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The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

University of California

Rodent recall: false but happy memories implanted in sleeping mice

Researchers at CRNS in Paris create artificial positive feelings in mouse’s memory for first time during sleep, highlighting possible new treatment for depression<p>Scientists have succeeded in creating false but happy memories in mice, in the first demonstration of memory manipulation during sleep.<p>In …

The Brain

Surprising New Details About the "Toy Story 4" Movie, Right This Way

The franchise is going in a new direction.<p>New details about the upcoming <i>Toy Story 4</i> have been revealed, and fans of the franchise are in for a big surprise.<p>According to a new interview with Disney Latino [via SlashFilm, Pixar studio president Jim Morris said you shouldn't expect a continuation of …

Why Men Are More Narcissistic Than Women

If there’s one thing you can say for craziness, it’s that it’s not sexist. Across entire populations, males and females face a pretty equal lifetime …

22 Egg Recipes to Kickstart Your Morning

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Eggs are a staple of my diet, and while I eat plenty for lunch and dinner, they're still most often seen on my breakfast table. Versatile, affordable, with a nice dose of protein to kick off your day, it's no wonder that eggs …

Oscars

Since 1929, the Academy Awards have celebrated achievements in the film industry.

The Oscars

Celebrating 50 Years of The Sound of Music, Through Photographs

The 1965 film captivated audiences, catapulted Julie Andrews to international stardom, and introduced tunes so catchy that even the Queen’s guards likely hummed about their favorite things. A look back at the set, the people, and the making of a The Sound of Music, a film forever cemented as a …

lady gaga took on ‘the sound of music’

and it was glorious.<p>Lady Gaga has kept a relatively low profile for the past two years, with no major performances or appearances since the release of her 2013 album <i>Artpop.</i> Yet with a ring on her finger and a refreshing make-under, the blonde songstress is tackling 2015 head-on—first, with a …

13 (Going on 14) Things You Didn't Know About 'The Sound of Music'

<i>Editor's Note: Tom Santopietro is the author of five books, including</i> Considering Doris Day <i>(New York Times Sunday Book Review Editor's Choice) and</i> …

The truth about the Sound of Music family

<b>When it was released 50 years ago, The Sound of Music became one of the most successful films of all time. It was based on the true story of the von Trapp family (above) - but what did they think of it and was their life really like it was portrayed in the movie?</b><p>"Everyone thinks the Sound of Music …

'Sound of Music' still comes alive at 50

Fifty years ago Monday, one of our greatest and most enduring film love affairs began with the delivery of raindrops on roses. And seven adorable kids. And breathtaking views of the Austrian Alps. And a sumptuous score by the greatest songwriting team of Broadway's Golden Age.<p>The sum of these …

Film Festivals

'Mary Poppins Sings Death Metal': An expert's review

Is there a singer in the universe who exists further outside of the heavy metal world than Julie Andrews? The <i>Sound of Music</i> star has lent her pipes …

Death Metal

The Sound of Music at 50: The Hills Are Still Alive

Actress Julie Andrews as Maria von Trapp with her charges in The Sound of Music.<br>Eliot Elisofon—LIFE<p>1 of 8<p>If you can complete the sentence, “The hills …

50th Anniversary of ‘The Sound of Music’

'The Sound of Music': Where are they now?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Fifty years after its premiere, "The Sound of Music" is still among millions of fans' favorite things.<p>The Julie Andrews film, about the von Trapp family and its "problem" governess, Maria, is beloved enough to have spawned audience singalongs. The performers who played the von Trapp …

'Sound of Music' turns 50: Let's rank the Von Trapp children

It’s been 50 years since <i>The Sound of Music</i> premiered on movie screens—but if you feel like you were just talking about it yesterday, you’re not …

Weather

The Sound of Music at 50: Our favourite thing?

The musical story of the von Trapp family continues to delight audiences 50 years on. But what makes The Sound of Music endure? Nicholas Barber finds out.<p>Never mind Neil Patrick Harris’s underpants or Patricia Arquette’s politics; the show-stopping moment at this year’s Academy Awards came when …

Behind The Sound of Music: Why the Real Maria Went to the von Trapps'

When the movie of <i>The Sound of Music</i> premiered 50 years ago, on Mar. 2, 1965, the world learned the story of would-be nun Maria, whose superiors, at …

Why The Sound of Music is still genius at 50

Three years ago, I overheard a colleague bitching about The Sound of Music. On and on he went about how “stupid” and “ridiculous” the film is. Being new to the company, I didn’t feel at liberty to give him a piece of my mind, so I kept quiet. The Sound of Music, exactly 50 years old today, has its …

Siblings

Sound of Music success still surprises Salzburg 50 years on

<b>The Sound of Music, one of the world's best-loved films, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. But Salzburg resident Georg Steinitz, who worked on the set, says it's not always appreciated by the Austrians themselves.</b><p>Fifty years on, The Sound of Music still enchants its fans.<p>The film about Maria, …

50 years later, Austrians finally learn to love “The Sound of Music”

Ever since the film of The Sound of Music was released 50 years ago, fans from around the world have flocked to Salzburg. The palace Schloss Leopoldskron is inundated with musical fans. Though the real von Trapp family never resided there, a gazebo on the grounds was indeed used as a filming …

The Complete Guide to How Food Has Invaded Pop Culture (At Least According to Us)

Sure, we all eat, but what we eat has begun to define pop culture.<p><i>To the staff at</i> Bon Appétit*, food has always been an omnipresent life force. But in the past several years, somehow eating-interesting-food-as-a-cool-lifestyle-choice has gotten really zeitgeist-y, with juice bars popping up every …

Avocado Toast

25 Fantastic and Funny Photos Celebrate Photoshop's 25th Birthday

Happy Birthday, Photoshop! Twenty-five years ago, this week, a little graphics editing program named Photoshop was born. Fast forward a few decades and now we're living in a world where surreal-looking images are all around us. As part of the celebration, Adobe has launched a search for 25 of the …

How long can we stay awake?

We can fight off the sandman for a while, but after a certain point, sleeplessness leads to temporary madness and – just maybe – death, discovers Adam Hadhazy.<p>People start to hallucinate and go a bit crazy<p>It’s surprising how we spend our lives. Reach your 78th birthday and according to some …

University of Chicago

A Look Back at a Frozen Niagara Falls

Burberry is bold and colorful for fall 2015

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2015 is a bold, bright, intricate collection that kept us enthralled from the very first look. Always a well-attended show …

Proof that one simple piece can make a wardrobe

The personal uniform has its advantages. Time-starved entrepreneurs such as Mark Zuckerberg, who is known for practically living in a gray t-shirt, say having a uniform frees up brain space for more important matters. Arguably he doesn’t look great, but the wardrobe is functional. More …

Sea Snail’s Teeth Just Dethroned Spider Silk As The Strongest Biological Material

Introducing the limpet as the heavyweight champion of the animal kingdom<p>The strongest biologic material in the world rivals the strength it takes to turn carbon into diamonds. It doesn’t come from one of the biggest creatures, but rather the tiny teeth of a sea snail.<p>Until now, spider silk has …

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …