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Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Guitar

Learn How to Fold a World-Record-Setting Paper Airplane

Growing up with six brothers, John Collins got really good at folding paper planes.<p>"Anything you can beat your siblings at is good," he says.<p>But he …

The $90 Light That Kills Bacteria in Your Kitchen Forever

Cleaning is still an excellent way to rid your kitchen of bacteria, but this LED light takes germ-killing to the next level.<p>There are only so many …

This Android app just changed the desktop game: scrcpy

This week developer rom1v released an application for Mac, Windows, and Linux which makes Android appear on a desktop. The user has only to connect …

5 Fifty Shades sex positions to set your climax free

Your inner goddess will thank you. Maybe.<p>A lot of the sex scenes from <i>Fifty Shades Freed</i> elicit a resounding "hell no" from me. Sorry, but I just don't find sex in a meadow erotic. Ticks, anyone?! But a select few are actually worth a shot if you're feeling brave, or have run out of Netflix shows to …

House Passes Short-Term Spending Bill, Setting Up Shutdown Battle in Senate

WASHINGTON — The House approved a stopgap spending bill on Thursday night to keep the government open past Friday, but Senate Democrats — angered by President Trump’s vulgar aspersions and a lack of progress on a broader budget and immigration deal — appeared ready to block the measure.<p>The House …

Mitch McConnell

High or Dry? California legal pot to test supply pipeline

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most Californians with an urge to smoke a joint will enter the state's legal marijuana marketplace through a single doorway — at a …

Cannabis

NASA And Google Just Announced They've Found Another Solar System Like Ours

It also has 8 planets.<p>NASA and Google announced a "major discovery" on Thursday: another solar system with eight planets.<p>That finding is due to the …

Bill Gates has read nearly all 37 books by this scientist — here are 7 of his favorites

This pick should come as no surprise — Gates has not been shy about his admiration of Smil's work. On his Gates Notes blog, he said he had read nearly all of Smil's 37 books, most of which delve into topics like food production, energy, public policy, and the environment.<p>"The truth is, I'd read …

Bill Gates

Which Is Worse For Your Health, Weed or Alcohol? Science Weighs In

There's a winner, but we need more research.<p>Which is worse for you: weed or whiskey?<p>It's a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be …

Bill Maher Calls Trump's Relationship With Fox News 'a Very Bad Axis of Evil'

“Their anecdotal, false racist view of the country is his view,” the “Real Time” host says of the POTUS and the conservative news network<p>Bill Maher …

If You Want to Have Lucid Dreams, Here's a Tip From a Recent Study

We're so down for this.<p>Having a degree of control of our dreams while we're in the middle of them can be one hell of a fun ride, adding a vivid new …

Recruitment

WATCH: What are the odds that there's alien life in outer space?

In this video, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Richard Dawkins tackle one of the most pressing and important questions that humanity ever asked—Are we alone …

Scientists Finally Witnessed a Phenomenon That Einstein Thought "Impossible"

Celestial Warping<p>According to Einstein’s general relativity theory, spacetime bends or gets distorted when it crosses a massive object due to its …

Physics

Ransomware WannaCry causes fewer tears than feared

It’s been a week since the WannaCry ransomware attack began infecting computers running Windows software. And things are strangely silent again. It’s almost as if the wake-up call that WannaCry set off was heard by IT managers around the world — and then they hit the snooze button.<p>In a way, that’s …

WannaCry

Why Do More Intelligent People Tend To Be Atheist?

Historical evidence collected over time and data gathered through recent surveys both point to a curious fact: intelligent people tend to be …

MP3 is dead, long live AAC

MP3, the format that revolutionized the way we consume (and steal) music since the 90s, has been officially retired -- in a manner of speaking. The German research institution that created the format, The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, announced that it had terminated licensing for …

Edward Snowden points blame at NSA for not preventing NHS cyber attack

Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who in 2013 leaked details of America's surveillance programs, has blamed the intelligence agency for not preventing the global cyber attack on Friday.<p>Hacking tools believed to belong to the US National Security Agency that were leaked online last month …

Cybersecurity

Here are all the best Super Bowl commercials in one place

The Super Bowl: the one time of year people not only tolerate but actively seek out commercials.<p>Hell, if you're a cord-cutter or DVR owner with an ad …

This Object Has Been Sprayed With The World's Blackest Material, And It's Freaking Us Out

Seriously, that's not Photoshopped.<p>Well, we've finally cracked it. Scientists have finally figured out how to paint a portal to another dimension, as …

How Big Was The Universe At The Moment Of Its Creation?

You might think of the Universe as infinite, and quite honestly, it might truly be infinite, but we don’t think we’ll ever know for sure. Thanks to the Big Bang — the fact that the Universe had a birthday, or that we can only go back a finite amount of time — and the fact that the speed of light is …

Dark Matter

This Teenager’s Inventions Will Revolutionize Space Travel And Help Combat Global Warming

Facts surrounding global warming are terrifying. Just try listening to the <i>This American Life</i> episode, “Hot in My Backyard,” without spending the rest of the day sobbing in bed, we dare you. As the population continues to increase, and the temperature continues to rise, the destruction we are …

Thousands of worlds may lurk beyond Pluto — and a stunning new animation shows the ones we've found

You may be familiar with our solar system's eight planets — Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. There's also their famous dwarf-planet companion, Pluto.<p>But this icy world may just be an appetizer to what lurks in a region beyond Pluto called the Kuiper Belt.<p>As this …

Astronomy

March Madness updated title odds: UNC favorite, Kentucky, Zags great value

Gonzaga has never made it to a Final Four<p><b>Download the CBS Sports App today and get instant tournament news and alerts,</b> <i>plus get the latest picks and</i> …

College Basketball

The Best Science Documentaries on Netflix, Ranked

Knowledge is power and Netflix is our professor.<p>Sure, Netflix has a cadre of cheesy rom-coms, sexy capers, and superhero content. But don’t discount …

The Best Telescopes to Get Started in Stargazing

So you've decided to look for Saturn. What scope should you buy?<p>If you've ever tried to take up astronomy but given up out of frustration, or gotten overwhelmed before you've even started, you're not alone. As with many hobbies, getting off on the right start is all-important, and can make the …

Telescopes

Deconstructing Dawkins: Richard Dawkins and the Fallacies of Mechanistic Science

Richard Dawkins is the high priest of popular science, this country’s unofficial scientist laureate. His theories have helped to form the generally …

Cyprus president foresees 'radical' reform of island's security | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - Talks on reunifying Cyprus should produce a “radical” change in the island’s security situation, which is currently guaranteed by Greece, Turkey and Britain, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades told a news conference in Geneva on Friday.<p>Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades speaks …

North Africa