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The 100 Best Albums of the 1970s

Appropriately, Marc Bolan began his ill-fated career as a well-kempt model for John Temple suits. His body was grafted onto cardboard placards and hung in department store windows. On <i>Electric Warrior</i>, not much changed. He’s the cut-out embodiment of a shallow, smutty pulp culture reared on Elvis’ …

8 Questions to Ask Someone Other Than “What Do You Do?”

We’ve all been in the awkward situation of meeting someone new and having to build rapport quickly — at networking events, industry conferences, charity events, dinner parties, and other social-professional situations. If you’re like many people — especially most Americans — you break the awkward …

World history would be very different without the blood moon eclipse of 1504

On January 31st, half of the Earth will experience a very special moon moment: “a super blue blood moon.” The term, according to NASA, describes three simultaneous celestial events: a “supermoon,” in which the moon is closer to Earth in orbit and appears 14% brighter than usual; the second full …

Super Blue Blood Moon

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates's Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad Either) | Inc.com

If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world is wrong. And not just a little wrong--wrong wrong, flat-earth wrong, couldn't-<i>be</i>-more-wrong."<p>The quote appears on …

Bill Gates

How Rap Became the Sound of the Mainstream

When Philadelphia rapper Lil Uzi Vert was 20 years old, he uploaded a few songs to SoundCloud, a free music-sharing platform. The tracks got a couple …

Forget About Bitcoin, Consider Investing in This Instead

These companies are tapping into the resources that are solving a massive global problem.<p>Cryptocurrencies like <b>bitcoin</b> (BTC-USD) are all the rage …

Investing

What does the way you hug say about you? Science discovers what sided hugs are more meaningful

The study revealed that in less emotionally-charged hugs, people tend to lean to their right, while in case of more intense hugs, we lean to our left.<p>…

Grammy's to hold unprecedented pre-show anti-terrorism training

Grammy’s to hold unprecedented pre-show anti-terrorism training<p>Due to the recent slew of music-oriented terrorist attacks, like the Las Vegas …

Mark E Smith: an autodidact fired by a singular vision

Sean O’Hagan twice interviewed the Fall frontman, Mark E Smith, who died last week. Here he recalls a true outsider: unpredictable, entertaining… a scabrous post-punk voice<p>My connection to Mark E Smith will be forever framed by the infamous <i>NME</i> “summit meeting” interview that took place in the …

Post Punk

Dating is getting even more complicated — here are 5 more terms you need to know in 2018

If you thought the world of ghosting, stashing, and sidebarring was bad, things are about to get worse.<p>Modern dating is tough, and sometimes it can feel like everyone else has a manual to follow while you're left in the dark wondering if anyone will ever love you.<p>The game playing makes it even more …

Natural black hair and the politics of resistance: In a Eurocentric Brazil that rejects African features, wearing natural hair is more than just an aesthetic statement

<b>Note from BW of Brazil</b>: <i>Hearing the word Brazil outside the country conjures various images for foreigners.</i> <i>For people who have never been here, what</i> …

Brazil

Yes, There Is Gravity in Space

This week, I settled down to watch the first episode of The 100. If you haven't seen the show, I'll just point out that it takes place in the near …

Lake Michigan has become dramatically clearer in last 20 years — but at a steep cost

Decades ago, Lake Michigan teemed with nutrients and green algae, casting a brownish-green hue that resembled the mouth of an inland river rather than a vast, open-water lake.<p>Back then, the lake's swampy complexion was less than inviting to swimmers and kayakers, but it supported a robust fishing …

Great Lakes

Seven memory skills that will make you smarter

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

The Brain

The YouTube star who fought back against revenge porn – and won

Chrissy Chambers will never forget 11 June 2013. She was in Las Vegas recording her first album with her girlfriend, Bria Kam. The YouTube channel they ran together was taking off – a video they had posted the day before, titled 10 Worst Ways to Come Out, had already been viewed half a million …

Internet

Asgardia, the world's first 'space nation', takes flight

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world's first "space nation" has taken flight.<p>On November 12, Asgardia cemented its presence in outer space by launching the Asgardia-1 satellite.<p>The "nanosat" -- it is roughly the size of a loaf of bread -- undertook a two-day journey from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, …

Space Exploration

Intel just challenged IBM and Google in a type of supercomputing that uses temperatures 250 times colder than deep space

On Tuesday, Intel came out with its state-of-the 17-qubit superconducting test chip, matching the biggest quantum computer chip ever to be produced, by IBM.<p>Until now, quantum computing has been, in some regards, a two-horse race between IBM and Google. In April, Google showed off its research on a …

Quantum Computing

15 of the best new TV shows to get excited about in 2018

Plus, some returning shows to get riled up for *cough* Luther *cough*<p>Forget getting out the house and living your best life in 2018. Do the right thing and stay indoors and get stuck into these new TV shows.

TV

Why Seaweed, Not Solar, May Be the Energy of Tomorrow

<i>In brief:</i> <i>The US Department of Energy has invested nearly $1.5 million in projects that will help establish large-scale seaweed farms for the purpose of making biofuel. The renewable energy sector is rapidly increasing in the diversity of clean energy sources.</i><p>SEAWEED ENERGY<p>The U.S. Department of …

Biofuel

10 of the Coolest Neighborhoods in America Right Now

Avoid tourist traps and consider planning your next city break in one of these hotspots.<p>Tourist traps are a dime a dozen in big cities, but many …

Travel

A 17-Year-Old Teen Just Achieved a Scientific First With This Weird Electric Phenomenon

What did you do when you were 17?<p>The electric honeycomb, or rose window instability, is a curious phenomenon.<p>It occurs when a high-voltage corona …

Stereophonics Talk Bob Dylan Shout-Out, 25 Years of Eclectic Rock

On the afternoon that <i>Rolling Stone</i> catches up with Stereophonics leader Kelly Jones, he's already had a full, and rather upsetting, day. The …

New Albums

Jay Som Shares New “The Bus Song” Video, Directed by Japanese Breakfast: Watch

Jay Som has released her new music video for “The Bus Song,” directed by Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast. Shot in Melina Duterte’s native Bay Area, the new visual also features cameos from other bands and musicians from the San Francisco region (Plush, Future Shapes, No Vacation). Watch the …

Rocked By Fake News Crisis, Facebook Is Under Pressure To Open Up To Experts

Facebook has attracted leading social science researchers with its vast trove of user data. But what they publish is tightly controlled.<p>Want to study how fake news stories and other false claims spread online? Try Twitter Trails, where computer scientists are training an algorithm to detect …

Social Media

13 habits science shows will help you fall asleep faster and sleep better

But not sleeping, in addition to making you less efficient and more stressed, is terrible for your health.<p>Americans currently average 6.8 hours of sleep per night, down an hour from 1942. Four in 10 Americans don't even get the minimum of seven hours of sleep doctors recommend. That's a public …

Inside the Hunt for a Ghost Particle

Even for a particle physicist, Janet Conrad thinks small. Early in her career, when her peers were fanning out in search of the top quark, now known …

Why did two parents murder their adopted child?

Asunta Fong Yang was adopted as a baby by a wealthy Spanish couple. Aged 12, she was found dead beside a country road. Not long after, her mother and father were arrested<p>One day in late June 2001, Rosario Porto, a petite, dark-haired lawyer from Santiago de Compostela, northern Spain, sat nervously …

Crime

The 100 Best Songs of 2016

In 2016, everything felt more intense. The most visible pop music was also some of the most political. The saddest songs came from people who passed away days after releasing them. Debut singles from some of the most anticipated releases sounded broken. One of the best songs of the year received …

21 Savage

Nasa teams up with Stephen Hawking to make his nano spacecraft a reality

In April, a team of scientists announced a new project to explore interstellar space named Breakthrough Starshot. The project wants to use lasers to …