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This Simple Animation Answers Everything About How A Clutch Works

Many of us have a basic idea of what our car’s clutch does, but still find all the teeth and springs confusing when we actually look at one out of …

Fire Walk With Me: how David Lynch's film went from laughing stock to the key to Twin Peaks

In 1992 it was critically savaged and fast forgotten. But the new TV series has helped reveal the film to be a harrowing tour de force that shuns easy answers<p>Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me is David Lynch’s <i>film maudit</i>. With the revival of the director’s seminal TV series currently earning acclaim, it …

TV

8 ways smart people act stupid

It’s good to be smart. After all, intelligent people earn more money, accumulate more wealth, and even live longer. On the surface, being smart looks …

Self-improvement

'The Ranch' is an old-fashioned sitcom, but Sam Elliott and Debra Winger make it worth watching

Ashton Kutcherand Danny Masterson, who co-starred in "That '70s Show" in the Clinton and Bush (2) administrations, have wrangled themselves a new situation comedy. It's called "The Ranch," and like their previous situation comedies, including Kutcher's four seasons on "Two and a Half Men" and …

'Downton Abbey's' Julian Fellowes balanced resolution and change in final season

"Downton Abbey"bid farewell on Sunday night in a bittersweet (but mostly sweet) finale that ticked off all the boxes with a long-awaited wedding, a birth, a pregnancy and the promise of future romance all around. There was just a tinge of sadness as well, as one beloved character grappled with …

TV

McDonald’s is more desperate than we ever imagined

McDonald’s is in bad shape right now and it has nothing to do with the silly-looking new Hamburglar mascot. Faced with slumping sales, the fast food …

Math explains why beating 'Tetris' is basically impossible

You're never going to beat <i>Tetris</i>. Sorry. You might be asking why I'm so pessimistic and even though that's perfectly natural, <i>PBS</i>' <i>Game/Show</i> will back me up here. While the seven multicolored falling bricks (officially called "tetrominoes") all fit together pretty nicely, they only occupy a space …

Write the Perfect Email to Anyone With This Creepy Site

When my editor Joe told me to write this story, I knew with algorithmic certainty how to respond: "Done. Absolutely. It's taken care of."<p>I got this …

A five-step guide to not being stupid

Even the smartest people can be fools. David Robson explains how to avoid the most common traps of sloppy thinking.<p>If you ever doubt the idea that the very clever can also be very silly, just remember the time the smartest man in America tried to electrocute a turkey. Benjamin Franklin had been …

Critical Thinking

Spring cleaning: Three ways to increase your computer's performance

Over time, computers end up full of add-ons and random junk. It’s time to take action.<p>It's something we can all relate to: that dreaded moment when you realize your once super-fast computer is now bogged down by renegade files, programs, and services. I mean, the most exciting part of buying a new …

Weird

Angel Beats! 1st Beat PC Game's Opening Movie Streamed

Visual Art's/Key game based on 2010 anime to ship May 29<p>Visual Art's/Key began streaming the opening movie on Friday for the Angel Beats! 1st Beat PC …

Microsoft's MS-DOS app will make you actually want a Windows Phone

In a surprisingly elaborate prank, Microsoft brought back MS-DOS Wednesday in the form of a Windows Phone app.<p>The app, which features both the …

Why America’s obsession with STEM education is dangerous

<i>Fareed Zakaria, a columnist for The Washington Post, is the host of “Fareed Zakaria GPS” on CNN and the author of “In Defense of a Liberal Education.”</i><p>If Americans are united in any conviction these days, it is that we urgently need to shift the country’s education toward the teaching of specific, …

United Kingdom

Ben Carson Traces ISIS to the Book of Genesis

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Wednesday that the roots of radical Islam are the biblical conflict between Jacob and Esau.<p>In an …

Changes linked to Alzheimer's disease evident even in young brains

Scientists know that Alzheimer’s disease gains a foothold in a patient’s brain years before he or she first stashes car keys in the freezer, or gets lost coming home from the store. But a new study suggests that the changes in the brain that set the stage for Alzheimer’s may start decades -- indeed …

Japan's flip-phone love affair continues, smartphone shipments fall

In an alternate universe where up is down and black is white, more feature phones get shipped year-on-year while its replacement, the smartphone, sees sales stall. That's apparently what happened in Japan last year though, according to MM Research Institute. For the first time in seven years, …

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