David O'Sullivan

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Music Theory: Exploring The 432Hz Tuning Debate

Disclaimer: All the info for this article comes from the references the author added at the bottom. Some of these claims have not been scientifically …

Torture Is Bad. So Psychologists Helped the US Redefine It

After the 9/11 attacks, the US government was willing to do anything to catch the perpetrators. "Anything" included subjecting detainees to simulated …

How Famous Writers — From J.K. Rowling to William Faulkner — Visually Outlined Their Novels

<i>Click for a larger version</i><p>Every great novel—or at least every finished novel—needs a plan. I remember well a James Joyce course I took in college, …

SOUP and pickles: Entrepreneurs see opportunity in ailing Detroit

Business News<p>What if you took the Mo out of Motown?<p>That's what some entrepreneurs are asking as Detroit sets off into uncharted waters with the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.<p>Detroit's entrepreneurs and community leaders haven't been waiting for a bankruptcy filing or court resolution …

Dongle Style: What We Learned After Our One-Night Stand With Chromecast

Author: Mat Honan. Mat Honan Gear<p>Date of Publication: 07.25.13.<p>Time of Publication: 3:37 pm. 3:37 pm<p>Google’s Chromecast, a little gadget that plugs …

How Do You Design a Medical Gadget That Costs 95 Percent Less Than Before?

The Food and Drug Administration classifies an endoscope as a Class II medical device, but technically it's just a long plastic tube with a light and …

Believe Me, It’s Torture

What more can be added to the debate over U.S. interrogation methods, and whether waterboarding is torture? Try firsthand experience. The author undergoes the controversial drowning technique, at the hands of men who once trained American soldiers to resist—not inflict—it.<p>Here is the most chilling …

Torturer’s Apprentice

The new science of interrogation is not, in fact, so new at all: “extraordinary rendition” and “enhanced interrogation” and “waterboarding” all spring directly from the practices of the medieval Roman Catholic Church. The distance, in both technique and ideology, between the Inquisition’s …

Get Ready: 3D Printing Will Explode Next Year, When Key Patents Expire

The lifting of intellectual property barriers will lead to a rise in competition and a huge drop in price.<p>Here's what's holding back 3D printing, the technology that's supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents. In February 2014, key patents that currently …

The Gay Guide to Wedded Bliss

Research finds that same-sex unions are happier than heterosexual marriages. What can gay and lesbian couples teach straight ones about living in harmony?<p>It is more than a little ironic that gay marriage has emerged as the era’s defining civil-rights struggle even as marriage itself seems more …

How to Land Your Kid in Therapy

Why the obsession with our kids’ happiness may be dooming them to unhappy adulthoods. A therapist and mother reports.<p>If there’s one thing I learned in graduate school, it’s that the poet Philip Larkin was right. (“They fuck you up, your mum and dad, / They may not mean to, but they do.”) At the …

NSA Snooping Was Only the Beginning. Meet the Spy Chief Leading Us Into Cyberwar

Inside Fort Meade, Maryland, a top-secret city bustles. Tens of thousands of people move through more than 50 buildings—the city has its own post …

Unclean at Any Speed

<b>Last summer, California highway police pulled over pop star Justin Bieber</b> as he sped through Los Angeles in an attempt to shake the paparazzi. He was …

Swedish researchers create ‘an impossible material’ by mistake

In yet another example of scientific serendipity, Uppsala University researchers have created an unprecedented material with record-breaking …