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Documentary celebrates folk singer John Prine and his timeless music

A few months ago, the renowned 93-year-old television producer Norman Lear ("All in the Family," "The Jeffersons," "Good Times," "Maude") was asked if he still watched television.<p>The assumption was that he might respond with "No. Too much junk." But instead he said, "I do watch a lot, but the …

A research team has an unsettling explanation for why we haven't found aliens

Given the size and age of the universe, he said, and the statistical probability of life emerging in other solar systems, why is it that humanity has not seen any indications of intelligent life in the cosmos?<p>This query, known as the Fermi Paradox, continues to haunt us to this day.<p>If there are …

National Academy of Sciences

This Smart Kids Car Seat Solves All Your Annoying Car Seat Problems

Cheap, light, and small, the Mifold also changes how the car seat operates, to make it easier to use.<p>The Mifold is one of those inventions that seems so obvious when you see it that you wonder why it hasn’t always existed. It’s a tiny booster seat for kids, only instead of lifting the kid to the …

The Mistakes You're Probably Making With Your Pasta

<i>By: Dan Gentile</i><p>@dannosphere<p><i>Credit: Perry Santanachote/Thrillist</i><p>One of the first meals any clueless college student learns to make is pasta with tomato sauce, but there's more to Italy's finest export than simply heating the jarred stuff up on a hot plate while listening to Bob Marley's <i>Legend</i>. …

The Classic French Dish That's Perfect for Snowy Days

In the south of France is the historical Languedoc region, home to vineyards, rolling mountains dotted with cliffs (and sheep), and one of the most comforting dishes in the world.<p>A cassoulet, traditionally made with white beans and some sort of sausage, is covered and cooked <i>slowly</i> so that all of …

These Motivational Eminem Songs Will Push You Through Your New Year’s Resolutions

There’s no question that ever since “Lose Yourself,” Eminem has pumped out some of the most motivational songs in all of music. While not much can live up to the ferocity of the aforementioned Oscar-winning track, Em still has a robust catalog of songs that should be the soundtrack to your New …

Out of Control Salted Caramel Cinnamon Rolls

<i>Posie Harwood, who finds the best back-of-the-box recipes in the grocery store, takes classic cinnamon rolls up a notch with whiskey salted caramel.</i><p>I was at the airport early last weekend. I was headed to Florida for a wedding and I was hungry and in need of caffeine. Despite the recent arrival of …

Chvrches' Every Open Eye is strong, sharp, and self-reliant

You might not hear a better pop record this year<p>There’s a point in almost every album where the quality of each new song starts to fade. If you spend enough time listening to music, you start unconsciously steeling yourself for this moment: you’ve blown through all of the album’s singles, you’ve …

Alternative Music

Ken Block Filming Gymkhana 7 with Bad-Ass, AWD 1960s Mustang

There are a few guaranteed eyeball-grabbers on the automotive internet, and the Ford Mustang and Ken Block’s gymkhana videos are chief among them. It seems that Block is setting himself up for massive success with the seventh gymkhana clip then, because spy photos from the shoot in downtown L.A. …

17 Mobile Apps to Help you Discover New Music

If the last decade has taught us anything, it’s that ten years can be a very long time in technology. And one needn’t look any further than the music industry to see how technology has shifted and shaped the way we listen to, share and discover bands and artists.<p>As cool as MiniDisc players were …

Rdio is ditching the Echo Nest in response to Spotify acquisition

Music subcription service Rdio is getting ready to sever its ties with the music data provider the Echo Nest after that company got bought by Rdio’s …

Walmart’s WAVE Is the Aerodynamic Big Rig of the Future

Yes, we usually restrict ourselves to passenger vehicles, but cool don’t lie, especially when it’s rolling on this many wheels and is packed with this much carbon fiber. Oh yeah, and a turbine. <i>A freakin’ turbine.</i> Behold the new Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience concept truck, or WAVE for …

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

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This App Can Help You Read Up to 1,000 Words a Minute

Who says the Internet is making us less effective readers? Spritz, a new app that’s being released on Samsung devices, is devoted to turning you into …