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It’s Time For Real Talk About Fake Food

This may come as a bit of a surprise, but many of the foods that are being sold to you may not be what they seem. Adulteration, fraud, and legal loopholes have led to a dire state of affairs for some of our favorite foods. Kobe beef burgers don’t actually exist. Cellulose has been found in our …

Fish

Nathaniel Rateliff: My 5 Favorite Songs for the Road

Blake Mills, “If I’m Unworthy”<p>This is a bizarre, smooth song with a wild guitar solo that's just gorgeous. It talks about relationships, which we can …

Music

11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …

Siblings

Under pressure, Silicon Valley workers turn to LSD microdosing

It's 7am on a sunny Friday in a shared house in the sleepy San Francisco neighbourhood of Richmond. Flatmates buzz in and out of the kitchen as Lily …

Psychedelic Drugs

A shattering revelation about ‘Stairway to Heaven’

Ask any die-hard Led Zeppelin fan about “Stairway to Heaven,” and eventually Bron-Yr-Aur will come up.<p>It’s the name of the remote cottage in Wales where the band, sitting fireside, wrote the song. At least, it’s where guitarist Jimmy Page has always <i>said</i> he wrote the song — a perfect image for a …

Guitar

Who Were Spirit, the Band From Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway’ Trial?

Who the hell were Spirit? It’s not a crime if you don’t remember the Los Angeles band that flourished in the late Sixties and early Seventies. They …

Star Trek

Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer – Robert Epstein

No matter how hard they try, brain scientists and cognitive psychologists will never find a copy of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the brain – or copies …

Multimeter Basics: Measuring Voltage, Resistance, and Current

Your eyes can’t show you what’s happening inside a circuit, but a meter can.<p>Every meter has a “common” socket, color-coded black and labeled “com.” Plug the black probe into this socket.<p>You’ll also find a red-coded socket, labeled with the letter V and an ohm symbol to tell you that it measures …

75 Things You Can Get for Free

Really.<p>There’s an old saying among fellow cheapskates: “Free is my favorite price.” Fortunately, there are many great free things to be had, you just …

Personal Finance

Black Sabbath on Sixties Origins: ‘We Were Rejected Again and Again’

One of the greatest things I have in my heart is that Black Sabbath were not a band created by some business mogul in London, like a fucking ditz,” …

Guitar

everyday meatballs

If you’d told me as a spaghett-and-meatballs loving kid that in Italy, these two things are never served together, I wouldn’t have believed you. …

What's the point of music? Ask Peter Gabriel

Whether releasing sadness or sending shivers down our spines, the songs in our ‘emotional toolbox’ can transform daily life … if we learn how to use them<p>Music is so much a part of almost all our lives that it seems peculiar to stop and ask what it might be for. It just appears straightforwardly to …

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words review - career highlights of a serious musical joker

This documentary about the oddball musician may not satisfy completists, but it’s still a fascinating run-through of Zappa’s greatest – and weirdest – moments<p>My wife can handle my snoring and my tendency to forget to do the dishes, but all bets are off when I drag out my Frank Zappa albums. To the …

Frank Zappa

The underground music mags that immortalised 70s subculture

The 70s undoubtedly marked the Golden Age of underground music zines cataloguing subcultural movements. Without an avalanche of Tumblr accounts offering endless information on what your favourite band is wearing, Soundcloud recommendations about who to listen to next, or Twitter documenting your …

‘Blackstar’ Bassist on Bowie: ‘The Greatest Musician I’ve Ever Heard’

<i>Tim Lefebvre, a</i> <i>member of Tedeschi Trucks Band, played bass on every song of David Bowie’s last album</i> Blackstar. <i>Here he shares his initial reaction to</i> …

David Bowie

Syd Barrett: the lost leader of British pop

<b>Syd Barrett, the founder of Pink Floyd, died on 7 July 2006, aged 60. He provided one of rock music's most enduring and confounding legends.</b><p><b>In this article first published in 2001, five years before the musician's death, the Telegraph's former Theatre Critic, Charles Spencer, explained why he was</b> …

To End or Not to End Your Relationship

Vanessa, 30 years old, is struggling with whether or not to end her six-year marriage. The answer is not at all clear to her.<p>Vanessa and Jon have a "good" marriage. They are kind and caring with each other. They enjoy many of the same things. So why is Vanessa in such turmoil over whether to stay …

David Gilmour Mulls Life, Death in Somber ‘Faces of Stone’ Video

David Gilmour has released another video from his new album, <i>Rattle That Lock</i>, a harrowing black and white clip for “Faces of Stone” that mixes old …

Guitar

6 Tested and Perfected Canned Pumpkin Recipes

It's pumpkin season! Orange cans of pumpkin purée are everywhere -- put this fall pantry staple to good use with these pumpkin-packed recipes the whole family will love.<p><b>1. Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Pumpkin Glaze</b><p>Perfect for a fall morning with a cup of coffee, these golden-orange scones are packed …

21 Portraits That Gaze Into Your Very Soul

When it comes to portraits, it's hard to argue against the saying, "it's all about the eyes." The so-called windows of the soul can draw you in like few other features have to power to. There's a reason one of (if not the) most popular National Geographic cover ever was Afghan Girl by Steve …

Roger Waters Talks New ‘Wall’ Film, Pink Floyd Tour With Hendrix

When Roger Waters was watching an in-progress cut of his new concert film, <i>Roger Waters The Wall</i>, he realized something in it was missing. Throughout …

Hoarding

6 Facts Every Self-Respecting Beer Drinker Should Know

<i>By: Zach Mack</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Thomas Hawk</i><p>There was a time in (very recent) history where the depth of knowledge required to order the perfect beer for you was knowing whether you wanted it in a real bottle, or one shaped like a bowling pin. We now live in the midst of a beer renaissance, though, and …

DU Speed Booster: Clean trash off your Android phone

Android is a powerful, flexible operating system, but the wrong combination of apps — or simply too many apps — can eat up system resources and leave your phone feeling sluggish and difficult to use.<p>That’s where a speed-boosting cache cleaner can be a life saver. As an Android user browsing the …

Apps

Watch Hendrix Play Fiery ‘Purple Haze’ in Clip From New Doc

The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s July 4th, 1970, show at the Atlanta International Pop Festival wasn’t just another gig. Part of the final run of …

Guitar

Microsoft Windows 10 free upgrade: the last roundup

With the free upgrade to Microsoft Windows 10 shipping on 29 July, should I upgrade Windows 7? Can I revert to my old operating system?<p>Should I go for the Windows 10 upgrade or continue with Windows 7? My laptop is five years old and working very nicely after I installed an SSD (solid-state disc). …

Windows 10

Fibonacci clock: can you tell the time on the world's most stylish nerd timepiece?

Hipster chronometer uses squares inside a golden rectangle to tell the time, and even doubles as a lava lamp.<p>Don’t you find clock faces quite aggressive, their hands and numbers constantly reminding you of the passing of the time?<p>If so, this beautiful invention is for you.

Watches

Simple '4-7-8' breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds

A deep breathing trick can make insomniacs drop off to sleep in under one minute, a health expert has claimed.<p>The method involves making a loud whooshing noise with the mouth then holding the breath in stages.<p>Called the ‘4-7-8’ method, it has been pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil who …

How to live to 100: don't smoke, stay cheerful and own a home by 50

A combination of healthy living, wealth and good genes is the secret to living to 100, say scientists<p>Staying slim, keeping away from cigarettes and owning a home by the age of 50 could be the secret to living to 100 years old, scientists have found.<p>In a landmark 50-year study investigating the link …