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ESPN’s ’30 for 30′ on Cleveland’s sad sports fans to get new happy ending

Perhaps you have heard that the city of Cleveland is not the saddest sports town anymore. Really, it isn’t! The Cavs won the NBA title on Sunday and about everyone within sight of Lake Erie greeted them at the airport Monday. Then one of the team’s bench players rode roller coasters at a nearby …

Lake Erie

The Outsized Life of Muhammad Ali

What a loss to suffer, even if for years you knew it was coming. Muhammad Ali, who died Friday, in Phoenix, at the age of seventy-four, was the most fantastical American figure of his era, a self-invented character of such physical wit, political defiance, global fame, and sheer originality that no …

Boxing

The dangers of a keyless car ignition

Drive a car with a keyless ignition? There is a possibility that you may have forgotten to completely turn off your vehicle. This mistake may seem minor while running errands at your local grocery store but when parked in a closed garage this mishap can become fatal.<p>Constance Petot, a Florida mom, …

Traffic Safety

LeBron James was told by a doctor that he'd only grow to be 6-3

From the moment LeBron James emerged onto the national scene as a prep phenom in the early 2000s, he was touted as the next big thing.<p>Pick one. From …

Basketball

In Defense of Cardboard VR

Is Google’s VR experiment a grand vision of a mobile future or just a passing gimmick?<p>The Oculus Rift finally hit the market, HTC is betting heavily on the Vive revitalizing its flagging brand, Sony is releasing its PlayStation VR, and Samsung is pushing its own mobile version of Oculus' technology …

Virtual Reality

The future of the car is not about propulsion

Mike Hoefflinger Contributor<p>Mike Hoefflinger is an Executive-in-Residence at XSeed Capital and was previously at Facebook and Intel.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The skinny bundle will be neither skinny nor bundled — but it will be great<br>• VR And AR Will Be Mobile’s Demand Driver, Not Its …

Peter Thiel

Congratulations! You’ve Been Fired

AT HubSpot, the software company where I worked for almost two years, when you got fired, it was called “graduation.” We all would get a cheery email from the boss saying, “Team, just letting you know that X has graduated and we’re all excited to see how she uses her superpowers in her next big …

These headphones measure your ears on the fly to create realistic surround sound — and the results are amazing

Headphones as we know them are OK if you want to experience VR, but they're not up to the task to reproduce the surround sound you need for the full experience.<p>Why do you need good surround sound?<p>For one, it's key for the immersive experience you get with VR. Virtual reality developers are using …

Virtual Reality

The Awesome Activity That Counts As Your Daily Meditation

Think back to the last time you visited a museum—was it a blur? Today is Slow Art Day, a worldwide event encouraging us to slow down and engage in …

The Stigma of Being Black and Mentally Ill

How racism is preventing me from getting the help I need.<p>I'm a 29-year-old well-educated African-American woman stuck in a depressive spiral. The challenges of paying for care–while anticipating racism and stigma– make finding someone to help me manage my mental health issues daunting at best, and …

Mental Health

High school student invents a cheaper hearing aid

A summer with his grandfather was all it took for him to be inspired.<p>When Mukund Venkatakrishnan was 14, he visited India and was tasked with helping his grandfather get tested and fitted for a hearing aid. He saw what a costly and difficult process it was and resolved to find an alternative.<p>"Since …

Hearing Aids

Pecock

“Nature can surprise us”: There’s a new species of bacteria that eats plastic

There’s an estimated 311 million tons of plastic (pdf) produced every year across the world. There will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, it’s probably in our food, and will likely leave its mark long after we’re gone.<p>Polyethylene terephthalate (known as PET), which is used for …

Pollution

Can Yoga Help People With Depression, Anxiety, or PTSD?

Scientists and yoga instructors weigh in.<p>In the recent years, there’s been a growing interest in using yoga as an option to treat people with mental …

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

Princeton University

Syrian government calls Bashar al-Assad a 'red line' in peace talks

Foreign minister says opposition must ‘abandon delusions’ of a Syria without Assad as president or talks will fail<p>The Syrian government has said that peace talks will fail if any party tries to discuss the presidency in a transition government, calling the incumbent president, Bashar al-Assad, a …

Middle East

Combination of Drugs "Dramatically" Shrinks Breast Cancer in Just 11 Days

This could replace the need for chemo.<p>Using a combination of two drugs, scientists have managed to shrink - and even eliminate - a specific type of …

Cancer

Here's What Obama Said at SXSW About Apple vs. FBI

Addressing for the first time the issues raised by Apple (APPL) vs. FBI, President Obama spoke for nearly 12 minutes at South By Southwest Friday …

Privacy

France: Doctors who treated Germanwings pilot would not talk

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Doctors who treated Germanwings pilot Andreas Lubitz for depression and mental illness before he killed 150 people by crashing into the Alps last year refused to speak with French investigators who were trying to prevent a similar sequence from ever happening again, one …

Airplanes

His stress is not like her stress

Muscles tighten, the heart pounds and nausea takes hold: In the face of sudden stress, men and women respond alike. But when threats, scares or …

Study Skills

Watch: President Obama in Conversation at SXSW Interactive

President Obama’s motorcade proceeded from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Friday afternoon directly to Torchy’s Tacos on South First before …

Michelle Obama

SXSW brings Obama, techies and Blue Sky to Austin

South by Southwest Interactive is off to a rumbling start, literally.<p>A rising chatter competes with the steady beat of sneaker-clad feet over carpet as thousands of techies and businesspeople trudge through a winding line to get badges and access to the 23rd annual Interactive conference.<p>Early …

I spent 10 days in silent meditation in India. Here’s what I learned.

As of two weeks ago, I had never meditated more than 10 minutes in my entire life, and sitting still for even that long was like trying to teach …

Meditation

Scientists have created a single chart that illustrates the circle of life with every known species on Earth

The animal kingdom is massive, but scientists know that they have only found a portion of its members. They are currently aware of about 2.3 million species—but that number increases by about 15,000 new additions per year, according to some estimates.<p>Researchers from 12 institutions in the US …

Biology

What These Artists Do with Ballpoint Pens Is Unreal

Artists Kai & Sunny turn straight lines into straight-up hypnotic artworks.<p><i>Whirlwind of Time (section), Kai & Sunny. Image courtesy of the artists</i><p>The ballpoint pen may be a humble tool for creating art (although it has earned its place in MoMA's permanent collection) but that doesn't mean to say …

Art

Amazon gadget hijacks owner's heating after hearing radio report

Echo, a home automation gadget, reset its owner’s thermostat after mistaking NPR broadcast on its capabilities for a voice command<p>Voice control is great. You can shout at your electronics, and they actually do what you want. Unfortunately, all too often that means other people can also shout at …

Smart Homes

Cannabis preserved India's ancient Ellora caves from decay for 1,500 years

Indian archaeologists have discovered that hemp played a key role in preserving the ancient Ellora caves in the western state of Maharashtra. New …

Cannabis