Anthony Hoines

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Why Aren't We Afraid Of A Tsunami Hitting San Francisco?

When a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan's eastern coast early Friday morning, we all feared a tsunami. But San Francisco gets earthquakes all the time, and we're not scared of a tsunami there. Why?<p>When news broke of a 7.3-magnitude earthquake off the eastern coast of Japan early this …

Doctorow Ruminates On How A 'Brain' Becomes A Mind

<b>Listen · 6:42</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>When does our brain become our mind? Our heart? How does it become us, whatever we are? And how do we live with memories when they begin to burst inside?<p>E.L. Doctorow's new novel is called <i>Andrew's Brain</i>, and it plunges inside the brain of a man who …

14 Musical Acts To Watch in 2014

There’s a lot of music out there and sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. That’s where we come in. From Nashville to Portland to Sweden — we …

The 100 Hottest Cars of All Time

The only hard requirement for making the cut: At least one fully drivable example had to have actually been created.

5 Ways To Make Your Home Wi-Fi Faster

How to navigate those crappy router menus and get yourself on the road to faster home internet.<p>Net neutrality worries got you thinking about your home internet? The bad news is that adjusting a router is brutal. Navigating the drop-down menus is like trying to build a website in the early 2000s. …

The Scientific Sherlock Holmes

An entertaining exploration of the science and history of the Sherlock Holmes stories, which were written more than 100 years ago by Scottish physician and writer, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.<p>After eagerly -- and enviously! -- reading people's reactions to Sherlock Holmes' third season now airing on …

25 People Who Will Be 'The Next Steve Jobs'

Everyone from Jeff Bezos to Marissa Meyer to "a bikini video director" has been anointed the next Steve Jobs. Here's every such mention we could find.<p>Even before his death nearly two years ago, writers of all stripes began to wonder, "Who is the next Steve Jobs?" It was fitting, in a ghoulish sort …

Piloting A Drone Is Hell

Drone pilots are remote but not detached.<p>The cover story for the <i>Atlantic</i>'s September issue reveals a surprising truth: drone warfare is more like <i>The Truman Show</i> than <i>Terminator</i>. In the future, autonomous robots might fight our battles for us, but for now, war is all too human; we rely on human …

A new way of thinking about how the brain works

Modern neuroscience is based on the discovery of the neuron, but this is only half the story<p>My book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>, is out now, and is available at a discount price from Amazon and the <i>Guardian</i> bookshop. (And here's a lovely review by Vaughan Bell, who calls it "a …