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Musician Taryn Southern on composing her new album entirely with AI

How artificial intelligence simplifies music production for solo artists<p>If you heard Taryn Southern’s new single “Break Free” on the radio, you’d probably just keep driving or grocery shopping, or doing whatever you do in places that still have radios playing. The song is a big, moody ballad — the …

Music

Shrinking Bat Genomes Spark a New Model of Evolution

Take an onion. Slice it very thin. Thinner than paper thin: single-cell thin. Then dip a slice in a succession of chemical baths cooked up to stain …

Marijuana company plans to turn a small California town into a stoner's paradise

Looks like there'll soon be a Vegas-like destination in a remote part of California, designed just for pot lovers.<p>American Green Inc., a marijuana …

Hollywood's favorite video-editing tools arrive in a free app

If you're serious about video editing and are weighing up your software options, two choices usually pop up: Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Final Cut Pro X (FCPX). But Avid, Hollywood's go-to editing company, just played a wild card by releasing Media Composer First, a limited version of its pro …

Hyperloop's First Real Test Is a Whooshing Success

Your dream of one day zipping from one city to another in a pod in a pneumatic tube just took one more step toward reality. Hyperloop One announced …

High-speed Rail

Powerful New Cloning Technique Can Clone Thousands of Genes at Once

LASSO Cloning<p>Scientists from Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins, Rutgers, and the University of Trento in Italy have developed LASSO cloning, a …

Stephen Hawking's Tiny Spacecraft Could Reach Another Solar System in Just Over 20 Years

Betting His Chips<p>Stephen Hawking isn’t content to just warn humanity about its dwindling potential for longterm survival — he’s determined to do …

'Transformers: The Last Knight' Review: Michael Bay's Latest Is 2017's Most Toxic Movie

Yes, that's <i>zero</i> stars you see up there. Every time Michael Bay directs another <i>Transformers</i> abomination (this is the fifth), the movies die a little. …

Movies

Lenovo’s mind-bending self-bending laptop

Just hours ago, at Lenovo’s Transform event in NY, we got a glimpse of probably the most outlandish concept design from the tech giant, almost giving …

Doctors Are Now Fighting Depression by Targeting the Brain's Wiring, Not Its Chemical Balance

The Damage of Depression<p>Depression is becoming an epidemic that is damaging individuals, society, and the economy. Its has become the leading source …

Pornhub is about to piss off the entire internet with net neutrality protest

Pornhub is about to show the world the real impact of net neutrality by hitting internet users where it hurts: their porn consumption habit. The company joins Amazon, Reddit, Mozilla and others in the ‘Battle for the Net’ protest set to take place on July 12.<p>While Pornhub remains non-commital on …

When Will Virtual Reality Be Able to Connect Directly to Our Minds?

VR on the Mind<p>The technology for virtual reality (VR) has been growing in leaps and bounds over the past few years. From teaching us chemistry to …

Colorado marijuana market funds busts of illegal growers

DENVER (AP) — The first recreational pot market in the U.S. notched another marijuana first Thursday when Colorado started using marijuana taxes to …

Cannabis

Netflix's CEO backs a math education program that works like the streaming service

But Hastings' interest in personalization also extends into a lesser-known realm: education.<p>In 2011, Hastings teamed up with venture capitalist John Doerr to invest $11 million in the growth of math education startup DreamBox Learning. Created in 2006, the program supplements kids' elementary and …