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Music

The Best Late Night Television Performances That You Might Have Missed<p>Philip Cosores 03.31.18 1 day ago<p>The Pulse: Stream This Week’s Best New Albums From The Weeknd, Kacey Musgraves, And More<p>Derrick Rossignol 03.31.18 1 day ago<p>Crate Digging: Wyatt Blair, Press Club, And More Bandcamp Albums From …

Why Every Great Bartender Is Obsessed with this 2-Ingredient Syrup

The complex-tasting, easy-to-make elixir behind great high-end cocktails.<p>Oleo-saccharum. To the uninitiated it sounds like an incantation shouted by some wand-wielding fantasy character. But to a new generation of cocktail-obsessed bartenders, it means something else: pure citrus. There’s lots of …

Cocktails

British technology company to 'transform' air and space travel with pioneering new engine design

Reaction Engines says its invention will allow airliners to fly at five times the speed of sound<p>For a small technology company trying to revolutionise low-cost commercial space travel, the sale of a minority stake to aerospace giant BAE Systems could turn out to be the defining moment in its …

Aviation

We already knew the Earth was not the center of the universe, but now we know exactly where it is.

Scientists have mapped more than 8,000 galaxies to find the Earth's official address, and it turns out the universe is even bigger than we …

7 Kitchen Cleaning Tricks That Really Work

Some of our favorite tips in the kitchen are for getting it sparkling clean; these are their stories.<p><b>1. How to cut oily, dusty kitchen grime:</b><p>To easily clean "the layer of sticking cooking-oil infused dust that accumulates on high surfaces in the kitchen," as Kristen so aptly calls it, our Senior …

Sparkling Espresso Recipe with Mint

Learn how to make this refreshing, iced coffee drink<p>Meet your new favorite chilled espresso drink.<p>01<p>Fill cocktail shaker with ice.<p>02<p>Add classic or …

Silicon Valley tech workers are taking LSD to increase their productivity

But for a growing number of Silicon Valley professionals looking to add that extra productivity edge, the drug of choice is LSD, Rolling Stone reports.<p>The practice is called "microdosing."<p>Users take LSD at roughly a tenth of the normal amount to avoid the drug's mind-bending hallucinogenic effects …

MOO J1142: A cluster at the edge of the Universe.

I love it when a piece of news comes out that ties in so neatly with a recent episode of Crash Course Astronomy: Hard on the heels of my talking …

Hillary Clinton: Turning Away Refugees Is 'New Low' For GOP

More than half of the country's governors say they will block Syrians from resettling in their states.<p>Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton condemned Republicans for vowing to block Syrian refugees from resettling in the United States, calling the controversy a "new low" for the GOP.<p>In …

The New Republican War On Religious Freedom

“Never have the threats been greater to religious liberty than they are right here and now today,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told a campaign rally in Iowa …

Rotaxane raises the bar for self-replicating chemical systems

Self-replicating rotaxane may open the door for autonomous chemical synthesis

It does not get more retro than a PlayStation 4 with real wood accents (update)

The folks over at Toast sent Polygon an email about their latest product, real wood veneers for the already striking PlayStation 4. Many here scoffed, but I for one deeply miss my wood-paneled Xbox 360 and, before that, my Intellivision. So yeah, I said with a pang of nostalgia, send 'em along.<p>My …

PlayStation

Some Wisconsin Water Is Comparable to a Third World Country (Thanks, Scott Walker)

"We can't drink, brush our teeth, wash dishes, wash food; we can't use our water," said one resident.<p>If there's anything more basic to the idea of a commonwealth, it's water. (Even though presidential dead-ender Senator Aqua Buddha has told us that we do not have a right to <i>aqua</i>, although how we can …

Tool Announce 2016 Tour, 'An Unparalleled Sonic and Visual Experience'

<b>UPDATE:</b> Tool have added four shows to their 2016 tour, with stops in Houston, Kansas City, St. Louis in New Orleans now scheduled. See full tour …

Kansas City

Erick Erickson soils himself: Conservative host now too scared to see “Star Wars” in theaters

“There are no metal detectors in American theaters,” complains strident gun control opponent Erick Erickson<p>Proving yet again that when conservatives speak of "a good guy with a gun," they invariably mean "a <i>white</i> guy with a gun" -- non-white people with guns being inherently dangerous and …