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See Keith Urban, Vince Gill and Chris Stapleton’s Breezy ‘Blue’ Jam

Country Radio Seminar, the annual gathering of radio-industry pros, is currently underway in<p>One of the few songs on Urban’s Grammy-nominated <i>Ripcord</i> …

Country Music

Earth, Moon Photographed From Mars

The most powerful telescope that has been orbiting Mars for over 10 years now sent back a striking image two months ago. Actually, it was four …

10 Necessary Tips for Baking Simple Bread at Home

Master baker Uri Scheft explains what breads to start with, his yeast preference, and why you might want to start meditating.<p>No disrespect to that loaf you just bought at the supermarket, but once you learn to make bread at home, your life will change. It's a task that may seem daunting. Kneading. …

Baking

Putin and Trump could be on the same side in this troubling new world order | Matthew d’Ancona

The hacking crisis may be distracting us from a disturbing convergence between two mighty powers<p>Russian hacking, White House warnings, angry denials by Vladimir Putin’s officials: we are edging towards a digital Cuban crisis. So it is as well to ask what is truly at stake in this e-conflict, and …

Donald Trump

A Beautiful Visualization Of How Your DSLR Camera Really Works

Leave it to a graphic designer to clearly visualize the complicated inner-workings of your digital camera in a way that actually makes sense.<p>Here’s the thing about expensive, hulking DSLR cameras: They take beautiful photographs, but only if you know how to use them. And understanding the various …

Data Visualization

Are Cheap Flights to Europe Really Worth the Savings?

Norwegian Air offers a budget-friendly transatlantic flight—if you're willing to play by the rules. Not all of us are.<p>Much has been made of the new ultra-cheap routes flown by Norwegian Air, a low-cost carrier that, starting next year, hopes to get you from the U.S. to Europe for a paltry $69. In …

GOP on the precipice

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump isn't making it easy for Republicans.<p>The GOP nominee likely won a reprieve by exceeding low expectations at Sunday's debate. He may have stopped, at least for now, the stampede of Republicans who were fleeing from his campaign after a video emerged Friday of him discussing …

Donald Trump

Watch Anthrax’s Acoustic Cover of Pink Floyd’s ‘Comfortably Numb’

Anthrax had a rare acoustic session for SiriusXM’s Opie Radio. Armed with four acoustic guitars and singer Joey Belladonna’s scraping vocals, the …

Numb

Obama to Create First Marine National Monument in the Atlantic

President Barack Obama on Thursday will establish the first national marine monument in the Atlantic, declaring nearly 5,000 square miles off the New England coastline a fully protected area.<p>The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument will protect 4,913 square miles that encompass …

You Asked: How Can I Make iTunes Run Faster?

Like a gas tanker sliding down an icy highway into rush hour traffic, opening up iTunes can sometimes be a slow motion disaster for your computer.<p>It …

App Store

How to tell if other people think you’re hot, according to science

One of the most pressing and mysterious questions for humans, the self-centered beings that we are, is what other people think about us. We expend a huge amount of time and mental energy wondering if our date finds us attractive, or if our co-workers noticed that stupid thing we said in the meeting …

Psychology

Missouri Senate Overrides Veto Of Welfare Restrictions Bill

The Missouri Senate voted on Monday to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill that severely restricts welfare eligibility, potentially cutting benefits to thousands of low-income families.<p>Nixon, a Democrat, on Thursday vetoed the bill, which calls for reducing the time families may receive aid …

Pentagon: No Texas takeover plot

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Don't mess with Texas -- even if it's just an exercise.<p>Amid unfounded, Internet-fueled rumors that U.S. Special Operations Forces might be trying to take over parts of the southwest, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered Texas State Guard forces under his control to keep an eye on the …

Military

The Secret to Delicious Tofu (Really!) in 3 Steps

Poor tofu: After a bad experience, many people vow to never taste the fermented soy protein again--a shame because the nutritious ingredient can be especially handy in the kitchen when trying to whip up easy meals that don't center around meat.<p>But when cooked properly, carnivores can even learn to …

These GIFs Show the Freakishly High Definition Future of Body Scanning

General Electric<p>1 of 4<p>General Electric released images on Wednesday from its first clinical trial of a next generation body scanner that captures …

High-Definition

The best thing to do now for your portfolio

The stock market roller coaster is back.<p>The Dow and S&P 500 shed over 4% in December before rebounding sharply this week. Take your pick of what to be most concerned about: cheap oil, a flat-lining Europe, a slowing China, Russia on life support, the Federal Reserve taking away the stimulus punch …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

You Can Look It Up: The Wikipedia Story

In an excerpt from his new book, The Innovators, Walter Isaacson recounts the improbable story of the online encyclopedia that has proven its …

Apple gives PCs access to iCloud Drive before Macs

iOS 8 might working its way to iPhones and iPads, but Apple's long-awaited desktop refresh, Yosemite, is still receiving the final tweaks before it launches to the public. One element that features prominently between both platforms is iCloud Drive, Apple's own version of Dropbox. It's now …

Apple Ceases Signing iOS 7.1.2, Downgrading No Longer Possible

As of today, Apple has stopped signing the iOS 7.1.2 firmware, which will prevent users from downgrading from iOS 8 back to iOS 7 (via <i>iClarified</i>). This means that users who are unhappy with the changes that iOS 8 have brought or unsatisfied with bugs introduced with the update will be unable to …