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Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head. Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Making of Ghostbusters: How Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and “The Murricane” Built “The Perfect Comedy”

From a potential lead who died of a drug overdose to a marshmallow man suit that went up in flames, Ghostbusters looked like anything but a slam-dunk when Columbia Pictures made it. How Dan Aykroyd’s big idea led to an all-time comedy classic.<p>For the record, <b>Dan Aykroyd</b> really does believe in …

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11 Amazing Instagram Accounts That You Should be Following

Instagram sometimes finds itself the victim of scrutinizing eyes among the realm of professional photographers and I suppose it's not all unjust. …

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor will cover whole screen, says report

Samsung's Galaxy S5 will use its entire screen as one giant fingerprint sensor. At least, that's a new tidbit served up by someone considered a Samsung insider.<p>Leaking the information to blog site iTechAddict, the "well-placed insider within Samsung India R&D" said that the fingerprint sensor will …

Can You Learn To Like Music You Hate?

You hear some music you hate. That's fair. We all do on occasion. But can you learn to love — or at least not loathe — that music? Can you intentionally transform the visceral response you have to certain pieces and styles, or does that happen at some more incalculable, subtle level?<p>Researchers at …

Don't Call This 12-Year-Old Concert Pianist A Prodigy

Musician Emily Bear has composed more than 350 pieces for the piano. She's recorded six albums, performed at the White House and Carnegie Hall, and worked closely with her mentor, music legend Quincy Jones. And get this: She's 12.<p>Bear is what some call a prodigy: a child who shows extraordinary …

Jameis Winston still has heart set on playing baseball, too

NEW YORK — Long before Jameis Winston enrolled at Florida State, his dream was to play baseball and football at the college and professional levels.<p>Winning the 2013 Heisman Trophy hasn't done anything to change those goals.<p>Speaking to reporters late Saturday night after he won the Heisman in a …

FSU QB Jameis Winston: 'I Want to Be Better Than Bo Jackson'

Florida State redshirt freshman Jameis Winston is having a remarkable season as the starting quarterback for the Seminoles. He recently won the 2013 Heisman Trophy, and his team is set to compete for the BCS National Championship against Auburn.<p>Winston sat down with the media during Heisman weekend …

Florida State vs. Auburn: Complete Preview and Predictions for BCS Title Game

The Florida State Seminoles and the Auburn Tigers will meet in the BCS National Championship on Jan. 6. The Tigers upset Alabama and beat Missouri to win the SEC Championship and reach the BCS title game, while Florida State went undefeated to earn its berth.<p>Barrett Sallee, Adam Kramer and Michael …

Kareem Are commits to Florida State: JUCO offensive line recruit picks Noles over Ole Miss, Penn State

The Seminoles got some offensive line depth with the addition of Are, a top-50 JUCO player.<p>Kareem Are, a consensus three-star junior college offensive lineman, committed to Florida State over Ole Miss and Penn State, among plenty of other suitors. Are most recently made a trip to Ole Miss, and …

That's A Bad Lyric And You Know It

<i>Hang the DJ!<br>Because the music that they constantly play,<br>It says nothing to me about my life.<br>—</i>The Smiths, "Panic"<p>In October, <i>The Chronicle of Higher Education</i> ran an article by Arthur Krystal titled "The Missing Music In Today's Poetry." In it, Krystal argues that contemporary verse, with its …

Google Pulls Privacy Feature it Says Wasn't Supposed to Be in Android in First Place

With the latest update to Android, Google has removed a hidden feature that had been used to allow phone owners to more tightly control which …

Sprint reportedly preparing bid to purchase T-Mobile in 2014

Sprint, the third biggest wireless carrier in the US, is preparing to buy out its rival T-Mobile, according to a new report from <i>The Wall Street Journal.</i> While a potential deal is a ways off, Sprint is expected to put in its bid in the first half of 2014 and could pay more than $20 billion for its …

“Bored” With Traditional Releases, Beyoncé Puts Out A New Album In Secret

Surprise! In the early hours of Friday morning, Beyoncé unexpectedly released a new self-titled album full of 14 songs and 17 music videos. The “visual album,” currently exclusive to iTunes, temporarily shut down the service as people rushed to download it.<p>In a statement, Beyoncé said she is …

Should Character Count In Sports Awards?

The Grammy nominations are in, and the talk now is of what actors will be chosen for the Academy Awards, but not once have I heard anyone suggest that any of the singers or actors may not be nominated because of some character deficiency.<p>Likewise, when it comes to awards in theater or television or …

Martin Scorsese Only Has a "Couple More" Films Left – /Film

<b>Martin Scorsese</b>‘s had a prolific career, giving us nearly two dozen narrative features in the past fifty years — and that’s not even counting the …

Bryan Cranston Is Terrified In The First 'Godzilla' Reboot Trailer

The studio released the first trailer for the film starring Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") after launching a viral site for the movie.<p>We don't get a good look at the monster, but we do see a few shots of Cranston along with a harrowing look at the path of the monster's destruction.<p>Gareth Edwards …

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'The Orphanage' Director to Make 'World War Z' Sequel – /Film

<i>Briefly:</i> <b>Brad Pitt</b> is back to produce and star in the sequel to <b>World War Z</b>, but this one will have a new director as Marc Forster will not return. <b>Juan</b> …

Florida State's Jameis Winston leads Heisman finalist list

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, Auburn's Tre Mason, Alabama's AJ McCarron, Boston College's Andre Williams, Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch and 2012 Heisman winner Johnny Manziel from Texas A&M are the finalists for the 2013 Heisman trophy, the Heisman Trust announced Monday.<p>Former …

Music is calligraphy using sounds

Composing is perhaps something one does in order to deepen the intensity of silence rather than the intensity of sounds <br>Music is calligraphy using …

Parsifal – review

<b>Royal Opera House, London</b><br>The literal and the lofty collide in Royal Opera's epic production of Wagner's great swan song<p>Religiosity, illness, sex: Wagner chose heady ingredients for <i>Parsifal</i>, his last opera, which took nearly four decades to reach fruition. This tale of the "pure fool" who can bring …

Jimi Hendrix, in his own words: 'I dig Strauss and Wagner – those cats are good'

When I was 17 I formed this group with some other guys, but they drowned me out. I didn't know why at first, but after about three months I realised I'd have to get an electric guitar. My first was a Danelectro, which my dad bought for me. Must have busted him for a long time. But I had to show him …