K.W. Landry

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Scientists Discover Fundamental Property of Light

And here's how we can harness it.<p><i>This article was written by Clive Emary from the University of Hull, and was originally published by The</i> …

Quantum Physics

Brain activity is too complicated for humans to decipher. Machines can decode it for us.

Why we need artificial intelligence to study our natural intelligence.<p>Over the past several years, Jack Gallant’s neuroscience lab has produced a string of papers that sound absurd.<p>In 2011, the lab showed it was possible to recreate movie clips just from observing the brain activity of people …

How That Holiday Song Becomes An Inescapable Earworm

It's the time of year when seemingly innocent jingles tunnel into my brain. Right now I'm haunted by Ariana Grande's "Santa Tell Me," which I heard for the first time while researching this article. Help me.<p>There may be good reasons why a song like that becomes an earworm, according to Elizabeth …

Ariana Grande

Bourbon Street, New Orleans Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 9 Hurt: Police

Ten people were shot, one of them fatally, in the crowded heart of New Orleans' French Quarter early Sunday, police said.<p>Shots were fired at around 1:30 a.m. on the famous Bourbon Street at its intersection with Iberville Street, one block from Canal Street.<p>Forty police officers were already in the …

What President Obama Told His Daughters About Donald Trump

President Barack Obama had wise words for his teenage daughters following the election of Donald Trump and reports that racist incidents and crimes …

Appeals Court Considers Ban on Voter Selfies

For many young voters, especially first-timers, casting a ballot is a rewarding act of participation in American democracy.<p>Time to take a photo to document the moment and post it on social media.<p>But beware: taking a voting selfie is illegal in at least half the states and could result in a hefty …

Iran sets presidential election for May 2017 | Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will hold its next presidential election in May 2017, state news agencies said on Wednesday, a vote in which moderate President Hassan Rouhani may seek a second term to push ahead with reforms resisted by powerful hardliners.<p>Iran's President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a …

Coloring books are suddenly catching on with adults

There are Facebook pages devoted to adult colorers. There are coloring clubs. People who motivate themselves to pay off debt by coloring. Game of Thrones is making a coloring book.<p>What this means: Coloring is now a normal adult activity.<p>Thanks largely to a recent wave of publicity over the release …

Books

SpaceX Dragon delivers espresso maker to International Space Station

The SpaceX supply ship arrived at the International Space Station on Friday morning, delivering the world's first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts<p><b>SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship</b>arrived Friday at the International Space Station, carrying nearly 4,400 pounds (2,000 kilograms) …