Kaitlyn Gebhard

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The PlayStation VR bundle with accessories you actually need costs $500

Sony on Friday announced preorder information for its upcoming PlayStation VR headset. The Japanese electronics giant will be offering the virtual reality headset as part of a special bundle starting on Tuesday, March 22.<p>The bundle will cost $499 in the US, $100 more than the headset by itself, but …

Virtual Reality

How to Develop Deep Student Discussions

Reviewer Sherry Drake has already tried the questioning strategies suggested by Jackie Walsh and Beth Sattes to involve middle schoolers of varied …

Walsh

Bernie Sanders’ Brother Gives Glimpse Into Their Childhood, the ‘Real’ Bernie

In a previously published clip of <i>Rolling Stone</i>‘s interview with Bernie Sanders’ big brother, Larry, the elder Sanders became emotional talking about …

The Walking Dead: All Falls Down

Rick and the Alexandrians worked to keep up their spirits—and the community’s walls.<p>Every week for the sixth season of AMC’s post-apocalyptic drama <i>The Walking Dead</i>, Lenika Cruz and David Sims will discuss the latest threat—human, zombie, or otherwise—to the show’s increasingly hardened band of …

The Walking Dead

What else is possible if space and time can change?

<i>Editor’s note: Scientists said today that after more than a half-century search, they have finally detected gravitational waves — the ripples in the</i> …

Physics

These 10 Ways Are How Emotionally Intelligent People Tackle Uncertainty

The topic of emotional intelligence has become all the rage in leadership circles and popular culture. And for good reason. Emotional intelligence …

Fox News is a sewer: ISIS, Ebola and the network’s familiar fear-mongering campaign

<b>(Fox News/"Outnumbered")</b><p>Once again, America is confronted with a lethal threat from abroad that Obama is powerless to stop. Sound familiar?<p>Eric Boehlert<p>November 24, 2015 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Media Matters.<p><i>"What's going to happen when those Syrian refugees open fire in a</i> …

Obama Administration

These Are The Beastie Boys’ Funniest Lyrics Ever

Over the course of their nearly 30-year career, the Beastie Boys gave us hundreds of genius lyrics. Their knack for obscure references, and rhymes that no one else could possibly think of is why they’re one of the most beloved rap groups of all-time. With that in mind, we’re looking at the funniest …

Why Losing Weight Is So Hard for Some People

A new study shows people’s bodies react to the same foods in very different ways, adding to a growing body of research that suggests people may be …

The blind woman who switched personalities and could suddenly see

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>It had been more than a decade since “B.T.” had last seen anything.<p>After suffering a traumatic accident as a young woman, doctors diagnosed her with cortical blindness, caused by damage to the visual processing centers in her brain. So she got a seeing eye dog to guide her …

Vision Loss

Short Story Vending Machine Solves All Fiction-On-The-Go Problems

One word: fiction. One problem: where do you get it?<p>It's a familiar scene: You're waiting for a train, or for a chronically late friend. Bored, you reach for your phone to pull up Twitter -- but you left your phone at home, or the battery's dead. You stare about, panicked, desperate for something …

3 everyday ways to practice gratitude for health and happiness

<i>Editor's note: Dana Santas is the creator of Radius Yoga Conditioning</i><i>, a yoga style designed to help athletes move, breathe and focus better. She's the yoga trainer for the Atlanta Braves, the Philadelphia Phillies, the Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Lightning, Orlando Magic and dozens of pros in the</i> …

Happiness

“I’m babysitting here and I’ve smoked a fair amount of PCP”: Stephen Colbert brilliantly trolls the Butterball hotline

“I have deep unresolved feelings of rage and they come out when I baste the turkey”<p>Sarah Burris<p>November 24, 2015 12:41pm (UTC)<p>The good people at the Butterball Hotline got more than they bargained for when they came into work on Monday. That's because "Late Show" host Mr. Stephen T. Colbert, …

The Neuroscience of Gratitude

What are you most grateful for in this moment? Right here, right now. Seriously, stop and ask yourself. If you're having a tough day and aren't able to come up with anything off the top of your head, that's all the more reason to ask the question. The <i>New York Times</i> recently referenced a scientific …

Scientific Research

Circuit Board Tattoos That Actually Work Will Bring Your Cyborg Fantasies To Life

There’s a common misconception that tattoos are only a way to express your individuality (just like everyone else does), or only serve as loving …

Egg Breakfast Recipes

Packed with nourishment, the egg is one of nature’s perfect foods. One large egg has varying amounts of 13 essential vitamins and minerals all for …

The unprecedented nightmare of Donald Trump’s campaign: We’ve openly begun using the F-word in American politics

<b>(AP/John Amis)</b><p>The bizarre spectacle of Trump’s candidacy has one word on everyone’s mind: “Fascism”<p>Heather Digby Parton<p>November 25, 2015 9:59pm (UTC)<p>Over the past week or so, something unusual has happened in American politics: political figures, mainstream scholars and commentators are describing …

Is this the end of constant smartphone recharging?

Bodle will make screens that require no power but can be seen in direct sunlight<p>An Oxford University spin-out has invented a new smart material that promises to slash the energy required to power a smartphone screen. The creation threatens to shake up the smartphone and wearable device market, …

An Interactive Guide To The Latest Artificially Intelligent Robots

Some are helpful. Some are creepy.<p>As our favorite companion robot Buddy can attest, artificial intelligence reached a fever pitch in 2015: Humanoids now greet customers in retail stores, intelligent speakers control your smart home, and digital assistants have taken over your scheduling. Some are …

Artificial Intelligence

Get ready for Li-Fi, a technology 100 times faster than Wi-Fi

The world might eventually have to shift its reliance on Wi-Fi to Li-Fi, an alternative technology that scientists say can reach speeds of 1 Gbps in …

How to Make a Perfect Pumpkin Pie

It's not Thanksgiving without homemade pumpkin pie, but if you've ever tried to make one, you know it can be tricky. Through the years, I've tested over a dozen recipes and each one was plagued with either a filling that wouldn't set properly, a massive crack down the center, or an under-cooked …

Baking

'The Good Dinosaur' review: A leap forward in Pixar's visual evolution

LOS ANGELES — At what point of hyper-realism does animation cease to be, you know, <i>animated</i>?<p>That's the biggest question that springs from <i>The Good</i> …

The PlayStation 4 just made history

For comparison, Sony announced it had sold more than 20 million PlayStation 4 units back in March. And the company says it plans to ship another 17 million units between now and next March.<p>It's tough to know how Sony's figures stack up against the popular Xbox One console, since Microsoft no longer …

PlayStation

13 science-backed signs you're smarter than average

Without administering an impromptu IQ test, there are certain clues you can use to gauge a person's relative intelligence.<p>We combed through decades of scientific research and highlighted 13 surprising signs of braininess.<p>Keep in mind, however, that "intelligence" is often measured through tests …

Stephen Colbert just took Donald Trump mockery to a brilliant new level

Must-see: When the would-be emperor has no clothes, sometimes you just point and laugh<p>Sarah Burris<p>November 25, 2015 6:34pm (UTC)<p>"He can't remember where he saw the video, but he has the world's greatest memory," Stephen Colbert said with a smirk on Tuesday night's "Late Show" on Donald Trump's …

Donald Trump’s racist revival: How the Republican Party has given new life to unabashed bigotry

<b>(AP/Eric Schultz)</b><p>It wasn’t long ago that dogwhistles and coded appeals to white resentment loomed large. Now it’s even worse<p>Brittney Cooper<p>November 25, 2015 10:57am (UTC)<p>Over the weekend, a group of Donald Trump supporters punched and kicked a Black man who attended a Trump rally, and disrupted the …

Watch A Tiny Brainiac Nail A Periodic Table Quiz On 'Ellen'

She's a chemist in the making!<p>Move over, Bill Nye, this science gal is giving you a run for your money.<p>Brielle, 3, may not know how to read yet, but she sure knows a whole lot -- especially when it comes to science. The toddler, who knows the entire periodic table of chemical elements, recently …

Classroom technology 'rarely used' by half of teachers

Thousands of pounds worth of classroom technology is going unused as teachers lack the training to integrate it into lessons, survey suggests<p>Nearly half of teachers rarely use the technology in their classrooms, with a lack of training holding many of those surveyed back, new research suggests.<p>Over …

How to Be Happy and Grateful: 6 Sacred Secrets Shared by Grandmothers, Mutants and Cajuns (and Proven by Scientists)

<b>Choose to be grateful. It will make you happier.</b> This was the premise of Arthur C. Brooks' <i>New York Times</i> article that ran Saturday, Nov. 21. In this piece, Brooks cites scientific research that suggests some of us are hard-wired to feel grateful.<p>We, the happy souls who tend to find the good in the …

Happiness

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain