Scott Schechtman

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The human body is marvellous – but it doesn’t have a lifetime guarantee

Evolution has made us survivors, but that’s not the end of the story – as anyone with a bad back will tell you<p>Your body is far from perfect. You’re the product of millions of years of evolution, but this process doesn’t strive towards “perfection”. In fact, it doesn’t strive towards anything. It …

The Tempescope, A Physical Device That Simulates the Weather by Creating Rain or Clouds Inside a Box

The Tempescope is a physical device designed and built by Ken Kawamoto that simulates the weather by creating rain or clouds inside a clear box. The …

Five new albums to try this week: Alabama Shakes, Jlin and more

From Tyler, the Creator’s latest experimental rap outing to Speedy Ortiz’s 90s-inspired alt-rock, stream five albums out this week. What will you be listening to?<p>Tyler, the Creator – Cherry Bomb (Odd Future)<p><b>Why you should listen</b>: Unexpected chillwave production flourishes, discordant piano lines …

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Sleep

The Obama Penis Portrait You’ve Been Waiting For: This Week In Penises

It’s been another fascinating week for pricks, shafts, weiners, and tools. Here’s what you missed<p>Happy Good Friday! Here are two things we promise about this special Easter edition of “This Week In Penises.”<p>Number one, we’ve got the most comprehensive schlong news on the Interwebs. If it happened …

How Two Guys Use Garbage to Make Skateboards

With consumption comes waste. With waste comes the opportunity for repurposing the material into something else. When the World Wildlife Fund reached …

World Wildlife Fund

Paris Review - Ray Bradbury, The Art of Fiction No. 203

Interviewed by Sam Weller<p>Issue 192, Spring 2010<p>Bradbury in 1978.<p>Ray Bradbury has a vacation house in Palm Springs, California, in the desert at the base of the Santa Rosa mountains. It’s a Rat Pack–era affair, with a chrome-and-turquoise kitchen and a small swimming pool in back. A few years ago, …

Literature

25 Artists You Need To Start Listening To In 2015

2015 should be an amazing year for music. Between expected releases from Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, Kanye West, Radiohead, Drake, Adele, Chance The Rapper, Frank Ocean, James Blake and Fleetwood Mac, to name but a select few, this year should make up for the lack of impact albums that marked …

3 Moves to Cut Your Cable Bill Right Now

The annoying fees on your monthly Internet-TV bill probably just rose. But there's an easy trick to stop paying some fees entirely. There's also a …

7 crazy, awesome gadgets we found at CES 2015

CES — the International Consumer Electronics Show — is the place where gadget makers go to flaunt their latest wares.<p>Most of the hardware on display doesn’t captivate, but a fraction of the showcase is quite interesting, quirky, useful, and sometimes even downright bizarre.<p>Here’s a brief selection …

CES

The 11 Shows You Should Binge-Watch Over the Holiday Break

’Tis the season for family bonding, holiday cheer, and decking all the halls. But if that kind of fa-la-la-la-ing isn’t your thing, we thankfully live in an age of endless options. I’m speaking, of course, of my favorite vacation pastime: the binge-watch. This time-honored pastime doesn’t <i>have</i> to be …

The 7 games you can play with the whole family this Thanksgiving

Maybe you're waiting for the turkey to finish cooking. Maybe the meal's over and you're all together in the living room staring silently at a wall. Whatever the case, if you're looking to spend quality time with your friends and family this Thanksgiving <i>and</i> you want to beat them in a friendly …

TV