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Rap & Hip-Hop

Amy Adams's Cut 'SNL' Parody of 'Love Actually' Is Hilarious

Another day, another awesome sketch that didn't make it to air.<p>The fact that Amy Adams was able to keep a straight face at <i>all</i> during <i>Saturday Night Live</i>'s <i>Love Actually</i> spoof this weekend is reason enough to give her that damn Oscar already.<p>The sketch, which was cut from the show for time, recreates …

Saturday Night Live

Why So Many Art Forgers Want to Get Caught

History shows there's glory and money to be had from ripping off the works of great artists.<p>If you were a criminal, enjoying the lucrative fruits of your illicit labors and wishing to continue them, in secret, for as long as possible, I would recommend against buying an enormous submarine, …

Mega-Obsessed: Our Favorite Things From 2014

Last-minute gift ideas, anyone?<p>The new and amazing stuff of the world is our bread and butter here at <i>Popular Science</i>. In each month's magazine and online, we bring together a list of all our favorite things hitting shelves, app stores, and big screens. Now, all the gadgets, games, movies, and other …

25 Inspiring Women Who Shaped Feminism

The women of the 20th and 21st century to celebrate in honor of International Women's Day.<p>In honor of International Women's Day, we're celebrating the women who've had huge impacts on the feminist movement. For all its misconceptions, feminism at its core is about fighting for women's equality. And …

How Different Cultures Understand Time

In the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Mexico employ time in such diametrically opposing manners that it causes intense friction between the two peoples.<p>In Western Europe, the Swiss attitude to time bears little relation to that of neighboring Italy.<p>Thais do not evaluate the passing of …

South-east Asia

The top 20 tracks of 2014

Atlantic-hopping Swedish singer Mapei snapped her way into our hearts and ears with her seven layer-dip vocals on single “Don’t Wait”. Following from her party-rapping on early tracks on 2009's <i>The Cocoa Butter Diaries</i>, she perfectly blends sweet soul with a slow burn seduction, like a pitch-shifted …

Sia

Motorola keeps churning out funny Moto 360 video ads

After releasing in the past few days no less than four short TV commercials for the Moto 360 smartwatch, Motorola is back with two more video ads for …

Wearable Tech

The David Foster Wallace Reader by David Foster Wallace, review: 'a heady reminder'

David Foster Wallace was a virtuosic novelist whose untimely death turned him into an icon. Duncan White examines the life and myth of a hipster saint<p>Since he killed himself in September 2008, David Foster Wallace has been busy. With a posthumous production line to rival Tupac Shakur and Franz …

The definitive answer to why we must invest in pure science research

The answer to why we spend money in pure science research and space exploration is obvious to me, but I often see people whining about how we can …

Most Heavy Drinkers Aren't Actually Alcoholics

A government survey of 138,100 adults has found that nine out of 10 "heavy drinkers," are not, in fact, alcoholics. As first reported by <i>The New York Times</i>, while roughly 29 percent of the population can be classified as excessive drinkers, 90 percent of this pool does not fit the traditional …

How Dogs Understand What We Say

Scientists — and anyone who lives with a canine — know that dogs pay close attention to the emotion in our voices. They listen for whether our tone is friendly or mean, how the pitch goes up or down and even the rhythms in our speech.<p>But what about the meaning of the words we say?<p>Sure, a few …

The Science of Insight and Marketing – Kantar Added Value

How to Find Niche Questions: Optimize Your Site for Q&A

Is keyword research part of your marketing routine? What about niche question research?<p>Niche questions may boost your content marketing on so many …