits.<p>Habits are your brain’s version of autopilot. They allow you to get ready for work, navigate your way to the office, and find your way home without having to reinvent the wheel every day. They …

Neuroscience

The Overlooked Pathways to Legal Status

Undocumented immigrants eligible to become legal residents often don’t know how to apply due to a lack of resources and information.<p>For the past 18 months, President Obama’s executive actions on immigration reform have been bogged down in litigation. Texas and 25 other states argue that Obama …

Alien Civilizations Probably Existed Before Humans

According to new calculations by astronomers<p>What are the odds that the universe is home to advanced alien civilizations? Astronomer Frank Drake came up with an equation to help scientists ponder those odds back in 1961. Most of the variables of the equation are as yet unsolved, but by turning the …

Archaeologists Find Massive Medieval Cities Hidden Under the Cambodian Jungle

Researchers have discovered a vast network of hidden cities laying deep under the lush Cambodian jungle near the medieval mega-city of Angkor Wat, in …

Archaeology

Want to Finally Understand Physics? Read This Book

Physics is hard. It’s one of those subjects you studied for a bit in a required high school class, then left behind in college for something you …

Earth - How cancer was created by evolution

Will we ever win the "war on cancer"?<p>The latest figures show just how distant a prospect victory is right now. In the US, the lifetime risk of developing cancer is 42% in men and 38% in women, according to the American Cancer Society. The figures are even worse in the UK. According to Cancer …

Cancer

Watch The Most Hilariously Chill Bavarian Cops Catch A Fleeing Motorcyclist

In America, when police pull over a fleeing motorist, they pull out their pistols. In Bavaria, they apparently break out the big guns: ice cream …

How Do You Make an Acoustic Guitar Sound Like a String Quartet? Try This

5<p>SHARES<p>Steve-san Onotera, the self-described “Samurai Guitarist,” wanted to make a video of himself performing the Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun” as …

Features | Baker's Dozen | An Unexpected Journey: Elijah Wood's Favourite Albums

As his new film The Trust hits the cinemas, actor, movie producer and DJ Elijah Wood tells us about 13 albums that have blown him away at various …

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Corsair's Lapdog confirms lapboards are the hottest thing in PC gaming

Hot trend alert: laps.<p>So, Razer just started shipping its Turret lapboard, which combines a wireless keyboard, mouse, and mousepad into one slick slab for gamers who like couches. Not to be outdone, Corsair has now released its own lapboard, and it's kind of crazy. Instead of having a built-in …

Memoryfoam

This Irish documentary about fishing and oil is making people angry

Source: Atlantic Stream/YouTube<p>THE ATLANTIC OCEAN can be wild, dangerous, beautiful and mystical.<p>It provides a stunning view, a home to shoals of …

European Union

New Monopoly set features Super Mario Bros.

USAopoly has been dealing with Nintendo-licensed products for awhile, and now you can add another one to the list. A new Monopoly set based on Super …

8 Truly Untranslatable German Words

“Werner Herzog, who understands more than just about anyone the terror of a cold and irrational universe, got some mileage out of remaking Nosferatu …

Linguistics

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A 'Jihadist Autobahn' Runs Through Germany, Says Report

Some experts say it's only a matter of time before the heart of the European Union sees tragedy.<p>Early Tuesday morning, a 27-year-old stabbed another man to death and injured three others at the train station in Grafing, Germany, a small town 20 miles east of Munich. The attack was probably the …

This popular painkiller also kills kindness

If your job, or simply your state of mind, depends on feeling empathy for others, you might want to reconsider reaching for the Tylenol the next time you have a headache.<p>In research published online in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, scientists from the National Institutes …

Acetaminophen

How light is detected affects the atom that emits it - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Loading video…<p>Flick a switch on a dark winter day and your office is flooded with bright light, one of many everyday miracles to which we are all …

DR's Drop-Down Tuning guitar strings are "so stable it is almost eerie"

<b>Drop-tuning with a set of standard-gauge strings tends to lead to unstable tuning and ropey intonation; when you drop low, you need to go heavy, and</b> …

Free Loaders: There’s A Storm Coming

A series of bizarre typhoons struck coastlines in dozens of countries last week in a global phenomenon many are calling the ‘Ludum Storm’. The …

PC Gaming